Minnesota Dental Foundation. A Practice of Giving.


The vision of the Minnesota Dental Foundation is to eliminate unmet oral health needs in Minnesota.

The mission of the Minnesota Dental Foundation is to:

  • Initiate and support programs that provide dental services to underserved populations and communities;
  • Encourage and support volunteerism within the profession; and
  • Promote careers in dentistry, especially in underserved areas.

Together, we CAN make a difference!

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Mission of Mercy

MN Mission of MercyThe MDA, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dental Foundation and volunteers, provides free access to dental care for those in need. Learn More or make a donation today to support Mission of Mercy. The next Mission of Mercy will be in 2020.

Give Kids a Smile

Give Kids a SmileGive Kids a Smile is an annual charitable event that draws together thousands of dental professionals across the state every February. Help us put healthy smiles on the faces of Minnesota’s most at-need children. Learn more or make a donation today to support this event.

MDF History

The Minnesota Dental Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public foundation providing charitable programs and services to improve the oral health of underserved Minnesotans. The foundation gives dentists and donors the opportunity to experience the collective power of giving and invest in the future of dentistry.

MDF History


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.

2017 Annual Report

Report Archives

2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Repor

2012 Annual Report

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