Time is running out for practices that want to make sure their unwanted dental restorations are used for a better purpose - supporting the more than 4.5 million children living in poverty in the UK.
Gold for Kids next ‘melt’ is taking place at the beginning of October 2022 but there is still time for those practices who want to support this worthwhile initiative to get involved. The melts recover the precious metals and turn them into bars, which are then sold to traders for cash. Gold for Kids then donate to selected children’s charities dedicated to improving the wellbeing and prospects of children in need.
It’s so simple to support Gold for Kids. Simply visit https://www.goldforkids.org/ and download your free welcome pack. This gives you all you need to get started:
- How the project works
- How to collect restorations
- How to send your materials to Gold for Kids
Make sure that the small amount of money that you occasionally receive on unwanted or broken crowns, bridges, PFMs, PFGs or other precious or semi-precious material does good. Many dentists and dental professionals are unaware of the huge potential that the combined value of removed restorations represents, choosing to either ignore it, or retain it personally. However, to some children it can mean the chance of a better life.
Gold for Kids was set up by two dentists - Dr Leticia Casanova and David Holmes who believe that patients, professionals and the public can be united in the belief that this money could be better used for the greater good – to help the many children’s charities across the UK in their vital work.