Honoring Milly Goldstein - OHA's 27th Annual Gala & Benefit


Oral Health America to Honor Milly Goldstein at 27th Gala & Benefit

Chicago Nonprofit Fundraiser Supports Programming and Offers Premier Networking Ahead of Midwinter

CHICAGO, January 18 – Oral Health America (OHA) announces that Milly Goldstein will be recognized with the Tribute Award at its 27th Annual Gala & Benefit on February 22, 2017 at Navy Pier in Chicago. Ms. Goldstein served as President of the Harry J. Bosworth Company and is the first female recipient of OHA’s Tribute Award.

Each year, OHA honors an individual whose career significantly impacts oral health on a regional or national level; has been innovative, creative and pioneering; demonstrated positive, measurable change over a sustained period; and achieved success in overcoming barriers to oral health access, education and advocacy.

“Ms. Goldstein more than exemplifies each of these criteria for this award in the most profound ways imaginable,” said Beth Truett, President & CEO for Oral Health America. “Her loyalty to Oral Health America’s mission and work as a Board member and her commitment to the dental industry are exemplified in everything she has accomplished. Ms. Goldstein changed the landscape of the industry as the first female president of a dental company. She was also dedicated to the field as chair of many organizations, including having the honor of serving as the first female chair of the American Dental Trade Association (ADTA). We are grateful for all of the work Ms. Goldstein, along with her husband Herbert Pozen, have done for the industry.”

The Tribute Award is presented during the dinner at OHA’s Annual Gala & Benefit, which is recognized as the premier charity event kicking off the Chicago Midwinter Meeting. It will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing, as well as a silent auction.

Tickets for OHA’s Gala are currently on sale. All proceeds underwrite OHA’s mission to connect communities with resources to improve access to care, increase health literacy and raise awareness about the importance of oral health’s impact on overall health. OHA’s programs serving children and older adults are active in 47 states and one U.S. territory as a result of support received from this annual event. Please join Oral Health America for this year’s Gala theme, Broadway: Oral Health Takes Center Stage, and commit to making a difference in the oral health of all Americans, especially those most vulnerable.

The gala is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor – KaVo Kerr Group; Technology Sponsors – Ivoclar Vivadent and Patterson Dental; Entertainment Sponsor – Henry Schein Dental; Plantinum Sponsors – A-dec Inc., Colgate Palmolive Company, Dentsply Sirona, Philips Oral Healthcare, SciCan and Septodont; Raffle Sponsor – Darby Dental Supply; Dessert Sponsor – Midmark Corporation; Diamond Sponsors – Chicago Dental Society and DentaQuest; Quick Raffle Sponsor – Aspen Dental; Wine Draw – Sponsor DentalEZ Integrated Solutions; and Gold Sponsors – Aurelia Gloves, BISCO, Inc., Burkhart Dental and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan.


Tamara Reed Tran
Oral Health America
(312) 836-9900
[email protected]

OHA’s mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to drive access to care, increase health literacy, and advocate for policies that improve overall health through better oral health for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. Through Smiles Across America®, which serves 460,000 children annually, the Wisdom Tooth Project®, which reaches tens of thousands of older adults, and the Campaign for Oral Health Equity, which prioritizes oral health alongside other chronic diseases, OHA helps Americans of all ages to have a healthy mouth and to understand the importance of oral health for overall health. For more information about Oral Health America, please visit oralhealthamerica.org.

For years, Oral Health America’s (OHA) Annual Gala & Benefit has heralded the arrival of the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting as the premier networking event of the year. Our Gala & Benefit is celebrated with more than 1,000 dental and industry professionals, representing as many as 300 companies, private practices and organizations from many disciplines. The Gala is one of our largest fundraisers throughout the year, and helps OHA support the efforts that raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Our programs have grown tremendously since OHA was founded in 1955, in large part because of generous donors and through funds raised at the Gala. Oral Health America invites you to attend our Annual Gala & Benefit to learn more about our innovative programs and communications efforts that promote oral health across the lifespan!

® Smiles Across America and Wisdom Tooth Project are both registered trademarks of Oral Health America