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International Volunteer Dental Projects Grant

These grants support U.S.-based nonprofit organizations working to improve access to oral health care in underserved communities outside of the U.S.
Apply by May 1.

Give Kids A Smile 2018

Give Kids A Smile program events are taking place across the U.S.! Visit the GKAS Facebook page, or find GKAS event 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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Dr. Scott Morita

Faces of Give Kids A Smile

  “Give Kids A Smile is a hugely impactful program in which dentists can use our skills to do good in the community…together we can all be Smile Makers!” - Dr. Scott Morita

Important Dates

May 1, 2018: Deadline to apply for an ADA Foundation Grant for International Dental Volunteer Projects

June 11, 2018: Deadline to apply for an ADA Foundation Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award

June 11, 2018: Deadline to apply for an ADA Foundation Crest and Oral-B Promising Researcher Award

June 11, 2018: Deadline to apply for an ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree Candidates


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.