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we serve: water

Children at well in Rwanda

In the dental industry we use water everyday. We use it to cool our hand pieces, we use it to rinse, both with the spray and in the sink, and in the simplest form we use it when we brush our teeth. Now we are going to use it to change someone’s life.

One billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water.  That’s one in six of us.  Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.  Many people in the developing world, usually women and children, walk more than three hours every day to fetch water that is likely to make them sick.  PDS decided we wanted to help.

Pacific Dental Services agreed to donate $1 for every CAD/CAM Restoration done in the month of August to the non-profit organization charity: water.  The goal was to raise $10,000 to build two wells.  Through the hard work of the individual offices and the generous donations amongst employees, affiliated dentists and two partnering labs PDS was able to raise $11,800 and provide clean water to 590 people for the next 20 years.

To learn more about charity: water check out their website at www.charitywater.org

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About Kyle Guerin

Kyle Guerin is the Manager, We Serve at Pacific Dental Services®. We serve is all about using dentistry to make a difference in the world and in the hearts of those who serve. Kyle received his BA from Michigan State University and received his MBA from Vanguard University in SoCal. His passions include his wife, two sons, karaoke, and Detroit sports teams – not necessarily in that order.

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