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.
A Lot Has Changed in 2022
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 420 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 2022, Minnesota celebrated providing $15 million in free dental care.
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.
Watch the video below to see the impact the that DDS program has on providers and patients.
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 held on October 7, 2022, at the Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel, The Depot. Thank you to all who attended. To see photos of the event, visit our Flickr album.
Please save the date of Saturday, September 23, 2023, for the 7th OneSmile Gala. The event will be held at the InterContinental Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport hotel.