National Dental Association Foundation

NDA Foundation


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Who We Are

The NDA Foundation is the non- profit, charitable arm of the National Dental Association (NDA). The NDA is the largest dental organization, representing dentists, dental students, dental hygienists, and dental assistants of African-American descent nationally and internationally.

Incorporated in 1976, as a 501(c) 3, the Foundation achieves its mission through support of educational and scientific research endeavors. For more than 35 years, the Foundation has been successful in promoting its agenda, securing scholarships and grants, and funding programs to ensure oral health care remains a viable profession for African-Americans and other under- represented students.

Together with our partner Colgate-Palmolive, the Foundation has provided over $4 million in scholarship funds for more than 3,000 students, as well as provided $4 million in student & faculty research funding to Howard University, Meharry Medical College, and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Our Mission

The mission is to pursue charitable, educational, scientific, and research related endeavors.

Through sponsorships, partnerships and grants, we support programs to ensure oral health care remains a viable profession for African-Americans and other under-represented students.

Our Vision

The vision is to make health equity a reality.

Vision of the NDAF

Our Core Values

       ~We value and respect all people, as well as, corporations and educational institutions we affiliate, collaborate and partner with.
       ~We adhere to the highest moral principles and professional standards in all that we do.
       ~We give meticulous attention to all financial matters assuring accuracy and accountability.
       ~In believing that health and health care is a right and not a privilege, we are committed to supporting dental education and
       increasing access to quality oral health care for all people, particularly the underserved.