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

A big congratulations to all of the recent dental graduates! If youre a soon-to-be dentist looking to match a passion for dental health with giving back to your community, then look no further. Help spread AAPD Foundation’s mission of Dental Homes for all children by making a gift today!Give Now aapdfoundation.org/our-impact/donate/⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a childs teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. Help us share our #BigLoveForLittleTeeth by visiting aapdfoundation.org/our-impact/donate/

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Did you pass? An A+ answer is TWO MINUTES! We wont flunk you if you didnt get this one - but your teeth might, unless you remember to brush for 120 seconds. Need a cheat sheet? Set a timer or hum your favorite song. Thanks for playing!
How well do you know your #DentalFacts?
Test it out by commenting below. Well grade your score in tomorrows post.

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In some cases, in order to achieve optimal #oralhealth, your child may need braces. Here are 3 of the most common conditions that are in need of braces... Schedule a visit at your childs Dental Home to see if they are in need of braces. #AAPDFoundation #BigLoveForLittleTeeth #healthykids #Braces
We could all use a good laugh. Here is our joke of the day.#Jokes #DentalJokes #healthyteeth #AAPDFoundation #BigLoveForLittleTeeth
Friends, family, freedom, and fun? Were all smiles! Happy Fourth of July from your friends at AAPD and the AAPD Foundation! #AAPDFoundation #BigLoveForLittleTeeth #independenceday #july4th #holiday
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and rinsing all year-long - which means you can ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#Commentbelow how did you make the best of your childs #DentalHome visit? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here are some tried and true tips to help you brush your child’s teeth and promote great #oralhealth #brushing #AAPDFoundation
To all the dads out there helping us floss, teaching us about cavities, and taking us to the dentist, we’re thankful for you (even when you won’t let us have that 5th candy bar). Happy Father’s Day! #Fatherhood #FathersDay #Dadlife
Did you know that smiling is actually good for you? Studies have shown that showing off those pearly whites or letting out a good laugh releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural “feel-good” chemical. These endorphins make us feel happy and can increase positive thoughts! Give it a go and see how you feel. Happy smiling! #healthykids #kidsteeth #Toddlehood  #Parenthood #Babyteeth #Kidsmiles

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

139 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 $6.5 million in grants and commitments to 139 organizations in 34 states and the District of Columbia. AAPD Foundation grantees have helped provide Dental Homes to more than 573,000 children.