A local nonprofit dental clinic for low-income children has received a significant donation from Henry Schein Inc., the world’s largest distributor of dentistry supplies.
The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic, based in Burbank, was given gloves, masks and other “disposables” under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Though the company declined to disclose the monetary value of the donation, a Henry Schein spokesman said awards range from $5,000 to $25,000 in products over the course of two years.
“This is a great match of two organizations who want to expand dental care so that every child can get needed treatment,” Dr. Peter Shimizu, dental director at the Kids’ Community Dental Clinic, said in a prepared statement.
The Kids’ Community Dental Clinic provides free or low-cost services to Medi-Cal, uninsured and indigent children throughout the region. Its mission is carried out by volunteer practitioners, including over 30 dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons.