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The Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation is the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Inaugural Legacy Founder’s Circle donor with a $1 million endowment to the DTA Foundation.

The Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation initially established a restricted fund in 2009 to support the efforts of the DTA Foundation. This restricted fund was designed to recognize outstanding dental students who have high academics, financial need, and a strong commitment to community service.

The DTA Foundation held both of their annual fundraisers, the Silent Auction and Fund-A-Future Paddle Raiser, on the closing night of the 2019 DTA Annual Meeting bringing in more than $230,000 for the Foundation.

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 Dental Trade Alliance has earned a 2019 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Ignite Innovation in Oral Health Care initiative, a member grant program enabling the organization to award funds to innovative oral health pilot projects around the country.

 

Vermont Technical College wants to help educate dental therapists and expand access to oral health care in Maine. This program will bring enormous benefits to patients thanks to your generous donations funding a $25,000 DTA Foundation grant.

Recently, we sat down with Vermont Technical College Dental Therapy Program Director Cheyanne E. Warren to find out more about the program and how others can implement a similar one.

WASHINGTON, DC / JUNE 2019 - The DTA Foundation is proud to announce its 2019 scholarship recipients. Each year the DTA Foundation selects the most deserving, community-oriented rising third- or fourth-year dental students to receive a $5,000 scholarship.  Please join us in congratulating the 2019 scholarship recipients.

A 2013 DTA Foundation / Dental Lifeline Network pilot study was recently published for its promising study on utilizing daily checklists and random inspections in Long-term Care Facilities to reduce dental plaque scores. 

University College of Dental Medicine Arizona has launched a program to provide a clinical alternative to opioid and topical anesthetics for the prevention and/or reduction of oral mucositis. This program will bring enormous benefits to patients and cancer centers—thanks to your generous donations to fund a $25,000 DTA Foundation grant.

Recently, we sat down with Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona Dean Brad Smith, DDS, and Doug Beals, DDS, to find out more about the program and how others can implement a similar one.

DTA Foundation Grant Chat: Embedding Dental Hygienists Into Pediatric Practices

 

Inspired by consumer engagement research, the Florida Institute for Health is embedding dental hygienists into pediatric practices to help create and foster lifetime dental health for the next generation. Thanks to your generous donations, a $25,000 DTA Foundation grant will help them expand their pilot program to a fifth site. Recently, we sat down with Florida Institute for Health Innovation Chief Operating Officer Kristin Palbicke Garces, MPH, to find out more about the program and how others could implement a similar one.

It almost sounds like the plot of an action sci-fi movie: using technology to capture and decimate a bacteria that threatens the health of millions. Except this isn’t a movie. It’s the work of the Regents of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and their innovative pilot program to improve oral health and prevent bloodstream infection using novel biopolymers. Thanks to your generous donations, a $25,000 DTA Foundation grant will help them continue their research.

Recently, we sat down with UCSF assistant researcher Yung-Ching Chien and UCSF professor Pamela Den Besten to find out more about the program and how other states could implement a similar one.

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