A smile across continents: Ivoclar Joy

In line with our mission of Making People Smile the Ivoclar Joy aid program brings dental care and information about the importance of prevention to those who cannot afford this type of treatment or do not have access to it. In-depth evaluations and extensive preparations preceded the launch of the first base stations for this ambitious aid program on three continents in 2022.

Under the project management of Christian Brutzer, CCO, Dr Tatiana Repetto-Bauckhage and Dr med. dent. Philipp Schneider three clinical teams of three to four local specialists were formed and equipped with a portable dental unit in Africa, Asia and South America. The main aim of the project is to raise awareness and provide dental education and care. In addition to materials and equipment, we also provide staff, and we pay for any travel expenses. In order to fulfil our mission on site, each of the local teams has a portable dental unit at its disposal. They are manufactured by BPR Swiss and have been effectively used by the Swiss army and international aid organizations. On Ivoclar Joy assignments, Ivoclar supplies the instruments and consumables for the units. All treatments provided by our outreach teams involve the three phases of prevention and oral hygiene, minor restorations, and basic fillings and surgical procedures. Our local outreach teams continue to hand over supplies of materials on a regular basis, demonstrate how to use Ivoclar products and provide dental treatment.