America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation® is dedicated to eliminating children’s pain and suffering from pediatric dental disease and improving quality of life for at-risk children. As the Educator of children and families, Preventer of disease, and Protector of our most vulnerable children, America’s ToothFairy drives systems change by delivering proven programs and resources that expand access to care and education, improve oral health literacy, and promote overall wellness. Our vision is to create a world where no child suffers from preventable tooth decay.
Formed in the U.S. in 2006 as a collaborative effort of clinicians, academicians, corporate leaders and caring individuals, America’s ToothFairy supports the delivery of preventive care programs that address pediatric dental disease and oral health education for children of all ages.
Preventing Disease, Saving Smiles
Pediatric dental disease can have devastating social and economic consequences for vulnerable children and families. Lack of access to pediatric dental care creates a set of health disparities that impede wellness throughout adulthood. As a result, a significant burden is placed on local communities, exacerbating poverty, increasing long-term health consequences, decreasing workforce productivity and draining significant personal and governmental financial resources. However, for every $1 spent on preventive services, up to $50 is saved in restorative and emergency treatment, which is why America’s ToothFairy focuses on prevention of pediatric dental disease.
Through our #MySmileMatters Youth Movement, collaborative partnerships with a diverse array of national service organizations, growing network of non-profit clinical partners, dedicated professional and student volunteers, and suite of high-impact community education and service programs, America’s ToothFairy is building a powerful, united effort to eliminate tooth decay and protect the smiles of our most vulnerable children.