METAIRIE, La.--OrthoSynetics, the largest provider of business services to orthodontic and dental practices worldwide, donated 10,000 toothbrushes to Children's Hospital in New Orleans to kick off Orthodontic Health Month.
"Giving toothbrushes to Children's Hospital during Orthodontic Health Month is a great way for us to support the local community and raise awareness of the importance of dental health," said Chris Roussos, president and CEO of OrthoSynetics.
Children's Hospital will distribute the toothbrushes through the Tooth Bus, a collaborative program between Children's Hospital and the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry/Department of Pediatric Dentistry. The Tooth Bus provides comprehensive dental services, using two fully equipped mobile dental buses, at locations convenient to population in need. Additionally, toothbrushes will be handed out during "Boo at the Zoo," the annual safe Halloween event, and given to the Dental Clinic at Children's Hospital.
"This was such a generous donation by OrthoSynetics for Children's Hospital," said Nancy Willis, Director of Volunteer Services for Children's Hospital. "In 2008, the Tooth Bus treated nearly 8,000 patients, which went a long way toward improving the dental health of children in the Greater New Orleans area. We thank them for this donation which will help so many children."
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