Announcing Dental Care Alliance’s 2016 Partnership with Make-A-Wish
As a company, Dental Care Alliance has always supported giving back to the communities we serve. In the past we’ve supported the community in variety of ways including local event sponsorships, volunteering, and local donations of dental treatment, dollars and supplies. This year we wanted to find a worthy cause we could proudly and collectively support to spread goodwill and make a difference. We are excited to announce our 2016 partnership with Make-A-Wish® to help fulfill the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Together we hope to raise more than $100,000 before the end of 2016 to help make these deserving kids’ wishes come true!
Make-A-Wish is a non-profit organization that grants an average of one wish every 37 minutes, and 79% of all funds raised go directly to funding wishes for children. Together, we can make a difference by giving children once-in-a-lifetime experiences and the opportunity to spend precious, quality time with their families.
We kicked off this charitable initiative at the Dental Care Alliance Annual Meeting in Las Vegas last week and have already raised $10,000 through generous donations from our attending doctors, regional teams, vendors and corporate team members! Dental Care Alliance has also committed to donating $1 for every new DentRite membership sold between April 1-December 31, 2016, and we have other fun fundraising events planned for later in the year. We will share information about local events and volunteer opportunities throughout the year as well.
We are challenging each of our affiliated offices to raise at least $500 in support of Make-A-Wish, and we are encouraging office team and patient support in order to reach our goal as well. If every office meets their goal, we will exceed $100,000 and will have helped grant as many as 13 wishes this year (average cost per wish is approximately $7,500)!
A Dental Care Alliance team donation website has been created specifically for our corporate teams: (http://site.wish.org/goto/DCACORP). We would like to encourage all our departments and employees to support this cause through donations made through this site. Any donation made through this site goes directly to Make-A-Wish and is 100% tax-deductible. Feel free to share this site with friends and family as you feel appropriate. Every little bit helps!
To find your local DCA-affiliated practice, click here.
Founded in 1991, DCA is one of the largest multi-branded dental support organizations in the U.S. with more than 320 affiliated practices in 20 states. DCA-affiliated practices provide patients with a wide range of dental services including general dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. DCA provides dentists with clinical autonomy, career satisfaction, and growth opportunities by reducing day-to-day administrative responsibilities so they can focus on providing the best clinical care to each patient.
As a dentist that is actively engaged in entrepreneurship and leadership programs, I have seen many different businesses respond to this unprecedented crisis that we are all living through. DCA, thanks to its strong leadership, acted much more rapidly to COVID-19 than others and has continued to lead the way for affiliated offices more effectively than, in my opinion, any individual or group of dental practices.
Having a support center that is constantly evaluating the situation and guiding us how to respond and communicate to our teams has been key to navigating this crisis. I believe that, due to the immediate response and ongoing direction we are receiving from the support center, DCA offices will come out of this environment much stronger. From support on HR issues to working with clinical leadership to document the new PPE and infection control protocols that we will implement, the guidance from DCA has helped our office stay way ahead of the industry.
Additionally, knowing that the economic burdens that come with this type of event have been eased by DCA’s strong industry partnerships, breadth of knowledge and access to capital allow us to focus and respond as positively as possible to imminent situations, rather than react in ways that would not be beneficial for the long-term.