April is Oral Health Month, and this year the Alberta Dental Association and College and the Alberta Dental Foundation have partnered together for Brush-Up Alberta, a toothbrush drive for food banks in need.
Funds raised throughout the month of April will purchase and provide Colgate oral health kits to Food Banks Alberta.
Toiletries and hygiene products are some of the most sought-after items at Food Banks Alberta. As a profession, dentists know the value basic oral hygiene can make to those without access to care – and so they are working together to help meet this need, especially as record numbers of Albertans are visiting Food Banks due to COVID-19.
“With nearly 13% of Albertans facing food insecurity and utilizing services such as food banks in Alberta, and with hygiene products being some of the most sought-after items, we knew we wanted to help.” Dr. Tobias Meiszinger, President, Alberta Dental Foundation.
And, for every dollar donated in the month of April, the Alberta Dental Foundation will match it… up to $20,000! At a minimum, this will allow them to provide more than 20,000 Colgate oral health kits to Food Banks Alberta!
To donate visit: https://www.albertadentalfoundation.ca/brushupab/
The Alberta Dental Foundation (ADF) is a charitable foundation dedicated to improving access to dental care for underserved and low-income Albertans. We strive to improve the overall health and well-being of those in our community by providing funding to charitable organizations engaged in dental wellness activities.
The Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) registers dentists and ensures that the dental health of Albertans is advanced through safe, available, quality and ethical dental services.