DESS® Dental Collaborates with Zahn Dental in Their Commitment to Feeding America
We are proud to announce the collaboration with our distributor Zahn DentalTM, the dental laboratory business of Henry Schein®, Inc. in their program, ‘Giving Seniors a Smile’.
The program is about ending hunger and supporting the oral health of senior citizens across the United States. Zahn DentalTM has committed $150 000 to Feeding America, the largest hunger organization in the United States with more than 38 million people under its care, including 5 million seniors.
As a partner and with the DESS® Dental’s commitment to social responsibility, our objectives are aligned with those of Henry Schein® and Zahn DentalTM ‘Doing well, by Doing Good.’ They have, therefore, given us the opportunity to participate in this initiative. DESS® Dental wanted to support them by contributing $5 000. As the slogan says, ‘Together we pledge to give seniors a smile.’
This collaboration has the aim of ensuring that communities facing food insecurity have access to adequate nutrition for a healthier life. Many senior citizens have chronic conditions that put them at risk of malnutrition. Due to the pandemic, more seniors are suffering from chewing difficulties due to their loss of access to routine dental care.
In addition to supporting Feeding America, this program is committed to helping this vulnerable population understand the link between good oral health and overall health. They are also contributing towards enhancing access to oral health and providing dentures with the dental industry's help.
Those dental laboratories, suppliers, and dental practices that want to participate in the project, could visit the Zahn DentalTM website here.