GC UK, in association with Henry Schein Dental Warehouse, is delighted to lend its support to four leading South African dental institutes, with a donation to each of 50 packs of GC Fuji IX GP, one of the world’s leading glass ionomer restoratives.
This much appreciated and welcome material contribution will be used to support dental teaching and clinical skills programmes at the University of Pretoria, University of Witwatersrand, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, and the University of Western Cape.
Another recent GC and Henry Schein Dental Warehouse donation saw 30 packs of GC Fuji IX delivered to the pioneering dental charity Dentaid. It is planned for this donation to be used by Dentaid’s volunteer teams working in Uganda, Cambodia, Malawi and Kenya, depending on the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 global pandemic. As soon as they are able they will continue to run outreach dental clinics in some of the poorest and most remote regions of the world, taking basic dental services to communities where there is no other access to safe dental care.
GC Fuji IX GP is ideal for permanent or temporary Class I and II restorations in children’s teeth, non-load-bearing Class I and II restorations in adult teeth, and Class V and root surface restorations. It is also ideally suited for core build-up and for use with a composite or an inlay in the immediate or delayed sandwich technique. This flexibility and wide range of applications make the material perfect for a teaching environment, enabling tomorrow’s young clinicians to become familiar with a host of different techniques.
John Maloney, GC Country Manager for the UK, Ireland and South Africa arranged for the presentation of Fuji IX GP together with senior members of the Henry Schein Dental Warehouse team to leading representatives from all four universities - an event that took place before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He commented, “It is a great honour for GC and Henry Schein to be in a position to support the training and education of South African dental students and to be able to assist in the important work of such renowned teaching and research facilities. I sincerely hope that the donation from GC and Henry Schein will ensure an even brighter future for the next generation of South African dental professionals wherever they are working in the world.”