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"There is an old proverb that says, 'If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap … if you want happiness for a day, go fishing … if you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune … If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.' Happiness is truly found in helping others."
- Dr. Jeff Dalin


Click the "Important Dates" tab above for a summary of grant, award, and scholarship deadlines.

Research Study Finds Sweet Flavors in E-cigarette Liquids May Increase Risk of Dental Cavities (PDF)

Apply today for an ADAF GKAS Continuity of Care Grant, Dental Student Scholarship, or Tarrson Award

Learn about international dental volunteer opportunities

ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center

Attend ADA Foundation sponsored courses at ADA 2018 Honolulu
- New Dental Materials: Not Your Father’s Composites (Course 6803, Friday, Oct. 19)
- Volunteer Internationally: Build Sustainable Oral Health Programs (Course 8302, Sunday, Oct. 21)

Donate to the ADA Foundation

Important Dates

Monday, November 5 - Application deadline for the Give Kids A Smile Continuity of Care Grants

Friday, November 9 - Application deadline for the ADA Foundation Dental Student Scholarships

Friday, November 9 - Application deadline for the E. "Bud" Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Awards

Friday, November 30 - Deadline to submit letter of intent for Access to Oral Health Care for People with Special Needs Grant

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.