To care for those in need is at the heart of the CDA Foundation. Together with California dental professionals, we can create lasting change for our state's most vulnerable citizens.
Through the generosity of countless volunteers and donors, the CDA Foundation has helped so many Californians in need through its two flagship programs: CDA Cares and the Student Loan Repayment Grant. In addition, the CDA Foundation has provided Dental Materials and Supplies Grants to community-based organizations to help provide access to care for California's most vulnerable citizens.
CDA Cares exemplifies the best of our dental community in action. We’re impacting lives, restoring dignity and creating smiles.
The CDA Foundation Humanitarian Award recognizes California dentists who have distinguished themselves through a lifetime of outstanding, unselfish leadership and contributions to fellow human beings in the field of dentistry.
The CDA Foundation’s Student Loan Repayment Grant financially supports recent dental school graduates in exchange for their commitment to provide care for underserved communities and populations.
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About five million Californians have no dental insurance (private or public). The California Dental Association and CDA Foundation host CDA Cares, a program that allows volunteer dentists, with the assistance of other dental professionals and community volunteers, to provide dental services at no charge to an average of 1,950 people at each event.
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At the CDA Foundation, we recognize that 2020 brought unprecedented challenges not only to the dental profession but to individuals and families throughout California because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are especially grateful for your support and generosity.
Elisa Chavez, DDS, professor of diagnostic sciences and director of the Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, has received the California Dental Association Foundation’s Dugoni Faculty Award for 2020.
After a two-month delay resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, 11 individuals had their smiles restored safely at a small, volunteer-run event held Sept. 26 at the Children’s Dental Health Clinic in Long Beach. The CDA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the California Dental Association, organized the event.
The California Dental Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
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