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2011 annual report nurturing promising programs for more effective oral health care


about the DTAF:

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The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation supports innovative programs designed to increase the effectiveness of the oral health care system by encouraging changes in overall consumer behavior, improving access for the underserved population, and enhancing the efficiency of the oral health care system. Through careful management of donor funds and thoughtful selection of seed programs, the DTAF leverages its growing portfolio to create important advancements in oral health care.

our mission:

To improve access to, and productivity of, the oral healthcare system by identifying, nurturing, and leveraging promising projects.

our vision:

To be the premier foundation in oral healthcare, by attracting and supporting innovative initiatives that directly improve access to care for millions of North Americans annually.

d e n ta l t r a d e a l l i a n c e f o u n d at i o n


letter from the chairman

Dear DTAF Friends and Supporters: I’m pleased to report that 2011 was a year of continued growth for the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation (DTAF). The DTAF remains committed to responsible stewardship of DTA members’ donations, helping fund many important initiatives to advance the goals of the oral health community. Since its inception in 2001, the DTA Foundation has provided more than $780,000 in funding for 40 different charitable projects, bringing oral health care access to millions of underserved individuals in the U.S.

Highlights of DTAF’s 2011 accomplishments include: • A major initiative was the formation of the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives coalition. Over 35 organizations have joined the coalition to work with the Ad Council to promote a three-year public service ad campaign to educate and raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health and its tie to disease prevention. The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives’ goal is improving children’s oral health so that they can develop into healthy adults. •

Six innovative projects received grant funding, up to $25,000 each, from the DTAF. These projects, managed by charitable organizations that exemplify DTAF’s goals, have the potential to expand, impacting access to care on a national level. Working with the wellrespected Santa Fe Group, an oral health think tank, the DTAF grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Oral Health America: Wisdom Tooth Project

American Academy of Pediatrics: Training grants & oral health kits for AAP Chapter Oral Health Advocates

Metropolitan State University: Advanced Dental Therapists providing community-based care for underserved populations

Children’s Dental Health Project: Children’s Dental Health Project & Affordable Care Act Implementation Project

University of Maryland, College Park: Oral Health Education for Pregnant Teens

University of Pittsburgh: Caries-risk factor assessment and counseling by pediatricians

The DTAF developed program criteria and eligibility guidelines for a new dental student scholarship program as the result of a major donation from the Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation. The program began accepting scholarship applications in 2012.

The DTAF has played a significant role in supporting the Dental Lifeline Network through its DentaCheques program.

• DTAF held the third annual “Evening of Thanks” Gala in New York City honoring the many generous foundation donors, as well as the 2011 DTAF grant recipients. Thanks to our engaged and influential Board of Directors, the DTAF continues to move forward by giving back. I’m proud of the organization’s accomplishments in 2011 and appreciate your continued support as we work to have an even greater impact on access to oral health care across North America. Respectfully Yours,

Steve Knight, Crown Seating DTAF Chair

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history of the DTA Foundation

THE DTA FOUNDATION (DTAF) was created in 2001 to improve access to, and productivity of, the oral health care system by identifying, nurturing, and leveraging promising projects. It is the Foundation’s vision to be the premier foundation in oral health care, by attracting and supporting innovative initiatives that directly improve access to care for millions of North Americans annually. As a result of the former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher’s report in 2000, the dental community was shocked to learn that the number of children and adults lacking dental insurance was twice the number of those without medical insurance. The report identified profound disparities in access and effectively issued a challenge to the dental community, and our community responded. Before the year 2000 was out, the Dental Trade Alliance had convened a membership roundtable to focus on key issues related to the disparity in oral care. It also created a membership organization, the Oral Care Access Committee, to pursue research and other initiatives designed to remove obstacles to oral care access. In 2002, this committee teamed with the Santa Fe Group, a nonprofit public health advocacy organization, by providing strategic direction and seed money (courtesy of our Founding Donors) to start the Oral Care Access Scholars Program. This program supported ten research and serviceoriented projects, dealing with such issues as dental office productivity, acceptance of new technologies, and culturally sensitive public education regarding oral care. In 2006, the DTAF initiated a strategy to collaborate with key industry organizations such as the American Dental Association. The DTAF provided $100,000 in support to the ADA Give Kids a Smile® program between 2006 and 2009. In addition, the DTAF has collaborated with and funded projects initiated by the American Dental Hygienists Association, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. These types of strategic partnerships resulted in the development of innovative projects across the United States with the primary focus on increasing access to oral care. The DTAF was created to build upon these types of programs, seeking new and innovative initiatives pursuant to the expansion of oral care access.

