CT State Dental Foundation

The Connecticut State Dental Foundation (CSDF) was officially incorporated on September 1, 1991 under the guidance and direction of Dr. A. Howard McLaughlin. The CSDF provides charitable assistance for the dental community and works to improve oral health by assisting students through scholarships, supportive activities which increase access to care and subsidizing research and educational program. Twenty-five years later, the CSDF is still carrying out the mission formulated by Dr. McLaughlin and colleagues of the CSDA. The endeavors of the CSDF are possible through the leadership and generosity of many individuals and corporations who have supported the Foundation over the years. We invite you to consider becoming a valued partner to improve the oral health of the many constituencies we serve through our scholarship and grant programs.

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Mission Statement

To improve the oral health of the people of Connecticut and to foster and support greater access to care for all.

Vision Statement

To support oral health trough education, research and community outreach.

Objectives

  • To provide financial assistance to students of dentistry.
  • To communities needing relief due to disaster or hardship.
  • To dental students’ mission trips.
  • To support dental research.
  • To foster access to care.

2019-2020
Board of Trustees

Dr. Donna Balaski, President
Dr. Maria Smith, Vice President
Dr. Thomas M. Ohlson, Secretary
Ms. Marcia Phelan Johnson, Treasurer
Dr. Bruce Cha
Dr. Laura Gagnon
Dr. William MacDonnell
Dr. Joseph A. Picone

For more information, contact:
Karen Wright
(860) 378-1800
kwright@csda.com

How to Donate

The endeavors of the Connecticut State Dental Foundation (CSDF) are possible through the leadership and generosity of many individuals and corporations who have supported the Foundation over the years. We invite you to consider becoming a valued partner to improve the oral health of the many constituencies we serve through our scholarship and grant programs.

Your tax deductible donation to the CSDF allows the Foundation to continue to fulfill our mission of educational, scientific and patient care activities.

Your tax deductible donation will contribute to helping the Foundation to achieve our fundraising goals. Each selfless donation contributes to the ability of the CSDF to continue its legacy well into the future and is received with our deepest gratitude. We have chosen not to accept online donations at this time.

Checks can be made payable to The Connecticut State Dental Foundation and mailed to:

Connecticut State Dental Foundation
Attn: Karen Wright
835 West Queen Street
Southington, CT 06489 

Dental Scholarships

The deadline to receive all scholarship application requests is no later than August 31st. Any requests for scholarships received after the deadline will be considered in the following year.

Download - CSDF Scholarship Application
  • Charles A. Vernale Scholarship Award


CSDF Funds

These funds offer a variety of services ranging form scholarships to continuing education to health care and financial relief. You may apply for or indicate donations to any of them. 

  • The General Fund
  • The Nathan Marcus Fund for Continuing Education
  • R.E.N.D.E.R. Fund
  • Patrick Lynch Fund
  • The Relief Fund
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