3M ESPE Becomes A National Children’s Oral Health Foundation



(Charlotte, October 22, 2013) – 3M ESPE, a provider of innovative dental products and supplies, has made a leadership commitment to the improve the health and protect the smiles of our most vulnerable children as the newest National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) Underwriting partner.

 “3M ESPE is proud to have supported America’s ToothFairy since its inception to help give at-risk children the healthy smiles they deserve,” said John Stefanick, Director of Industry and Professional Relations, 3M ESPE Dental Division.  “As we expand our partnership to become an America’s ToothFairy Underwriter, we know that more children will benefit from vital life-changing services and educational programs.”

“We are honored that 3M ESPE is making a substantial philanthropic contribution to become an America’s ToothFairy Corporate Underwriter,” stated Fern Ingber, NCOHF President and CEO.  “Their generous support reflects 3M ESPE’s commitment to prevent children’s pain and suffering from preventable dental disease.” 

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, known as America’s ToothFairy, was formed in 2006 as an aggressive response to eliminate pediatric dental disease by providing community programs with comprehensive resources to deliver vital educational, preventive, and treatment services to children most in need.  Supporting the delivery of oral health education and care beginning at the prenatal level, America’s ToothFairy, recognized as Canada’s ToothFairy in Canada, engages caring dental professionals and the general public in programs designed to promote children’s oral health.  Through the generosity of dedicated like 3M ESPE, America’s ToothFairy has reached millions of children through its non-profit clinical network, Kids Club and volunteer professional and student community service programs. 

About 3M ESPE
3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental professionals improve their patients’ oral health care. The 3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health Care, one of 3M’s five Business Groups, provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at http://www.3MESPE.com or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.

About National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy®

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) is 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 America’s ToothFairy Kids Club, professional and student service programs, America’s ToothFairy is building a powerful, united effort to eliminate tooth decay and protect the smiles of our most vulnerable children.  Also extending services in Canada as Canada’s ToothFairy, NCOHF is reaching children throughout North America.  For more information, please visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org