Centrix Grant Awarded to NCOHF Affiliate


NCOHF Awards Centrix Dental Grant to San Gabriel Valley Foundation for Dental Health

(Charlotte, NC, November, 2012)With a generous donation from Centrix Dental, a leader in delivery systems and related products for dental professionals, National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) has awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 to the San Gabriel Valley Foundation for Dental Health (SGVFDH). The Centrix Dental Grant will support an outreach education program that will reach over 11,000 children in the next year.

“Centrix is proud to support the great work of NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy,” said Bill Dragan, President, Centrix Incorporated. “We share their commitment and applaud their dedication to promoting oral health for children in need.”

“We would like to thank Centrix for their contribution, and we are honored to receive this grant through NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy.” Shirley Ann Ayala, Outreach Program Coordinator at San Gabriel Valley Foundation for Dental Health. “With this grant, we can reach thousands of children and help break the cycle of dental disease throughout San Gabriel Valley.”

“We are very grateful that Centrix supports our smile-saving, child-saving mission,” remarked Fern Ingber, NCOHF President and CEO. “Their generosity will help ensure thousands of underserved children receive vital oral health education.”

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, known as America’s ToothFairy, was formed in 2006 in an aggressive response to eliminate pediatric dental disease by providing community programs with the comprehensive resources to deliver vital educational, preventive, and treatment services to children of the most vulnerable populations. Supporting the delivery of oral health education and care beginning at the prenatal level, NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy has reached millions of children through its national non-profit clinical network and volunteer professional and student community service programs.

About the San Gabriel Valley Foundation for Dental Health

Founded in 1997, the San Gabriel Valley Foundation for Dental Health is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality dental care to financially disadvantaged children in the San Gabriel Valley. For more information about the San Gabriel Valley Foundation for Dental Health, visit www.sgvfdh.com.

About Centrix®

Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Centrix Dental was created in 1970 by Dr. William B. Dragan, a dentist who sought to give the dental profession an easier way to delivery composite resins and cements from the mixing pad to the tooth. Over the years, Centrix has expanded its product line to include the popular Mark II Syringe, standard tubes, Mark III™ Plastic syringe and PCR tubes. For more information about Centrix Dental, visit www.centrixdental.com.

About National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy®

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to raising awareness of the #1 chronic childhood illness: pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and eliminating this preventable disease from future generations. NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy draws on vast national resources to secure and distribute product and financial donations along with innovative preventive programs to a growing network of university and community-based dental clinics, health centers, mobile and outreach programs throughout America. For more information about NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy, please visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org.

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