GC America's underwriting will support oral health programs such as this one at a Charlotte Boys & Girls Club.
GC America announced the company would become an underwriting partner of America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. GC America’s support will be used to expand delivery of vital oral health educational, preventive, and treatment services for at-risk children and youth across the country.
The partnership will kick off with a special promotion for dental hygienists attending the RDH Under One Roof conference in Maryland from July 28-30. Dental hygienists who commit to become a member of the America’s ToothFairy Esther Wilkins Education Program will receive special incentives from GC America. RDH Under One Roof attendees will receive two full-size tubes of MI Paste, MI Varnish samples, and a free office lunch-and-learn with CE credit if they make a $50 donation to America's ToothFairy. To learn more, visit GC America’s booth (#306).
Established with a founding gift from celebrated dentist and dental hygienist Esther Wilkins, RDH, DMD, the Esther Wilkins Education Program supports the role of dental hygienists and dental hygiene students as oral health champions by providing educational tools for their community outreach activities.
“GC America is proud to support America’s ToothFairyand its valuable efforts to improve children’s health and well-being,” said Steve Fletcher, president and COO of GC America. “We look forward to a valuable partnership that positively impacts the lives of vulnerable children and helps build healthier communities in the places where our customers live and work.”
Fletcher, a long-time dental industry leader, will also join the America’s ToothFairy Board of Directors.
“We are very grateful to GC America for their generous support for our smile-saving programs,” stated Fern Ingber, the president and CEO of America’s ToothFairy. “By joining America’s ToothFairy as an Underwriting Partner, GC America demonstrates its strong corporate commitment to enhancing community oral health.”
At RDH Under One Roof, GC America is supporting a course, “What’s the Dry Idea? Caring for those patients with xerostomia,” on Friday, July 29. The course is presented by Shannon Nanne, and Ingber will make a short presentation before the seminar.