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Dental industry leaders launch national foundation to aid millions of underserved children

April 1, 2006
by Dental Practice Management


Chicago–A consortium of senior dental industry leaders, announced the creation of The National Children’s Dental Foundation at the Foundation’s launch event held at The Chicago Children’s Museum as part of the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting. The Foundation’s mission is to eliminate dental disease and promote overall health and well-being by supporting and providing access to comprehensive prevention, education, treatment and advocacy programs for the growing numbers of dentally underserved children in the United States.

“The lack of dental care and the prevalence of oral disease in disadvantaged children is critical to underscore,” said Fern K. Ingber, The National Children’s Dental Foundation, Executive Director & CEO. “The creation of this Foundation represents an unheralded uniting of the leaders in the dental industry toward the goal of making a real difference in the lives of children.”

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The origin of The National Children’s Dental Foundation is with The Children’s Dental Center (TCDC) founded Dr. Cherilyn Sheets, based in Inglewood, CA. The TCDC was founded in 1995 to provide disadvantaged children a dental home providing: community-based prevention, education and treatment services for children and their parents. And immediate dental care for urgent oral health problems along with prevention services and education. The TCDC has treated more than 50,000 disadvantaged children and provided education and prevention services to thousands more in the past 10 years.

The National Children’s Dental Foundation based in Inglewood, CA is an industry-supported non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating dental disease and promoting overall health and well-being by supporting and assuring access to the best comprehensive prevention, education, treatment and advocacy programs for the growing numbers of dentally underserved children.

Visit their web site at http://www.TNCDF.org


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