Heraeus Toothfairy $15,000 grant awarded to Indiana University

Jan. 7, 2009
Funding will assist with IU's School of Dentistry program to eliminate pediatric dental disease for disadvantaged children.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina--The National Children's Oral Health Foundation has awarded the Heraeus Toothfairy Grant of $15,000 to Indiana University.

Funding will support Indiana University School of Dentistry's approach to expand caries prevention and restorative treatment for economically disadvantaged children. The school is a member of NCOHF's national Affiliate Network, dedicated to delivering comprehensive oral health services to millions of children and their families to help eliminate preventable pediatric dental disease.

Christopher Holden, Heraeus President said, "Heraeus feels very strongly that it has a responsibility to use its resources to impact the greater community--and to transform lives in a positive way. That's why we donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of our core products to the Foundation and are proud to be an NCOHF corporate underwriter."

NCOHF's Toothfairy grants program provides major donors an opportunity to directly support programs that help eliminate the No. 1 chronic childhood illness in America--pediatric dental disease.

Fern Ingber, NCOHF president and CEO, expressed her gratitude.

"Heraeus's passionate commitment to eliminate painful, debilitating dental disease is exemplary," she said. "Thanks to generous support from our corporate underwriters like Heraeus, 100% of all additional contributions are allocated directly to desperately needed children's oral health services."

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