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Gala & Benefit Connects America with Smiles in Support of Oral Health

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CHICAGO, DECEMBER 10 – Oral Health America (OHA) is pleased to announce its 23rd Annual Gala and Benefit at Chicago’s premier lakefront venue, the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on Wednesday, February 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


This year’s theme: Connecting America with Smiles reflects the Chicago-based nonprofit’s mission. Since 1955, OHA has been dedicated to connecting communities with resources to increase access to care, education and advocacy for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable.


“We are always amazed by the support we receive from the dental community to raise significant funds for our programs that help Americans across the nation,” said Beth Truett, President and CEO, Oral Health America. “I would especially like to thank the 2013 sponsors who are integral in the success of the event and allow OHA to bring healthy mouths to life.”


The black-tie fete includes a gourmet dinner, a live band, and the industry’s best networking. The Gala will also feature a live and silent auction which includes a trip to Tokyo, unique experiences with Henry Schein and Patterson Dental executives, and excursions to tropical paradise. Supporters can also participate in an online raffle for the latest tech gadgets and recreational sports equipment.


“As the 2013 gala committee chair and as an OHA board member, I appreciate the loyal support from like-minded corporation and organizations,” said Mike Orrechia, Vice President–General Manager, Septodont-Confi-Dental Division. “This event is a spectacular demonstration of the industry’s shared vision for oral health.”


Set among Chicago’s landmark destination for the third consecutive year, Oral Health America’s 23rd Annual Gala & Benefit is one of the most highly anticipated events. More than 900 guests are expected to attend and raise support for resources, access and advocacy across the country. Last year, more than $500,000 was raised to support the non-profit organization.


The gala and benefit is generously supported by Technology Sponsor; Ivoclar Vivadent, Patterson Dental, Diamond Sponsors; DENTSPLY International, Philips Sonicare, Septodont, DentaQuest, Colgate-Palmolive Co., Platinum Sponsors; Chicago Dental Society, DentalEZ, Midmark, SciCan Raffle Sponsors; Aspen Dental, Gold Sponsors; Atlantic Precious Metal Refining, Burkhart Dental, Karwoski & Courage Public Relations and Planmeca.


To purchase tickets, sponsorships, or additional information please visit or contact Melissa Hoebbel at (312) 836-9900 or

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