Dentsply Sirona has announced its partnership with the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe to expand its role in enhancing awareness around the importance of better oral health, and the critical role oral health plays in improving every person’s overall health.
The Platform is a joint initiative of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), the Council of European Chief Dental Officers (CECDO), the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH), the Oral Health Foundation and the Pan-European Region of the International Association for Dental Research (PER-IADR), and a wide range of associate members. Its goal is to improve oral health and the prevention of oral diseases, as well as address oral health inequalities and challenges, especially among vulnerable populations like children and adolescents, the elderly, and those with special needs.
Dentsply Sirona believes that its commitment towards a high-quality, solution-based, pandemic-resilient, and digitally driven oral health system is further amplified by the joint work of the Platform, its members, and its corporate partners.
“We are pleased to welcome Dentsply Sirona as our new corporate partner. This new partnership will support our mission to promote better oral health for all in Europe,” said Georgios Tsakos, chair of the Platform.
“At Dentsply Sirona, we believe that everyone, no matter their circumstances, age or location, deserves access to oral healthcare and it is part of our sustainability strategy to increase access to high quality oral health,” said Jorge M. Gomez, CFO and head of the Dentsply Sirona Sustainability Programme. “Partnering with The Platform and its members will allow our efforts in this field to have even more impact as we create a common European approach towards improved oral health, education and access to care in Europe.”
Another way in which Dentsply Sirona has promoted awareness of oral health as a key factor in living a longer healthier life was by supporting World Oral Health Day 2022 (WOHD), which was celebrated on 20 Mar 2022. Dentsply Sirona also sponsored the WOHD best branded photo award, which celebrates people who got the best use out of the WOHD brand in a single snapshot, while engaging and inspiring others to look after their oral health.
The award winners will be revealed in June 2022 by FDI World Dental Federation, the organisers of WOHD.