CHICAGO, November 26, 2018 — Oral Health America (OHA) proudly acknowledges Ivoclar Vivadent as the 2019 Million Dollar Donor. This award will be presented at OHA’s Champions for Change Gala to be held February 20, 2019 at historic Soldier Field in Chicago.
Ivoclar Vivadent helped to launch Oral Health America’s (OHA) Wisdom Tooth Project® (WTP) in 2010. The Wisdom Tooth Project strives to change the lives of senior consumers aging in their communities and especially vulnerable to oral disease.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ivoclar to the OHA Million Dollar Donor family. They have been instrumental not only to our work with older adults but have donated to our Be (In)Kind Product Donation Project, helping school-based and school-linked programs to reduce operating costs and serve more children,” said Beth Truett, President & CEO of OHA. “Ivoclar’s continued commitment to OHA and to improving the oral and overall health of children, families, older adults and their caregivers helps to ensure all Americans enjoy healthier mouths and lives.”
Ivoclar Vivadent also helps OHA by offering a challenge grant each November and December for end-of-year donations up to $50,000. These funds allow OHA to reach older adults through Toothwisdom.org, a website that serves both seniors and their caregivers by providing information about oral health in aging and by connecting individuals with affordable dental clinics through the “Find Care” tool. In Western New York, Ivoclar joined with OHA and the University at Buffalo to offer Tooth Wisdom®: Get Smart About Your Mouth educational workshops, teaching older adults about the importance of oral health on overall health.
“Over the years, our work with OHA has been both exciting and humbling,” said Robert Ganley CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent. “Each and every day, OHA strives to educate and improve oral health care for our country, especially those in need. We are extremely proud of and committed to the focus on the dental healthcare of older adults who lack both access to and financial capacity for proper dental care. To see what they have accomplished over the years as well as their vision for the future makes this partnership truly rewarding.”
By celebrating this occasion at our 29th Annual Gala, Ivoclar Vivadent will stand with other Million Dollar Donors who have been involved in and supported OHA’s work over the years.
The annual Champions for Change Gala serves as the premier networking event for the dental industry, providing a relaxed space for industry leaders to connect and mingle while supporting the important work OHA does to improve the oral health of the nation.
ABOUT ORAL HEALTH AMERICA (OHA)
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 over 447,000 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.
® Smiles Across America and Wisdom Tooth Project are both registered trademarks of Oral Health America
About Ivoclar Vivadent
Ivoclar Vivadent is a global leader in innovative materials and processes for quality, esthetic dentistry. The company employs over 3200 people and operates in over 120 countries throughout the world. Ivoclar Vivadent is headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Its North American headquarters is based in Amherst, NY. For more information, call 1-800-533-6825 in the U.S., 1-800-263-8182 in Canada.