August 2, 2012 – Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank has generously donated $1,000 to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating children’s preventable suffering from pediatric dental disease, also known as severe tooth decay. Supporting the delivery of oral health education and care beginning at the prenatal level, NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy has reached millions of children in need through its national non-profit clinical network and volunteer professional and student community service programs.

“We are grateful to Live Oak Bank for their contribution to NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy,” stated Fern Ingber, NCOHF President & CEO.  “The generosity of supporters such as Live Oak Bank is essential for expansion of children’s oral health services and breaking the cycle of this devastating disease.”

“Live Oak Bank is committed to helping the dental community, so we are happy to donate to such a worthy cause,” commented Keith Merklin, General Manager and Sr. Loan Officer at Live Oak Bank. “We appreciate the dental professionals who devote their time and resources by volunteering to provide care for the children needing attention.”

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® was formed in 2006 in an aggressive response to eliminate pediatric dental disease, the #1 chronic childhood illness, by providing programs and comprehensive resources to deliver community-based oral health preventive, educational and treatment services for children of the most vulnerable populations.