KaVo Group Joins NCOHF as Underwriting Partner

Charlotte, North Carolina- The KaVo Group, a world innovator in dentistry, has made a leadership commitment to the health of our nation’s children as the newest National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothfairyÒ (NCOHF) Underwriting partner. The KaVo Group is an affiliation of world-class dental brands including KaVo, Pelton & Crane, Marus, DEXIS, Gendex, I-CAT, Instrumentarium and SOREDEX.

Founded in 2006 to address the growing epidemic of pediatric dental disease, NCOHF supports delivery of comprehensive care to at-risk children through a national Affiliate network of community-based oral health clinics and outreach programs. In just five years, NCOHF Affiliates have reached more than 1 million children with vital preventive, restorative, and educational oral health services. NCOHF Underwriters include leading national and international dental corporations that fund all Foundation operating and program expenses, ensuring 100% of every additional dollar donated to NCOHF provides underserved children with the care they deserve.

“We are thrilled to have become an underwriter and advocate for NCOHF. The core values of the NCOHF and the KaVo Group are very similar,” said Henk van Duijhoven, President and Global Group Executive, KaVo Group. “We use innovative ideas, the best team and spirit of continuous improvement to drive awareness and access to comprehensive pediatric oral health services to eliminate this epidemic.”

“We are honored that KaVo has joined us in our mission to eliminate children’s needless suffering from America’s number one chronic childhood illness,” said Fern Ingber, NCOHF President and CEO. “Their laudable philanthropy makes it possible for NCOHF to respond to the escalating number of children in critical need of services in 2011.”