Gala tickets still available

Jan. 20, 2006
Sixthteenth annual Oral Health America event set for Feb. 23 in Chicago.

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

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 social 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, 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 1-800-Dentist, Aetna, Americus Dental Labs, Argen, Cadbury Adams, Chicago Dental Society, Dale Dental, Delta Dental of Massachusetts, Dentsply International, GC America, GlaxoSmithKline, Heraeus Kulzer, Ivoclar Vivadent, National Dentex Corporation, Orapharma, Patterson Dental, Sonicare, SciCan, Sullivan-Schein Dental, Sunstar Butler, ViziLite Plus, and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard 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 7pm to 11pm on February 23, 2006. Tickets are $225 each; a table for 10 can be purchased for $2,100.

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