Ensuring all children have a Dental Home

Our Impact



received Dental Homes thanks to our grantees and supporters


in grants awarded

since 2010

Our Mission Dental Homes for all children

AAPD Foundation supports community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children from families who cannot afford dental care. AAPD Foundation is the nation’s largest pediatric dentist-led foundation dedicated to child oral health

Our Grantees We award grants each year to organizations that help them make an impact on child oral care.

Our Donors We could not accomplish our goals without the support of our donors. Thank You!

Connect With Us

Did you know that by the age of 6, 45% of children in the US are affected by tooth decay? This is a child oral health crisis. Help more children in need! Learn more: https://aapdfoundation.org/what-we-do/child-oral-health-crisis/⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Establishing a #DentalHome for your child is extremely important. When selecting an appointment time be sure to choose a time where your child is alert and not tired. #AAPDFoundation #BigLoveForLittleTeeth
Developing healthy oral habits is key to a healthy smile. Find the best #DentalHome for your child so they receive the support they need for optimal oral health. #AAPDFoundation #BigLoveForLittleTeeth #OptimalOralHealth
Practicing safety habits are important when children are playing any contact sport. Dental related injuries can occur and that is why we recommend wearing a mouthguard when playing any contact sport. #AAPDFoundation #BigLoveForLittleTeeth #OptimalOralHealth
When your child is brushing their teeth be sure to use a soft bristle toothbrush. The size and shape of their toothbrush should reach all areas of their mouth. #AAPDFoundation #BigLoveForLittleTeeth #OptimalOralHealth
Dental problems compromise the health, development, and quality of life in children both in the short and long run. It is important to establish healthy dental habits for you and your child. #AAPDFoundation #BigLoveForLittleTeeth #OptimalOralHealth
Nearly half of children in the US are affected by tooth decay and an inordinate amount of the disease goes untreated. It is important to find your child a #DentalHome to ensure your child has optimal oral health. Need to find your nearest dentists office? Visit: https://www.aapd.org/publications/find-a-pd/
Because of your support, we are able to give healthier smiles! #BigLoveForLittleTeeth
Happy April Fools Day! Share your big love for little teeth with a laugh!
Question: When should you schedule your child’s first dental appointment? Answer: Before their first birthday. Reach out to your Dental Home and schedule the appointment. Need help, use our find a dentist tool: https://www.aapd.org/publications/find-a-pd/ 
Without your donations, Children’s Dental Health Clinic would not have been able to help Jeremy smile. Your support makes a big difference in showing #BigLoveForLittleTeeth. https://aapdfoundation.org/our-impact/donate/

Foundation Spotlight

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May 22, 2019

Dental Home Day 2019

Dental Home Day is a day of service and a year of care, thanks to Sunstar Americas, Dental Home Day sponsor since 2013. AAPD Foundation donors and AAPD members gathered on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 to help the underserved children of Illinois receive access to dental care.

Last year, Dental Home Day was held at St. Bernard Hospital Ambulatory Care Clinic, an AAPD Foundation single-year grantee. Throughout the course of the day, children received teeth examinations, cleanings and treatments for any dental issues they may have. AAPD Foundation is providing St. Bernard a $20,000 Access to Care Grant to continue to provide care to Dental Home Day children and become a permanent Dental Home.

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Grants Map

120 Grantees 34 States and DC

Tooth decay (cavities) is an epidemic among our youngest children – an epidemic even worse for children from families struggling with poverty.  Since 2010, AAPD Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in grants and commitments to 114 organizations in 34 states and the District of Columbia. AAPD Foundation grantees have helped provide Dental Homes to more than 500,000 children.