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. Created in 1977, its vision is “Improving Missouri Smiles”. All donations to it are tax-deductible.
Paul Roberts, Foundation Director
3340 American Ave
Jefferson City MO 65109
573-634-3436 or Email Paul
Give to the Foundation
All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible. Thank you on behalf of the many Missourians who benefit from MDA Foundation programs.
You may give to the MDAF with a Memorial Contribution (to remember colleagues, friends or loved ones) or an In Honor Gift (to recognize a birthday, anniversary or special accomplishment). The MDAF will send an acknowledgement for the gift. Contact Paul Roberts for more information on this type of donation.
Dental Education and Donated Materials
The MDAF has a limited annual supply of free brush, paste and floss to help those doing oral health outreach to schools and communities. Click here to access guidelines and order form for 2020 requests.
Click the following links to learn more about the efforts of the MDA Foundation. Click on the project links to go direct to that page.
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 principle 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.
Dr. Danielle Riordan, Chair
Dr. Robert Renger, Vice Chair
Dr. Darren Mahaffey, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Lynne Barbour
Dr. Jeremy Bowen
Dr. Jim Fox
Dr. Kirk Opdahl
Dr. M. Elwood Rice
Dr. Emily Taylor
Dr. Tim Taylor
Vicki Wilbers, MDA Executive Director (non-voting)
Dr. Dan Kessler, MDA Immediate Past President (voting)