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Tom's of Maine Helps Increase Access to Dental Care
Date:3/24/2008

- Dental Health for All(TM) sponsorships surmount $770,000 and helped

provide over 70,000 visits for dental care since 2004 -

KENNEBUNK, Maine, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom's of Maine, a leader in natural personal care products, marks the fifth year of its Dental Health for All(TM) program by awarding over $108,000 in sponsorship to community dental health programs in seven states across the country. Total support for dental clinics since 2004 is now more than $770,000 and has helped clinics provide an estimated 70,000 additional visits to gain access to quality, affordable dental care.

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Tom Chappell, cofounder and CEO of Tom's of Maine, announced the sponsorships, stating, "We continue to see studies indicating the enormous need for access to dental care throughout the United States and thus we're very pleased to mark our 5th year of Dental Health for All(TM). We are encouraged by the support and energy around dental needs shown by our consumers and retail partners who help make these grants possible. Although these clinics are very different in some ways, just like Tom's of Maine, they all share a mission-driven focus of bringing quality dental and oral health care to people in need and thus will receive sponsorship for construction of new dental clinics, funding more dental hygienists, and purchasing X-ray systems."

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CA Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission Dental Clinic $15,000

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IL Chicago Lawndale Christian Health Center $3,600

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