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.
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
Dental Student Table Clinics
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.
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. The Board of Directors will review all requests and announce the exact financial support awards in the fall of 2020.
Dentist Support Program
Provide specific assistance for dentists struggling with addiction and substance abuse. 24-hour confidential cell phone: (312) 318-8810
Administer the ISDS/ADA Relief Fund for needy Illinois dentists and their families who have suffered financial setbacks.