ODA Foundation: Advancing Oral Health in Ohio Donate Now
The Ohio Dental Association Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the ODA, committed to a mission of improving the oral health of the citizens of Ohio and enhancing the dental profession in the state. Your support helps us continue to make a difference by funding grants and scholarships.
How We Make a Difference
The ODA Foundation has awarded over $850,000 in grants and scholarships since 1995. Through grants and scholarships, the ODA Foundation helps defray the cost of dental education for future dentists and addresses the access to care issue in Ohio by supporting community oral health programs and increasing oral health literacy for vulnerable populations.
Nancy Woolverton, an oral health instructor with the Dr. Milton Rubin Oral Health Education Program, with third-grade students.
In 2014, 28 scholarships were given to dental students and auxiliaries and 8 grants were awarded. These programs listed below collectively help hundreds of Ohioans in need.
- Dental OPTIONS
- Embracing Futures, Inc.'s "Dr. Milton Rubin Oral Health" program
- KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic
- Lake County Free Clinic
Two of ODAF's designated funds, the Bowers Fund and the Claypool Fund, also helped to fund these grants.
The Ohio Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Fund gave grants to three Ohio oral and maxillofacial dental residency programs.
For more information about the grants and scholarships awarded in 2014, see the 2014 ODA Foundation Annual Report.
The annual ODA Foundation raffle is one of the primary sources of funding for grants and scholarships. Click here to learn more about the raffle and how to purchase a ticket.
In recognition of donations
Recognize your loved ones and those other special individuals in your life with an in-honor or in-memory of donation in their name to the ODA Foundation. Click here to make a secure donation online. Donor and honoree names will be listed in the ODAF Annual Report. All honorees (or the family) will receive a letter informing them of the donation.
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