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Grant Recipient Highlights

2017 DTA Foundation Grant Winner - Mary & Gary West Senior Dental Center
2017 DTAF Grant Winner - Children's Dental Services

Application Info

The 2020 DTA Foundation application process is now closed. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of September. Thank you to all that applied!

In the past, the DTA Foundation awarded up to ten $25,000 grants each year to organizations with innovative pilot projects that align with the DTA Foundation’s mission to increase access to and utilization of oral health care by broadening literacy of oral health’s impact on overall health. The DTA Foundation is currently pivoting its grant making efforts in 2020 and is still in the process of trying to figure out what that might look like.

See below for answers to frequently asked questions and lists of our past grant recipients.

Grant FAQ

Past Recipients

Organization
Project
Project Type
Apple Tree Dental
Apple Tree Dental Health Information Exchange Project (HIE Project)
Elderly, Kids, Special Needs, Research/Medically Compromised, Interprofessional Oral Health Care, Technology, Federal Policy
KinderSmile Foundation
Innovative Oral Health Education Initiative
Kids
Kids Smiles
Inclusive Dental
Kids, Special Needs
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry
Integrating oral assessment and education into pediatric wellness visits at a Federally Qualified Health Center, Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska Health Center: Pilot Project
Kids, Interprofessional Oral Health Care
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
CHORDS-DM
Technology, Diversity in Dentistry
Penobscot Community Health Center, Inc.
Dental Hygiene Therapist Pilot -- An Innovative Approach to Expanding Dental Care Access
Elderly, Kids, Special Needs, Research/Medically Compromised, Low Income Patients, Dental Insurance, Veterans/Homeless
The Viscardi Center, Inc.
Mobile App Platform to Improve Oral Health Care Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Special Needs
Regents of the University of Minnesota
Recommending the HPV Vaccine: New Skills for a New Recommendation in Oral Health
Kids, Research/Medically Compromised, Interprofessional Oral Health Care, Expansion of Service Providers
Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN)
Information Network (MHIN) Improving Data Interoperability Across Oral and Medical Health Domains to Improve Value-Based Care
Kids, Elderly, Interprofessional Oral Health Care, Oral Health Impact on Overall Health
Health Science Center at Houston
Medically Integrated Oral Health Program for Medically Complicated Dental Patients
Elderly, Kids, Special Needs, Research/Medically Compromised, Interprofessional Oral Health Care
Organization
Project
Project Type
Vermont Technical College
Dental Therapy Distance Education Pilot Program
Education
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Increasing Awareness of the Importance of Oral Health Among Missouri Caregivers
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Oral Health Impact on Overall Health
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Improve oral health and prevent blood stream infection using novel biopolymers
Technology, Research/Medically Compromised
Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center
Oral Health Intervention Program
Oral Health Impact on Overall Health
Florida Institute for Health Innovation
Medical/Dental Innovation Pilot
Kids, Oral Health Impact on Overall Health
National Dental Association
Links to Oral Health for Expectant Moms
Dentists, Oral Health Impact on Overall Health
Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley
Oral Health: Integrating the Dental Hygienist in the Intensive Care Unit
Oral Health Impact on Overall Health
Apple Tree Dental
Apple Tree Dental - Special Care Dentistry Pilot Project
Special Needs
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona
A Partnership protocol for treatment of Oral Mucositis using LLLT
Interprofessional Oral Health Care
New York University College of Dentistry
Improving access to dental care through interprofessional education and screening
Interprofessional Oral Health Care, Education
Organization
Project
Project Type
Oral Health America
Older Americans Health Screening Project
Elderly
The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Improving Oral Health and Reducing Pain Due to Mucositis in Compromised Dental Patients
