NCOHF Welcomes New Board Members and Announces Slate of Officers

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) announces the election of the slate of officers and welcomes Board Members Robert Hayman, Abe Reichental, Dr. Rebecca Slayton, Melissa Summerfield and Stephen Thorne, IV.
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June 12, 2012 - PRLog -- (Charlotte, June 12, 2012) – 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.”

About National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy®
National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to raising awareness of the #1 chronic childhood illness: pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and eliminating this preventable disease from future generations. NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy draws on vast national resources to secure and distribute product and financial donations along with innovative preventive programs to a growing network of university and community-based dental clinics, health centers, mobile and outreach programs throughout America.  For more information about NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy, please visit
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