buff1Oral hygiene education and preventive dental care are effective and inexpensive ways to improve the quality of a patient’s life. Dental schools and dental students have the unique ability to serve their community, including traditionally underserved populations. This grant is generously supported by Colgate.

Purpose of the Grant

This $500 grant is awarded to five chapters. It is intended to support ASDA chapters in coordinating a program or event that focuses on prevention of dental disease and/or promotion of oral health for any underserved population within the community.

Applications for the 2022 Dentistry in the Community Grant:
Open on August 1, 2022; close on September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CT.

Criteria and eligibility
  • Grant applications should be for in-person events that follow all school, city and state safety guidelines. Applications for virtual events will not be considered.
  • Grants must subsidize a program or event that focuses on oral health education, prevention of dental disease and/or promotion of oral health.
  • Participants must follow ASDA’s policy on Dental Outreach Programs (B-8).
  • Only one (1) entry per chapter is permitted.
  • The application organizer cannot be a national leader.
  • As Colgate is the sponsor of this grant, we encourage you to take advantage of their free oral health supply donation by completing this form.
Submitting an application
Submit your application by September 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Deadlines and important dates:
  • September 30, 2022: Applications are due.
  • November 1, 2022: Council on Professional Issues will select grant winners. Recipients will be notified at a later date.
  • July 15, 2023: Deadline to hold event. Event report and photos due. 

Chapter winners must abide by the above deadlines or may be subject to funds revocation.

Contact Robin Lieberman, advocacy senior coordinator.

Congratulations to the 2021 Grant Recipients

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Harvard
  • Pennsylvania

As the generous sponsor of the Dentistry in the Community Grant, Colgate also offers any chapter the opportunity to take advantage of their FREE oral health supplies. Receive a free donation by completing this form.
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