The New York State Dental Foundation maintains an ongoing inventory of dental supplies for donation to dentists and organizations which conduct outreach programs, either here in the USA or overseas. Recently, the Foundation donated dental supplies to the Mayfield Presbyterian Church Mission Group, which included NYSDA members Vincent Filanova, DDS and Gary DiSanto-Rose, DMD. The Foundation’s donation enabled the Group to treat more 140 people and provide more than 500 dental services, including 51 cleanings, 89 fillings, 155 extractions and one incision and drainage of an infected hematoma swelling.
In order to continue to help those who do so much to help people desperately in need of oral health care, the Foundation has established an ongoing “call for product,” to include the items listed below. PLEASE NOTE, donators will be acknowledged for their generosity in Foundation communications, including website and newsletters, as well as in any press relations created as part of charitable missions.
Chromic gut sutures
Contra angle latch attachment
Mirrors and handles
Dental ultrasonic unit
Disinfecting cleaners and wipes
Disposable lab coats
Dry socket paste
Local anesthesia (lidocaine, mepivaine, etc.)