Mission: The ada foundation provides charitable assistance for the dental community and works to improve oral health by supporting access to care, research and education programs.
Programs: Research: perform research activities to encourage the improvement of the health of the public & to promote the art and science of dentistry.
access to care: promote and fund programs that bring oral care and education to low-income communities and underserved areas where people might not otherwise receive dental care.
charitable assistance: provide charitable assistance to the dental community and their families in need. This includes providing relief grants to aid members of the dental profession and their dependants who, because of accidental injury, advanced age, physically delibitating illness or a medical condition prevents them from being gainfully employed, resulting in the inability to be wholly self-sustaining.
education: help academically gifted predoctoral dental students defray a part of their professional education expenses. Also, provide awards to organizations that support programs to improve children's dental health by educating parents, caregivers and pregnant women on the value of good dental health.