Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 21 August 2012 13:58
(Charlotte, August 21, 2012) National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) awarded grants to several pediatric programs delivering comprehensive educational, preventive and treatment services for at-risk children. Each recipient is a member of the NCOHF Affiliate network and received an America’s ToothFairy Grant in the amount of $10,000. Combined, these recipients will reach over 100,000 children in the next five years and include:
- A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, AZ
- Central Community College in Hastings, NE
- First Health of the Carolinas Dental Care Centers in Southern Pines, NC
- University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham, AL
“We applaud our NCOHF Affiliate partners for their tireless dedication and commitment to children’s oral health, and we are proud to support them in their efforts,” commented Fern Ingber, NCOHF President and CEO. “These grants are made possible through the steadfast support of NCOHF individual, organizational and corporate partners. Their generosity enables the NCOHF Affiliate network to expand children’s oral health services and reach those most in need.”
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, known as America’s ToothFairy, was formed in 2006 in an aggressive response to eliminate pediatric dental disease by providing community programs with the comprehensive resources to deliver vital educational, preventive, and treatment services to children of the most vulnerable populations. Supporting the delivery of oral health education and care beginning at the prenatal level, NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy has reached millions of children through its national non-profit clinical network and volunteer professional and student community service programs.
About National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy®
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 the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and eliminating this preventable disease from future generations. NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy draws on vast national resources to secure and distribute product and financial donations along with innovative preventive programs to a growing network of university and community-based dental clinics, health centers, mobile and outreach programs throughout America. For more information about NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy, please visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org.