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 Trustees met many of the 2015 scholarship recipients at the 2015 ODA Annual Session.

The ODA Foundation has awarded nearly $950,000 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.

In 2015, 38 scholarships were given to dental students and auxiliaries and 4 grants were awarded.

Two of ODAF's designated funds, the Mercer Fund and the Akron Dental Society Claypool Fund, also helped to fund several of these scholarships.

Primary Health Solutions, a nonprofit in Butler county, received a grant to increase access to dental care for students enrolled in the Fairfield City School District.

For information about the grants and scholarships awarded in 2015, click here.

ODAF Raffle

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.

Tribute donations

Recognize your loved ones and other special individuals in  your life with a tribute gift to the ODA Foundation in their honor or memory. 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.

2015 Annual Impact Report

How does the ODA Foundation make an impact by Advancing Oral Health in Ohio?  Click here to view the ODA Foundation 2015 Annual Impact Report to see how the Foundation turns donations into scholarships for the next generation of dentists and grants to improve access to oral care.