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Join the Inner Circle

We’d like to invite you to make a gift to the Michigan Dental Association Foundation’s Inner Circle Program.

Since 1998 your Foundation has been working to raise money to provide much-needed grants and scholarships to those in need. Through our Inner Circle Program and other annual activities, support from donors like you has provided an impressive $90,000 in access-to-care grants and $140,000 in scholarship support.

Now, we are looking to increase our grants to help thousands of uninsured and under-insured citizens in our state. We also want to do more to help students faced with ever-mounting education expenses. Consider these facts:

  • In Michigan, 56 percent of children living at and below the poverty level miss an average of 22 days of school due to pain from poor dental health;
  • More than 3,285,000 hours of work are missed by adults who are suffering with complications of chronic dental health issues;
  • The average cost of dental school is $50,000 per year; the average dental hygiene or dental assistant education is $25,000 per year.

Please join us in support of the MDA Foundation’s Inner Circle Program. Help us to alleviate pain and suffering of those who can’t afford regular dental care. Help us ensure quality dental professionals to serve Michigan citizens. Gifts of any amount to the Inner Circle Program will directly benefit those who need it the most.

Throughout the year, we will keep you updated with details about how your gift was used and how much it helped. Thank you for your support! 

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Dr. Lisa Sostecke

“I’m happy to say that I’m enjoying a secure retirement that dentistry helped make possible, although I still practice one day a week. But it’s nice to know I can continue to make a difference through charitable giving."

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A gift to the Michigan Dental Association Foundation helps charitable programs and services improve the dental health of Michigan citizens. Please consider making a monthly or one-time gift to the Foundation and Make a Difference Give a Smile.

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