How To Get Help With Dental Care


Donated Dental ServiceThe Virginia Dental Association Foundation provides dental care and education for Virginians without any other means of accessing dental services. We offer the following, all free of charge:

Exams and routine dental procedures for anyone without access to dental care on a first come, first served basis at our Mission of Mercy mobile projects. See upcoming dates and locations, and then check the Details for Patient Information.

  • Six to eight projects per year are held in locations across Virginia.
  • You must arrive early and may be required to stand in line for an extended period of time to receive care.
  • Services may include cleanings, fillings, extractions, and in a very limited number of cases, dentures. All services are not available at every project.

Comprehensive, non-emergency dental care through our Donated Dental Services program for adults who are low-income AND are either 62 years or older or who have a permanent disability. Learn more or apply.

  • All services are donated by dental volunteers as a gift to the patient. They are not paid for their services.
  • You must need extensive dental care – more than a cleaning and a few fillings.
  • You must complete an application and provide supporting documents, including proof of income.
  • There is a waiting list for services. Length of wait time varies by location and dental needs.

Oral health education and routine dental procedures for children through our Give Kids a Smile!
events. Learn more.

  • Most events are held in February during National Children's Dental Health Month. Events are planned in conjunction with schools, dental offices, and other community organizations.
  • Services may include oral health education, cleanings, fluoride varnishes, and limited fillings and extractions. All services are not available at every project.
  • Contact us (hyperlink to Contact Us form) to see if a Give Kids a Smile! event is planned in your area.

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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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