Oral 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 do so for traditionally underserved populations. This grant is generously supported by Colgate.

Purpose of the Grant
This $500 grant is awarded to five chapters and is intended to support ASDA chapters in their development and implementation of a new program or event that focuses on prevention of dental disease and/or promotion of oral health for any underserved population within their communities.

Any submission that does not provide the online application, letter of intent and projected budget will not be considered.
Questions? Contact Kris Okoskey, staff liaison to Council on Professional Issues.
Criteria and eligibility:
  • Grants must subsidize a program or event that focuses on oral health education, prevention of dental disease and/or promotion of oral health for underserved populations.
  • Chapter grantees are strongly encouraged to work with a current or past Special Population highlighted by ASDA’s National Outreach Initiative
  • 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, only supplies provided directly by Colgate may be used in conjunction with the event. 
Required Follow-Up
  • If selected, winning chapters must hold all outreach events before Oct. 1, 2019.
  • Following completion of the event, grant recipients must submit a report using the template provided by Oct. 15, 2019
    • The report should include 3-5 high resolution photos suitable for ASDA and Colgate publications. The photos can be taken at clinic or at the event itself. Please include at least one photo of chapter participants. 
  • Following completion of the event, chapters are strongly encouraged to contribute to an ASDA blog article or other social media platform in fall 2019 (prior to the application deadline for the next round of grantees).
How to Submit
The application period for ths grant has closed, please send any questions to Kris Okoskey.

Deadlines and important dates:

The application period for this grant has closed.

  • Feb. 8, 2019: Grant recipients notified via email. Winning chapters are responsible for determining the appropriate time to contact Colgate to order supplies. Requests must be submitted a minimum of six weeks prior to the project date. Please allow five business days to receive a response to your request. Download the Colgate product request form.
  • Feb. 27 - March 2, 2019: Acknowledgement at Annual Session 
  • March 2019: Grant money distributed via direct deposit or by check; if your chapter would like the funds closer to the event date, contact Kris Okoskey
  • June 1, 2019: Interim report/check-in with Council on Professional Issues chair.
  • Oct. 1, 2019: Outreach event must take place before this date.
  • Oct. 15, 2019: Outreach event report, including photos, due to ASDA central office.

If chapter grantee fails to abide by the above deadlines, they may be subject to funds revocation.

Populations to consider serving:
  • Children
  • Older adults/senior citizens
  • Residents of rural areas 
  • Individuals with special needs (special care)
  • Individuals who have been or are currently incarcerated
  • Individuals who have been or are currently homeless
  • Women who are expecting and/or parents of young children
  • Previous special populations: IDD/DD, veterans
  • Other Special Populations highlighted by ASDA’s National Outreach Initiative
For questions, contact Kris Okoskey, staff liaison to the Council on Professional Issues. 

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2018 Grant Recipients

  • Buffalo
  • Colorado
  • Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Roseman