CHICAGO, March 5 — Patterson Dental and the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) announced a new joint initiative to benefit Oral Health America’s (OHA) work with children. Through “A Future to Smile About,” Patterson Dental and AADOM will each donate $50 to OHA’s Smiles Across America® (SAA) program for every AADOM annual membership purchased by dental practices February 25, 2015, through January 31, 2016, with no cap on new memberships.
“At Patterson Dental we are excited to work with AADOM and dental practices to expand support for Oral Health America’s important work for our youth who face barriers to receiving dental care and prevention services,” said Patterson Dental Vice President of Marketing, Merchandise Tim Rogan. “At this special time we also congratulate and thank Oral Health America for their work to increase access to oral health care and education for 60 years.”
SAA reaches more than 460,000 children each year with dental sealants and other preventative dental services through school-based and school-linked settings. Patterson Dental and AADOM are longtime supporters of SAA and all of OHA’s programs that drive access to care, increase health literacy and advocate for policies that improve overall health through oral health.
“We are proud to support Oral Health America’s efforts and work with Patterson Dental to make a lasting impact. OHA has been instrumental in helping children across the nation receive much needed care,” said AADOM President Heather Colicchio.
Patterson Dental and AADOM chose to announce the initiative at OHA’s recent Gala & Benefit, which last year honored Patterson Dental as a million dollar supporter. Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Patterson Companies, and his team were on hand for the announcement.
“We are honored that Patterson Dental and AADOM have chosen to partner together to support OHA’s Smiles Across America program, especially during our 60th anniversary year,” said OHA Development Director Brad McLaughlin. “Their generosity ensures that SAA will be able to continue to reach more children across the country with needed oral healthcare.”
Dental teams interested in purchasing AADOM memberships can visit www.afuturetosmileabout.com, which features complete campaign information. Use the promotion code “OHA15” to ensure the membership is counted as part of the fundraising campaign.