Solmetex LLC is donating more than $50,000 worth of NXT Hg5 products to the America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF) and its efforts in equipping Mission of Mercy and other mobile charitable dental clinics.
The 12 NXT Hg5 amalgam separators and 120 NXT Hg5 collection containers with recycling that Solmetex has donated will help these organizations comply with current Environmental Protection Agency regulations for handling amalgam waste in their operations through December 2020.
“Solmetex strives to a standard of excellence in our environmental products and our approach in the dental industry. We see this same standard of excellence being applied by ADCF and their inspiring work with communities in need. ADCF gives from the heart, and we want to take part,” said Kevin Danahy, president of Solmetex.
Founded in 2008, ADCF provides the equipment and expertise necessary to properly support mobile charitable clinics that provide free oral healthcare to uninsured or underinsured adults and children across the United States. Since 2008, it has provided $200 million in care to more than 285,000 patients in 31 states.
In 2019, ADCF is equipping 29 mobile clinics throughout the nation. Solmetex is providing amalgam separators and collection containers for every clinic ADCF will support in 2019 and 2020. The amalgam separators ensure the safe removal of mercury and other harmful metals from dental practice wastewater to reduce contamination of public water supplies.
“ADCF’s mission is to facilitate the delivery of charitable and oral healthcare to the underserved. Partners like Solmetex allow us to perform at top capacity to deliver on that mission with the best dental equipment in the industry. We’re thrilled, and so very appreciative, of Solmetex’s donation of the NXT Hg5 product line as part of our commitment to excellence,” said Bill Blasing, ADCF executive director.