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Give Kids A Smile 2018

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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

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  “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


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

Application deadline extended to June 22 for ADAF Whiston Awards, Crest and Oral B Research Award, and Dentsply Sirona Research Award

ADA Foundation awards seven $20,000 scholarships

Learn about international dental volunteer opportunities

Visit the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center website

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)

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Important Dates

Application deadlines:

June 22 (deadline extended): ADA Foundation Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award

June 22 (deadline extended): ADA Foundation Crest and Oral-B Promising Researcher Award

June 22 (deadline extended): 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.