The April 25th earthquake in Nepal shook the world and instantly put the victims of the tragedy in the sights of numerous charitable organizations. It was a gigantic 7.8 magnitude quake that most critically hit an area around 50 miles northwest of the city of Kathmandu. One major group that wanted to help was the American Dental Association and other upstanding members of the dental industry, such as Ivoclar Vivadent and Henry Schein. The ADA foundation is working to gather donations that can help dentists provide their much needed care in the areas of Nepal affected by the quake.
Henry Schein has guaranteed half a million dollars in health donations, which includes thousands of much needed bandages, millions of gloves, and around two million surgical masks. They are also donating thousands of dental hygiene products, mainly toothbrushes and toothpaste, to the area as well. Ivoclar Vivadent has given $100,000 to the Red Cross and is in continual contact with the Nepal Dental Association to provide sustained service.