Minnesota Dental Foundation

Minnesota Dental Foundation. A Practice of Giving.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.

For individuals seeking dental care, please see the Donated Dental Services information. Also, check the MDA page on Public Resources.

A Lot Has Changed in 2021


The Minnesota Dental Foundation annually publishes a report on progress made towards its vision of eliminating unmet oral health needs in Minnesota. Its primary purpose is to demonstrate that donations made to the Foundation are used wisely, efficiently and effectively to help those who have difficulty accessing dental care in Minnesota.

2020 Annual Report

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.

Volunteer dentists generally see only one or two patients per year. About 200 patients are on the waiting list and it’s real easy to sign up to participate.

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’s most recent Gala was 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 7, 2022, for our next Gala at The Renaissance Hotel, The Depot in Minneapolis.

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