According to its website, the AAPD Foundation welcomes the support of corporations who share [the] mission to improve the oral health of children.
In March of 2003, the AAPD announced plans to receive an unrestricted grant to support important clinical, basic and behavioral research from the Coca-Cola Foundation. The New York Times reported the grant to be roughly $1 million. (New York Times, 3/4/03, p. A16) According to the AAPD press release, this affiliation will also create public and professional educational programs, based on science, that promote improved dental health for children. (http://www.aapd.org/media/pressreleases.asp?NEWS_ID=212; accessed 5/22/03)
AAPD Foundation Corporate Sponsors
3M ESPE will sponsor the 2003 Continuing Education Course, Restorative Dentistry.
Dentsply will sponsor AAPDs Table Clinics at the Annual Session for $15,000. Dentsply design, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of product for the dental market.
MAM provided a $30,000 grant to support the Good Health Starts Here campaign. Good Health Start Here education messages also will be printed on MAM product materials. MAM is the designer and producer of age-specific baby products such as pacifiers, pacifier keepers, teethers, bottles and drinking cups.
OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals sponsors AAPDs annual OMNII Postdoctoral Fellowships. OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals is a distributor of prescription medications in dental offices.
Oral-B Laboratories sponsored the Good Health Starts Here consumer survey and focus groups, for a total gift of over $103,000. Through the AAPD Foundation, Oral-B also donated 1 million oral care products, valued at $3 million, to Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. WIC will deliver these products, including toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, into the hands of needy children in Texas and Pennsylvania.
Phillips Oral Health supports AAPDs Annual Session Welcome Reception for $25,000 and the Keynote Speaker.
Practicon, Inc., sponsors AAPDs Pediatric Dentist of the Year Award with an annual grant of $5,000. Practicon provides products and services that help dentists maximize patient care, productivity and enjoyment in their practices.
Procter & Gamble is a major sponsor for Good Health Starts Here, the AAPD educational campaign. Procter & Gamble is a manufacturer and marketer of oral health care products including Crest Toothpaste and Toothbrushes, Scope, Fixodent and Gleem.
Space Maintainers Laboratory supports AAPDs Board of Trustees Luncheons. Space Maintainers is the largest group of orthodontic/ pedodontic appliance laboratories in the world.
Treloar & Heisel sponsored the AAPD Foundation Member Reception at the Annual Session in Denver, Colo. Treloar & Heisel designs, provides and services quality insurance plans specifically for professional associations.
(http://www.aapd.org/foundation/donations/; accessed 2/24/03)