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Darby Dental Supply Provides Large Shipment of Supplies for International Donation


October 28, 2013
by Darby Dental Supply, LLC



Darby Dental Supply, LLC, the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise, recently donated a large shipment of supplies to Physicians for Peace, a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations. 

The contributed supplies were used to support various international programs sponsored by the nonprofit organization. Darby shipped numerous containers filled with dental and hygiene supplies including gloves, various infection control items, assorted dental materials and small operatory equipment to the Physicians for Peace headquarters located in Norfolk, VA. 

In the past few months, Darby’s latest donation has helped various Physicians for Peace partners in the Dominican Republic, Malawi, the Philippines, the West Bank, and most recently, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti. However, this isn’t the first shipment of supplies that Darby has donated to Physicians for Peace. Darby has been partnering with the nonprofit organization for quite some time now and has been a regular contributor, benefitting countless healthcare facilities around the world.

“We have been working with Physicians for Peace for many years now,” according to Liz Meyers, Vice President of Marketing & Purchasing for Darby Dental Supply. “This large shipment to Haiti is just the tip of the iceberg. We at Darby Dental Supply are happy to be associated with an organization such as Physicians for Peace whose members continuously support the countless dental professionals who go above and beyond in order to take care of people who may not be as fortunate.”

“We are so thankful to the staff of Darby Dental Supply who continuously supports our efforts with generous donations of oral care items,” remarked Kenneth Hudson, GIK Manager, Global Health Partners at Physicians for Peace. “When we informed Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti about the type of material we received from Darby Dental Supply they were very happy. These supplies are in great need and will be very helpful in the hospital. Without the help of donors such as Darby Dental, we would never be able to do our work. We are extremely appreciative.”

In the recent years, Darby has adopted a “think globally, act locally” philanthropic philosophy,   encouraging its employees who want to help the less fortunate to make a donation to their local Red Cross chapter. Most recently, Darby employees contributed to national Red Cross efforts in order to help those affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma.  

Darby Dental Supply’s past diverse philanthropic efforts include both local and international relief efforts. Most recently, the company placed an emphasis on local Long Island residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as providing numerous contributions to U.S. military troops deployed overseas. In addition, Darby provided much-needed medical supplies to a makeshift shelter in Kesennuma, Japan that was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami, and throughout the years, the company has supported various programs sponsored by the American Red Cross and Physicians for Peace within the United States and internationally.

For more information about all Darby services and products, please visit www.darby.com

About Physicians for Peace
Founded in Norfolk, Va., by Dr. Charles E. Horton Sr., Physicians for Peace transforms lives by training, supporting and empowering healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations. Since 1989, volunteers for the 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization have conducted medical missions in more than 60 countries. For more information about Physicians for Peace, please visit www.physiciansforpeace.org.

About Darby Dental Supply, LLC
For over 65 years, family owned and operated Darby Dental Supply, LLC has been breaking new ground as the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise to office-based practitioners in the United States. Through strategic distribution points, the company fulfills over one million shipments per year from leading manufacturers of dental products and equipment.

Darby is committed to providing superior value to the dental professional. All Darby Personal Account Managers have successfully completed a comprehensive regimen of product training and have instant access to their clients’ purchase histories and preferences. Alerting them to manufacturer specials, exclusive offers and even processing product rebates on their behalf, Darby reps work with their clients as strategic partners in helping to reduce fixed costs, save money and continue to grow their business. Honoring a “one customer at a time” philosophy for more than six decades has established Darby Dental Supply as one of the largest, most trusted dental distributors in the nation. For more information, visit www.darby.com.