Family gathered at the dentist for a checkup.Family gathered at the dentist for a checkup.

Our Impact

Millions of cavities conquered and counting! The AAPD Foundation is dedicated to making dental care accessible to all children by setting them up for a lifetime of healthy smiles. 

161

organizations awarded grants from the AAPD Foundation

$10,140,360

in grants awarded
since 2010

800,000+

children received dental care thanks to our grantees

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How donations are used

Make a difference with your donation

Our foundation helps remove the barriers to dental care many children face. From patient transportation to community outreach, we’re dedicated to helping children by supporting nonprofit clinics, dental schools, and dentist-led organizations. Your donation directly funds education materials, dental instruments, procedures and more.

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Providing dental goodie bags to encourage healthy hygiene habits

Colorful illustration mouthwash, floss, toothbrush and toothpaste.

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Become a healthy smile hero!

With your help, we can give more children the dental care they need—and the healthy smile they deserve.

Stories & Testimonials

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Mary Ann’s Story

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Lily’s Story

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Maria’s Story

Dr. Lamberghini’s Testimonial

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Dr. Chaet’s Testimonial

Dr. Golden’s Testimonial

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Financial Impact

100 percent of your donation benefits children in need

Your donation supports healthy smiles by directly funding education materials, dental instruments, procedures and more. Learn more about our financial impact:

2022 Financials:

See how donations were used and more in the AAPD Foundation’s annual audit.

View Past Audits:

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Two young girls smiling outside in dog shirts.
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