Special Olympics Special Smiles
We need good hearts with great hands! Conduct dental screenings on athletes at the Special Olympics Fall Games. Hygienists will provide oral hygiene instruction, and all other volunteers support mouth guards check in/out, record-keeping, or goody bag handouts! Event is from 8:30am-2pm. CE credits are available for all interested volunteers.
ADF Silent Auction at WRDC
Will you be at WRDC this year? Check out ADF’s Silent Auction inside the Exhibit Hall! We’ll have tons of auction items, including everything from hotels, restaurants, museums, and sports memorabilia! Visit the Arizona Dental Foundation’s silent auction. Bidding closes at 4pm Saturday, so make sure to get your bids in!
OSHA Toolkit -- Save Time & Money!
Purchase the updated toolkit, A Comprehensive Infection Prevention & OSHA Toolkit for Dental Professionals and Trainers, compiled and authored by OSHA class speaker, Kay Carl, RN, BS, Infection Preventionist. All the forms and programs you need for Infection Prevention and OSHA at your facility are provided on a convenient flash drive with simple instructions for use.
WHAT WE’VE DONE
Give Kids a Smile: ASDOH 2015
On February 6, 2015, 422 Title I school children were greeted by dental students at Give Kids a smile. These children provided more than a quarter million dollars in treatment–with more than 3,000 procedures performed.
For some of these children, Give Kids a Smile is their only option to receive dental care. This event helps put these children out of pain, allowing them to concentrate better in school and reduce absenteeism.
If you’re interested in hosting your own Give Kids a Smile day at your office, or wish to volunteer at a future GKAS, contact Penny.
Tooth Fairy Stroll
Partnered with the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, tooth fairies of all ages strolled from the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to the Arizona Community Dental Clinic for fun, education, and free oral health screenings. Nearly 20 children received screenings and fluoride varnish.
Special Olympics Special Smiles
On May 8th, more than 100 volunteers screened 239 athletes and placed 161 mouth guards at Special Olympics Special Smiles in Peoria. These mouth guards will help keep athletes’ teeth protected while they perform in their favorite sports! Athletes also received oral hygiene instruction on brushing and flossing–overall a successful and special day!
Hats off to TeamSmile and the Arizona Cardinals for throwing an amazing event! Over 200 children from the west valley received free dental care from generous volunteers at University of Phoenix Stadium in September 2014.
Special Needs Dentistry Training Program
As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Access to Oral Health Initiative, ADF implemented an intensive, hands-on special needs dentistry program that trained over 100 dentists in a three-year period on the unique challenges of serving individuals with a developmental disability in an effort to increase access to care by offering behavioral management techniques over costly sedation. The program was offered again in 2011 to 28 Maricopa County area dentists through a generous grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Find out how you can help us Keep Arizona Smiling through your time, talent, or treasure. Volunteer or donate today and help provide charitable dental care to those who need it most!
WHAT WE DO
An American Dental Association initiative to reduce absenteeism in elementary school children, celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2012. Arizona’s award winning program has grown exponentially under ADFs coordination. In the past ten years, 12,000 children from Title I schools statewide received free dental care valued at $4 million. Through these activities 7,000 volunteer dentists, dental hygienists and dental students provided fillings, extractions and root canals worth an average of $300.00 at an operational cost of $20.00 per child.