Implant dentist raises over £15,000 for charity following unique auction
A well-known implant dentist has raised over £15,000 for charity after auctioning off a selection of unique items.
Dr Julian Perry, an implantologist with decades of experience, decided to auction off an array of equipment and supplies to raise funds for Dentaid. Dr Perry’s lots included a saddle stool, a Durr V300 suction motor 2006, a Durr Vista Scan Don Perio and bone curettes and periosteal elevators. The items were listed on popular online auction site, eBay.
Dr Perry took the decision to auction off his equipment to support Dentaid, a charity, which oversees projects in the UK and abroad. Dentaid runs free dental clinics and provides much-needed supplies in some of the poorest parts of the world, as well as offering support for the homeless and vulnerable in the UK.
Dr Perry’s unique auction raised over £15,000, which will make a huge difference to the charity. Jill Harding, from Dentaid, said that the funding will be used to expand services for homeless people. At present, Dentaid is running around 20 clinics per month, mainly in the South, but there are plans to visit new locations and increase capacity. New clinics have recently launched in Southampton and Portsmouth and the aim is to establish a reliable, regular service. Homeless people often struggle to see a dentist because they cannot afford treatment and it can be difficult to join practices and to get to surgeries without access to a car or funds for public transport.
Dr Perry graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1983, a year before he fitted his first dental implant. He has more than 30 years of professional experience and is one of the leading implant dentists in the UK.Join this Discussion