Highlighting Our Non-Profit Partners: Global Dental Relief (GDR)

At OraBliss CBD Dental Care, we're proud to provide the best CBD-infused all-natural toothpaste and mouthwash on the market. Meticulously formulated and made with only the highest-quality ingredients (with names anyone can decipher and pronounce) - our products are designed with your optimal wellness in mind. 

When you purchase our products — you can be sure that you're making a sound investment into your dental health — as well as doing your part in making the planet a better place. That's because each time you purchase our all-natural CBD-infused toothpaste or all-natural CBD mouthwash, we donate an oral care kit to under-served communities. 

Doing our part to make impactful change is vital to our team, and so partnering with like-minded, trusted non-profit organizations such Global Dental Relief (GDR) is one of our priorities. Keep reading as we highlight GDR: who they are, why they do what they do, and how you can get involved. 

What is Global Dental Relief (GDR)? 

Global Dental Relief (formerly known as the Himalayan Dental Relief Project) was founded in 2001 by former Director of Colorado State Parks, Laurie Mathews, and dentist Andrew Holecek. After they recognized the "desperate need for dental care" in countries throughout the world, they knew they needed to get involved: "To date, through their combined efforts, more than 2,600 volunteers have provided over $35 million in donated care to more than 170,000 children." 

Why is it Important to Support Organizations like GDR?

There are several reasons why Global Dental Relief works to provide dental care for children in under-served communities throughout the world. First, it is because of limited access to treatment: whether due to lack of dentists or finances, GDR relief is often the first dental care some children experience. 

Another reason why the team and volunteers at GDR do what they do, is that children with healthy mouths tend to have a greater chance at a better life - without dental care, infected areas become constant sources of unnecessary pain and worry. 

Working in teams of dental and non-dental professionals, GDR provides beneficial dental services such as: 

  • Exams
  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Extractments

  • In addition to the above services, after each visit children receive a new toothbrush and critical dental health education to take home with them. 

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    How Can I Get Involved with Global Dental Relief? 

    Interested in learning more about GDR and its affiliates? Every little effort helps to make the world a better place, so by joining an organization such as Global Dental Relief, you'll be doing your part to put much-needed smiles on faces. You can join as a general volunteer, dental volunteer, or you can even volunteer as a family! Be sure to check out their site to register for a trip and to hear from other volunteers about their previous experiences. 

    How Can I Support Global Dental Relief? 

    Are you unable to volunteer, but still wishing to support GDR's efforts to bring dental care to children around the world? There are a few ways you can still do your part to help. Per GDR:

    We work diligently to keep administrative costs low, leveraging each dollar with in-kind donations and the involvement of volunteers, who pay their own way and donate their time to bring care to children.

    Visit their website to donate and/or become a sponsor legacy partner. You can also donate supplies or buy gift cards and other items at the Global Dental Store. 

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    At OraBliss, we're excited about the future of CBD-infused oral health in the United States and throughout the world. Keep following our blog page for more information about our products and much more.