Crowns for Kids(TM) Program Benefits Children Statewide

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 General News
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 2 Star Refining London and the California Dental Association Foundation have joined forces to launch a scrap crown recycling program that provides dental services to children in need throughout communities in California through the Crowns for Kids(TM) program.

It is estimated that millions of dollars worth of services would be provided to underserved children statewide if the vast majority of dentists in California participated in the Crowns for Kids program.

To participate in Crowns for Kids(TM), the CDA Foundation through Star Refining provides a recycling jar for the dentists to collect scrap crowns that contain precious metal. As a result of the money generated through these collections, local community oral health access programs are then able to receive grants through the CDA Foundation.

Tony Stern, chairman and president of Star Refining London says, "Our company's charitable policy is shaped by the fact that we count ourselves lucky to be in a thriving business and giving back a portion of our success to worthy causes. Supporting the California Dental Association Foundation through this program is as exciting as it gets."

For more information regarding this program contact Michael O'Donahue at the California Dental Association at 916-554-4928 or Gina Stern at Star Refining at 818-865-8580.

About the California Dental Association Foundation

The CDA Foundation was formed as the philanthropic affiliate of the California Dental Association in 2001 with the mission to improve the oral health of Californians by supporting the dental health profession and its efforts to increase access to care for the state's most vulnerable people. The CDA Foundation works with experts in the dental profession, private business, academic institutions and government to produce programs that increase access to care, promote prevention education and intervention, advance health policy research and build a sustainable oral health workforce.

About Star Refining London

Star is an international company with more than 14,000 customers worldwide. The largest collector and processor of dental scrap in the UK, Star has grown to become a major precious metal refiner in continental Europe and the US. Unique among precious metal scrap refiners, Star Refining takes advantage of computerized internet business strategies and volume contracts with major International Express Couriers like UPS. This allows direct shipment to all the dental scrap collected to the state-of-the-art London refinery on a daily basis.

Star Refining's skilled refinery craftsmen use superior European techniques to extract the maximum yield of precious metal from dental scrap. Recovered metals are weighed and analyzed by an independent Assay Office licensed by the British government. Close proximity to the London metals market allows Star Refining to sell at the highest price possible.

SOURCE California Dental Association Foundation

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