Join Dentsply Sirona in supporting Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, in its endeavor to set a Guinness World RecordTM title for the largest online photo album of smiling mouths! The record-setting campaign kicks off in July, which is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month and will end on World Smile Day®, October 6, 2023. Dentsply Sirona is proud to support their partner in this challenge and will donate $20,000 USD to Smile Train once the Guinness World Record™ title is reached.
Dentsply Sirona believes that everyone deserves a healthy smile. Since 2021, Dentsply Sirona and Smile Train have partnered to advance the provision of safe, high quality, and expert cleft care from diagnosis through to comprehensive care delivery. To date, Dentsply Sirona has proudly helped to fund cleft surgeries for over 1,000 children.
To set the record, the campaign needs the participation of thousands of people – over 20,000 – from all over the world, to submit pictures of their smiles in an online photo album. Everyone older than 13 years who would like to participate is welcome to upload a photo and share their smile!1 To participate, go to everysmile.org/dentsplysirona and click on “I WANT TO MAKE HISTORY!” The platform will do the rest: help you position your smiling mouth, snap the picture, and upload it.
The goal of this campaign is not only to set a new Guinness World RecordTM, but to raise awareness about clefts and the important work that Smile Train and Dentsply Sirona do to help children and all people with clefts around the world.
Every three minutes, a baby is born with cleft. People with cleft often have difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. This can also affect emotional and psychological well-being and development in children, especially when left untreated or unmanaged. Provided that access to care is available, the treatment of cleft lip and/or palates starts as soon as possible after the baby is born. Most children with clefts undergo a series of surgeries as they grow and develop. Depending on the severity of their cleft and other factors, a child could go through multiple surgeries as well as various types of dental treatments, i.e., orthodontic, endodontic and implant treatment during their first 20 years.
To learn more about Dentsply Sirona’s partnership with Smile Train, please visit this website.