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GlaxoSmithKline to Grant $480,000 at Annual IMPACT Awards

12 North Carolina and Philadelphia Nonprofits to Receive $40,000 for
Providing Access to Healthcare

(DURHAM, N.C.) – GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, today announced the 12 winners of its GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards. The North Carolina and Philadelphia-area healthcare nonprofit organizations received $480,000 in grant funding for providing access to healthcare for the underserved in their communities.

“All of the GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award winners are leaders in the nonprofit world and in their communities,” said Mary Linda Andrews, GlaxoSmithKline Director of Community Partnerships. “The dedicated teams of professionals and volunteers at these organizations are working on the front lines to provide access to healthcare at a time when people need it most. These awards provide additional resources to help them continue their important work.”

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Benson Area Medical Center, Inc. - Benson, N.C., Johnston County
Birth Care & Family Health Services - Bart, Pa., Lancaster
County Club Horizon, Inc. - Knightdale, N.C., Wake
County Community Health Coalition, Inc. - Durham, N.C., Durham County
El Futuro, Inc. - Durham, N.C., Durham County
Family Violence Prevention Center - Raleigh, N.C., Wake County
Healing with CAARE, Inc. - Durham, N.C., Durham
County Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County, Inc. - West Chester, Pa.
North Carolina Dental Health Fund - Cary, N.C., Wake County
Pretty in Pink - Raleigh, N.C., Wake County
South Jersey Eye Center - Camden, N.J., Camden County
Student Action with Farmworkers - Durham, N.C., Durham County

In North Carolina, GlaxoSmithKline works in partnership with Durham-based Triangle Community Foundation (TCF), a nonprofit that connects philanthropic resources with community needs, creates opportunity for enlightened change and encourages philanthropy as a way of life. TCF and GlaxoSmithKline identified potential nonprofit applicants, encouraged their participation and promoted the awards through grassroots outreach.

“It is essential that nonprofit organizations have the resources they need to address ever-increasing demands for their services, especially in the world of healthcare,” said Andrea Bazán, president of TCF. “Our partnership with GlaxoSmithKline highlights the dedication of these nonprofits and will encourage others to participate in the future as we strive toward excellence in health access.”

The GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (whose name represents Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement, Community focus and Targeting needs of diverse and underserved populations) honor nonprofit organizations that have a significant impact on their communities and are capable, proactive and effective in their work. This year’s winners will receive their GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards at separate ceremonies held at GlaxoSmithKline’s headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. and in Philadelphia.

To qualify for a GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT award, organizations must be located in the eligible counties and have a primary mission to provide access to community healthcare services. Each applicant must have annual total operating expenses between $160,000 and $3 million, and have been in existence as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for at least five years.

All organizations are recognized for the success and achievements of their existing overall body of work, not just for new or specific initiatives. A panel of healthcare delivery experts and GlaxoSmithKline representatives determine the winners based on a strong demonstration of ongoing success in providing access to healthcare, commitment to serving people in need, facilitation of healthcare delivery, creative partnerships and policy development, and a solid record of achievement, management and leadership. Photos are available upon request. For more information, please visit or contact Lilyn Hester at (919) 882-1979 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information, visit GlaxoSmithKline on the World Wide Web at About Triangle Community Foundation Triangle Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages $135 million in funds established by individuals, businesses and families. From these funds, the Foundation gives grants to nonprofit organizations and administers a variety of programs for the community's benefit. The Foundation currently manages more than 740 funds, ranging in size from $10,000 to $10 million, primarily for the benefit of Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. For more information, please visit


Oral Health America’s Gala Returns to the Field Museum

Chicago, il: October 4, 2010 - Reservations are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Oral Health America (OHA) Gala & Benefit Dinner, to be held Wednesday, February 23, 2011. The event is returning to the spectacular Field Museum and debuting a new theme, “Celebrating YOU and YOUR Commitment to Oral Health.”

“The OHA Gala is frequently referred to as the dental industry’s premier networking event”, said Genevieve Bauer, Strategic Relationship Manager, Taylor Corporation & Gala Chair. “We believe our new theme will shine a light on how the industry supports OHA’s programs that are bringing healthy mouths to life.” 

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KOMET’s New Product Catalog Now Available

Rock Hill, S.C.—November 15, 2010—KOMET, a recognized worldwide leader in the production of highly specialized and precise dental rotary instruments, announced today that the new product catalog is now available.

The 400-page catalog contains some of the newest, innovative dental rotary instruments manufactured in the industry.

“Our customers will be amazed with some of the innovative and industry-changing products we are now offering that weren’t included in our first two catalogs,” said Warren A. White, KOMET USA’s Chief Operating Officer of Sales and Marketing.

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AMD LASERS Expands Domestic and International Distribution

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - AMD LASERS, the world's leading dental laser company, announced today the expansion of its domestic and international distribution channels of the number one dental laser in the world, Picasso. The expansion includes the buildup of AMD sales representatives in the United States and a new agreement for Ortho Technology to distribute AMD LASERS' products to the orthodontic market in over 65 countries including the US.

Alan Miller, President and CEO, commented, "I am very pleased that our award winning dental lasers are recognized around the world as the gold standard in quality and affordability. We have been quietly building our U.S. sales force, international distribution channels, customer service, and expanding our R&D and manufacturing facility to meet the demands for our products. Picasso dental lasers can already be found in over 60 countries and with the addition of Ortho Technology, patients world-wide will be the real benefactors of this wonderful technology."

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