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ADA Foundation offers relief to dentists affected by Hurricane Matthew

October 07, 2016

Dentists suffering damage to their primary residence as a result of severe storms and flooding from Hurricane Matthew can apply for immediate aid from the ADA Foundation’s Emergency Disaster Grant program to cover urgent personal needs such as lodging, food, clothing and medicines.

The program was designed to quickly provide up to $2,000 in aid to dentists with immediate emergency personal needs in the wake of a natural disaster.

Dentists may apply by submitting an application form directly to the Foundation. The application is available at by entering “emergency disaster” in the search engine. Dentists need not be ADA member dentists to receive aid. 

In addition, the ADA has information on disaster recovery and emergency planning on, and visitors should enter “disaster recovery” into the search engine.

The ADA Foundation accepts contributions for its Emergency Disaster Grant program in its efforts to provide grant assistance to those in need. Donations are needed because the Foundation has provided more than 17 grants with a total value of $32,500 so far in 2016 alone to help dentists affected by flooding, tornadoes and other disasters. The amount given this calendar year is significantly higher than any recent year.

To support the Foundation's Disaster Fund, call 1-312-440-2547 or go online and select the How to Help page.