CDA Foundation


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 News Articles

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 a newly adopted model Saturday, Aug. 17, in Long Beach, California, and volunteer dental care providers and dental homes can sign up now. 

January 25, 2024 News Articles

Nonprofit organizations should apply by March 31 to be considered for in-kind dental supplies through CDA Foundation grant

CDA Foundation offers grants for nonprofit organizations to receive dental supplies. Nonprofits can apply for the 2024 grant cycle through March 31.

January 22, 2024 News Articles

Nominate California dental school faculty for 2024 Dugoni Faculty Award through March 31

Dr. Dugoni’s remarkable lifetime of service, leadership and achievement is the inspiration for the CDA Foundation’s Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award.  Nominations are open. 


January 17, 2024 News Articles

A commitment to student success distinguishes Dr. Marc Hayashi, 2023 Dugoni Faculty Award recipient

Innovative leadership and a commitment to student success epitomize the career of Dr. Marc Hayashi. His involvement with organized dentistry and the creation of innovative learning exercises has benefited students at UCLA School of Dentistry and the broader community.

December 15, 2023 News Articles

CDA Foundation awards first community clinic student rotation grants to Dugoni School of Dentistry

The CDA Foundation has awarded the first Community-Based Clinical Education grant to the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to expand oral health care at three community health centers in California while providing dental students with new clinical opportunities.

December 13, 2023 News Articles

A commitment to the underserved distinguishes Maria Augello, RDH, 2023 Webb Family Grant recipient

A commitment to rural and underserved populations guides the educational and career goals of the CDA Foundation’s 2023 Webb Family Grant recipient, Maria Augello.

December 6, 2023 News Articles

CDA Foundation’s vaccination, testing-related accomplishments for dentistry and the public highlighted in report

A report released by the CDA Foundation showcases the work the Foundation accomplished during the pandemic as part of a grant agreement to provide trainings and materials to educate dentists and the public on COVID-19 vaccine administration and efficacy.

October 18, 2023 Patient Care

CDA Foundation’s Ukraine Relief Fund raises $41K; dental equipment will be sent to aid organization

The CDA Foundation is pleased to report that the Ukraine Relief Fund raised $41,000 through the generous support of CDA members and other donators. CDA and TDIC also contributed to the fund. 

May 4, 2023 News Articles

CDA Foundation adopts new CDA Cares clinic model in partnership with state’s dental schools and Office of Oral Health

The CDA Foundation this week announced a new partnership with the state’s Office of Oral Health to administer the state’s Community-Based Clinical Education grant and pilot a new CDA Cares clinic model throughout the state.

January 12, 2023 News Articles

A commitment to community distinguishes Dr. Marisa Watanabe, 2022 Dugoni Faculty Award recipient

Sharing her own commitment to service with students at WesternU’s College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Watanabe’s efforts are influencing future dentists to be more compassionate and community-focused.

December 21, 2022 News Articles

‘Simply treating a tooth is inadequate’ – Recipient of Student Loan Repayment Grant has visionary long-term goal

The CDA Foundation awarded Dr. Stone just over $103,000 in student loan repayment in exchange for her commitment to maintain an overall patient caseload of at least 30% Medi-Cal patients for at least two years in either a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area or an underserved worksite.

December 15, 2022 Students & New Dentists