The San Diego Dental Health Foundation (SDDHF) 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, SDDHF has provided funding for a wide variety of projects that increase access to dental care. SDDHF provides toothbrushes and oral hygiene supplies to communities in need. SDDHF offers scholarships to students entering dental schools. SDDHF provided funding for the opening of a Dental Hygiene School at Southwestern College, which led to enhanced access to dental hygiene. SDDHF provides 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. Through these events, our volunteers provide free dental care to under-served members of our community. Our flagship project is the John Geis DDS Dental Clinic at VVSD.