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

3M will donate 3,000 introductory sealant kits to the ADA Foundation for use during the 2017 Give Kids A Smile program. 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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Faces of Give Kids A Smile

“One of our more anxious kids was eventually so captured by our enthusiasm that he wanted to be a dentist by the end of his visit.” - Adam Saltz

Important Dates

October 1, 2016: Sign up your Give Kids A Smile program to be eligible for product donation (deadline: November 7)

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: Application deadline for the Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship Program, the E. "Bud" Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Awards, and the 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.