Every child deserves a healthy smile.

Our Mission & Vision

Millions of children are without access to dental services and face ongoing health consequences as a result, including untreated tooth decay and other, more intensive dental needs. As a resource provider, America’s ToothFairy increases access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention and treatment services for underserved children.

We work to ensure all children can access dental care and learn about oral health.


In 2000, the Surgeon General issued a national call to action to address the “silent epidemic” of dental disease. Today, pediatric dental disease (severe tooth decay) remains the most prevalent chronic disease affecting children in America.

America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) was founded in 2006 as a collaborative effort of clinicians, academicians, corporate leaders and caring individuals to address the children’s oral health crisis.

Today, America’s ToothFairy continues its commitment to improving children’s oral health outcomes by serving as a resource provider to individuals and organizations facilitating oral health prevention and education services, as well as those providing dental treatment, especially to children in underserved populations.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have provided more than $25.9 million in donated dental products and equipment, educational materials, financial grants and programming to nonprofit dental clinics and community partners. Over 8.9 million children have received oral health care and education from clinics relying on our support. Since 2014, more than 2.4 million oral care products have been distributed to families in need thanks to our corporate partners and volunteers participating in our Smile Drive campaign.

Our Board

Ann Bruck

Ann Bruck


Global Scientific Affairs and Education Leader, Solventum

Maplewood, MN

Paul A. Guggenheim

Paul A. Guggenheim

Vice Chair

Western Region President, Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.

St. Paul, MN

Paul Mondock

Paul Mondock


President for the Americas, Septodont

Lancaster, PA

Julie Paulsen

Julie Paulsen


VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Align Technology, Inc.

San Jose, CA

Tegwyn H. Brickhouse, DDS, PhD

Tegwyn H. Brickhouse, DDS, PhD


Chair, Dept. of Oral Health Promotion & Community Outreach Director, Oral Health Services Research Core Associate Professor, VCU

Richmond, VA

Cherilyn G. Sheets, DDS

Cherilyn G. Sheets, DDS

Private Practice Dentist

Newport Beach, CA

Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Founder and Director of Practical Clinical Courses

Provo, UT

Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders

CEO, TSC EcoSolutions LLC

Heber City, UT

Cherie Le Penske

Cherie Le Penske

Chief Executive Officer, Armor Dental

Boston, MA

Dan Colby

Dan Colby

President, Colby CoVentures

Charlotte, NC

Jill Malmgren

Jill Malmgren

Executive Director (Ex-Officio), America's ToothFairy

Charlotte, NC

Our Team

Jennifer Merritt

Director of Operations

Jennifer is responsible for financial management and human resources. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management from Notre Dame College of Ohio.


Robin Vann


Robin is responsible for overseeing the Dental Resource Program, HERO Program, CHAT Program, and Smile Drive Program. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia, a Master’s degree in Urban Policy from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Spelman College.


Jan Badger


Jan is responsible for all marketing strategy, communications materials, and managing media relationships and social media outreach. She has worked as a media professional and served private-sector and nonprofit clients as a marketing and design professional for more than 25 years.



Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign® system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero® intraoral scanners and services. Align’s products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.

Since 1932, Septodont‘s broad product range has provided the dental community with the most reliable and efficient solutions to their operatory challenges. Septodont’s unrelenting commitment to quality, innovation and service has earned it worldwide recognition as a market leader in pain management and regeneration products. Today, hundreds of thousands of dentists in more than 150 countries rely on Septodont’s dental products.

Solventum, a spin-off from 3M Oral Care, is a new healthcare company built from a legacy of innovation and dedicated to enabling better, smarter, safer healthcare to improve lives

CrownBuyers, a Division of TSC EcoSolutions LLC, has been providing economic and ecological solutions to the medical and dental industry for over thirty-five years. Their crown recycling division has an outstanding reputation for fair pricing and excellent, local service. When you are looking for a dependable source to purchase and recycle your scrap gold and PFM crowns, give CrownBuyers a try!


Financial Accountability

America’s ToothFairy is a GuideStar Exchange Platinum Participant.

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America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Board of Directors and management of America's ToothFairy is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct, financial management, and donor stewardship. America's ToothFairy is audited annually by an independent accounting firm.

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