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Wisdom Tooth Project Awarded Major Grant


It’s an exciting time for OHA’s Wisdom Tooth Project®, with many plans and projects in place to help educate older adults and their care advisors.  Find out more about what’s going on, including our $176,000 grant from the DentaQuest Foundation which will support the program’s continued success in 2012.



Gala & Benefit Achieves Record Breaking Results


OHA hosted its 22nd annual Gala & Benefit on Wednesday February 22, 2012 at Chicago’s Navy Pier, successfully raising more than $500,000 for our programs and initiatives. Read more about why the committee is so happy, including details about the event’s first ever paddle-raiser and the comeback of the live auction.



Happy Anniversary GKAS! 


Oral Health America's Brad McLaughlin and Melissa Hoebbel celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Give Kids A Smiles at NASDAQ in Times Square on February 3. This year, more than 40,000 volunteer dentists and their team members are expected to treat children for GKAS at nearly 1,600 sites. OHA provides many of these sites with donated dental product through our Smiles Across America Product Donation Program.


Support OHA with a Planned Gift


An increasing number of friends of OHA have made an investment through bequests and other planned giving options. Planned giving creates opportunities for both donors and Oral Health America. Please consider making a planned gift legacy to change lives by connecting communities with resources, especially for those most vulnerable. Talk to your financial planner and ensure that healthy mouths are brought to life for decades to come. Find out more about planned giving and the options available to you.


OHA's Updates


Click the image above to see OHA's latest brochure, with updates about all of our programs.



 


Help Oral Health America Bring Healthy Mouths to Life! 

Click Here for a list of donors who gave a gift to Oral Health America between January 16, 2012 and February 20, 2012. If your name should have been included, please contact Emma Harwell, Development Coordinator, at emma@oralhealthamerica.org or 312-836-9900.



From the President & CEO: Consider a Planned Gift

In the last month, OHA has been honored to receive planned gifts from longtime donors. That pre-planned generosity will create a lasting impact in our programs and a perpetual legacy that ensures the continuation of the work they had for so long supported.


OHA Earns The Top Four-Star Rating

Charity Navigator recently awarded OHA with it's highest rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Read more about this great achievement.


Congratulations on 100 Years

In honor of the Harry J. Bosworth Company’s 100th anniversary, OHA would like to thank the company and President Milly Goldstein, who also serves on our Board of Directors, for their many contributions to our cause.

Keep Cigars Regulated by the FDA

If passed, The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act would exempt many cigars from regulation by the FDA. OHA, along with nearly 40 other organizations, signed a letter with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids opposing this legislation. Read the full letter that was sent to every member of the Senate. 

Welcome to Our New Board Members

OHA's Board of Directors elected two new members: Dr. Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer at DENTSPLY and Michael Orecchia, Vice President--General Manager, Septodont-Confi-Dental Division. Read more about our newest board members. 


Medicaid Names Chief Dental Officer

OHA's longtime friend, Dr. Lynn Mouden, founder of P.A.N.D.A (Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness) and Director of Arkansas' Office of Oral Health, was named the Chief Dental Officer this month for the Center for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey and Certification (CMCS). Congratulations!























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