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Leading London Dentist donates £1 per hygiene appointment for children suffering with clefts

Published: 09/10/2017

From July 2017 to June 2018, for every single hygiene appointment that is carried out at Elleven Dental, £1 will be donated to the global children’s charity, Smile Train.

Smile Train works to provide free and safe cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in more than 85 developing countries around the world. Their vision is to ensure that every child born with a cleft enjoys the opportunity to live a full and productive life.  

Elleven Dental have supported Smile Train since 2014, helping to raise over £40,000 to date  through a number of different initiatives, such as their Annual Smile Train Golf Day, the new hygiene initiative, and fundraising challenges carried out by the Elleven Dental team members.

Dr Anthony Lam, Lead Clinician at Elleven Dental, says, We are truly committed to providing the best service to our clients to give them a wonderful smile. We also want to do that for children throughout the world who are born with clefts, because healthy smiles are important to us!

Until June 2018 we are pledging to donate £1 for every hygiene cleanse we book, to give children with untreated clefts not only a new smile, but also the opportunity for a healthy life.

Nooranna Sikder, Corporate Partnerships Manager, at Smile Train, says, “It costs as little as £150 to provide cleft surgery for one child, and changes lives forever. Both Elleven Dental and Smile Train want to see a world full of healthy smiles, so we have decided to work together to change the world, one smile at a time.”