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message from the executive director

Tooth decay is the number one chronic illness in U.S. children today. Together we can change that statistic! Together, we can make a difference in the oral health care of millions of Americans. The DTAF is seeking and creating new ways for more and more Americans to access oral health care. DTAF programs making a difference include: • • •

DTAF grants which are funding new and innovative projects to increase access to oral health care; DTAF/Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation Dental Student Scholarship recognizing a commitment to community services; and the oral health literacy Ad Council Campaign.

It is through your generous donations that the DTAF is able to continue funding new and innovative programs. Charitable projects throughout the United States utilize DTAF grant funding as seed money to implement innovative programs and garner additional funding from other sources enabling them to grow their projects from the local and regional level to the national level. One such example is Kids Smiles of DC. This 2010 grant recipient utilized DTAF funding during the 2011 fiscal year to provide an integrated program of clinical care including cleanings, fluoride treatment, fillings, sealants, extractions, and operating room services, coupled with in-house and community-based outreach education and screenings. Kids Smiles created a service model that preemptively addresses all of the typical barriers to successful treatment in at-risk communities. Kids Smiles of DC serves children from birth to 18, and one day a week offers dental services to entire families who do not have a dental home elsewhere in Ward 7 (a low income area with a high percentage of at-risk children). The first stage of education and community partnerships was forged with Ward 7 public and charter schools. Kids Smiles of DC provided the following first tier services from December 10, 2010 through December 10, 2011: Clinical: Patients served: Number of services offered: Education and Outreach: Educated: Screened:

1,169 1,679 1,962 children 6,981 children

On January 9, 2012, Kids Smiles of DC transitioned to stage 2 of their outreach services. They are continuing to provide existing services and partnerships while adding new community collaborations. Kids Smiles is an excellent example of an innovative program utilizing DTAF seed funding to assist in the creation of the initial phase of the program, and once the first phase has been implemented, utilizing additional resources moving forward to expand their reach. Your continued support allows us to fund these innovative programs and reach more and more Americans in need of oral health care each year. We look forward to your continued support as we move forward with more grant funding, new dental scholarships and the new oral health literacy Ad Council Campaign. Thank you for supporting these critical projects with your donations! It is an honor to work for an organization that is really making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans. Sincerely,

Laura Fleming Doyle, CAE Executive Director (See page 6 for more information on the AD Council Campaign and page 7 for more information on the scholarship program.) {5}


programs 2011

Nurturing Promising Programs for More Effective Oral Health Care The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, Ad Council Collaborate to Improve Children’s Oral Health The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation is proud to partner with the Ad Council and distinguished members of the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives coalition on this three-year oral health literacy campaign. The Ad Council, known for such iconic public service advertising campaigns as McGruff the Crime Dog’s “Take A Bite Out Of Crime,” will conduct a national campaign to improve children’s oral health. The goal of the three-year campaign is to raise awareness and educate parents and caregivers about the value of good oral health for their children and how it can be achieved. The campaign is the brainchild of the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives dental coalition, which is made up of more than 30 dental organizations led by the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation. The Ad Council accepted the coalition’s proposal in June 2011. The DTAF is a member of the coalition whose members expect that the Ad Council’s commitment to an extensive multi-year, national public service advertising campaign will help improve the oral health of America’s children.  The Ad Council will be developing oral health messages stressing prevention and the ways parents and caregivers can instill positive behaviors that will result in a lifetime of good oral health.  The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives dental coalition joins other notable organizations that have worked with the Ad Council to address social issues through public service campaigns. Some unforgettable slogans from the Ad Council’s previous campaigns include the United Negro College Fund’s “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration‘s “You Could Learn A Lot From A Dummy” and “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk.” The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives dental coalition includes:* • Academy of General Dentistry • American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry • American Academy of Pediatrics

