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.
Martha Mordini Rukavina Loan Forgiveness Program
The Martha Mordini Rukavina Loan Forgiveness Program is now accepting applications.
MDF in the News
Minnesota Dental Foundation OneSmile Gala
The Minnesota Dental Foundation invites you to the 2019 OneSmile Gala. This year’s event will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis. This exciting event will showcase the many activities of the Foundation and will highlight several organizations benefitting from the work of the Foundation. Come out and support the Foundation’s mission of eliminating unmet oral health needs in Minnesota! Click here for more information.
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 – implants, 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.