Foundation History

The San Diego County Dental Foundation (SDCDF) was founded in 1992 by dentists in the San Diego County area to provide funding for dental health education and access. We are a charitable organization designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3).

Since 1992, SDCDF has funded a wide variety of projects that increase access to dental care, such as the opening of a Dental Hygiene School at Southwestern College. We provide toothbrushes and oral hygiene supplies to communities in need and offer scholarships to local students entering dental schools. Our organization also facilitates 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.

Our flagship project is the John Geis DDS Dental Clinic at VVSD, which provides completely free comprehensive dental care to formerly homeless veterans, so they are enabled and empowered to live with purpose, confidence, and success.