Welcome to the Minnesota Dental Foundation website where you can find a wealth of information about the activities and programs of your Foundation to help eliminate unmet oral health needs in Minnesota.
Dentistry in the news
The civil unrest in May and June affected numerous businesses and individuals to expose the need for a more fair and just society. While that goal is admirable, the loss of personal and business property is devastating to those who lost much.
There were four dental offices that sustained significant damage, two in Minneapolis and two in St. Paul. There were three that sustained minor damage and 12 that received very minor or no damage. The Foundation has set up a Disaster Relief Fund with $30,000 to assist the dental offices most affected with looting, damage and loss.
If you wish to donate to help these affected offices, please send a check to Minnesota Dental Foundation, 1335 Industrial Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55413 and note on the memo line for Disaster Relief or Give Now With a Credit Card.
Martha Mordini Rukavina Loan Forgiveness Program
The Martha Mordini Rukavina Loan Forgiveness Program is now accepting applications.
Minnesota Dental Foundation OneSmile Gala
The Minnesota Dental Foundation had another successful Gala on September 27, 2019 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. Thank you to all who attended. To see photos of the event, visit our Flickr album.
Be sure to save Friday, October 22, 2021, for our next Gala at The Renaissance Hotel, The Depot in Minneapolis.
DDS program volunteers needed
The DDS (Donated Dental Services) program provides comprehensive dental care to those who are disabled or who are elderly or medically fragile and cannot afford the needed dental care. It also provides services to veterans. It is a program of Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) and has been in Minnesota since 2003. Approximately 440 Minnesota dentists provide the needed care in their own offices. Specialty care is provided and all necessary lab work – crowns, bridges, dentures, etc. – is provided free by over 100 labs in Minnesota.
Volunteer dentists generally see only one or two patients per year. About 300 patients are on the waiting list and it’s real easy to sign up to participate.