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.

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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

Meet Your Board Member: Dr. Nowlen

Meet Alyssa N. Nowlen, DDS, one of the CDA Foundation’s current board members. The Foundation’s board guides ongoing efforts to…

February 22, 2024    CDA Foundation
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CDA Foundation to host dental clinic in California’s Trinity County in fall 2024

In partnership with the California Office of Oral Health and Trinity County Office of Education, the CDA Foundation will host...

February 8, 2024   
CDA volunteer-led clinic comes to Long Beach Aug. 17; volunteer providers and dental homes needed

After a multi-year hiatus stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDA Foundation will host its first community dental clinic using…

January 25, 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