New location, new date for Oral Health America Gala

Annual charity event will be hosted Feb. 24 in Chicago's historic Union Station.

Oct 23rd, 2009

In celebration of the event's 20th Anniversary, Oral Health America has chosen a new site for its annual Gala Dinner and Auction: Chicago's historic Union Station. Completed in 1925, the Great Hall in Union Station is a 20,000-foot classic Beaux Arts style room that boasts 18 soaring Corinthian columns, terracotta walls, a pink Tennessee marble floor and a spectacular five-story, barrel-vaulted, atrium ceiling. It is considered to be one of the greatest indoor spaces in the United States.

The night of the Gala has also been changed to Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010). The event raises funds to support educational and service programs designed to improve oral health.

The Oral Health America Gala, held each year during the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, is one of the dental industry's premier networking events. It has become so popular that it sells out early. For this reason, organizers have set up an online reservation system at, so attendees can reserve their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The black tie optional evening features dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Oral Health America is also seeking event sponsors at the Gold ($3,000), Platinum ($5,000), and Diamond ($10,000) levels. In recognition of the Gala's 20th anniversary, there will also be a special, one-time Anniversary level sponsorship available for $20,000.

The Oral Health America 20th Annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction will run from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets are $285 each ($300 after February 1, if still available); a table for 10 can be purchased for $2,500 ($2,750 after February 1, if still available). To reserve tickets or to get information on sponsorships or donations please contact Joe Donohue at OHA by calling 312-836-9900 or email him at

Oral Health America is the nation's leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to connecting communities with resources to increase access to care, education, and advocacy for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. Find out more at

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