Oral-B will provide $1 million in donated products and dental care to high-risk individuals through a partnership with Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), including thousands of electric toothbrushes that DLN’s network of more than 15,000 volunteers will distribute to their patients.
These volunteer dentists and dental labs treat patients who suffer from long-neglected oral health and donate life-changing care to help restore their overall health, the partners said. The monetary donation also will help further DLN’s mission by helping to recruit new dentists and serve the public more broadly.
“We are beyond thankful for Oral-B’s dedicated support in making its highly advanced oral care products accessible to people with special needs who need them most,” said Fred Leviton, CEO of DLN. “During a time where health and wellness are of critical importance, we are proud to work alongside Oral-B in our shared mission during this difficult time.”
Oral-B also has teamed up with dentists across all 50 states to bring its iO electric toothbrush to deserving and vulnerable individuals, the partners said.
“We know that people are looking for products to improve their health, especially now, and that’s why we’re launching our best technology to date with Oral-B iO,” said Carlos DeJesus, senior vice president North America oral care at Procter & Gamble.
“As the global oral care leader, we believe it is our responsibility to help those in need have access to both dental care and the right tools to maintain and improve their oral health,” DeJesus said.