Heraeus, L.D. Pankey team up

Sept. 1, 2010
Duo will provide free oral health services to underserved in South Bend, Ind.

SOUTH BEND, Indiana--Heraeus Kulzer, a leader in dental esthetics, has sponsored an outreach program to provide free oral health services to those without access to dental care.

The program is a joint effort between Heraeus and the L.D. Pankey Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Key Biscayne, Fla.

The two-day clinic, entitled “Pankey Dental Access Days,” was held August 13-14, 2010, at Heraeus’ educational facility, located on the Heraeus campus in South Bend.

“This event is an opportunity to reach out to our community, and to help provide services to those who need them most,” said Chris Holden, president of Heraeus.

“We recognize that a two-day clinic does not solve the larger issue of health care access, but it can certainly bring attention to the tremendous need for oral health care, both in our community and across the U.S.,” he added.

Pankey Dental Access Days is dedicated to providing free oral health services to underserved people across the United States. The event is largely dependent on local volunteers, including dentists, hygienists, assistants, and others who believe in providing oral health care to those in need.

The mission of each clinic is to provide as much care to as many people as possible. In keeping with this goal, 76 patients were given dental care at the South Bend event. Most received a mix of services, including cancer screenings, hygiene cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, and crowns.

The L.D. Pankey Foundation’s Dental Access Days is operated through a cooperative effort of individual Pankey-trained dental professionals and leading dental companies that provide support through monetary and in-kind product and service donations.

“Heraeus is honored to be part of Dental Access Days,” continued Holden. "We are truly inspired by the work of the L.D. Pankey Foundation and its passion and commitment to help people in need.”

For more information on Pankey Access Days visit www.pankey.org.

For more information on Heraeus Kulzer call (800) 431.1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.

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