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OHA Teams with the American Dental Hygienists' Association!

The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) and Oral Health America announced a new partnership at the ADHA's Annual Session in Phoenix June 15-17.  OHA also exhibited at the session, shown above with Julie Janssen and Mary Pat Burgess, who received the ADHA Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award. OHA has had long term relationships with hygienists in relationship to Smiles Across America®, and now we are expanding that with our MOU on older adult oral health. Learn more about this partnership and how it impacts The Wisdom Tooth Project.

Mileidy's Commitment to Older Adults

Dental hygienist Mileidy Tavarez thought she had found her career passion in pediatric dentistry.  She got started helping kids in Florida over nine years ago when she was just 14 years old.  Now, at age 23, she’s had experience in several dental and orthodontic offices, but always with a focus on children’s oral health.  It was a niche that worked, but her inquisitive nature meant that she couldn’t settle just yet.  Learn how Mileidy got her start in older adult care with Smiles Across America® partner MORE HEALTH and how her creative education program is setting precedence.

Smiles Across America Embraces the Benefits of Sealants

One of the benefits of being a Smiles Across America® partner is participating in webinars that educate about products like Pulpdent's new Embrace product. Find out how Larry Clark (pictured above), Director of Clinical Affairs and Marketing for Pulpdent, recently educated Product Donation partners about the benefits of using Embrace, how you can become a SAA partner and receive Pulpdent's Embrace sealant.

Product Donation Partner Receives Distinguished Award

The Children’s Clinic in Oak Park, IL, a Smiles Across America® Product Donation partner, was awarded the Organization Golden Toothbrush award on May 31. Dr. Jill Baskin, Oral Health Director at The Children's Clinic, accepted the award from the Erie Family Health Center. Congratulations to The Children’s Clinic!

Bringing Water Fluoridation to Wichita

Water fluoridation has helped reduce tooth decay in this country by 18 to 40 percent, but not every community has it. Wichita is the fourth largest city in the nation without community water fluoridation and now a coalition of physicians, pediatricians, dentists, and individuals are trying to change that. Wichitans for Healthy Teeth is advocating that the Wichita City Council act to protect the health of its people by instituting community water fluoridation. Visit the coalition's website to find out more about their cause and how you can help.

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 May 11, 2012 and June 21, 2012. If your name should have been included, please contact Brad McLaughlin, Development Director, at or 312-836-9900.

From the President & CEO: Seal Two Million's First Year Success

In our first full year of the Seal Two Million campaign, OHA sealed 428,000 teeth, putting us on pace to seal 2,000,000 teeth by 2015, five years ahead of schedule. Find out more about what you can do to help OHA keep our commitment to America’s Promise…and America’s kids!

Beth Truett
President & CEO

Honoring Top Dentists with an OHA Tribute Gift

When Baltimore magazine recognized the top dental professionals in the city and the surrounding areas in a recent issue, Dr. Joanne Block Rief decided she wanted to honor them in her own way. Find out what she did.

Looking Ahead to Fall for Smiles

OHA announced the launch of its third annual Fall for Smiles® campaign this month. Get a sneak peek at what you can expect to see this September.

Finding a Common Ground @ NOHA

OHA's Amanda Ciatti attended the U.S. National Oral Health Alliance Leadership Colloquium in San Francisco on June 6-7. The topic of the colloquium was Oral Health Literacy, with a goal of developing an agreed-upon national framework among oral health stakeholders. Learn more about the NOHA.

OHA at Septodont

President and CEO Beth Truett recently made a visit to Septodont's corporate headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario, touring the facility with OHA board member Mike Orecchia and Septodont President Kent Chiu. Congratulations on the major expansion of your labs and factory outside Toronto.

Attention Little Leaguers!

Win a trip to Little League World Series this August by entering the NSTEP® Slogan Contest!

In the News

Dr. Bicuspid covered the announcement of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation awarding OHA a grant.

OHA board member Larry Twersky was interviewed by New England Cable News about the dangers of snoring. and Dr. Bicuspid covered the launch of the 2012 Fall for Smiles® campaign.

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