Kerr Celebrates 125th Anniversary By Highlighting Outstanding Dental Professionals

#givingsmiles125 honors people behind the smiles

To mark its 125-year anniversary, Kerr is putting the spotlight on the dental community through its #givingsmiles125 campaign, recognizing exceptional people within the dental community who are dedicated to giving back by giving smiles to others.

 Looking forward to the next 125 years, Kerr is celebrating dentists and all that they do for our society, both inside — and outside — the dental practice. Nominees can include any member of the team — general dentists, specialists, assistants, hygienists, front or back office professionals — and can be nominated by any member of the wider dental community, including dealer reps and dental office staff. The best nominees will be those who clearly go above and beyond to give smiles to others, whether that is through outstanding clinical care or helping to run a food bank.

“The #givingsmiles125 campaign is a contemporary way of celebrating the values that have been at the center of Kerr’s mission and its role as a leader in the dental community for the last 125 years,” said Alistair Simpson, VP of Global Marketing, KaVo Kerr. “For us, ‘Together, we’re more’ isn’t just a slogan, but a commitment to a shared vision of the future of dentistry. By creating space to recognize outstanding dental professionals — voices we try to seek out and elevate every day of the year — we now offer a platform for more people to hear and see the great work they are accomplishing inside and outside the dental office.”

The nomination process begins at Visitors complete a simple online form, submit their stories, and can upload a photo or video to personalize the nomination. The nomination process starts this month. Those honored will be featured on the website and Kerr social media pages.

Kerr will be celebrating its 125th anniversary at the upcoming dental meetings: the Greater New York Dental Meeting (Nov. 25-30, 2016), Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting (Feb. 23-25, 2017) and California Dental Association South Meeting (May 18-20, 2017).

Be sure to follow Kerr on social media so that you can be among the first to see the post of your #givingsmiles125 story. For additional details, visit




About Kerr Corporation

For 125 years, Kerr has been serving the comprehensive needs of the entire dental care community in pursuit of enhancing oral health.  Individual Kerr brands are encompassed within the Kerr Restoratives, Kerr Endodontics, Kerr Rotary, and Kerr TotalCare platforms. By providing best-in-class, patient-based solutions, we believe that in partnership with those we serve - “Together we’re more.”

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About KaVo Kerr Group

KaVo Kerr Group is a global portfolio of leading dental brands that share common values of Trust, Experience, Choices, Quality and Smart Innovation. Brands include KaVo, Kerr, Kerr Total Care, Pentron, Orascoptic, Pelton & Crane, Marus, Gendex, DEXIS, Instrumentarium, SOREDEX, i-CAT, NOMAD, Implant Direct, DUX Dental and Ormco. With over 500 years of combined experience and proven solutions, KaVo Kerr Group uniquely serves 99% of all dental practices. Visit for more information.