Dear Tooth Defenders,

The Drinks Destroy Teeth program is proudly creating an interactive App for tablets and phones for use in elementary classrooms and dental offices to teach about the effects of acid and sugar on teeth. This is the first educational App created by a state dental association for the public health of children. The Drinks Destroy Teeth App compliments the science lessons about acid and sugar for fourth and fifth graders which are promoted to public elementary schools throughout the state.

This is the fifth year for Drinks Destroy Teeth, hailed by the American Dental Association as “… the most innovative public health initiative in the nation.” The App features a 3D mouth depicting conditions such as erosion, white spot lesions, decay and plaque. There are two videos and interactive lessons on pH and sugar with a quiz. We want you to be part of the Drinks Destroy Teeth App, but as you know, all of this takes money. So we’re asking for your contribution.

Please join your colleagues who have already invested in Drinks Destroy Teeth.

You can securely submit your tax-deductible sponsorship via credit card below (click the Donate button), or send a check to Indiana Dental Association Foundation for Dental Health, a 501(c) non-profit foundation. When sending a check, please designate DDT. (Checks can be mailed to IDAFDH, Attn Drinks Destroy Teeth, 1319 East Stop 10 Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227.)

Drinks Destroy Teeth,

Diane M. Buyer, D.D.S.
Chair, Drinks Destroy Teeth, an educational outreach program of the Indiana Dental Association

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Current Tooth Defenders

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  • GlaxcoSmithKlein
  • Indiana Dental Association


  • Indianapolis District Dental Society Foundation

Silver $2,500-$4,999

  • Diane M. Buyer, D.D.S. & Timothy C. Yale

Pearl $1,000-$2,499

  • Alliance of the Indiana Dental Association
  • Southeastern Indiana Dental Society and Paul Nahmias, DDS in memorium of Roy Eaglin, D.M.D.
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  • Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Inc.
  • Kurt Van Winkle, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Enamel $500-$999

  • Moriarty and Allen Families Fund
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  • Richard J. Stuart,D.D.S.
  • John Wilson,D.D.S.
  • Purdue Cheese and Mr Ura Miller

Smile Defenders $250-$499

  • East Central Dental Society
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  • Harry J. Healey Endondontic Study Club
  • Jerrold and Ellen Simon
  • John’s Dental Lab in Honor of Dr Carl Smudde
  • In honor of Lou Sertich, D.D.S.
  • Lakshimi Ganascan, D.D.S.

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