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Zenith Dental Donates Kolorz™ ClearShield™ 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish to Two Charitable Organizations

Leading Dental Company Provides Oral Health Support to Thousands of Children and Adults
 

Leading Dental Company Provides Oral Health Support

to Thousands of Children and Adults

Englewood, NJ (March 25, 2008) - Zenith Dental, the visionary company with a 25 year tradition of introducing innovative and reliable restorative dental materials and the exclusive distributor of Kolorz and DMG-manufactured products, recently donated over 100,000 units of ClearshieldTM 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish to Friend Ships Unlimited and Operation Smile, two charitable organizations dedicated to providing large-scale humanitarian and/or disaster aid to adults and children. 

 

Specifically, Zenith Dental has donated 50,000 Clearshield single dose packages to Friend Ships Unlimited, an international relief organization providing disaster response and the distribution of relief supplies.  Friend Ships will use the fluoride varnish for its next medical mission taking place in early May on the Island of Nevis, located in the West Indies. 

 

"We are so excited to have the support of companies such as Zenith Dental who provide our organization with preventative oral healthcare products," remarked Debbie Maas, Director of Resource Development for Friend Ships Unlimited.  "Too many children each year have unnecessary tooth extractions that could easily be prevented with the right supplies and proper oral healthcare education.  The impact is tremendous when companies such as Zenith contribute oral health supplies to people who really need them."

 

In addition, over 50,000 single dose packages of Clearshield were provided to Operation Smile for its recent dental mission in Vietnam, which took place on March 19-29, 2008.  A team of 33 general dentists, pediatric dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists, dental hygienists, and dental student volunteers traveled to Vietnam for the 12th annual Operation Smile Vietnam Dental Mission, which provided education and dental treatment to thousands of children and young adults. 

 

"The fluoride varnish donated by Zenith Dental was used in treatment of thousands of Vietnamese children and adults," remarked Dena Liston, Operation Smile's Manager of Development and Gifts in Kind.  "Operation Smile relies on individuals, medical volunteers, and companies such as Zenith to further our successes, and more importantly, they help us give more children the chance to smile.  We are grateful to Zenith for their generous contribution."

 

About Friend Ships Unlimited

Friend Ships Unlimited provides large scale humanitarian and disaster aid and supports ongoing programs that have an ongoing impact on their communities.  Friend Ships Unlimited (AKA Park West Children's Fund, Inc.) is an international relief organization providing disaster response and the distribution of relief supplies.  In existence since 1983, Friend Ships operates both domestically and internationally.  Dedicated to helping people in times of need and encouraging others to do likewise, they collect, deliver and distribute food, medical supplies, clothing and building materials and provide medical services.  Aid is provided to people of all races, nationalities and religions at no charge. 

 

Programs give help to children, families and individuals who are impoverished, refugees and/or victims of natural disaster and to the institutions who assist them.  Friend Ships owns and operates its own ships, making it cost-effective for them to transport large quantities of aid throughout the world.  They operate with full-time and part-time unpaid volunteers, working within the United States and in other areas around the world.  Founded in 1983, the nonprofit organization is funded through private donations and corporate gifts. 

 

For more information about Friend Ships Unlimited, please visit www.friendships.org.

 

About Operation Smile

 

Founded in 1982, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children's medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults.  Since its founding, Operation Smile volunteers have treated more than 115,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its 26 partner countries and leaves behind crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency. 

 

For more information about Operation Smile, please visit www.operationsmile.org

 

About Zenith Dental

Since 1982, Zenith Dental has been the visionary company responsible for introducing some of the most widely-used and clinically successful dental restorative products to North America.  Zenith selects and partners with leading global dental manufacturers to provide American and Canadian dentists with a comprehensive range of exceptional restorative materials.

 

Zenith's premier partner is DMG, recognized for 40 years as a global leader in the research, development, and production of innovative dental materials. 

Zenith Dental has the distinction of being the exclusive distributor of DMG products in the U.S. and Canada. Together with DMG, Zenith Dental has become known as the "Automix specialists." Its leading role in Automix products began over a decade ago with the release of Luxatemp®, the first automix provisional restorative material. Zenith went on to introduce a wide range of advanced materials, which have become market leaders thanks to their clinical efficacy and ease of use.

For more information, and a complete list of Zenith Dental product offerings, please visit www.zenithdental.com, or call 1-800-662-6383.