(March 14, 2017, Charlotte, NC)— More than 30 non-profit clinics and organizations providing dental services to underserved children received donations of toothbrushes and hand sanitizer thanks to America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) and Dr. Fresh, LLC. The recipient organizations collaborate with America’s ToothFairy to increase access to dental services and ensure children have the tools they need for good daily health habits.
Dr. Fresh, LLC, is a leading provider of oral care products for all ages sold under well-known brands including Firefly®, REACH®, Dr. Fresh®, Binaca® and Dazzling White®. Valued at more than $137,000, the donation to NCOHF included more than 39,000 Reach® Disney Phineas and Ferb toothbrushes and 38,000 bottles of Angry Birds hand sanitizer.
Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic (KMCDC) in Bend, Oregon, was grateful to be one of the organizations selected to receive toothbrushes from Dr. Fresh. KMCDC provides dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications, sealants, and oral care kits to children in nearly 20 area schools. “When we visit the schools for screenings, it is amazing how many children tell us they don’t have a toothbrush at home,” said Debbi Smith, KMCDC Manager of Programs and Operations. “We couldn’t do what we do without the support of organizations like Dr. Fresh and America’s ToothFairy.”
“Dr. Fresh is proud to support the mission of America’s ToothFairy and the work of non-profit dental clinics and programs serving children across the country,” said Geoff Carroll, Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer, Dr. Fresh. “Through our Firefly & REACH brands, the leader in children’s oral care solutions, we strive to make brushing fun and enable healthy lifelong habits. This donation is a continuation of that mission, ensuring children and their families have access to quality personal care products.”
“We are very grateful to Dr. Fresh for this valuable product donation and their commitment to children’s health and wellness,” said Jill Malmgren, Executive Director of America’s ToothFairy. “Thanks to this donation, the clinics and community partners we support will be better equipped to promote positive health habits and improve children’s oral health in their communities.”
About Dr. Fresh
Dr. Fresh LLC is a leading designer and marketer of branded, licensed and private label oral care and personal care products, including REACH®, Dr. Fresh®, Firefly®, and Binaca®, which are sold primarily through food, drug, mass merchant and value retailers. Firefly is the #1 selling brand in kids toothbrushes. Dr. Fresh is headquartered in Buena Park, California. For more information, please visit www.drfresh.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, NCOHF has distributed more than $17 million in donated products, educational materials and financial grants to improve oral health outcomes for children and youth in need. For more information, visit www.NCOHF.org.