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• American Academy of Periodontology • American Association for Dental Research • American Association of Endodontists • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons • American Association of Orthodontists • American Association of Public Health Dentistry • American Association of Women Dentists • American College of Prosthodontists • American Dental Assistants Association • American Dental Association • American Dental Education Association • American Dental Hygienists Association • Association of State & Territorial Dental Directors • California Dental Association • Children’s Dental Health Project • Connecticut Coalition for Oral Health • Dental Trade Alliance Foundation • DentaQuest Foundation • Hispanic Dental Association • Medicaid/SCHIP Dental Association • National Children’s Oral Health Foundation • National Dental Association • Oral Health America • Organization for Safety, Asepsis & Prevention • Santa Fe Group • Society of American Indian Dentists • US Department of Health & Human Services The campaign is slated to begin appearing in national media and on a customized website in 2012.


The Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation contributed $50,000 to create a restricted fund with the DTAF to support the efforts of the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation to improve dental education in the United States. The DTAF has agreed to match the Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation donation. This will enable the DTAF to provide two $5,000 scholarships per year to dental students in the U.S. for the next 10 years. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize dental students who have an established commitment to community service by providing $5,000 in financial support to a third or fourth year dental student who has demonstrated: academic excellence in dentistry; financial need; and a commitment to community service.

programs 2011

DTAF/Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Recognizing a Commitment to Community Service

The Santa Fe Group The Santa Fe Group is a renowned think tank dedicated to addressing the challenges of oral health care, including disparities, inefficiencies, and inequities in access to care, as well as leadership, training and mentoring throughout dentistry. Its members draw on their experiences in the ranks of scholarship, research, professional and corporate leadership, government service, and education to identify and implement effective solutions through research and policy analysis. In 2011, the DTAF again worked with the Santa Fe Group to evaluate and rank grant proposals submitted to the DTAF from various charitable organizations, and select the 6 winners for the year. Members of the Santa Fe Group also assisted in the development of the eligibility criteria for the new DTAF/Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation Dental Student Scholarship, recognizing a commitment to community service.

Dental Lifeline Network The DTAF worked closely with the Dental Lifeline Network in 2011 to further develop their DentaCheques program. Serving as DTAF co-chairs for this project, Eric Shirley and Dave Misiak worked with the DLN to increase sales of the DentaCheques coupon books.  Coupon book sales for the 2011 fiscal year generated $1.33 million in gross revenues, a 23.5% increase over the previous year. By early 2012, DentaCheques revenues for the next fiscal year were projected to reach over $1.6 million. DentaCheques coupon books sales provide funding for DLN’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program which provides dental services to our nation’s most vulnerable people; people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. Through DDS, 7,495 people received $21.6 million in dental treatment and laboratories donated $2 million in fabrications during the 2011 fiscal year.

Grants Since first starting its grants program in 2002, the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation has provided over $780,000 in funding to over 40 different innovative charitable projects designed to improve access to oral health care. In 2011, the DTAF selected 6 programs from a field of 119 applicants to receive a total of $125,000 in funding. The successful grant recipients had to demonstrate that their innovative project would not only improve access to oral care in their immediate area, but at the conclusion of the pilot program the project would have the potential to grow and be implemented in other areas of the country. Past recipients have used DTAF seed money to expand and create access to oral health care for an expanding number of needy Americans.

Dental ReSERVE™ In 2011 the DTAF launched Dental ReSERVE™, a web site designed to provide a format for dental manufacturers to donate equipment and supplies to non-profit organizations that provide free dental care to those in need.

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(For a complete list of previous DTAF grant recipients, please see pages 12-13.)

