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Thank You for Helping Us Fall for Smiles!


OHA's third annual Fall for Smiles® campaign has come to a close and encouraged nearly 1,000,000 Americans to maintain a healthy mouth through brushing and flossing, regular dental visits, tobacco avoidance, and a healthy diet. The campaign would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Aspen Dental, Crest & Oral-B, DentaQuest, Ivoclar Vivadent, the Hispanic Dental Association, Hu-Friedy, OralDNA Labs, Atlantic Precious Metal Refining, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, Patterson Dental, Midmark, Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait and Young Dental. We thank these companies and organizations for supporting OHA and Fall for Smiles!


Another Year Spreading Smiles Across America


OHA recently dispersed grants to our Smiles Across America® (SAA) partners for the 2012/2013 school season. These grants will go toward supporting school-based oral health programs throughout the country, providing sealants, fluoride varnish, and other preventative services to more than 400,000 students. Find out who our SAA partners are for the current school year and learn more about this important program.


The Wisdom Tooth Project at APHA


Programs Manager Amanda Ciatti presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting this month in San Francisco, focusing on the Wisdom Tooth Project (WTP). Amanda talked about the results of the online caregiver focus group, the plan for the online portal that launches at the end of this year, why Connecticut was chosen for the first local portal, and plans for the future of the program. Thank you to APHA for giving OHA the platform to discuss oral health for older adults. For more information about the WTP, visit the program's webpage.


Double the Impact with Ivoclar Vivadent


Whether you make a gift to OHA around this time every year or you're looking to donate for the first time, your contribution can bring even more healthy mouths to life now through Dec. 31. Ivoclar Vivadent will match every gift made to OHA through the end of the year, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. To learn more about the campaign, click on the image above or go to OHA's donation page to make a gift.


Connecting with Connecticut


Oral Health America would like to recognize our 2011-2012 Wisdom Tooth Project Clinician Consultant, Dr. Ruth Goldblatt, who just finished her year-long contract with OHA. Thanks to her hard work, the Wisdom Tooth Project will be able to launch our first state web portal page for Connecticut. Not only did Dr. Goldblatt serve as an innovative contributor to the development of WTP, but she connected OHA with key players and resources to get our project underway.  We are very appreciative of all she has done and look forward to continued collaboration during the portal building process. Thank you, Ruth!




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 October 17, 2012 and November 13, 2012. If your name should have been included, please contact Brad McLaughlin, Development Director, at Brad.McLaughlin@oralhealthamerica.org or 312-836-9900.


From the President & CEO: Give the Gift of Health

During this time of Thanksgiving, I hope that you'll choose to support the important work that OHA does throughout our nation. And, thanks to the generosity of Ivoclar Vivadent, those making a gift to OHA between now and the end of the year can have their donation make an even bigger impact. Find out more about this wonderful opportunity by watching our matching gift video.
Beth Truett
President & CEO

Connecting America with Smiles

Planning for the February 20, 2013 Gala & Benefit is underway! Click Here to learn more about the event including where to get tickets and how to become a sponsor. Don't forget to pre-purchase your raffle tickets too; attendance is not required to participate!

American College of Dentists Honorary Member

President and CEO Beth Truett with sponsor, Dr. Linda Niessen and OHA Board Chair, Dr. Keith Suchy after being inducted as an honorary member of the American College of Dentists.

Welcome to Our Newest Staffer

Brittany Wright joined OHA this month as the new Communications and Social Media Coordinator, having previously worked for several campaigns and agencies, including Edelman Public Relations and the Healthy Schools Campaign. Her responsibilities include media outreach and managing OHA's presence on multiple social media sites. Welcome to the team Brittany!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to OHA Board Members Dr. Victor Rodriguez (pictured above) for his induction into the International College of Dentists, and Lorene Kent for being appointed to the Dental Trade Alliance Board of Directors. We would also like to congratulate Dr. Hazel Harper for her induction into the American Dental Institute and Dr. Martiza Morell for her induction into the American College of Dentists. OHA gives a warm round-of-applause to all.


In the News

The Bolivar Herald-Free Press ran an article about NSTEP® speaker Gruen Von Behrens's appearance at Bolivar High School in Bolivar, MO, last month.

DentistryIQ.com, WorlDental.org, and Dr.Bicuspid.com covered Hu-Friedy and OralDNA's support of Fall for Smiles®.




















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