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 2024 Dentistry in the Community Grant open August 1, 2024, and close October 1, 2024, at 11:59 P.M. Central Time.

Dates and important deadlines:

  • October 1, 2024: Applications are due
  • November 1, 2024: Council on Professional Issues will select grant recipients. Notifications will be sent by December 31, 2024.
  • July 15, 2025: 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 membership@asdanet.org.

Congratulations to the 2023 ASDA chapter grant recipients:

  • UCLA School of Dentistry
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences - College of Dental Medicine