March 3, 2011
by Fred Michmershuizen, Dental Tribune America
Hundreds of dental industry leaders were on hand during the Midwinter
Meeting as National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF), known as
America’s Toothfairy, held its fifth anniversary celebration Feb. 24 at
the Hyatt Regency. The mission of NCOHF is to eliminate pediatric oral
disease and promote overall health and well being for millions of
children from vulnerable populations.
NCOHF is a comprehensive resource provider
for non-profit community programs that deliver critical preventive,
educational and treatment services.
Among those speaking at the reception were NCOHF board member Dr.
Gordon Christensen and NCOHF President and CEO Fern K. Ingber,who both
expressed thanks to the association’s corporate underwriters,whose
contributions allow 100 percent of donations to go directly to
children’s oral care services.
NCOHF provides vital financial, product and technical support to a
growing national network of not-for-profit Affiliate programs and
volunteer dental professionals delivering critical oral health services
for underserved children. All NCOHF Affiliate partners use a
comprehensive preventive, restorative and educational model to break the
cycle of pediatric dental disease and improve children’s overall
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