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Programs

Mission of Mercy
Provide direct dental treatment to disadvantaged persons free of charge in a 2-day clinic manned by hundreds of dental volunteers. Find out more here.

Community Grant Awards
Support local community dental health projects through the annual ISDS Foundation grant program. For guidelines and application, click here.

Student Scholarships
In 2020, the ISDS Foundation board of directors announced they will award three scholarships – one to a D3 at each Illinois dental school – at $6,000 each. This represents a significant increase from scholarships in previous years. To apply, click here.

William J. Greek Memorial Leadership Award
The ISDS Foundation recognizes outstanding leadership with the William J. Greek Memorial Leadership Award. This award is presented annually to an ISDS member who has demonstrated leadership qualities, a sincere involvement in ISDS, and has been in dental practice for ten years or less. To learn more, click here.

Dental Student Table Clinics
Recognize research projects of Illinois’ dental students through clinic awards.

A Case Today for Dental Education
The ISDS Foundation will earmark at least $5,000 from this endowment’s earnings for each dental school in 2020. ISDS Foundation Board requests from each dental school administration to provide a “wish lists” and/or a financial request identifying where these requested funds are most needed for each educational program to succeed and most visible to those donating to the endowment.

Dentists Support Program
The ISDS Dentists Support Program is dedicated to providing confidential assistance to dentists who seek to recover from alcoholism and other chemical addictions. The purpose of this program is to prevent a dentist's career and/or reputation from being destroyed by addiction and protect patients from any possible harm. 24-hour confidential cell phone: 312/318-8810 or 708/287-4132. ​You may also contact Dr. Bill Hamel or Dr. Tom Sullivan​ for more information.

Relief Fund
Administer the ISDS/ADA Relief Fund for needy Illinois dentists and their families who have suffered financial setbacks. Please contact Dr. Bill Hamel for more information. 

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