February 21, 2013, Chicago, IL— Oral Health America (OHA) has received a three-year, $500,000 commitment from Ivoclar Vivadent to support its mission of connecting communities with resources to increase access to care, education, and advocacy for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. To date, the company has donated $1 million in cash and product to OHA in support of the nonprofit’s programs and campaigns.
Ivoclar Vivadent previously made a three-year commitment to OHA in 2010, helping to support The Wisdom Tooth Project® (WTP), which changes the lives of older adults especially vulnerable to oral disease. This included supporting an Oral Medicine Clinic in Buffalo, N.Y., which was run by the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine to provide dental and medical care to residence using a
a multidisciplinary approach that treats the entire person, not just their oral condition.
“Ivoclar Vivadent is proud to continue its relationship with Oral Health America, supporting its programs that bring oral health care to those who need it most,” said Robert Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent. “As a company we look to give back to the community while emphasizing the importance of oral health, and OHA’s programs and campaigns are a perfect fit for those goals.”
In addition to supporting OHA’s programs, Ivoclar has also been a longtime sponsor of the annual Gala and Benefit and of the Fall for Smiles campaign, which educates the public about oral health every September and October. Thank you to Ivoclar for its continued support and generosity.
About Ivoclar Vivadent
Ivoclar Vivadent is a global leader in innovative materials and processes for quality, esthetic dentistry. The company employs more than 2500 people and operates in over 100 countries throughout the world. Ivoclar Vivadent is headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Its North American headquarters is based in Amherst, NY. Find our more at www.ivoclarvivadent.com.
About Oral Health America
OHA’s mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to increase access to oral health care, education and advocacy for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. For more information about Oral Health America, please visit www.oralhealthamerica.org.