As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation (ADAF) is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health. The ADAF Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (formerly Paffenbarger Research Center) in Gaithersburg, MD, is hailed as one of the most productive dental research centers in the world. The ADAF's Mission Pillars include Charitable Assistance, Access to Care, Research, and Education (C.A.R.E.).
The ADA Foundation is committed to supporting research and education. As a proud supporter of Intel ISEF, the ADA Foundation strives to create awareness of the value of oral health research and the dissemination of knowledge for patient benefit. This involvement also allows the ADAF to recognize deserving awardees and encourage them to consider dentistry and dental research as a career.