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Toothbrushes distributed in honor of World Oral Health Day

June 19, 2017

Gift of health: A young boy in Nicaragua smiles after receiving an Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes toothbrush in May. In honor of World Oral Health Day on March 20, the ADA and ADA Foundation donated 9,600 Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes toothbrushes to 28 U.S.-based volunteer organizations who provide oral health care services in 73 countries worldwide. The donation was made possible through the support of Church & Dwight, an American manufacturer of household products best known for its Arm & Hammer brand. Some of the toothbrushes were distributed in Nicaragua during a May service project conducted by Dental Care International, led by Dr. Dawn McClellan. "Most of the kids we treated had never seen a dentist before and this was their first toothbrush," Dr. McClellan said. "We used some of the toothbrushes in our Las Vegas clinic, some in this Nicaragua project, and we have some packed to take to Sri Lanka with us in July."