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Miles for Smiles

Join Dentsply Sirona UK in its mission to support vulnerable communities and increase access to oral health care. The company’s annual charity event, Miles for Smiles, is a 13-mile walk from Teddington Lock in Richmond Upon Thames to Weybridge, Surrey, where the Dentsply Sirona offices are located. This event, taking place on Friday, 5th July 2024, aims to raise funds for Dentaid The Dental Charity, which provides essential dental care to those in need across the UK and Ireland.

Join the 3rd edition of Miles for Smiles, a Dentsply Sirona organized event that aims to raise funds for Dentaid The Dental Charity. On Friday 5th July 2024, dental professionals, employees, partners, friends and their families are invited to participate in the 13-mile walk from Teddington Lock in Richmond Upon Thames to Weybridge, Surrey. All proceeds from participant registrations and voluntary contributions will be fully donated to Dentaid The Dental Charity.

Improving access to oral healthcare for vulnerable patients

The 2024 edition of Miles for Smiles will be the third consecutive year in which Dentsply Sirona organizes this event. In 2023, the charity event raised over £30,000 from participant registration and corporate sponsorships and donations, 5% of Dentaid’s entire clinic funding for 2023. Earlier in that year, Dentsply Sirona also donated Cavitron sonic scalers, scaler tips along with various consumables products for Dentaid’s mobile dental units, with the aim of helping to improve access to oral healthcare for homeless and vulnerable patients.

“Our aim in 2024 is to raise even more funds than in 2023 and help give a smile back to those in need. The work carried out by Dentaid The Dental Charity is commendable and we are excited to have the opportunity to support their efforts” said Louise Locke (Sales Training Lead UKINOR). “A huge thank you to all those who participate, help spread the word and to all the corporate partners who also support this initiative as they are the ones that make it a true success.”

“We are thrilled to be Dentsply Sirona’s charity beneficiary for a third year running. Their Miles for Smiles event embodies so many shared values, and as always, we look forward to meeting and thanking everybody on the walk. I would also like to say a huge thank you to Dentsply Sirona and their event sponsors. Every penny raised will support us to deliver mobile dental clinics for vulnerable adults and children across the UK” said Peter Burch, Fundraising Manager of Dentaid the Dental Charity.

A shared mission of improving oral health for vulnerable communities

Dentsply Sirona’s support of this cause is encompassed in its sustainability strategy, “BEYOND: Taking Action for a Brighter World”, which builds on the company’s long-established corporate social responsibility platform. At the heart of BEYOND is the ambition to improve oral health around the world, protect the environment, be a trustworthy corporate citizen, and foster a diverse and inclusive environment within the workplace and society. To achieve this, Dentsply Sirona has set for itself ambitious sustainability goals, supports industry-wide cooperations and brings to the table the willingness to go above and beyond to achieve real changes for a more sustainable future in dentistry.

Help spread the word!

Everybody* is welcome to participate in the 2024 Miles for Smiles initiative, which will take place on Friday, July 5th. Click here to register today!

For further questions, please contact UK-MilesForSmiles@dentsplysirona.com.