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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.

CDA Cares

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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Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award

Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award

The award acknowledges and supports eligible faculty for their contributions to dental education.

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Dental Materials and Supplies Grant

Dental Materials and Supplies Grant

The grant supports dental professionals and organizations statewide that provide dental care to underserved communities.

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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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Give right from your mobile phone by texting CARE4HEALTH to 51555 at any time. 

CDA Foundation News

Dr. Elisa Chavez, visionary teacher, expert in geriatric dentistry, receives 2020 Dugoni Faculty Award Dr. Elisa Chavez, visionary teacher, expert in geriatric dentistry, receives 2020 Dugoni Faculty Award

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. 

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