CHICAGO, December 30, 2013 — The Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial
Research (FNIDCR) recently recognized Oral Health America (OHA) President and CEO Beth Truett with
its Outstanding Public Advocacy Award, which is presented to an individual who has helped foster
improved healthcare for patients and other health consumers through advocacy efforts for specific
“Beth has made impressive contributions to the oral healthcare arena in her five short years at OHA,"
said Dr. J. Leslie Winston, Director of Global Oral Care Professional and Scientific Relations for Procter &
Gamble, who nominated Ms. Truett for the award. "The award called out specifically her efforts to
impact the oral health of older Americans through toothwisdom.org and the Wisdom Tooth Project.
Beth’s holistic approach, from advocacy on Capitol Hill to accessible education and resources in our
communities, is inspiring! These kinds of programs do not happen without the ability to bring diverse
stakeholder groups together and Beth has demonstrated strong leadership in this area.”
The FNIDCR is a nonprofit organization that was established on the 50th anniversary of the NIDCR in
1998 and consists of a broad-based coalition of individuals, institutions, and corporations who
understand the critical importance of dental, oral, and craniofacial research to the better health and
well-being of society. The award was presented during the FNIDCR Annual Conference and Awards
Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 21.