Give Kids A Smile - Be a part of the national movement!

Give Kids A Smile program coordinators: Sign up your event by November 7 to be eligible for a free product donation. Read more.


Donate to the ADA Foundation Emergency Disaster Grant Fund

Help the ADA Foundation provide grants to dentists who experience personal loss due to a disaster. Donate now.


ADA Foundation Resources for Dental Students

Apply now for one of four ADA Foundation dental student-related funding opportunities. Read More.


Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center

The ADAF’s dental research enterprise has been hailed as one of the most productive in the world and has in many respects revolutionized the practice of dentistry. Read More.

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Dental students: Apply for an ADAF Dental Student Scholarship, Tarrson Award, Zwemer Award, or Dr. Ray Bowen Research Award.

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Sign up your GKAS program and learn about the 2017 GKAS Continuity of Care Grants

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Faces of Give Kids A Smile

“Give Kids A Smile is a priority for Henry Schein. It’s the right thing to do. The number of children who go without oral health care is staggering.” - Michele Penrose

Important Dates

November 7, 2016: Deadline to sign up your Give Kids A Smile program to be eligible for product donation

October 20-22, 2016: Visit the ADA Foundation in booth #3408 at ADA 2016 in Denver! Meet ADAF Board members and learn more about ADA Foundation grants, awards, and scholarships; international volunteerism; and the Volpe Research Center.

November 11, 2016 is the application deadline for:
Give Kids A Smile Continuity of Care Grants
- Dental Student Scholarship Program
E. "Bud" Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Awards
Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award

December 1, 2016: Application deadline for the Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award


The ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center is active in the cutting-edge field of biomaterials, emphasizing a strong applied research program and the translation of new technologies into clinical and over-the-counter products. VRC projects target technologies that meet the needs of patients, but also fit within the oral care delivery system and the industries that serve it.