There is now a growing pressure for businesses to be more philanthropic and develop a policy for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Human beings help and support others, regardless of their trade, for many reasons, but often from a deep-seated altruistic perspective, where they feel their contribution has been worthwhile and they have made a difference.
Giving something back to the wider community can mean different things to different people. Some may view this as working in their local neighbourhood, while others will see a picture of international proportions. As a dental professional, you are ideally placed to support other people who work within your industry and also help those in need in the wider world; regardless of whether your motive is selfless or prompted by the kudos it will give you and your practice.