Xlear donation helps NCOHF protect smiles

February 28, 2013
Issue 2

Charlotte, February 2013 - Xlear Inc., an industry leader for xylitol-based products, has donated more than $80,000 in Spry® gumball machines and gumballs containing xylitol to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF).  As a result of this donation, 74 NCOHF Affiliates have received a Spry® gumball machine and gumballs to share with their patients.

Charlotte, February 2013 - Xlear Inc., an industry leader for xylitol-based products, has donated more than $80,000 in Spry® gumball machines and gumballs containing xylitol to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF).  As a result of this donation, 74 NCOHF Affiliates have received a Spry® gumball machine and gumballs to share with their patients. The NCOHF Affiliate network consists of community-based nonprofit programs dedicated to providing the best educational, preventive and restorative services for underserved children in need of care.

“Xlear commends National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairyfor their efforts to promote oral health for at-risk children and their families,” said Blaine Yates, CEO of Xlear Inc.

“We are thrilled to provide NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy Affiliates with a resource for encouraging the use of xylitol among their patients to help prevent caries in underserved populations.”

“Breaking the devastating cycle of childhood tooth decay starts with prevention. This innovative contribution from Xlear provides members of the NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy Affiliate Network with a decay fighting alternative to traditional gumballs to offer their patients,” said Fern Ingber, NCOHF President and CEO. “We are so grateful to Xlear for creating the Spry gumball machines for our Affiliates and their ongoing support of our smile-saving mission.”

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, known as America’s ToothFairy, was formed in 2006 in an aggressive response to eliminate pediatric dental disease by providing community programs with the comprehensive resources to deliver vital educational, preventive and treatment services to children of the most vulnerable populations.  Supporting the delivery of oral health education and care beginning at the prenatal level, NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy has reached millions of children through its national non-profit clinical network and volunteer professional and student community service programs.