Delta Dental Foundation Grants
The Delta Dental Foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. Each year the Delta Dental Foundation provides financial support, in the form of grants, to various organizations.
The Delta Dental Foundation provides support to programs or projects that help develop and heighten dental awareness among the public and that offer continuing dental education.
The Delta Dental Foundation invites Master of Science students at the dental schools in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to submit proposals for the Dental Master’s Thesis Award Program. This program is intended to encourage thesis research that is of direct relevance to the costs or outcomes of dental care.
It has been recognized by Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana for nearly three decades that it has a legitimate interest in fostering research related to oral health, especially research which could have direct clinical application with significant potential for reducing treatment costs along with improving oral health. To that end, a portion of the Delta Dental Foundation’s (DDF) budget each year is allocated for dental research grants. The Research Screening Committee has been established within the DDF to act as a review body for research applications.
The Delta Dental Foundation encourages community-based oral health programs in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to apply for the Brighter Futures Community Grant. These competitive grants are awarded to programs that emphasize oral health initiatives with special consideration given to those whose programs focus on improving the oral health of low-income children and adults.
In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month and Impression 5 Science Center’s “Chew On This!” oral health exhibit, the Delta Dental Foundation is offering field trip grants during the entire month of February 2016. These grants will allow local classrooms to visit the exhibit for an interactive oral health education experience.