Showcase boost for dental charity

The British Dental Health Foundation has received a generous £2,600 donation after coming top of an online charity poll.

The money was donated by the British Dental Trade Association (BDTA) following a vote by 20,000 visitors to this year’s Dental Showcase exhibition.

A total amount of £5,000 was shared out between three charities, following an on-line vote. The British Dental Health Foundation (53.6%) received over half of the votes, picking up £2,680 while Dentaid (23.9%) and Bridge2Aid (22.5%) collected £1,195 and £1,125 respectively.

Dental Showcase took place at ExCeL in London last week, with more than 300 exhibitors displaying the latest innovative dental products and services.  As well as having hundreds of experts on hand throughout the arena, the three-day exhibition offered lectures, business clinics, tech zones and valuable CPD opportunities for delegates.

Chief executive of the Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter, said: 'On behalf of the British Dental Health Foundation I would like to thank the BDTA, and those that took the time to vote, for their generosity and support.

'Regular donations are a vital part of any charities fundraising efforts, these have become increasingly difficult during this time of financial instability so every contribution is very welcome. The Foundation continues to do exceptional work in helping to improve the nation’s oral health and donations such as this go a long way in ensuring we can continue to fulfil our ambitions.'

Dr Carter added: 'Supporting dental professionals to improve their patient education and communication is an important aspect of the Foundation's work, and Dental Showcase is the perfect venue to display our efforts in this field.

'The exhibition offers professionals a fantastic chance to benefit themselves, their practices and their patients through a variety of opportunities, and is always a terrific place to network with supporters, sponsors and potential partners. I will look forward to next year’s event with great anticipation.'

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