National Children's Oral Health Foundation announces Halloween fundraising event

Aug. 19, 2010
National Children's Oral Health Foundation: America's Toothfairy (NCOHF) is launching Trick or Treat for America's Toothfairy.

CHARLOTTE, NC - National Children's Oral Health Foundation: America's Toothfairy (NCOHF) is launching Trick or Treat for America's Toothfairy, a program sponsored by LISTERINE/REACH, and Patterson Dental Supply. It will benefit underserved children in need of oral health services. Dental professionals and their patients are invited to trick or treat on behalf of NCOHF this Halloween and raise funds to support nonprofit oral health programs for at-risk children.

"We are excited to give dental professionals another way to educate their communities on the importance of oral health while raising funds for a good cause," said Fern Ingber, NCOHF president and CEO. "This program will not only change the lives of underserved children across the country, but we hope it will encourage everyone to make oral health a priority in their own lives."

Since the unveiling of Trick or Treat for America's Toothfairy at the RDH Under One Roof event, Patterson Dental has distributed thousands of trick or treat kits to dental offices throughout the country. Dental professionals are encouraged to place a collection box in their waiting rooms, distribute kits to their patients and communities, or hold fundraisers.

NCOHF supports a national Affiliate network of not-for-profit, community-based oral health centers with vital funding, donated dental products, and technical support. Because generous corporate partners underwrite NCOHF operational expenses, 100% of Trick or Treat for America's Toothfairy donations are directed to Affiliate pediatric oral health services.

As part of the event, NCOHF is also sponsoring a contest for dental hygienists. The winning hygienists will be featured in a future issue of RDH Magazine. NCOHF is excited to recognize these dental professionals' vital contributions to the oral health care of America's children. Contest entries should be submitted to NCOHF online or postmarked no later than Nov. 15. Winners will be named in the following categories:

Most money raised
Most unique fundraiser
Best Trick or Treat pictures

Those interested in receiving kits for their office should contact their Patterson Dental Supply representative or visit Downloadable kits and fun extras are also available on Also, look for additional information and kits at the NCOHF booth at the American Dental Association Annual Session in October.

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