June 8, 2011- Wilmington, NC – Brittney Clark is more than a just another pretty face; she has dedicated herself to preserving them. Clark, also the current Miss North Carolina International is a full-time dental hygiene student at AB-Tech. Outside of class, she acts as the Mission Children’s Hospital Tooth Bus Spokesperson, the Goodwill Ambassador for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry “Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children” Program and works part time at the Great Beginnings Pediatrics dental office.

In an effort to promote her platform, Brittney attended the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in New York City over Memorial Day weekend. “I knew that it would be a great opportunity to find supporters to assist me in educating our youth about the importance of good oral health,” said Brittney. “Live Oak Bank reached out to me and wanted to become a sponsor. I was thrilled that they were willing to help finance my cause.”

“As an active member of the dental community, Live Oak Bank feels that it is important to back Brittney’s efforts,” commented Keith Merklin, Live Oak Bank’s Sr. Loan Officer. “We are a small family bank. When we support something, we believe in it. It was easy to applaud her for the time she is volunteering to assist these great organizations and her desire to make a difference with children.”