CHICAGO— National nonprofit Oral Health America (OHA) recently welcomed two new program mangers to head the organization's Smiles Across America® (SAA) and Wisdom Tooth Project (WTP) programs. SAA reaches over 400,000 children annually in school-based or school-linked settings, providing needed oral health care and education. WTP is OHA's older adult program, focusing on educating Americans about the importance of oral health for older adults and connecting this population with resources for adequate care.
Tina Montgomery comes to OHA from the American Dental Association, where she worked as a Program Specialist for Give Kids a Smile and National Children's Dental Health Month. She also has experience working with the American Dental Association and as Lead Project Coordinator for the Juvenile Risk Reduction Initiative for the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Tina is heading up the SAA program and focusing on NSTEP® (National Spit Tobacco Education Program) as well.
Dora Fisher, MPH, is the Program Manager for the WTP and has worked with older adult issues for most of her career. Dora previously served as a Research Specialist at the Institute on Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as the Health Outreach Program Manager at the White Crane Wellness Center in Chicago.