Missouri Dental Association :: Missouri Dental Foundation
The MDA Foundation (MDAF) is the charitable not-for-profit partner of the Missouri Dental Association working to create better oral health for Missourians through educational programs, access-to-care initiatives and community collaborations. Its vision is “Improving Missouri Smiles”. The MDAF‘s primary focus is on Education and Access to Care.
Margie Kunze, Foundation Manager
3340 American Ave
Jefferson City MO 65109
The following are some of the projects the Missouri Dental Foundation has developed,
helps fund or assists in promoting.
Children's Dental Health Month in February
- If you're a member dentist and want to visit a school/health fair to
promote CDHM (or another event at a different time of year) the MDA can provide both a display and/or materials
to help you.
The Foundation awards annual scholarships at the UMKC School of Dentistry. For more information on how to apply for available MDAF Dental Scholarships, visit our Dental Students Page.
Note: Any individual interested in applying for an MDAF Dental Scholarship must be a student member of the MDA. Click here to join the MDA as a student member.
Missouri Mission of Mercy (MOMOM)
MOMOM is a large scale dental clinic designed to meet the oral health care needs
of patients of all ages who cannot otherwise afford care.
Points of Light Program
A program which strives to connect
1-year-old infants with a dental home by creating a collaborative community
between pediatricians and family practitioners and pediatric or general
dentists willing to perform oral examinations.
MDA Foundation Grant
This essential grant program offers financial support to efforts that create better oral health for Missourians through educational programs, access-to-care initiatives and community collaborations.
Applications must be postmarked no later than February 15 or August 15.
Grant announcements will be made within six weeks of each deadline.
In 2012, the Foundation began an endowment fund as a source of income to enhance the impact of the projects supported by the Foundation. The fund also serves as a resource to MDA members who wish to make specially designated gifts to the Foundation. Click here to read a brief description of the fund. Like all endowments, the principal is to remain intact in perpetuity. If you or your attorney or accountant wish to review the policies governing the setup of the MDAF Endowment or the spending policies for the endowment, please contact Denise Lehmen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give to the Foundation
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The MDA Foundation is the charitable partner of the Missouri Dental
Association working to create better oral health for Missourians through
educational programs, access-to-care initiatives and community collaborations. The MDA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, improving
Missouri Smiles since 1977. All donations to it are tax-deductible.
Dr. M. Elwood Rice, Chair
Dr. Cheryl Haley, Vice Chair
Dr. David Neal, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Lonnie Feagan
Dr. Darren Mahaffey
Dr. Charles McGinty
Dr. James Parrott
Dr. Michael Patterson
Dr. Joel Pratt
Greg Russell, Missouri Dental Insurance Services
Vicki Wilbers, MDA Executive Director
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