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OHA gala to feature plenty of ‘bling’

A stay at the Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon wine country, donated by A-dec, is one of many luxurious offerings to be raffled at the Oral Health America (OHA) Gala.
Nancy Sakaduski, USA

Nancy Sakaduski, USA

Fri. 5 February 2010


The stunning US$8,000 3-carat red ruby ring to be raffled off is not the only gem being offered to attendees of the Oral Health America (OHA) Gala, to be held on Wednesday, 24 February, 2010.

This year’s auction features a sparkling array of tempting treats, including two tickets to see the Oprah Winfrey Show (includes plane tickets and a three-night stay in the Hyatt Regency Chicago), two tickets in the faculty section of a Florida Gators game with a gourmet breakfast prepared by OHA Board Member Dr Frank Catalanotto, dinner with Henry Schein CEO Stan Bergman and his wife, Marion, at the Grand Tier Restaurant in New York, followed by a performance at the Metropolitan Opera or the American Ballet Theater, and a stay at The Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon wine country donated by A-dec.

Sure to be a popular item, the Allison Inn & Spa is the first full service resort in Oregon Wine Country. It is surrounded by rolling hillsides, working vineyards and farms, yet is only 45 minutes from Portland. Each room has a gas fireplace, original artwork showcasing Oregon artists, spa-like bathrooms with soaking tub, custom-crafted furnishings, inviting bay window seats and views from a terrace or balcony. JORY, the resort’s restaurant, pays tribute to Oregon’s agricultural bounty, worldwide acclaimed wines, microbrews, handcrafted distilled spirits, and designer cocktails. The lavish spa offers 12 treatment rooms, co-ed lounge with outdoor patio, a fitness studio, swimming pool, and Jacuzzi.

This year’s silent auction will also feature a way to support local communities. Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program will be in 15 states by the end of 2010. Attendees will be able to contribute to programs in communities throughout the country. The 10 highest bidders will qualify for unique frameable “dental” drawings created by Chinese children and contributed by DNTLworks Equipment Corp.

The Gala also has a dazzling new location: Chicago’s historic Union Station. The site is considered to be one of the greatest indoor spaces in the United States. The black tie optional evening features dinner and dancing, in addition to the auction. Reservations can be made by going to:, by calling +1 312 836 9900, or by emailing

Oral Health America is the nation’s leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to connecting communities with resources to increase access to care, education, and advocacy for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. More information is available at

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