2011 grant projects

American Academy of Pediatrics: $25,000 Dental caries are the most common chronic disease of early childhood and many young children are not able to access a dentist for early preventive oral health care. To address this gap, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has worked to educate pediatricians and other health professionals about the importance of oral health and how to incorporate oral health services (oral screening, anticipatory guidance, risk assessment, referral to a dental home and fluoride varnish) into their practices. To this end, the AAP has built a network of 53 trained Chapter Oral Health Advocates (COHAs). A COHA is a pediatrician representing an AAP state chapter who has been trained in oral health and how to incorporate oral health services into the medical home. To accomplish this, they require support to ensure that they have the resources to provide high quality training and support. Through funding from the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, the AAP will provide training grants and oral health kits to COHAs to support their efforts to train practices on oral health services.

Grassroots training to get the word out about oral health in pediatrics is core to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ efforts to improve children’s oral health. Funding from the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation has allowed us to administer the Chapter Oral Health Advocate Support Program that funds pediatricians in several of our state Chapters to educate others about oral health implementation, including oral health risk assessment, patient education, and the application of fluoride varnish for high risk children. Going right to the providers in their offices, residency programs, and Chapters is vital to pushing this important change in primary health care delivery.

bridging the gap between access and care

In 2011, the DTAF selected the following 6 charitable projects to receive a total of $125,000 in funding. The successful grant recipients had to demonstrate that their innovative project would not only improve access to oral care in their immediate area but at the conclusion of the pilot program, the project would have the potential to grow and be implemented in other areas of the country.

—Lauren F. Barone, MPH, Manager, Oral Health Division of Pediatric Practice, Department of Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics

University of Maryland, College Park: $12,500 In this pre-pilot project, the University of Maryland, College Park is partnering with educators and school nurses in the city of Seat Pleasant, MD, to educate at least 20 teens about their oral health and that of their child. The emphasis of the project is the importance of the mother’s oral health during pregnancy; how and where to get dental care; how to maintain good oral health during and after pregnancy; fluoride regimes appropriate for them and their infants; how to prevent transmission of the caries causing bacteria to their infant; and how to promote good oral health in their child. Key health messages will be reinforced through monthly meetings and weekly communications (text messages/e-mail/regular mail). Participants will be followed until the infant is two years of age even though the project is one year in length.

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The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) was instrumental in the crafting and ensuring the inclusion of 18 significant oral health provisions in the recently passed health reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among changes the ACA will bring is increased access to dental services as millions more children will receive dental coverage in the coming years – both public and private coverage. State policy makers and regulators play a significant role in the implementation of these oral health improvements, including their integration with existing public programs. However, federal regulatory guidance is necessary in order for states to move forward. More than a decade of experience by CDHP has provided the foundation for recognizing this historic opportunity and need to work with Congress and state advocates to advance access to care that is possible through ACA but is in jeopardy due to federal and state budgets. DTAF funds will help CDHP in their efforts to educate regulators about the need to expand access to dental care and implement cost effective strategies to improve oral health.

University of Pittsburgh, Division of General Academic Pediatrics: $12,500 Early childhood caries are the most common chronic disease of childhood and the prevalence is increasing. However, with early detection of the risk factors for caries, and effective counseling on oral hygiene and dental care, many cases of early childhood caries can be prevented. Children typically receive early and frequent medical care from their primary care provider, therefore this study seeks to explore the role of pediatricians in assessing caries-risk factors in children and to examine potential interventions to promote improved oral hygiene. The goals of this project are to: 1. Determine if pediatricians can accurately identify visible plaque on the teeth of young children, as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends in assessing a child’s caries-risk. 2. To employ a longitudinal approach in evaluating the effectiveness of plaque disclosure as a means to change oral hygiene practices and examine young children at risk for early childhood caries. The outcomes of this study could lead to an enhanced use of the medical home in evaluating children at risk for early childhood caries and, ultimately, in preventing them.

