The San Diego Dental Health Foundation (SDDHF) was founded in 1992 by dentists in the San Diego County area to provide funding for dental health education and dental health programs in our community. We are a small Foundation, with two part-time paid staff members and a nine member Board of Directors.
Since 1992, SDDHF has provided funding for a wide variety of projects that increase access to dental care. SDDHF provides toothbrushes and oral hygiene supplies at schools in low-income areas. SDDHF offers scholarships to students entering both dental and dental hygiene schools. SDDHF provided funding
for the opening of a Dental Hygiene School at Southwestern College, which led to enhanced access to dental hygiene. SDDHF provides volunteers for community events and programs such as Share the Care, Give Kids A Smile, UCSD Free Dental Clinics, Project Homeless Connect, and the Women’s Resource Fair. Through these events, our volunteers provide free dental care to under-served members of our community. We are always looking for opportunities to grow existing programs, and more recently have begun looking at larger projects to serve greater numbers in our community.