America’s ToothFairy announced today that Patterson Dental has generously donated $100,000 to support America’s ToothFairy and their National Mobile Care Initiative, supporting dental care for thousands of children in need across the country. The announcement marks the 12th straight year of support for the foundation from Patterson Dental.
Since 2007, Patterson Dental provided more than $1.8 million dollars of support for America’s ToothFairy operational expenses and children’s oral health programs. Patterson Dental is the Title Sponsor of America’s ToothFairy’s National Mobile Care Initiative, which provided critical funding, dental supplies, educational materials and other resources to 42 mobile dental clinics serving 152,641 children nationwide last year.
Tim Rogan, Patterson Dental Senior Vice President and General Manager, stated, “Our company has a long history of supporting America’s ToothFairy programs for underserved youth. Patterson Dental is honored to continue our support this year as an America’s ToothFairy Corporate Underwriter and Title Sponsor for the National Mobile Care Initiative to ensure thousands of children receive essential dental care.”
“More than 60 percent of the children served by our partner mobile clinics live in communities with dental healthcare professional shortages, ”America’s ToothFairy Executive Director, Jill Malmgren said. “Without the support of Patterson Dental, many of these children would continue to go without care, suffering in silence from the preventable pain of tooth decay. We are so very grateful to Patterson Dental for their long-standing support of our mission to provide access to care as well as educational and preventive services.”
Patterson Dental’s Western Region President, Paul Guggenheim will also continue to serve as Vice Chair on America’s ToothFairy’s Board ofDirectors. “We are proud to partner with the team at America’s ToothFairy to help provide care and prevent decay for our nation’s most vulnerable kids,” he said. “Although we can record the thousands of children who receive care because of our support, the impact of that care throughout their lifetime is immeasurable.”
About Patterson Dental
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.