CHARLOTTE, North Carolina--National Children's Oral Health Foundation: America's Toothfairy and Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity have formed a partnership to give promising at-risk teens a brighter future through the NCOHF Tomorrow's SMILES program.
Tomorrow's SMILES was created and initially funded by a gift from Dr. Ronald Goldstein, a clinician, author and lecturer, and member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. Through this partnership, AO is leading recruitment efforts to assemble volunteer Tomorrow's SMILES clinicians among its members and their colleagues.
In addition to providing comprehensive restorative functional and esthetic treatment for students without the financial means to pay for the services, AO volunteer dental professionals educate students about the importance of good oral health and offer guidance on maintaining their healthy Tomorrow's SMILES.
In return, Tomorrow's SMILES students share these lessons with elementary school children through the program's Pay-It-Forward component, helping to ensure that good oral hygiene habits are instilled early in a child's life.
"Alpha Omega is proud to offer our members a significant opportunity to underscore their dedication to community service through our partnership with NCOHF," said Dr. Daniel N. Uditsky, current AO International president.
"By assuming a national leadership role in the innovative Tomorrow's SMILES program, Alpha Omega members are able to provide life-changing comprehensive oral health services and directly impact the next generation of dental consumers."
Fern Ingber, NCOHF president and CEO, said, "Through Dr. Goldstein's philanthropic leadership and creative vision, volunteer Alpha Omega professionals are giving our nation's most promising underserved youth a renewed hope for a brighter future. We are thrilled that Alpha Omega, one of the world's leading philanthropic community service-oriented professional organizations, has named Tomorrow's SMILES as a charity of choice."
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