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Thetford supports Community Dental Foundation

Dec. 14, 2010
CDF in Arizona provides mobile dental care to underserved children.
The Community Dental Foundation in Arizona provides mobile dental services to underserved children without insurance. With more children in need daily, Community Dental has added another mobile clinic with three operatory rooms – and Thetford Corporation and Norcold, Inc., recently donated two AC/DC DE-0051 refrigerators and a Porta Potti 365 portable toilet for the new mobile clinic.

"Many families don't have transportation or can't take time off from work to take their child to the dentist," said Carsten Loelke, Community Dental chairman and CEO, "so our foundation takes dental service directly to them. Our state-of-the-art dental clinic provides everything from preventive work, such as cleaning, sealants and dental exams to restorative work such as fillings and stainless-steel crowns."

Loelke said that Thetford's expertise in mobile refrigeration and sanitation made them the only choice for Community Dental.

"Arizona weather is very hot, so our mobile clinic needs refrigerators to store anesthesia and dental supplies that require certain temperatures," he said. "Sometimes, we are on-site for over 12 hours, so a portable toilet can be essential."

"Thetford and Norcold are reputable companies with quality products for mobile use. We know they are a big supporter of the community," Loelke added, "and we are very grateful to Thetford for supplying these products."
Kevin Phillips, vice president of Thetford Corporation, said, "Community Dental's volunteer service to children without insurance is generous and fulfills a real need. We are glad to be able to help them with their mission with this donation of our products."

With 2.7 cu. ft. of storage space, the Norcold DE-0051 AC/DC refrigerator offers big capacity in a compact size. It features an integrated self-ventilation system for easy installation and two door bins for storage. The Porta Potti 365 is durable and easy to use and clean. It has a removable seat and cover and a locking lid.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thetford Corp. is the world's leading supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the recreational vehicle, marine and heavy-duty truck industries. Thetford is a privately-held company with eight manufacturing facilities in four nations.

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