OHA 60th Anniversary

Oral Health America was founded in 1955 as "The Foundation for Dental Education," with the mission to help promising dental educators receive financial assistance and training. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary in 2015, our name and mission have evolved, but we continue to work for improving the oral health of the nation.

Read about how we're celebrating the anniversary in our press release (PDF 565 kB) from earlier this year.

Interviews with OHA Leaders

As part of our 60th anniversary celebration, Oral Health America is conducting a series of commemorative interviews regarding our founding “fathers” with the present leadership of the organizations that helped start OHA.

John Williams CharlesHineHonoring Our Founders: Interview with Drs. John Williams & Charles Hine

March 16, 2015

Oral Health America recently spoke with Dr. John N. Williams (left), Dean of Indiana University School of Dentistry, and Charles Hine (right), DDS MSD, grandson of Dr. Maynard Hine, IU Dean from 1945-1968 and an OHA founder.

Read the full interview >>

Bret WiseInterview with Bret Wise, DENTSPLY Chairman & CEO

April 9, 2015

Oral Health America recently spoke with Bret Wise, Chairman & CEO of DENSTPLY, a company that has been one of OHA's strongest advocates throughout its 60-year history .

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Dr AlfanoInterview with Dr. Michael Alfano, Dean and Executive Vice President Emeritus at New York University

June 18, 2015

Oral Health America recently spoke with Dr. Michael Alfano regarding Dr. Raymond Nagle, who was an OHA founder and the NYU Dean from 1953-1968.

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Gary PriceInterview with Gary Price, President and CEO of the Dental Trade Alliance

July 9, 2015

Oral Health America recently spoke with Gary Price, President and CEO of the Dental Trade Alliance, a company that has been one of OHA's strongest advocates throughout its 60-year history.

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Dr. Kathleen O’LoughlinInterview with Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the American Dental Association

December 12, 2015

Oral Health America recently spoke with Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the American Dental Association.

Read the full interview >>

The Story of OHA's 60-year History

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