Oral Health America
Oral Health America (OHA) is a national non-profit organization, based in Chicago, which seeks to improve the mouth health of Americans across the lifecycle—especially those most vulnerable. OHA acts as an umbrella organization for 4 key programs: Campaign for Oral Health Equity, Smiles Across America®, NSTEP® (National Spit Tobacco Education Program) and the Wisdom Tooth Project®.
Through these programs, OHA reaches 400,000 children annually to provide preventive dental services. OHA has a commitment to America’s Promise Alliance, founded by Colin and Alma Powell, to seal 2,000,000 teeth by 2020 to ensure children are healthy and ready to learn. OHA partners with Little League International to deliver education to over 350,000 families during Little League World Series about the dangers of smokeless tobacco. Oral Health America is also developing tools and building partnerships to address our aging population’s oral health care needs.
Whether through grants, educational webinars or product donations that help lower operating costs, our mission is simple and clear: to connect communities with resources so that the best partners do the best job on the ground in helping the American public to be healthy, to be free of pain, to learn, to be employable and to enjoy self-esteem.
Resources that educate families about the dangerous of spit and smokeless tobacco use, and recourses to quit.
Smiles Across America Product Donation Project
Donated dental product for communities that serve children and families through school-based programs and low-income clinics.
Grants for Community Projects
Funding from $1,000 to $30,000 for community projects related to educating and providing access to care for children, families and older adults.
Programs and Alliances
Smiles Across America®
Provides funding, technical assistance and product for school-based and school-linked dental health services.
Provides educational resources to families about the dangerous of spit and smokeless tobacco.
Wisdom Tooth Project
Provides older adults and their care advisors with resources to understand the relationship between oral health and overall health and path to access dental care.
Fall for Smiles
Grassroots consumer messaging campaign during back-to-school time that encourages kids and families to brush, floss, eat healthy snacks and avoid tobacco year round.
PEW Children’s Dental Campaign, Special Care Dentistry Association, Tobacco Free Kids, Voices for America’s Children.
Oral Health America
410 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 352
Chicago, IL 60611
Media Contact: Melissa Hoebbel, Tel: 312.836.9900, Ext. 16