CHICAGO, Illinois—Dental manufacturer DENTSPLY International has made a commitment to support Oral Health America's programs and initiatives by pledging $100,000 in 2013.
"We couldn't be more appreciative of DENTSPLY's continued support of OHA and our programs," said OHA President and CEO Beth Truett. "In addition to the company's generous financial contribution, we also greatly appreciate the work of Dr. Linda Niessen, chief clinical officer, on our board of directors." While supporting OHA's overall work, DENTSPLY also earmarked a portion of its donation to specifically support Smiles Across America. This program provides oral health care and education to children nationwide through school-based and school-linked settings, and OHA's annual Gala & Benefit. “DENTSPLY’s long standing commitment to support Oral Health America reflects the important work OHA continues to do to improve oral health for all Americans," said Dr. Niessen. "From children’s oral health programs, like Smiles Across America and NSTEP, to the Wisdom Tooth Project that focuses on older adults, OHA's oral health prevention and education programs touch millions of Americans each year. DENTSPLY is proud to partner with this outstanding organization to improve oral health for all.” For more information, visit www.oralhealthamerica.org. To comment on this subject, go to http://community.pennwelldentalgroup.com.