NCOHF Board of Directors Welcomes New Slate of Officers

Charlotte, NC - September 7, 2010 – National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy (NCOHF) announced the election of a new slate of officers and welcomed new Board member Martha Ann Keels, DDS, PhD, at its quarterly meeting on August 27, 2010.

The NCOHF slate of officers is as follows:
Chairman – Christopher T. Clark, President & COO, Dentsply International
President – Fern Ingber, MEd, CEO, NCOHF (Ex-Officio)
First Vice President – Thomas M. Prescott, President & CEO, Align Technologies
Second Vice President – Tom Engels, Retired Vice President & General Manager, 3M ESPE
Treasurer – P. Christopher Holden, President, Heraeus Kulzer Inc.*
Secretary – John N. Williams, DMD, Dean, Indiana University School of Dentistry*

Newly elected to a three-year term on the NCOHF Board of Directors, Dr. Martha Ann Keels currently serves as Division Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Duke University. In 1990, she helped establish the Pediatric Dental program at Duke and is currently the Division Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Duke Children’s Hospital. Board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Keels holds Fellowships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and is a member of several national and international associations and societies. She is presently Chair of the Section of Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Health within the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Serving on the NCOHF Board of Directors with Dr. Keels and NCOHF Officers are:
Immediate Past Chairman – Dan Even, President, Sybron Dental Specialties
Gordon Christensen, DDS, Founder and Director, Practical Clinical Courses*
Ronald Goldstein, DDS, Private Practice, Atlanta, GA
Joseph R. Greenberg, DMD, Private Practice, Bryn Mawr, PA

Paul A. Guggenheim, President, Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.
Leo Rouse, DDS, Dean, Howard University College of Dentistry
Cherilyn G. Sheets, DDS, Private Practice, Newport Beach, CA
Huw Francis Thomas, BDS, Dean, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
James Vitkus, Vice President and General Manager, Advanstar Dental Media

“We are honored to be guided by such a strong group of industry leaders who share an unwavering dedication to children’s oral health,” said Fern Ingber, NCOHF President & CEO.  “Because of the support and commitment we receive from our Board of Directors, NCOHF has quickly become a formidable adversary in the battle against pediatric dental disease.”

About National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy (NCOHF)
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy (NCOHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to raising awareness of the #1 chronic childhood illness: pediatric dental disease, facilitating delivery of comprehensive pediatric oral health services, and eliminating this preventable disease from future generations.  NCOHF draws on vast national resources to secure and distribute product and financial donations along with innovative preventive programs to a growing network of not-for-profit university and community based dental clinics, health centers, and mobile programs throughout America.  For more information about NCOHF, please visit