In 2015, sales of DentaCheques raised $1.54 million to financially support the delivery of dental care to thousands of vulnerable people through Dental Lifeline Network and its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program. Over 15,000 dentists and 3,700 laboratories nationwide volunteer for DDS and donate care to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile.
This past fiscal year, Dental Lifeline Network helped nearly 8,000 people, including 1,832 people with disabilities, 4,707 medically fragile people, 917 elderly people and 418 Veterans, according to its Annual Report.
Four dental sales professionals from three dental supply companies are winners in the 2015 DentaCheques Sales Contest drawing, including Friendly Benco Dental Rep Fred Gebert. Working with dentists in New York, Fred sold a grand total of 18 books and earned the rank of third-prize winner of the 2015 DentaCheques Sales Contest.
“Selling DentaCheques helps serve underprivileged people, makes the doctor feel good and makes me feel good too. The book essentially costs the doctor nothing if they use the coupons.”
Sales professionals from various supply companies throughout the industry earned one entry to the drawing per book sold for one of four cash prizes based on the number of DentaCheques books sold from January 1 to December 31, 2015. Representatives of Benco Dental, Burkhart Dental, Dental Health Products, Inc., Henry Schein Dental, companies of NDC Dental, and Patterson Dental sell DentaCheques without compensation.
Learn more about the programs of Donated Dental Services: http://dentallifeline.org/about-us/our-programs/