Over $133,000 was raised to help those who desperately need comprehensive, and oftentimes, life-saving dental treatment. With every dollar raised nearly $9 in care was generated, according to DentalLifeline.org

On February 23—Every Smile Counts Day—more than 22 dental industry companies rallied together with dentists to raise money benefiting Dental Lifeline Network (DLN). Dental professionals purchased office supplies and dental equipment from participating companies who pledged to donate a portion of sales on this day to help save lives.

Millions of people throughout the United States with disabilities, or who are elderly or medically fragile don’t have the ability to pay for vital dental treatmentThrough Donated Dental Services (DDS), DLN’s flagship program, 15,000 dentists and 3,700 dental labs donate their time and talent and serve more than 16,000 people each year who desperately need life-changing and life-saving dental care.

“We are grateful for the commitment and generosity of this community,” said Fred Leviton, president Dental Lifeline Network. “Through this effort DLN will be able to change more lives of people with significant dental concerns.”

Participating dental manufacturing and distributor companies donate a percentage of their sales on this day to benefit Dental Lifeline Network’s programs that provide comprehensive dental treatment to underserved people. For a list of participating companies and to learn more, visit www.everysmilecountsday.org.