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ADA Foundation grants awarded

February 07, 2019

The ADA Foundation has awarded $120,000 in funding to eight organizations working to improve the oral health of the public.

“The ADA Foundation is honored to be able to support these organizations that are doing great work to improve the public’s oral health on a variety of fronts,” said Dr. William R. Calnon, president and interim executive director of the ADA Foundation. “We estimate that with the help of these grants, these eight organizations will provide much-needed oral health services to almost 2,500 people in need.”

ADA Foundation grants have been awarded to the following organizations:

E. “Bud” Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Awards: This award annually highlights significant dental student outreach to vulnerable communities within the U.S.

ADA Foundation Senior American Access to Care grants: These grants support nonprofit organizations that provide dental homes and/or continuity of care to senior Americans (age 62 and over) who are underserved.

Give Kids A Smile Continuity of Care grants: These grants assist GKAS programs that offer continuity of dental care to underserved children after their initial GKAS visit.

To make a donation to the ADA Foundation or to learn more about this and other programs, visit