When our project, C-PLAC, was initially envisioned, its impact was only theoretical. But DTAF’s support has since enabled a team of pediatricians, dentists, dental hygienists, and other researchers to bring C-PLAC to life. Therefore, before the first child was even enrolled in this study, a larger goal was achieved: medical and dental professionals were brought together as one unit to improve children’s oral health. More exciting results to come! —S. Amanda Dumas, MD, Postdoctoral Scholar, General Academic Pediatrics Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

2011 grant projects

The Children’s Dental Health Project: $25,000

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2011 grant projects

Metropolitan State University: $25,000 Metropolitan State University has initiated an innovative program to increase dental care in Minnesota by preparing Advanced Dental Therapists (ADTs) to provide community-based care for underserved populations. Based upon Minnesota statute 150A.01, individuals prepared for this unique scope of practice focus on treating and preventing dental disease in settings not reached by existing dental care teams, such as nursing homes, homeless shelters, schools and other settings. To prepare ADTs for this role and provide clinical experience in diverse communities, Metropolitan State University is building an educational dental clinic that simultaneously prepares this new workforce and provides much needed care to the diverse community. Metropolitan secured the necessary funds to build and equip the clinic. DTAF funds will be used to introduce the dental therapy role to the community, to build community awareness about the services available at this new clinic and develop educational resources in multiple languages to support the patients.

The support received from the DTAF contributed to our ability to successfully open the Metropolitan State Dental Clinic. These dollars contributed to community celebration and outreach activities to introduce the advanced dental therapy role and the clinic services to the community and provided for the development of patient education materials. As we expand our service to the community, these dollars will assist in obtaining materials in various languages.

—Laurie Landwehr, Office Manager, College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Oral Health America: $25,000 Oral Health America’s (OHA) Wisdom Tooth Project (WTP) seeks to improve the oral health of vulnerable older adults through five strategies, including the future development of a web portal for use by decision-makers in older adults’ oral health care. The portal will provide national and regional content and information. DTAF funds will be used for web portal research, specifically to investigate the opportunities and resources available in one community that the portal could promote and link to. These findings will allow OHA to create a model for other regionallyfocused portions of the future WTP site. This effort builds on OHA’s strategic planning for WTP in 2010, and in-depth stakeholder research currently underway at the national level. Dr. Ruth Goldblatt, in Connecticut, has agreed to serve as consultant by hosting a series of conversations with colleagues, advocates, caregivers and others statewide who are actively addressing barriers to care for geriatric patients. OHA’s proposed outcome: A framework for community engagement and a vision for the long-term sustainability of a web portal with meaningful regional content.

The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation’s support for an Oral Health America pilot project in Connecticut has accelerated our efforts to connect communities with resources to improve oral health for older adults. OHA’s program, the Wisdom Tooth Project, is already gaining ground in Hartford where we united over 30 interdisciplinary health care leaders in early March to uncover the oral health care needs and obstacles that older adults face, with a goal of building a robust web portal that will ultimately connect older adults to oral health care resources in their own communities.

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—Beth Truett, President and CEO, Oral Health America


2010 Investment Income $44,797

Investment Income $11,513

Pledge Receipts & Donations $202,855

10%

In kind Donations $41,225

2011

revenue

46%

2%

Auction Proceeds $47,188

Pledge Receipts & Donations $470,490

68%

financials 2011

Revenue & Expenses*

7%

9%

Grant Income $51,000

7%

Gala/ Fundraising $111,680

16%

Auction Proceeds $62,438

Gala/Fundraising $93,161

14%

21%

Ad Council Expenses $103,001

2011 Ad Council

6%

Ad Council Reserve Receipts $1,496,184

94%

General & Administrative $35,475

General & Administrative $13,039

Grant Awards & Other Programs $195,950

9%

49%

62%

4%

In kind Expense $31,225

8%

Grant Awards & Other Programs $185,924

Gala/ Fundraising $101,860

Gala/ Fundraising $136,649

34%

34%

*cash basis

2010

expenses

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2002-2011

grant recipients

2011 Grant Recipients

2009 Grant Recipients (cont’d.........)

Oral Health America: Wisdom Tooth Project seeks to improve the oral health of vulnerable older adults.

Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation: Increased access to oral health care for needy adults through dental student programs.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Training grants & oral health kits for AAP Chapter Oral Health Advocates. Metropolitan State University: Advanced Dental Therapists providing communitybased care for underserved populations.

2008 Grant Recipients

Children’s Dental Health Project: Children’s Dental Health Project & Affordable Care Act Implementation Project.

Apple Tree Dental: Provided dental services to seniors and frail elders living in long-term care settings.

University of Maryland, College Park: Oral Health Education for Pregnant Teens.

University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine: Provided social work services to patients in the pediatric dental clinic and their families, in order to remove barriers to dental care and increase patient access and retention.

University of Pittsburgh: Caries-risk factor assessment and counseling by pediatricians.

2010 Grant Recipients California Dental Association Foundation: Virtual Dental Home through teledentistry technology. Kids Smiles: Wider Smiles - oral health education, screening, and preventive care to at-risk children in Washington, D.C. The Forsyth Institute: ForsythKids - an evidence-based comprehensive prevention program for at-risk elementary school children. The Commonwealth Medical College: Incorporating oral health into the medical school curriculum. University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry: Certified Nursing Assistant training to provide daily oral hygiene for nursing home residents.

2009 Grant Recipients Children’s Dental Health Project: Provided technical policy assistance to federal and state governments and child advocates as they worked to implement dental provisions incorporated in the federal Child Health Insurance Program. Smiles for Success: Free dental services for women in welfare-to-work programs.

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TeamSmile Dental Outreach: Free dental services for underserved children in the community by teaming up with dental and sports professionals to provide a unique, one-of-a-kind experience.

University of California, School of Dentistry: “Oral Health Promotion During Pregnancy in a Group Prenatal Care Model” nicknamed “CPOP”, trained providers to incorporate oral health assessments, education and referrals into the prenatal appointments with the pregnant patients. University of Washington, School of Dentistry: Provided an update on the status of the oral health of America and changes that took place as a result of the 2000 Surgeon General’s report on oral health.

2007 Grant Recipients University of New York at Buffalo: a two-year study of patients with diabetes mellitus, to predict periodontal disease within this population and develop protocols to improve access to oral health care that leveraged additional funding from Procter and Gamble. Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Provided tools to doctors to promote children’s oral health care from prenatal stages to preschool and beyond. Maryland Children’s Oral Health Institute: Lessons in a Lunch Box: Healthy Teeth Essentials & Facts About Snacks helped primary school children learn why good dental hygiene, dental visits, and smart choices in eating habits are important.


University of Colorado Denver, School of Dental Medicine: Una Boca Saludable, a public service advertising campaign to promote oral health care literacy and outreach to Hispanic communities in the greater Denver area.

2002 - 2006 DTAF Grant Recipients Call, R. and Karshmer, B.: “Examination of alternative forms of dental insurance on inhibiting access to care” Deinard, A.: “Anderson Schools Family Dental Project” Domer, L. and Call, R.: “A Pilot Study to Determine Barriers to Implementing Productivity Enhancement Strategies in Dental Practices” Duffin, S.: “An examination of current and potential roles for expanded, hybrid, and mid-level, paraprofessional practitioners” Henshaw, M.: “Dental Action Literacy Project” McClain, Mildred: “A comparative ‘outcomes assessment’ of selected dental practice curricula, with an eye toward developing improved instructional materials for dental students and practitioners” Miranda, S.: “The role of Promotores in accessing existing oral health services – Bi-national model” Niederman, R.: “Implement a primary prevention elementary school program – Planning Grant” Rossomonda, E.: “Feasibility study of new technology on dental office productivity and access”

