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Join the ADA Foundation in our efforts to improve the public’s oral health.

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What We Do

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As dentistry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health.


The ADA Foundation provides charitable assistance for the dental community, and works to improve oral health by supporting access to care, research, and education programs.

The mission of the ADA Foundation is exemplified in the acronym C.A.R.E., representing the four pillars of the organization:

The pages on this website illustrate the ADA Foundation’s efforts in each area, and offer a picture of how our work improves patient care and emphasizes the role of oral health in overall health.

These results are possible through the leadership and generosity of many individuals and companies over the years. We invite you to consider joining in our efforts — for the oral health of the public — in the years ahead.

ADA Foundation brochure (PDF)
ADA Foundation District Reports - 2017 (PDF)
Visit the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center website
Give Kids A Smile 15th Anniversary Gratitude Report (PDF)