America’s ToothFairy has named Ann Bruck, US professional services and industry relations manager for 3M Oral Care, chair of its board of directors for the next fiscal year. The position previously was held by James Ingebrand, former vice president and general manager of 3M Oral Care, who recently retired.
Since joining 3M Oral Care in 2008, Bruck has served in various training and leadership capacities including global training development manager and global professional services/education manager. Previously, Bruck delivered clinical patient care as a registered dental hygienist and was a lecturer and clinical instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.
“I am impressed by the work that has been done to improve children’s oral health outcomes and deeply moved by the need to do more,” said Bruck. “I am looking forward to working with the other esteemed members of the board and with the energetic team at America’s ToothFairy to make an even bigger impact in the years to come.”
Bruck also is a member of the American Dental Educators Association and the American Dental Hygienists Association. She serves on the board of the ADA Foundation as well.
“We are grateful for Mr. Ingebrand’s dedication over the past three years and his leadership as chairman,” said Jill Malmgren, executive director of America’s ToothFairy. “We are so excited to have Ann lead our board and work with us to improve the oral health of our nation’s children and their families.”
The board also includes vice chair Paul Guggenheim, treasurer Paul Mondock, Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD, Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, Thomas Engels, Roger George, Greg Sheehan, and Cherilyn Sheets, DDS.