Access to Oral Health & Education for All

Do you have a great community program that brings access to oral healthcare and education to a community in need? The IOH Community Service Grant Program can help bring your public health project to life. Don’t miss this grant opportunity to feel empowered and support  oral health concerns through community service projects.

IOH Community Service Grants Opportunities

Available: Fall 2023 – Spring 2024

Recipient Selection: Winter 2024 – Summer 2024

Mars Wrigley Foundation’s Healthier Smiles Grant Program

The ADHA Institute for Oral Health and the Mars Wrigley Foundation are pleased to offer professional members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) the opportunity to apply for community service grants.

The Mars Wrigley Foundation’s Healthier Smiles Grant Program grants will be awarded to applicants who are involved in a specific community health project that provides access to care in underserved communities, improves the public’s oral health, and provides oral health care education. The number of grant recipients and grant amounts may vary.

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Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grant

This program fosters collaborative efforts between individuals or local components of the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association and community agencies supporting underserved populations to provide the preventive benefits of fluoride varnish for underserved populations.

One recipient will be selected annually and will receive $1,000 grant monies used toward the purchase of supplies and other expenses to support the program.


Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant

This program provides funding for dental hygienists who are involved in a specific community health or research project in the United States. Up to six recipients will be accepted, dependent on funding each year.


Note to IOH Research Grant Recipients: You must complete a progress report and final report in order to obtain grant funds. The IOH team will contact you directly with instructions how to complete these reports.

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With support from the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and generous donors, the ADHA Institute for Oral Health provides thousands of dollars each year to advance the profession of dental hygiene through scholarship, research and service. Please keep the momentum moving forward by making a donation today!

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