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The DDF believes everyone deserves a healthy smile.

And we’re doing the work to make it happen. Over the past year, our investments in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina have supported programs and services that improve oral and overall health, promote health equity, and enhance the quality of life in our communities.
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Oral Health in Action: News and Stories

Miles of Smiles Goes Back to School

Imagine: it's morning on a typical school day, and buses are arriving at a school in Ottawa County, Michigan. Another bus—white and blue—pulls up that doesn't quite look like the rest. On the 40-foot-long Miles of Smiles mobile unit, kids are smiling, laughing and having a good time as they...
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2021 Community Commitment Award Recipients Check In

In Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, about 4.7 million people live in a dental care Health Professional Shortage Area...
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The Lifecycle of a From Drool to School Book

The advent of online shopping and overnight shipping has made it easy to forget what has to happen for a package to...
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Our Mission at Work

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Advocating for oral health excellence and equity for those who need it most.

What We Do


Teaching the importance of good oral health across the lifespan.

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Funding the people and programs that make better oral health a reality.

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