May 26, 2016
Septodont, the world’s largest manufacturer of dental anesthetics, has donated $5,000 to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts for the Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees.
The wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray (in the heart of Canada’s oil country) on May 1, 2016. Due to the unusual weather patterns caused by El Niño this year, the fire quickly spread over a wide area. On May 3, a mandatory evacuation was put into place forcing over 80,000 people from their homes. As of May 24, the Fort McMurray wildfire was still burning out of control and has covered over 522,800 hectares (2018 square miles).
A voluntary re-entry of residents to the area is scheduled to begin on June 1.
For over 80 years Septodont has been a global influence in manufacturing dental materials and local anesthetics for the dental community. Today they are a leader in pain management with a presence in over 150 countries with regulatory approvals to match. Septodont has 8 manufacturing facilities on 4 continents: Canada, United States, India, France (3) and Brazil (2). The North American Headquarters for the company is located in Cambridge, Ontario. For more information, visit www.septodont.com.