DenTek has partnered with a West Virginia mobile dental unit and donated 5,000 floss picks to elementary students in Jackson and Kanawha counties as part of its DenTek Smiles campaign.
As a partner with the Wirt County Mobile Dental Unit, DenTek accompanied the unit at two cleaning events in Jackson County on April 23. While dental hygienists conducted cleanings and exams at Kenna Elementary and Fairplain Elementary, representatives from DenTek visited classrooms to educate students about the importance of oral care and distribute activity books with floss picks.
Charlotte Havely, vice president of marketing for DenTek, explained that statistics show oral care is an unmet need in the area.
In addition to the students visited at the scheduled cleanings, DenTek donated floss picks to every elementary school in Jackson County. Moreover, the company sent 2,500 activity books and floss picks to the neighboring school system in Kanawha County. These picks will be distributed through the county's six school dental clinics. The dental clinics are run primarily on donations. The picks will be distributed by school dental hygienists to the students.