3M ESPE donation to NCOHF

Nov. 11, 2010
NCOHF Oral Health Zone Program receives donation of varnish.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina--3M ESPE Dental Products has donated 24,600 units of Vanish 5% NaF White Varnish to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy.

The donation will support establishing community-based NCOHF Oral Health Zone Programs through affiliate locations across the country.

The following NCOHF affiliates benefited from the 3M ESPE product donation that will be used in preventive oral care collaborations as part of the program:

University of Arizona, A.T. Still School of Dentistry
St. Francis House NWA, dba Community Clinic
University of California, San Francisco
Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County
Howard University in Washington, D.C.
University of Florida
Valley Community Clinic

The NCOHF affiliate network is a consortium of more than 60 of America’s not-for-profit oral health programs dedicated to eliminating pediatric dental disease by offering quality, comprehensive dental services to the underserved children who need them most.

In just five years, the NCOHF affiliate network has provided care to more than one million children. Affiliates participating in the NCOHF Oral Health Zone Program are partnering with local key stakeholders to identify collaborative solutions that uniquely respond to the oral health crisis in their community.

"3M ESPE fully supports increased access to care, especially for the pediatric population where there is so much need. We are very happy to assist NCOHF in the great work they are doing,” said John Stefanick, 3M ESPE director, industry and professional relations.

Added Fern Ingber, MEd, NCOHF president and CEO: “No child should have to lie awake at night, suffering in silence from the severe pain of a disease that is completely preventable. We are grateful that 3M ESPE shares our vision for a successful NCOHF Oral Health Zone Program and our commitment to ensuring all children can receive the basic care necessary for healthy and productive futures.”

For more information about NCOHF, visit www.AmericasToothfairy.org.

To read more about the NCOHF, go to NCOHF.

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