The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation


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Welcome to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation (AAPD Foundation) website. The AAPD Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the nonprofit professional membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry, and the nation’s foremost advocate in the fight for optimal oral health for all children.

At the AAPD Foundation, we believe that oral health is a key factor in overall health, and that all children deserve access to optimal oral health, regardless of their parent’s or caregiver’s ability to pay. Our mission is to ensure that all children have a Dental Home, a safe place where they receive consistent, compassionate dental care and education.

The AAPD Foundation serves uninsured and underinsured children from birth to 18 years of age. Why do we focus on newborns and infants? Because research has shown that optimal oral health begins with consistent oral hygiene even before a child’s first tooth appears. Click here to learn more about the Child Oral Health Crisis.

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 awarded grants to, and the kiddos in their care, thank you!