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We want to join in with our 2018 dental scholarship recipients to thank the nearly 60 companies and individuals who donated to the 2018 Fund-A-Future Paddle Raiser event. Thanks to you, we raised $133,400, a record breaking amount of money for 34 scholarships.


DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Maria Dreeszen will be graduating from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2019. Recently, we caught up with her and chatted about volunteer work and the DTA Foundation scholarship.

DTA Foundation scholarship recipient Kelly Binding will be graduating from Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in 2019. 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 Alex Rauchle will be graduating from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2019. Recently, we caught up with her to chat about her volunteer work and the DTA Foundation scholarship.

The 2019 DTA Foundation Grant and Scholarship application processes are in full swing right now. After reviewing 75 preliminary grant proposals, the DTA Foundation Grant Review Committee Chair will select the grant proposals that meet our criteria: innovative, scalable and sustainable. Those invited to this next review round have until May 22 to submit the full application. Scholarship applications are currently being reviewed and winners will be announced no later than May 31st. 

In an effort to raise awareness of the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes — and the impact that periodontal treatment has on diabetes control —  New York University College of Dentistry is implementing a program focused on dental screenings for older adults. This program highlights just one aspect of oral health’s impact on overall health and is possible only through generous donations to fund a $25,000 DTA Foundation grant for the project.

Recently, we sat down with NYU College of Dentistry Associate Professor Julie Yip to learn more about their program and how others can implement a similar one.

Through the generous support of our donors, the DTA Foundation is proud to announce a new $25,000 dental student scholarship, in addition to eight new $10,000 scholarships, and up to 29 $5,000 dental student scholarships, to be awarded in 2020.

The DTA Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with the Santa Fe Group.  Two of the ten 2020 grants will be awarded as the new DTA Foundation – Santa Fe Group Oral Health Innovation Scholars grant.