Grant Application Process

2007 Grant Recipients (cont’d...)

THE DTA FOUNDATION (DTAF) was created in 2001 to improve access to, and productivity of, the oral health care system by identifying, nurturing, and leveraging promising projects. It is the Foundation’s vision to be the premier foundation in oral health care, by attracting and supporting innovative initiatives that directly improve access to care for millions of North Americans annually. The DTAF Grant application submission process launches every March when grant information, criteria, and grant application proposal forms are posted on the Foundation website (www. dtafoundation.org). Grants are accepted through late spring (the exact date will be posted on the website each year). Great effort is made to spread the word of the organization’s grant process, with the goal of reaching targeted groups who can make a difference through innovative access to oral care projects across the country. Over 100 grant applications were submitted in 2011, highlighting the tremendous need among many organizations to find solutions for improving oral health for millions of Americans. Members of the DTAF carefully review each application with a committee of dedicated industry volunteers, along with leadership from the prestigious Santa Fe Group. After an initial screening process, the top twelve qualified grant recipients undergo a rigorous evaluation and scoring process. In 2011, six winners were selected (see page 12 for 2011 grant recipients). All grant applicants are notified of the outcome of their application in September. A public announcement of the winners is then made via a press release, which coincides with the Dental Trade Alliance Annual Meeting.

Oong, E.: “Cultural materials – a media campaign focused on oral cancer and minority populations”

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2011-2012

board of directors

OFFICERS

“Thank you for your support as we move forward with more grant funding, new dental scholarships and the new oral health literacy Ad Council Campaign. It is an honor to work for an organization that is making a difference!�

Chairman of the Board Steven R. Knight Crown Seating, LLC

First Vice Chairman Scott Parrish A-dec, Inc.

Second Vice Chairman Anne Eiting Klamar, MD Midmark Corporation

Past Chairman Carolyn M. Van Eck GC America Inc.

Secretary/Chief Executive Officer Gary W. Price Dental Trade Alliance

Treasurer Alex Miller Meisinger USA

Executive Director Laura Fleming Doyle, CAE, DTA Foundation

DIRECTORS

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Paul Hinsch Henry Schein Dental

Michael J. Lynam Porter Instrument Division

Dave Misiak Patterson Dental

Jim Mosch DENTSPLY International

Robert Savage Drake Precision Dental Laboratory

Ken Serota Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Gary Steinberg Crosstex International

Henk van Duijnhoven Danaher Corporation

Vickie Waitsman DentalEZ Group

George Wolfe DMG America, LLC


donations

DIAMOND LEVEL DONORS: $50,000

PLATINUM LEVEL DONORS: $25,000 - $49,999

2011 DTAF Individual Donations GOLD: $2,500 - $4,999 Mosch, Jim Wise, Bret

SILVER: $1,250 - $2,499 Richmond Foundation

GOLD LEVEL DONORS: $10,000 - $24,999

Hinsch, Paul & Krista Parrish, Scott & Loni Radcliffe, Paul Serota, Ken Saslow, Ronald & Ellen Steinberg, Gary & Deborah White, Steven

BRONZE: $500 - $1,249 GC AMERICA, INC.

SILVER LEVEL DONORS: $5,000 - $9,999

BRONZE LEVEL DONORS: $2,500 - $4,999

Aho, Wayne Augins, Michael Doyle, Laura & Ken Lynam, Michael McKey, Josh Miller, Alex Mondock, Paul Parker, Andrew Price, Gary & Lois Shirley, Eric Thomas, Kevin & Patti Van Duijnhoven, Henk Van Eck, Carolyn & Jim Waitsman, Vickie Wolfe, George & Julie

PATRON: $250+ Kraus, Ron Misiak, Dave & Trina Orecchia, Michael Parilli, Daniel & Diane Powers, John M. Savage, Robert Jr. Winters, William & Monica

FRIENDS: <$250 Truett, Beth

PATRON LEVEL DONORS: $1,000 - $2,499

FRIENDS: <$1,000 Fitzpatrick Management Resources

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Dental Trade Alliance Foundation 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 220, Arlington, VA 22203 phone: 703.379.7755 fax: 703.931.9429 E-mail: info@dtafoundation.org www.dtafoundation.org The DTAF is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. For more information, please send an email to info@dtafoundation.org or contact Laura Fleming Doyle at 703-379-7755.

The DTA would like to extend a warm thank you to Benco Dental for generously donating their design services to produce this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual report.

2011 DTAF Annual Report  

The 2011 Annual Report for the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation.

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