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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

Evolving the Dental Experience for the LGBTQ+ Community

How would you feel if you went to the dentist’s office and someone called you the wrong name, repeatedly referred to you using incorrect pronouns or made assumptions based on your gender presentation or sexual orientation? For many people in the LGBTQ+ community, that’s what happens every time...
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Bringing Dental Care Directly to Kids Makes a Difference

(A group of children, teachers, and providers celebrate the opening of a school-based dental center at the Academy of...
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People with Disabilities Still Face Barriers Accessing Dental Care

Did you know that for the more than 1 billion individuals worldwide with a disability, accessing and receiving...
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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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