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.


ADAF Dental Student Scholarships - Apply Now!

Applications are due Nov. 14 for the 2014-2015 ADAF Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship Program, including the Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships. Learn more.


ADAF Tarrson, Zwemer Awards - Apply Now!

The ADAF Tarrson Award and Zwemer Award programs provide $5,000 to dental student community outreach programs. Application deadline: Nov. 14. Learn more.

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Dental Student and Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships

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Dr. David Whiston Leadership Program

The ADA Foundation has announced the new Dr. David Whiston Leadership Program, with the goal of supporting the development of critical leadership skills among future leaders in organized dentistry, for the betterment of the public’s oral health.

Important Dates

Sept. 2: ADAF Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship and Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarship application period opens (deadline will be on or about Nov. 16)

Sept. 5: ADAF Tarrson and Zwemer Award RFA period opens (deadline is Nov. 14)

Oct. 9-14: ADA 2014 (visit the ADA Foundation booth, Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, Level 2 near room 214)

Oct. 10: ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala, 7-11:30pm, San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

October: ADAF Semi-annual Invitational Grants Program RFA available (date TBD)

Dec. 5 - ADAF Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award applications due

The ADAF Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center is active in nano-science and tissue engineering research, with several recent studies focusing on molecular and cell biology. 

A recent U01 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) along with a joint ADAF, ADA, and Colgate-Palmolive Company initiative, help support the future success of the VRC's research efforts.