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The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) and Patterson Dental have launched a yearlong initiative to raise funds for Oral Health America’s (OHA) Smiles Across America® (SAA) program. SAA coordinates dental care and prevention services for underserved children and promotes oral health in underserved communities.
The campaign is called “A Future to Smile About” and was unveiled by OHA President and CEO Beth Truett at the 25th Oral Health America Gala & Benefit in Chicago on February 25th. OHA celebrates 60 years of improving oral health. AADOM President Heather Colicchio and Patterson Dental Vice President of Merchandise Tim Rogan were both in attendance.
Through “A Future to Smile About,” AADOM and Patterson Dental will each donate $50 to OHA for every AADOM annual membership purchased by dental practices through this campaign, February 25, 2015 through January 31, 2016. At the event Colicchio said “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.”
She is very excited that AADOM’s membership will be able to contribute to the worthy cause as well as maintain their commitment to continuing education. “Our members make a difference in their local communities and this relationship with Patterson Dental and OHA helps us to make a larger impact on the nation’s health. Our entire AADOM team is happy to represent the membership at this event.” AADOM’s Executive Director Kim McQueen serves on the 2015 Gala & Benefit Committee.
Dental team members can participate in the “A Future to Smile About” campaign by purchasing AADOM membership via www.afuturetosmileabout.com and by using the promotion code “OHA15.” Use of the code will ensure that the membership counts toward the campaign. Patterson Dental will publicize and drive support throughout 2015 through their media channels. Smiles Across America reaches over 460,000 children each year through the financial support of AADOM, Patterson, and other dental entities.
The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) is the nation's largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals. Our mission is to provide our members with networking, resources and education to help them achieve the highest level of professional development. For more information visit www.dentalmanagers.com or call 732.842.9977
About Patterson Dental
Patterson Dental, a leading distributor of dental products, equipment and technology in the U.S. and Canada, serves as the largest business in the progressive, global Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) family of businesses. Patterson is committed to creating value for customers through products, services and lasting relationships. Dental professionals who partner with Patterson enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that come with relying on one trusted source for everything they need.