ADAF Give Kids A Smile Gala

Join your colleagues on Friday, Oct. 10 for a light-hearted evening honoring ADA President Dr. Charles Norman and the ADA Board of Trustees while raising new funds for GKAS. Read More.


ADAF Give Kids A Smile Gala

ADAF GKAS Gala attendees helped the ADAF raise more than $160,000 to support Give Kids A Smile over the last two years. Read more.


ADAF Give Kids A Smile Gala

Friday, Oct. 10
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
Support Give Kids A Smile. Purchase your ticket today. Read more.

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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.