New board for National Children's Oral Health Foundation

June 12, 2012
Issue 6

The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) announces the election of a new slate of officers for 2013 and welcomes new Board Members Robert Hayman, Abe Reichental, Rebecca Slayton DDS, PhD, Melissa Summerfield and Stephen Thorne, IV. The NCOHF slate of officers is as follows:

The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) announces the election of a new slate of officers for 2013 and welcomes new Board Members Robert Hayman, Abe Reichental, Rebecca Slayton DDS, PhD, Melissa Summerfield and Stephen Thorne, IV.

The NCOHF slate of officers is as follows:

Chairman
Thomas M. Prescott, President & CEO, Align Technologies

President
Fern Ingber, MEd, CEO, NCOHF (Ex-Officio)

First Vice President
Kent Chiu, President & CEO, Septodont, Inc.

Second Vice President
Allison Farey, President, Wells Fargo Practice Finance

Treasurer
Paul Guggenheim, President, Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.

Secretary
Huw F. Thomas, BDS, Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine

Newly elected to a three year term on the NCOHF Board of Directors: 

  • Robert Hayman is CEO & Principal of Hayman Advisors and a Principal of Perimetrics, LLC.   

  • Abe Reichental, President & CEO of 3D Systems since 2003, is a recipient of multiple innovation and entrepreneurial awards.   

  • Rebecca Slayton, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa, serves on important committees of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Section on Oral Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Slayton is also Chair of the NCOHF Scientific Advisory Board.

  • Melissa Summerfield is the Senior Publisher of Oral Health Journal and Dental Practice Management in Canada and an active member of the Dental Industry Association of Canada.

  • Stephen Thorne, IV is the Founder, President & CEO of Pacific Dental Services and President of the Dental Group Practice Association, the largest association of dental group practices in America.

 

Serving on the Board of Directors with Mr. Hayman, Mr. Reichental, Dr. Slayton, Ms. Summerfield, Mr. Thorne and the NCOHF Officers are:

  • Christopher Clark, President & CEO, Dentsply International

  • Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, Founder and Director, Practical Clinical Courses

  • Thomas Engels, Retired 3M Executive

  • P. Christopher Holden, President, Heraeus Kulzer, Inc.

  • Nathan Jones, Founder & Chairman, Xlear, Inc.

  • Leo E. Rouse, DDS, FACD, Dean, Howard University College of Dentistry

  • Cherilyn G. Sheets, DDS, Private Practice Dentist

  • John N. Williams, DMD, MBA, Dean, Indiana University School of Dentistry

 “We are honored to have such an extraordinary Board of Directors who are dedicated to improving children’s oral health,” said Fern Ingber, MEd, NCOHF President and CEO.  “Under their guidance, NCOHF will continue to break the cycle of pediatric dental disease by ensuring the children of our most vulnerable populations receive the quality care and services they need and deserve.”