COVID-19 Community Support

DentaQuest is Making a Difference

During this global health crisis, DentaQuest is working to meet the immediate and emerging needs of the oral health community, and those it serves, by accelerating Preventistry — an approach anchored in care, value, innovation and transformation. We will emerge with a stronger, more resilient oral health system and will continue delivering on our mission — to improve the oral health of all. 

One of the ways we can meet these needs is by supporting organizations that are responding to the crisis and providing relief at the community level. These include contributions from DentaQuest and grants made through the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement.

The DentaQuest Partnership announced a set of grants totaling $1M to organizations supporting relief efforts for underserved populations and regions hit hardest by COVID-19, including communities that are experiencing disproportionate effects of the pandemic. These grants included:
  • $200,000 to The Boston Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund
  • $145,000 to United Way of New York City’s COVID-19 Community Fund
  • $145,000 to The Cleveland Foundation’s Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
  • $145,000 to The Communities Foundation of Texas’s North Texas Community Response Fund 
  • $145,000 to Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties’ COVID-19 Response Fund
  • $145,000 to Decolonizing Wealth Project’s Native American Community Response Fund
  • $  75,000 to Arizona Community Foundation’s Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund
DentaQuest Funds Awarded to Support Community COVID-19 Responses:
  • $25,000 to Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
  • $25,000 to Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) serving Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry and Ft. Meade counties in Florida
  • $50,000 to Feed Texas Food Banks serving Central Texas, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso and North Texas
  • $25,000 to Callen Lorde Health Center in Bronx, NY
  • $25,000 to Equitas Health Centers across Ohio
  • $25,000 to United Way of Southwest Virginia’s Backpacks Unite program
  • $25,000 to Santa Rosa Kids, a child advocacy center serving Santa Rosa County in Milton, FL
  • $25,000 to Caroline County (VA) NAACP Pandemic Response Initiative
  • $25,000 to Kids to Love (AL) 
  • $25,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Oak Ridge (TN) 
  • $25,000 Loudon County Foundation (TN)
  • $25,000 to Meharry Medical College (TN)
  • $300,000 to OneStar Foundation COVID Relief Fund to support economic recovery in Texas
  • $50,000 to provide oral hygiene kits to be distributed to families at community centers, health centers and homeless shelters across New York City
  • $50,000 to New York City Health + Hospitals for Mayor’s re-entry program for released inmates
  • $50,000 to Maryland State Dental Association Foundation Relief Fund to support return to care
  • $250,000 to Louisiana Governor Bel Edwards COVID-19 Relief Fund
  • 50,000 to Navajo Nation for PPE needs

DentaQuest Funds Awarded for Safe Patient Care:
  • $25,000 to the Louisiana Dental Association Foundation PPE help for Louisiana Dentists
  • $25,000 to Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation to support Missions of Mercy clinics
  • $25,000 to Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to support safe dental care
  • $50,000 to Dentists Who Care to support safe patient care in Rio Grande Valley
  • $100,000 to support Arizona Dental Association PPE help for Arizona providers
  • $150,000 to Community Health Center Association of New York State (CHCANYS) for PPE grants to member dental clinics
  • $100,000 to support Michigan Dental Association Foundation’s PPE grant program for Michigan dentists
  • $50,000 to My Community Dental Care Centers (Michigan) for PPE for their centers
  • $200,000 to support the Ohio Dental Association and Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentists PPE assistance for Ohio dentists
  • $10,000 to Virginia Dental Association Foundation for PPE for dentists