(Charlotte, NC, April 5, 2018) Continuing its long-standing commitment to the mission of America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation has signed Patterson Dental on as the Title Sponsor for the 2018 National Mobile Outreach Initiative.
Patterson’s $100,000 contribution will provide resources for mobile programs and components serving more than 50,000 children in need across the country. It will also support America’s ToothFairy operations, programs and resources, which bring dental services to underserved children who live in urban and rural Dental Healthcare Professional Shortage Areas or have limited transportation options.
Through the National Mobile Outreach Initiative, America’s ToothFairy clinical partners overcome barriers to care by providing dental services in mobile units, schools and childcare facilities, community centers and other familiar settings. By meeting underserved families where they live, work, learn and play, children who may otherwise have fallen through the cracks will receive critical preventive and restorative oral health care.
“With Patterson Dental’s generous contribution, we can provide critical resources to help expand access to care for children in need,” said Jill Malmgren, Executive Director of America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. “We are very grateful for their continued support and value their partnership in improving children’s oral health outcomes.”
“Access to dental care is vital to the overall health of our nation,” commented Paul Guggenheim, Western Region President and NCOHF Board member. “Patterson Dental is proud to support America’s ToothFairy and the National Mobile Outreach Initiative to address this issue.”
Patterson Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a distributor serving the dental and animal health markets. Patterson’s Dental segment provides a complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America. To learn more visit pattersoncompanies.com.
About America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation
As a resource provider, America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) increases access to oral health care by supporting non-profit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention and treatment services for underserved children. Since its inception in 2006, America’s ToothFairy has distributed more than $18 million in donated products, educational materials and financial grants to improve oral health outcomes for children and youth in need. For more information, visit AmericasToothFairy.org.
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