Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
The California Dental Association Foundation is pleased to announce a significant donation from new sponsor The Del E. Webb Foundation, which donated $50,000 in support of the CDA Cares volunteer dental program that provides cleanings, fillings, extractions and oral health education at no charge to Californians who experience barriers to care.
“Organizations like The Del E. Webb Foundation are extremely important to the success of CDA Cares and we are forever grateful,” said Don Rollofson, DMD, chair of the CDA Foundation. “Because of their philanthropic commitments, we will be able serve patients across California who need oral health care the most.”
The goal of CDA Cares is to relieve pain and infection in patients and educate the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net, including a state dental director who can develop programs to improve the oral health of Californians.
The main mission of The Del E. Webb Foundation is to provide direct support to qualified organizations for qualified charitable purposes in the areas of medical services, research and education.
“The only things we do in this life that matter are the things we do for each other,” said Larry Johnson, president of The Del E. Webb Foundation. “CDA Cares fits perfectly with our vision of serving a large number of people with a small amount of money.”
The Del E. Webb Foundation is specifically interested in supporting the dental lab and oral health education areas at CDA Cares events. The next CDA Cares clinic will be held April 25-26 in Solano County, followed by Pomona, Nov. 21-22.
With the help of thousands of community volunteers, the CDA Cares volunteer dental program has provided $6 million in care to more than 8,000 Californians since 2012.
About the California Dental Association Foundation
The CDA Foundation was formed as the philanthropic arm of the California Dental Association in 2001 with the mission to improve the oral health of all Californians by supporting the dental health profession in its efforts to meet community needs. The CDA Foundation provides grants and scholarships to dental students and professionals, promotes oral health prevention and education, and holds dental clinics around the state that provide dental care at no charge to Californians in need.