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About the Virginia Dental Association Foundation

We are passionate about dental care and oral health because they profoundly affect the well-being and quality of life of individuals and communities. However, for many people, financial realities leave them with no hope of securing care. That is why our Foundation exists — to help underserved Virginians get the dental services they need. As the charitable and outreach arm of the Virginia Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) garners the resources of dental professionals and the community at large to offer programs that serve over 7,500 people annually.

Oral health influences all aspects of our lives -- overall health, appearance, and even employment. Studies repeatedly show that poor oral health and diseases of the mouth can lead to other serious concerns, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, thousands of people experience pain, difficulty chewing, low self-esteem and other complications resulting from oral disease, simply because they lack resources to access dental care. Founded in 1996, the VDAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides access to dental care for underserved Virginians. It accomplishes this mission through its three nationally-recognized programs -- Mission of Mercy, Donated Dental Services, and Give Kids A Smile.

Tara Quinn

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804-523-2181

Executive Director

Julie Ericksen

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804-523-2182

Program Manager – Donated Dental Services (DDS) and Give Kids a Smile© (GKAS)

Sharon Murphy

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804-523-2172

Program Assistant - Donated Dental Services (DDS)

Barbara Rollins

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804-620-4032

Director of Logistics – Mission of Mercy

Donated Dental Services Program Coordinator – Southside, Component 3

Patrick W. Finnerty

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President, Board of Directors, Virginia Dental Association Foundation

Robbie Schureman

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Vice-President, Board of Directors, Virginia Dental Association Foundation

William R. Harland, Jr.

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Treasurer, Board of Directors, Virginia Dental Association Foundation

Anne C. Adams, DDS

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Board of Directors, Virginia Dental Association Foundation

Nate Armistead

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Board of Directors, Virginia Dental Association Foundation

Vdaf Success Stories

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When I was 6 months old I had polio. All the medicine messed my teeth up so badly that they decayed. I used to hide my mouth when I talked. I taught myself to not open my mouth too wide because of my bad teeth. I saw Donated Dental on Facebook and I called. I talked to a wonderful person there. She felt my pain. I'm a pretty woman until I open my mouth. She helped me get my mouth together. My doctor, Dr. Lopez, was wonderful and her assistant Joan was wonderful too. She was so gentle with m
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