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Support dental care for Ukrainians

Join the CDA Foundation in providing humanitarian relief to the people of Ukraine amid the ongoing crisis. More than four million Ukrainians have been displaced and many more remain in the middle of the conflict without access to essential goods and services.

The Foundation has opened the Ukraine Relief Fund to support the provision of dental care to individuals and families who have been affected by the attacks. CDA has commenced this effort by contributing $10,000. CDA members and members of the public can show their support by making tax-deductible monetary donations to the fund.

All donations will go toward supporting dental care organized by Polish humanitarian aid organizations and CA dentist, Pavel Niderman, DDS. Read more about Dr. Niderman's involvement with humanitarian dental aid to Ukraine over the last four years in the CDA newsroom. 

Download a CDA Foundation Ukraine Relief Fund printable flyer to display in your dental office.


Making a Difference

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 to an average of 1,950 people at each event.

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CDA Foundation News

Meet Your Board Members

The Foundation’s board guides ongoing efforts to support dental professionals, reduce barriers to care and improve Californians’ oral health. Here’s an opportunity to get to know one of those board members, Allen Wong, DDS

CDA Foundation seeks applicants for student loan repayment grant of up to $250,000

The weight of student loan debt can make a career in public or community health nearly impossible for new dentists. The CDA Foundation’s Student Loan Repayment Grant program aims to encourage recipients to care for the underserved. Applications are now being accepted until August 7, 2022.

Humanitarian Award
Nominations accepted April 1-June 30

CDA Foundation logo in top-left corner Nominate a California dentist for CDA Foundation's Humanitarian Award

CDA members and component dental society directors are invited to nominate an active or retired licensed California dentist for the CDA Foundation’s 2022 Humanitarian Award honoring the late Andrew Soderstrom, DDS.

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

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