Research/Medically Compromised
The Viscardi Center, Inc.
Project Accessible Oral Health
Special Needs
Children's Dental Services
Teledentistry and Portable Dental Care Improving Access in Rural Minnesota
Technology/Kids
University of Washington School of Dentistry
Digital dentistry for oral rehabilitation of patients with special needs
Special Needs
Children's Dental Health Project
Messaging for Oral Health Coverage
Kids
Center for Disability Services, Inc.
Oral Hygiene Apparatus for Individuals With Disabilities
Special Needs
Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center
Virginia Garcia Virtual Dental Home
Technology/Kids
Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center Inc.
Oral Health Education and Peer Ambassador Program for Low-Income Seniors
Elderly
Organization
Project
Project Type
Altarum - SmileConnect.org
Improving Children’s Oral Health Through Social Networking
Kids
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
School of Dentistry Collaboration Across Borders: Increasing Access to Health Caring for Underserved Individuals
Interprofessional Oral Health Care
University of Washington Office of Sponsored Programs
Utility of Optical Coherence Tomography as Alternative to Dental X-ray
Technology
Public Citizens for Children and Youth
Expanding Access for Kids by Leveraging Public Benefits Enrollment System
Kids
Apple Tree Dental
Piloting the Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride in Long-Term Care
Technology
CF Charities, Inc.
The Oral Health Career Mentoring Initiative
Diversity in Dentistry
McMillen Health
Improving the Oral Health of Native American Children through Mobile Health
Kids
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Medically Complex Patient Training for Dental Professionals and Staff
Special Needs
Pennsylvania Head Start Association
Caring for the Oral Health of the Person with Special Needs Pilot Project
Kids
Organization
Project
Project Type
Butler University
Effects of Video Modeling to Improve Oral Health of Those with I/DD
Special Needs
University of Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry
Interprofessional Geriatric Oral Health Training for Medical Residents and Interns
Elderly
PDS Serve Foundation
Special Needs Patient Training for Dental Professionals, Staff, and Caregivers
Special Needs
MORE HEALTH, Inc.
Super Smiles, Super Bodies
Kids
Kids Smiles
Electronic Oral Health Screening System (EOHSS)
Technology
New Jersey Department of Health
Bedtime Bytes
Kids
Augusta University, The Dental College of Georgia
C.O.P.E. (Comprehensive Oral health Promotion & Education) with Cancer
Oral Health Impact on Overall Health
Organization
Project
Project Type
2014 Recipient Virginia Dental Association Foundation
Give Seniors a Smile: Preventive Dental Care in Long-Term Care Facilities Pilot
Elderly
2014 Recipient Dr. Angie's Dental Health Exchange
Phase II Piloting the Program
Low Income Patients, Pay it Forward
2014 Recipient The University of New Haven
Your Mouth is the Gateway to Good Health
Education
2014 Recipient Indiana University School of Dentistry
Veterans' Employability - the Dental Connection
Veterans
2014 Recipient University of Maryland
Passport to a Healthy Mouth for Me and My Baby
Pregnant Teens
2014 Recipient Oral Health America
Tooth Wisdom for Pharmacists: Helping Older Adults with Oral Health
Interprofessional Oral Health Care
2014 Recipient Bassett Healthcare Network School-Based Health Program
Integration of Oral Health into a School-Based Health (SBH) Program
Kids
Butler University
Effects of Video Modeling to Improve Oral Health of Those with I/DD
Special Needs
2014 Recipient Children's Dental Health Project
Oral Health Preventive Services by Non-Dental Providers
Expansion of Service Providers
2014 Recipient Virginia Oral Health Coalition
Pediatric Oral Health Advocate Program
Kids, Interprofessional Oral Health Care
2013 Recipient Southwest Health and Human Services
4-H: An important stakeholder group in a community project
Education, Oral Health Literacy
2013 Recipient Pennsylvania Head Start Association
The Pennsylvania Age One “Connect the Dots” Pilot Project
Kids
2013 Recipient University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
Improved Access to Oral Care through Increased Oral Health Literacy
Education, Oral Health Literacy
2013 Recipient Howard Universityy
An Innovative Approach to Interprofessional Oral Care for the Elderly
Elderly, Interprofessional Oral Health Care
2013 Recipient The Children's Oral Health Institute
