CDA Cares draws support from new presenting sponsor

The CDA Foundation is gearing up for its 16th CDA Cares volunteer dental event with new and continued support from community members and key sponsors. The clinic will take place Sept. 27-28 at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif.

During the two-day event, dentists and dental professionals will provide several preventive and restorative treatments including fillings, extractions and cleanings. About 1,950 people are expected to receive oral health care services at no cost, thanks to the support of generous sponsors including Delta Dental, Western Dental, Henry Schein, Planmeca, GES, The Dentists Insurance Company and The Dentists Supply Company.

Delta Dental

This is an inaugural year for Delta Dental as a CDA Cares presenting sponsor.

Delta Dental is the nation’s leading provider of dental insurance, offering coverage for more than 80 million people in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.

“Delta Dental of California is committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of people in our communities, especially those who lack access to care,” said Kenzie Ferguson, vice president of Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility for Delta Dental of California.

Employees with Delta Dental will be volunteering on-site in San Bernardino.

“We take enormous pride in being a trusted health partner to our customers and are equally proud to be a trusted partner to the communities we serve,” she said.

Western Dental

Teaming up with the Foundation for its 12th CDA Cares, Western Dental is no stranger to the amount of time and effort it takes to make each clinic a success.

A top sponsor year after year, Western Dental is dedicated to helping the millions of Californians who are in need of dental care. With almost a century-long history of treating the underserved, Western Dental is the largest provider of the Medi-Cal Dental program with nearly 200 offices located throughout California.

In addition to a generous monetary donation, Western Dental is contributing a volunteer workforce.

Henry Schein

A longtime supporter of CDA Cares, the Henry Schein team is eager to contribute its time and skills to ensure as many patients as possible receive the treatment they need.

“It is with great pleasure that we partner with the Foundation at CDA Cares events,” said Burke Spielmann, Henry Schein zone general manager for Hawaii and California. “It is a very important part of our culture at Henry Schein to serve those in need.”

Team members will also assist with setting up equipment, stocking supplies and greeting patients.


Returning for its fourth CDA Cares, Planmeca is eager for the opportunity to give back.

“It’s important for patients to understand that oral health plays a vital role in their overall health, and we’re happy to help them take steps to better themselves,” said Robin Gathman, tradeshow and special events manager for Planmeca USA.

Planmeca is the largest privately held company in the field of dental equipment. Its product range includes dental units, panoramic and intraoral X-rays, digital 3D imaging X-ray systems, as well as CAD/CAM products and software solutions.

Planmeca has committed to providing three state-of-the-art Panorex X-ray machines for each event.


For more than 40 years, GES has played a key role in CDA events.

GES is a global, full-service provider for live events, exhibits and exhibitions with more than 90 years in business. With a mission to create meaningful and memorable experiences for organizers and attendees, GES is proud to support CDA and provide valuable services to communities across California.

Team members contribute their time and skills preparing for the events and working on-site.

The Dentists Supply Company

The Dentists Supply Company has signed on again as a major sponsor for CDA Cares.

TDSC has donated a substantial amount of supplies to ensure volunteers have the necessary tools to give patients the highest quality of care.

“We are proud to be a part of an organization that is committed to enhancing access to oral health care for underserved communities,” said Jim Wiggett, interim CEO of The Dentists Supply Company. “TDSC appreciates the tremendous contributions of the Foundation and we’re happy to lend our support.”

The Dentists Insurance Company

The Dentists Insurance Company has been helping to support CDA Cares at a generous level for many years. TDIC recognizes the positive impact dentistry can have on a person’s health and quality of life and team members are passionate about their involvement with CDA Cares.

For more information about CDA Cares or any of its sponsors, visit cdafoundation.org/cares.

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