Award Programs

The AAPHD Foundation welcomes donors who share our mission to improve the oral health of the public. The Foundation has approved four funding priorities to support the DPH specialty, development of a dental public health workforce, and education and research. Donors may choose to allocate their donation among four designated funds. Undesignated donations are credited to the General Fund.  We also encourage people with a specific gift in mind to contact the Chair of the AAPHD Foundation.

Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship Fund 
Training Dental Public Health Specialists.  Contribute to the Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship Fund.

Helen Doherty Student Chapter Fund
Supports dental and dental hygiene AAPHD Student Chapters to expand the dental public health workforce pipeline. Contribute to the Helen Doherty Student Chapter Fund

Lotzkar Fund
Advance the mission of the ADA-recognized Dental Specialty Certifying Board, the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH). Contribute to the Lotzkar Fund

Small Grants Program
Encourages education and research to advance the science of Dental Public Health. Contribute to the Small Grants Program

General Fund
Supports advocacy, education, and research in dental public health. Contribute to the General Fund

Make a Contribution to the Foundation
Contribute to the AAPHD Foundation Fund(s) of your choice.

Pledge Campaign
In 2012 during AAPHD's 75th anniversary year, the AAPHD Foundation leadership set a challenge to the membership to double the Foundation endowment in five years. If you have never pledged, or if you have paid off your Founding Members pledge, please make a pledge now to support dental public health.

Click here to download the Pledge form

If you have an active pledge, you can make a payment on your pledge by clicking here.