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DTA Foundation Awards Ten Grants To Innovative Dental Programs

The DTA Foundation is proud to announce its 2019 grant recipients. Each year the foundation awards $25,000 grants to help fund innovative pilot projects designed to improve oral health care across the nation. Please join us in congratulating the ten 2019 DTA Foundation Grant Recipients. 

The DTA Foundation 2019 Grant Recipients

Apple Tree Dental - Apple Tree Dental Health Information Exchange Project (HIE Project)

The Viscardi Center, Inc. / InfiniTech - Mobile App Platform to Improve Oral Health Care Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN) - Improving Data Interoperability Across Oral and Medical Health Domains to Improve Value-Based Care

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Medically Integrated Oral Health Program for Medically Complicated Dental Patients

Penobscot Community Health Center, Inc. - Dental Hygiene Therapist Pilot -- An Innovative Approach to Expanding Dental Care Access

Regents of the University of Minnesota - Recommending the HPV Vaccine: New Skills for a New Recommendation in Oral Health

KinderSmile Foundation - Innovative Oral Health Education Initiative at KinderSmile Community Oral Health Center Newark

University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry - Integrating oral assessment and education into pediatric wellness visits at a Federally Qualified Health Center, Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska Health Center: Pilot Project

Kids Smiles - Inclusive Dental

National Commission on Correctional Health - CHORDS-DM


About the Grants

To be considered for one of the DTA Foundation $25,000 grants, organizations with an innovative project designed to improve oral health care for Americans in need, the disabled or the elderly must be able to demonstrate that their innovative project will improve access to oral care in their immediate area and has the potential to grow and be implemented in other areas of the country.109 innovative pilot projects have been funded for a total of $2,447, 262 since 2002. 

As of 2018, these pilot projects ignited innovation and impacted:

  • 1,406,177 individuals
  • 153.163 families
  • 13,855 oral health professionals
  • <781 allied health professionals
  • 717 physicians

For more on our grants program, click here