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CDA Foundation

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.

Making a Difference

Through the generosity of countless volunteers and donors, the CDA Foundation has helped so many Californians in need through its flagship program CDA Cares. 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.

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CDA Cares

CDA Cares exemplifies the best of our dental community in action. We’re impacting lives, restoring dignity and creating smiles.

Wellness program

Wellness Program

Dentists receive confidential support for alcohol, chemical dependency through CDA’s Wellness Program. In conversation with Matthew Korn, DDS, Wellness Committee chair.

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Ways to donate

CDA Cares exemplifies the best parts of dentistry, but we can’t do it alone. Whether you volunteer your time or make a donation, there are ongoing opportunities to partner with us.

Over 30,000 Smiles

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. 

CDA Foundation News

Dr. Santos Cortez, DDS
Meet Your Board Member: Dr. Cortez

Meet Santos Cortez, DDS, one of the CDA Foundation’s current board members. Dr. Cortez has a long-standing commitment to organized…

May 23, 2024    CDA Foundation
Webb Family Grant Apply April 1-May 31 CDA Foundation logo in upper-left corner
Dentists, dental professionals can apply for up to $5K for education expenses through Webb Family Grant

The CDA Foundation is accepting applications through May 31, 2024 for the Webb Family Grant, which supports the education and…

April 8, 2024   
CDA Humanitarian Award announcement
Nominate a California dentist for CDA Foundation’s Humanitarian Award by May 31

The CDA Foundation is accepting nominations through May 31 for its Humanitarian Award. The award honors the late Dr. Andrew...

April 1, 2024   

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About The CDA Foundation

The California Dental Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Tax ID number: 68-0411536