The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 23, 2013

Sarrell Dental a winner in international competition


From staff reports

— Sarrell Dental of Athens was recently cited as a winner in the Transforming Health Systems: Gamechanging Business Models competition, sponsored by Changemakers.

Sarrell Dental was the only winner from the United States. Clinicas Del Azucar of Mexico was the other winner.

The early entry winners will each receive a cash prize of $1,000 and remain eligible to win one of several cash prizes that total $85,000. The competition remains open for entries until April 10.

Sarrell Dental’s new model of care for underserved children in the United

States was noted for providing access to care, while reducing cost to the federal and state governments.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized and especially proud to be the only winner from the USA,” said Sarrell Dental CEO Jeffrey Parker. “Our new and effective model of care for children has been a major topic of discussion in our nation, but to be recognized internationally is humbling.”

Changemakers is administered by Ashoka. The group has more than 3,000 fellows in more than 70 countries.

For more information, visit www.ashoka.org or www.sarrelldental.org.