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Give Kids A Smile 2018

Give Kids A Smile National Kickoff Day is February 2, 2018! We look forward to celebrating another year with you. Find GKAS planning tools here.

ADA Foundation 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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Faces of Give Kids A Smile

“This is not heroism. It is simply doing the right thing.” - Julie Charlestein

Important Dates

October 31, 2017: Application deadline for the ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Continuity of Care Grants  

November 6, 2017: Deadline to sign up your Give Kids A Smile program and be eligible for free product donation

November 10, 2017: Application deadline for the E. "Bud" Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Awards and the Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award

Mid-November, 2017: Information will be posted about the ADA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Program. New in 2017-2018, the ADA Foundation will offer up to seven (7) total scholarships valued at up to $20,000 each.

Photo of Dr. Jeff Kim working in ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center lab

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.