Dentsply Sirona and Smile Train Continue Efforts Together

Posted: January 19, 2023
Edited by Dentaltown staff

CHARLOTTE/BENSHEIM—Following a successful first year of collaboration – with more than 730 cleft surgeries funded – Dentsply Sirona and Smile Train have continued their efforts to provide care for children with clefts through a series of fundraising activities in the second half of 2022.

Dentsply Sirona’s support of Smile Train, along with other initiatives in its BEYOND sustainability program, has seen the company named as one of America’s 500 Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek – coming in at number 35 in the Health & Life Sciences category.

The first fundraiser was launched at DS World 2022, which took place September 15-17, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees were invited to visit the BEYOND booth to learn more about the partnership between Smile Train and Dentsply Sirona and donate in support of children with clefts. The momentum continued to World Smile Day on October 7, when the general public was encouraged to make donations through a social media fundraising campaign leading up to Smile Train’s Giving Tuesday campaign on November 29. For all three activities, Dentsply Sirona matched every US $1 donated (up to US $200,000 in total).

Dentsply Sirona employees also participated in their own fundraiser, with the company donating US $25 for every dental check-up booked between October 7 and November 18 – encouraging employees to take care of their own oral health while raising a total of US $67,700.

The company strengthened these efforts with a cash donation of US$ 160,000 which, in conjunction with the product donations made to Smile Train partner treatment centers, brought the total donations since the start of Dentsply Sirona’s partnership with Smile Train in September 2021 to over US $1 million.

To further amplify the impact of fundraising and partnership efforts made this year, Dentsply Sirona made a new dental and orthodontic equipment donation of Primescan intraoral scanners, an Axeos 2D/3D hybrid unit and two Heliodent Plus intraoral X-ray units in September 2022 to Smile Train’s Cleft Leadership Center (CLC) at the Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais (HRAC/Centrinho)-USP in Brazil.

Globally, 1 in 700 babies are born with a cleft lip and/or palate. Accessing essential treatment for cleft care can be challenging for many families – particularly in low-income countries. The collaboration between Dentsply Sirona and Smile Train is designed to help advance treatment standards and best-practice digital cleft care globally by ensuring that local dental professionals have access to both cutting-edge technology and high-quality clinical education and training.

For more information about Smile Train’s work in cleft care or to make a donation, visit

For more information about Dentsply Sirona, visit
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