We're The AAPD Foundation

Welcome to the AAPD Foundation. We’re the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the nation’s largest dentist-led charity dedicated to child oral health.


Our mission is to ensure that all children have access to the dental care they need, regardless of their parent’s or caregiver’s insurance status or ability to pay for treatment and services. Together with the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we’re proud to be the foremost advocates in the fight for access to dental care and optimal oral health for children.


Since 2010, we have issued nearly $8 million in grants and commitments to 153 organizations in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Foundation grantees have helped provide Dental Homes to more than 700,000 children.


When you give to the AAPD Foundation, one hundred percent of your donation goes directly toward children in need. On behalf of the amazing organizations the AAPD Foundation has already funded, and the kiddos in their care, thank you!

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