Project 32 Encourages Endodontic Treatment in Developing Countries
An initiative led by Dentsply Sirona aims to increase access to root canal treatment in developing countries.
An initiative led by Dentsply Sirona aims to increase access to root canal treatment in developing countries. Dubbed Project 32, the program seeks to widen the availability of endodontic care through technology and hands-on training. Scheduled to launch in Latin America in 2017, the initiative will spread awareness that “every tooth matters” to overall health. Emerging research suggests a connection between tooth loss and malnutrition, obesity, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary disease and cancer. Project 32 is designed to remove barriers to endodontic care in regions where tooth extraction re mains the go-to solution for nerve damage, infection and advanced caries. Local clinicians will receive free training, and kits containing glide path, shaping and obturation tools will be sold at a discount through government health organizations.
From Decisions in Dentistry. August 2016;2(08):8.