Benco Dental has donated more than $167,000 in Graham Chemical Articaine and Epinephrine to America’s ToothFairy. The anesthetic was distributed to 10 nonprofit clinics to support treatment services for underserved youth, including Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center and the Orange Grove Dental Clinic.
“Having a pain-free experience at the dentist is an important factor in encouraging return visits for preventive and restorative care,” said Benco Dental managing director Richard Cohen. “Benco Dental is proud to donate our anesthetic to America’s ToothFairy to support critical dental care for underserved children and their families.”
“This generous donation from Benco will enable us to provide comprehensive dental care for children in need and save them from needless pain,” said Terry Davis, DDS, dental advisor of Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center, a program of the Assistance League of San Bernadino, Calif.
“The children and young adults who visit our clinic have extraordinary treatment needs,” said Misha Garey, DDS, dental director of the Orange Grove Dental Clinic, a program in Chattanooga, Tenn, serving patients with special needs. “This donation of anesthetic is especially helpful for children with sensory issues that would otherwise make treatment impossible.”
“Far too many children have been living with dental pain for a very long time. Benco Dental’s generosity helps our Dental Resource Program partners make their treatment comfortable, which is essential for all children, and especially those with physical and cognitive disabilities,” said Jill Malmgren, executive director for America’s ToothFairy.