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Today, there is an oral health disparity between intellectual/developmental disabilities and those without intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities’ program to increase awareness of the importance of oral health among caregivers hopes to change that. Thanks to your generous donations, a $25,000 DTA Foundation Impact Change Grant will help the department use social media messaging to inform and advocate for dental services for those with disabilities.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Jiwon Lim will graduate from the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine in 2020. Recently, we caught up with her to chat about her volunteer work as a dental student and how her scholarship will make a difference in her life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Leke Olowokere will be graduating from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry. Recently, we caught up with him to chat about his volunteer work as a dental student and how his scholarship will make a difference in his life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Austin Goodyke will be graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2020. Recently, we caught up with him to chat about his volunteer work as a dental student and how his scholarship will make a difference in his life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Claudia Garcia will be graduating from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2020. Recently, we caught up with her to chat about her volunteer work as a dental student and how her scholarship will make a difference in her life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Miranda Kalaskey will be graduating from West Virginia University in May. Recently, we caught up with her to chat about her volunteer work as a dental student and how her scholarship will make a difference in her life.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Karderro Dixon will be graduating later this year from the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. Recently, we caught up with him to chat about his volunteer work as a dental student and how his scholarship will make a difference in his life. 

 

 

More than 20 companies and individuals came together to raise a record-breaking amount for the Fund-A-Future initiative, which funds dental student scholarships. Together, they raised more than $130,000, the most ever raised during the initiative. All of that money will go to funding $5,000 in financial support to rising third or fourth year dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence in dentistry, financial need and a commitment to community service.

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The DTA Foundation is excited to announce that thanks to donors’ generosity we were able to raise more than $85,000 for innovative oral health projects during our annual silent auction.

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DTA's newly-elected Board Chairman and DTA Foundation supporter Bob Savage, vice president and chief financial officer at Drake Laboratories in Charlotte, N.C. once again participated in IronMan Florida to raise money to fund the DTA Foundation dental student scholarship program. Thanks to everyone who donated, he raised $9,650, just shy of his $10,000 goal. It’s not too late to help him reach his goal, you can donate here. Savage has now raised $53,350 for the DTA Foundation over the 5 years he has participated in Ironman competitions. 

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