The Foundation is improving oral health care for all New Yorkers by hosting oral cancer screenings and oral health care events, facilitating awareness campaigns, and promoting the dental professions. The Dr. Stephen B. Gold Access to Care Fund, funds oral health initiatives and projects that serve vulnerable populations in New York, including veterans, children, and people with development disabilities.
The Foundation is building a community of young people working to create positive change across New York State. By engaging students and residents with meaningful volunteer and mentorship opportunities, we believe the next generation of dental professionals will grow roots in New York – and they will be better prepared to practice dentistry with compassion, vision and a spirit of inclusiveness.
The Foundation is committed to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry and offers courses for both lecture/live credits as well as
home study credits, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. Revenue generated from the courses we offer helps to bolster programs that expand access to care, increase student and resident engagement, and support dentists in times of crisis.
The Foundation is creating a culture of philanthropy in the dental community by offering ways for dentists to care for one another. Through the Dr. Thomas H. Sullivan Substance Abuse Grant Program, the Foundation underwrites substance abuse treatment for dentists with financial need who are struggling with addiction. We also fund relief efforts for dentists impacted when natural disasters strike.
The New York State Dental Foundation maintains an ongoing inventory of dental supplies for donation to dentists and organizations that conduct outreach programs, either here in the US or overseas.
The New York State Dental Foundation and its industry partners will provide donations of equipment (e.g., sterilizers, handpieces, etc.) to help
organizations further their outreach and improve access to care to those in need their local communities.
The Foundation is now accepting applications, due July 1, 2022 for the 2023 GKAS awards.