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For Immediate Release

Title: Aspen Dental Employees to Give 'An Hour for Haiti'


Creative Initiative Allows Employees to Voluntarily Donate One Hour’s Pay to the American Red Cross for Haiti Relief and Development

 Aspen Dental to Match Employee Donations Up to $75,000

 SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the growing humanitarian crisis following the recent earthquake in Haiti, Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) announced today that it was launching “An Hour for Haiti,” a voluntary program that gives Aspen Dental employees the option of donating the equivalent of one hour’s pay to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief and development. Aspen Dental will match employee donations with a dollar-for-dollar contribution of up to $75,000.

 ”Members of the Aspen Dental team have always been generous in donating their time, talents and dollars to help those in need. Since directly volunteering an hour of their time isn’t possible in this case, ‘An Hour for Haiti’ gives employees an outlet to show their support for earthquake victims,” said Bob Fontana, president and CEO of ADMI. “While the sheer scale of the humanitarian crisis in Haiti is difficult to comprehend, we feel fortunate that we’re in a position to help provide support for relief efforts.”

 Donations will help the American Red Cross and its partners in the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network, including the Haitian Red Cross, assist those affected by this disaster. Assistance provided by the American Red Cross may include deploying personnel, sending relief supplies and providing financial resources.

 Details on “An Hour for Haiti” are being communicated to more than 3,000 employees across the country through Aspen Dental’s intranet site. Employees will be able to opt in through Aspen Dental’s payroll system, where they can calculate the equivalent of an hour’s pay.

  About Aspen Dental

 Aspen Dental, one of the largest and fastest-growing providers of denture and dental care services in the U.S., is committed to providing patients with affordable, high-quality care. Aspen Dental has grown from 13 offices and three states in 1998 to more than 225 locations in 19 states.

 Aspen Dental Management, Inc. provides comprehensive business support services, non-clinical personnel, facilities and equipment to affiliated dental practices, enabling them to grow professionally and achieve long-term practice productivity and success.

 To learn more, please visit www.aspendent.com.