Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 05 February 2013 11:39
SmileMakers also donated nearly $30,000 of stickers to the NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy Affiliate Network to encourage positive oral health behaviors. Fifty-eight (58) America’s ToothFairy Affiliate oral health programs received these stickers to share with the children and families they serve. The America’s ToothFairy Affiliate Network consists of community-based nonprofit programs dedicated to providing the best educational, preventive and restorative services for underserved children in need of care.
“SmileMakers is proud to support NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy Affiliate Network and help them meet the growing need for children’s oral health services,” says Julie Quaranta, SmileMakers Market Manager. “We commend the efforts of NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy to ensure at-risk children have a healthy smile.”
“These generous donations from SmileMakers will help the America’s ToothFairy Affiliate Network provide undeserved children with tools to practice good oral health behaviors at home,” stated Fern Ingber, NCOHF President and CEO. “Providing at-risk children and their families with the education and resources to prevent childhood tooth decay gives them building blocks they need for happy, healthy futures.”
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 engages caring dental professionals and the general public in programs designed to promote children’s oral health. Through the generosity of dedicated supporters like SmileMakers, NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy has reached millions of children through its national non-profit clinical network and volunteer professional and student community service programs.
For over 30 years, SmileMakers has been the premier provider of patient giveaways and practice promotion items for the healthcare community. SmileMakers is a business unit of Quill Corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Staples, Inc. To learn more or order products, visit their website at www.SmileMakers.com.
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. With a growing Affiliate network of exemplary non-profit community programs, the Kids Club, professional and student service programs, NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy is creating a powerful, united effort to eliminate tooth decay and protect the smiles of our most vulnerable children. For more information about NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy, please visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org.