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On Feb. 23, use your dollars to help donate care to those who need it

January 24, 2017

By Michelle Manchir

Denver — Dental professionals in the market for office supplies and equipment can help raise money to benefit people in need of dental care by making their purchases on Feb. 23.

The Dental Lifeline Network is calling Feb. 23 "Every Smile Counts Day," during which participating dental supply companies and manufacturers have pledged to donate 1 percent of their national sales to help the group's flagship program, Donated Dental Services (DDS). The program provides access to care for people who are elderly, are medically fragile, have disabilities or lack the means to pay for dental care.

The nonprofit said every dollar donated to Dental Lifeline Network generates $9 in care through its Donated Dental Services program.

"By making a purchase on this day, dentists can help bring a smile to, and help change the lives of, thousands of people served through Dental Lifeline Network's Donated Dental Services (DDS) program," said Dr. Gordon Christensen, Dental Lifeline Network board member, in a news release.

Donated Dental Services, thanks to 15,000 dental volunteers, serves more than 16,000 people annually who need dental care, according to the organization.

For a list of participating companies and to learn more about Every Smile Counts Day, visit EverySmileCountsDay.org.