While time and talent of trained professionals was imperative to make Dental Day YXE a success, so was the support of generous donors who provided over $20,000 of supplies for procedures. Organizations saw high value in the local initiative and generously offered their help, including: 3M Oral Care, Brasseler, Carlton Dental Laboratories, Dentsply Sirona, Hu-Friedy, KaVo Kerr, Medicom, MNP, Pita Pit, Reiss, Saskatchewan Dental Assistants Association, Septodont, Sinclair Dental, Vocco, as well as Wiegers Financial & Benefits.
With such a large turnout, the College of Dentistry hopes to host Dental Day YXE again, making it an annual event. Armed with the support of local donors and professionals, the day of philanthropy is certain to keep the community beaming. Volunteer dentist Lauretta Gray put it best with her summary of the day, "We don't need to travel to other countries to do outreach work—we have so much need just in our own city. We can reach out to the people that need it."
Dental Day YXE: By the numbers
200: total patients treated
$20,000: value of donated supplies
$68,286: value of treatments performed as per provincial dental fees
$0: out-of-pocket cost for patients at Dental Day YXE