Oral Health America to hold annual gala dinner and auction

Sept. 30, 2005
Non-profit organization's 16th annual event set for Feb. 23, 2006, in Chicago.

Oral Health America, a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to improving oral health for all Americans for 50 years, will be holding its 16th Annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction Feb. 23, 2006, at Navy Pier in Chicago.

The event will raise 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. This year's theme is "Network at Navy Pier." The black tie optional evening features dinner, dancing, and a silent auction.

The auction includes jewelry, sports and Hollywood memorabilia, and other items of value. Also up for bid are networking opportunities such as "Lunch with a VIP" and "Tour of a Dental Product Manufacturer." The event raises money that is used to help provide dental care to those without access to treatment.

This year's Gala Platinum Sponsors include Dentsply International, Patterson Dental, Heraeus Kulzer, Jelenko, SciCan, National Dentex Corporation, GC America, Argen, Americus Dental Labs, Inc., and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard J. Beazley.

The Gala Committee consists of Mary J. Hayes, DDS, Event Chair, Pediatric Dental Health Associates; Milly Goldstein, The Bosworth Company; Chuck Dushman, Sonrisas Plan Dental; Angelika Goeppel, KaVo America Corporation; Margaret Pagel, Bent Ericksen & Associates; Tony Montemurro, Septodont; Pam Hemmen, Patterson Dental; Keith Suchy, DDS; Margaret S. Cottrell, Confirm Monitoring Systems; Anne Steinbock, Whip Mix Corporation; Bernard J. Beazley, Event Chair Emeritus; Joseph Donohue, Oral Health America; and Alison Hayes, Oral Health America.

The Oral Health America 16th Annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Feb. 23. Tickets are $225 each; a table for 10 can be purchased for $2,100.

For tickets or information on sponsorships and donations please contact Joe Donohue at OHA by calling (312) 836-9900 or, e-mail him at [email protected].