VOCO is proud to announce a new partnership with TeamSmile, a national nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri, that’s dedicated to the oral health of America’s underserved youth. VOCO has established an ongoing material sponsorship that includes donations of restorative and preventive materials, as well as a presence at local TeamSmile events in support of the dental professionals who volunteer their services. The VOCO America team is excited to support TeamSmile in its mission to “provide children in need with a life-changing dental experience through the power of sports.”
TeamSmile is a leading advocacy group that partners with local sports franchises, including the NFL and MLB, and dental professionals to promote their community events and increase oral health awareness within the child and adolescent at-risk population. During these events — which include games, dancing, music, face painting and more — TeamSmile brings together professional athletes, cheerleaders, team mascots, oral healthcare providers, and community volunteers to deliver oral health education, screenings and treatment. The events also provide an opportunity to teach those in attendance how oral health is linked to overall health.
“We are very happy to join Team Smile,” says Leif Ebert, CEO of VOCO America. “I can’t think of a better organization that combines the family values of our organization with the rewarding purpose of our profession. It’s a great volunteer opportunity for our team members to become engaged in their communities and give back while providing support to dental professionals who volunteer their services — all in an effort to help local children in need. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with our local communities at both the company and individual levels, knowing our efforts and materials are a part of something bigger that will contribute to bringing smiles to the faces of children across the country, making their lives healthier and happier.”
“We’re incredibly grateful to VOCO for its support of TeamSmile,” shares John McCarthy, executive director of TeamSmile. “By contributing restorative and preventive materials, as well as their volunteer time, they are helping TeamSmile serve children in need throughout the country. The TeamSmile model is unique, and our impact is deep, and it is partners like VOCO that help provide top-of-the-line materials to volunteer dentists and dental hygienists that make this a first-class operation. We truly appreciate the support from VOCO.”
VOCO America will participate in various TeamSmile events across the nation, including Milwaukee, Washington, D.C., and others.