Improving Oral Health For Oregon's Children
Founded in 1982 by the Oregon Dental Association, the DFO works to improve the oral health of Oregon's under-served children through advocacy, community grants to non-profit dental clinics and by taking dental care and oral health education directly to children on the Tooth Taxi mobile dental van. Since its inception just three years ago, the Tooth Taxi has visited over 254 schools/sites all over the State of Oregon, and served over 14,000 children while delivering over $4,053,000 in donated dental services.

We believe every child deserves quality dental care, and we advocate for increased funding for children's dental treatment and education. We support community water fluoridation, a proven and safe way to reduce cavities, and we encourage volunteerism in the dental community.

As the ODA's charity, we support and recognize the outstanding volunteer work of dental professionals occurring in every community in Oregon. Oregon dental professionals, including dentists, hygienists and dental assistants volunteer thousands of hours of their personal time and help deliver millions of dollars of donated dental services every year for our neediest children.

We are proud to partner with many of Oregon's leading foundations, companies and individuals to help children who can't help themselves. See the complete list of partners and supporters.

Oregon children still have among the worst oral health in the nation and the situation is increasingly worse, not better.

Over 56% of children 6-8 years old have serious dental decay and the numbers are significantly higher for low-income families. Educators estimate that on any given day 5,000 children are suffering with dental pain affecting their ability to learn and stay in school. Oregon can and must do better. Please help support this important work by making a donation online.




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