Giving Back at OrthoDenco
OrthoDenco gives back to the community in two specific ways. First, we make small donations to a nonprofit called Operation Smile. Operation Smile has global reach, and it specializes in bringing oral surgery to patients with cleft palate. They also focus on a segment of the population that’s in great need of this service, because these are people who are usually poor, in 3rd world countries, who do not have the means, neither the access to this type of treatment.
Also, through partnering practices, we do a small donation to a nonprofit called Smiles Change Lives. What this nonprofit does is connect patients in need of orthodontic treatment, to local orthodontists who will be willing to treat these patients at a discounted rate, or at no cost at all. What the orthodontist does is donating time and materials for the treatment, and what OrthoDenco does is provide the appliances that are going to be used in the treatment, at no cost to the orthodontist. In a way we’re able to team up with the orthodontist to bring discounted or free service to patients that are in real need of orthodontic treatment. That could really see a lot of benefit from the treatment itself, but can’t really afford it. Those are the two ways with which OrthoDenco gives back to the community.