AboutFace Receives Donation from Dental Industry


ROI Corporation, BMO Bank of Montreal and Patterson Dental donated $1,500 to AboutFace at the 2012 Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting.  (From left) Pino Loverro (professionals manager, BMO Bank of Montreal), Anna Pileggi (executive director, AboutFace), Emily Tye (office administrator, AboutFace) and Timothy A. Brown (CEO, ROI Corporation).

In response to inequities in the types of provincial funding for cleft lip and palate and craniofacial dental programs available and a growing access to care problem for adults with failed prosthetic appliances, the CDA Board of Directors recently agreed to collaborate with AboutFace on advocacy initiatives designed to set a national standard of care for cleft lip and palate programs and related funding requirements.

AboutFace is the only Canadian charitable organization that provides emotional, peer and social support, resources and educational programs to individuals with facial differences and their families.  Founded in 1985, AboutFace works to increase the public's understanding and acceptance of people living with facial differences through public awareness and education programs.

For more details on AboutFace, visit www.aboutface.ca