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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 Member: Dr. Barnes

Meet Richard Barnes, DDS, one of the CDA Foundation’s currently serving board members. The Foundation’s board guides ongoing efforts to support dental professionals, reduce barriers to care and improve Californians’ oral health.

Nonprofit organizations can apply by March 31 to receive in-kind dental supplies through CDA Foundation grant

CDA Foundation offers grants for nonprofit organizations to receive dental supplies. Nonprofits can apply for the 2023 grant cycle through March 31.

Photo of Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni includes the CDA Foundation logo Nominate California dental school faculty for 2023 Dugoni Faculty Award

The CDA Foundation is accepting nominations through March 31 for the 2023 Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award, which for 17 years has recognized faculty members for their contributions to the scholarly and creative activities of California dental students.

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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