Lessons In A Lunch Box Road Map: Guidelines to Introduce the Program in Public Schools
Kids
2013 Recipient Care Free Medical, Inc.
Pay It Forward Dental Access Initiative
Low Income Patients, Pay it Forward
2013 Recipient Case Western Reserve University
Oral Health Patient Navigation for Underserved Populations
Low Income Patients
2013 Recipient Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Books, Brushing, and Bedtime (BBB)
Kids
2012 Recipient American Association of Public Health Dentistry
Educating the Next Generation
Dentists
2012 Recipient Case Western Reserve University
Hybrid Geriatric Dentistry Program
Low Income Patients, Pay it Forward
2012 Recipient American Medical Directors Association
Oral Health for Long-Term Care Residents Toolkit
Elderly
2012 Recipient Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc.
Projects PEDs (Pediatricians Preventing Early Dental Diseases)
Kids, Interprofessional Oral Health Care
2012 Recipient Kids Smiles, Inc.
Oral Health Education for Under-Served Children Using an Integrated Oral and Medical Care Model
Kids
2012 Recipient Senior Mobile Dental
Establishing the Effectiveness of Teledentistry and Collaborative Care
Elderly, Technology
2011 Recipient University of Pittsburgh, Division of General Academic Pediatrics
Caries-Risk Factor Assessment and Counseling by Pediatricians
Kids
2011 Recipient University of Maryland, College Park
Oral Health Education for Pregnant teens
Pregnant Teens
2011 Recipient Oral Health America
Wisdom Tooth Project
Elderly
2011 Metropolitan State University
Advanced Dental Therapists (ADTs) provide community-based care for underserved populations
Expansion of Service Providers
2011 Recipient The Children’s Dental Health Project
Children's Dental Health Project (CDHP) and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation Project
Kids
2011 Recipient American Academy of Pediatrics
Training grants and oral health kits for AAP Chapter Oral Health Advocates
Kids, Interprofessional Oral Health Care
2010 University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Certified Nursing Assistant Training to Provide Daily Oral Hygiene for Nursing Home Residents
Elderly
2010 Recipient The Commonwealth Medical College
An Educational Intervention to Incorporate Basic Oral Health Knowledge into the Medical School Curriculum
Interprofessional Oral Health Care
2010 Recipient The Forsyth Institute
ForsythKids
Kids
2010 Recipient Kids Smiles D.C.
Wider Smiles
Kids
2010 Recipient California Dental Association Foundation
Virtual Dental Home
Expansion of Service Providers, Technology
2009 Recipient Smiles for Success
Free Dental Services for Women in Welfare-to-Work Programs
Low Income Patients
2009 Recipient Children's Dental Health Project
Provide Technical Policy Assistance to Federal and State Governments and Child Advocates as they Work to Implement Dental Provisions Incorporated into CHIP
Kids, Federal Policy
2009 Recipient TeamSmile Dental Outreach
Free Dental Services for Undeserved Children in the Community by Teaming Up with Dental and Sports Professionals
Kids, Low Income Patients
2009 Recipient Piedmont Dental Health Foundation
Increase Access to Oral Health Care for Needy Adults through Dental Student Programs
Low Income Patients
2008 Recipient University of Washington School of Dentistry
Provide an Update on the Status of the Oral Health of America and Changes That Took Place as a Result of the 2000 Surgeon General's Report.
Federal Policy
2008 Recipient University of California, School of Dentistry
Develop, Implement & Evaluate a Train-the-Trainers Program of Non-Dental Prenatal Care Providers
Pregnant Teens
2008 Recipient University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
The CARES Program
Kids
2008 Recipient Apple Tree Dental
Longevity Plan
Elderly
2007 Recipient University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine
Un Boca Saludable
Oral Health Literacy
2007 Recipient Maryland Children's Oral Health Institute
Lessons in a Lunch Box: Health Teeth Essentials & Facts about Snacks
Kids
2007 Recipient Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Mississippi Chapter)
Provide Tools to Doctors to Promote Children's Oral Health Care from Prenatal Stages to Preschool and Beyond.
Kids
2007 Dr. Robert Genco. State University of New York at Buffalo
Two-Year Study of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus to Predict Periodontal Disease within this Population and Develop Products to Improve Access to Oral Health Care.
Diabetes