Dentsply Sirona and Smile Train
Five-year partnership to innovate cleft care through digital solutions
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies. The company develops, manufactures, and markets comprehensive solutions, including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices. As The Dental Solutions Company, Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality, and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dentistry.
Advancing the Future of Cleft Care
In September of 2021, Smile Train and Dentsply Sirona launched a five-year partnership to improve access to global oral health and create a brighter, more sustainable future for cleft-affected children and families worldwide. Our joint goal is to improve the entire spectrum of cleft care, leveraging advanced dental technologies for safe, efficient, and expert patient care.
Dentsply Sirona’s $5 million USD financial donation to Smile Train will advance the future of cleft care by:
- Developing the first-ever global treatment standards and best practices for digitized cleft care.
- Implementing an International Scholars Program through in-person and virtual training and learning opportunities for Smile Train’s local oral heath partner professionals.
- Providing R&D and innovation know-how, including high-tech equipment, to develop state-of-the-art centers for cleft treatment.
- Making Dentsply Sirona’s entire online catalog of clinical education courses available to all of Smile Train’s local oral health partner professionals.
- Offering financial support for cleft surgeries. So far, more than 2,700 patients have received free, high-quality surgeries thanks to our partnership.
Dentsply Sirona is focused on making sure the benefits of this partnership have a lasting impact. Our collaboration focuses on global oral healthcare training initiatives to equip our local oral health partner professionals with the skills needed to provide treatment and bring the highest standard of care to every Smile Train patient.
About Dentsply Sirona
Partners since: 2021
Partnership Type: Financial Contribution, In-kind support, Technology Solutions
Industry: Dental Solutions
Website: Dentsply Sirona