Whatever your passion, talent, or schedule, AzDA has a volunteer
  opportunity for you

 
Whether your passion is helping others in need, becoming an advocate for the dental profession, getting involved in Arizona politics, mentoring an aspiring dental professional or sharing time to help your local community, AzDA has an opportunity that will be ideal for you. 



Leadership: Serve as a Council or Committee Member


Serving in leadership is your opportunity to make a difference in your profession. You also will benefit from networking with colleagues and discussing current clinical and management issues that affect your practice and profession as a whole.  


Not sure we could use you? We are always looking for members who want to step up and shape the future of their organization and their profession—especially if you haven't served in leadership before.

We'll help you find a group you'll be comfortable and eager to join. To get things started, email Executive Assistant Jan Jepson, and please note if there is a specific council or committee you'd like to join, or if you are open. Click here to check out the different councils and committees (1/2 way down the web page). 



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Arizona Community Dental Clinic (ACDC)

 

For seniors, individuals who are medically compromised and working poor families, it is difficult to find affordable dental care. Help provide restorative care and removables to our most vulnerable citizens by volunteering at the Arizona Community Dental Clinic.  Complete an application at http://acdcdental.org/give/volunteer/. Questions? Call 602.258.1409.

 

 

 


AzMOM—Central Arizona Dental Society’s Dental Mission of Mercy


The Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation hosts the Mission of Mercy (AzMOM) event at the Arizona Fairgrounds in Phoenix, AZ. 

More than $1,000,000 in free care is expected to be delivered to 2,000 patients. Both children and adults will be seen. Basic dental care includes items such as: fillings, extractions and cleanings. Limited lab work (i.e., stainless-steel crowns for children, treatment partials) will be offered. The program is unable to treat patients with specific medically-compromising conditions (e.g., extremely high blood pressure, high blood sugar, severe disabilities).

To volunteer or learn more information visit azmom.org.


Oral Health Day at the Arizona Capitol


Every February you can join us for Oral Health Day at the Capitol, an opportunity for you to talk one on one to your legislator and express your opinions on an array of legislation affecting access to care, oral health, and dental practice issues. Members who have “Adopted a Legislator” are strongly encouraged to attend.

Breakfast and lunch is provided and volunteers are able to observe various activities on the Senate or House Floor. The day usually wraps up by 2pm.


Give Kids a Smile (GKAS)


Give Kids a Smile is coordinated by  AzDA’s charitable arm, the Arizona Dental Foundation (ADF). Since 2003, 15,500 children have received over $5 million in donated care. GKAS is an American Dental Association initiative to reduce absenteeism in school aged children by eliminating oral pain and infection. To obtain a schedule of upcoming GKAS events or learn how to host an event at your office, contact 480.344.5777 ext.325. Click here for GKAS information


Donated Dental Services (DDS)


Arizona dentists recognize that sometimes life situations interfere with the ability to obtain basic dental care. So they routinely volunteer to provide comprehensive dental services at no charge to people of all ages who, because of a serious disability, advanced age, or medical problems, lack adequate income to pay for needed dental care.  Patients are financially pre-qualified and dentist chose their own schedule and treatment plan. Donated specialty care and laboratory services are coordinated by ADF.  To volunteer your office call 480.344.5777 ext.325 or Click here for information.

Special Olympics Special Smiles


Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants, and dental students screen 500 Special Olympic Athletes annually as part of the Healthy Athletes Special Smiles program.  Athletes receive a non-invasive oral health screening, one-on-one tooth brushing instructions modified to accommodate their specific disability, and referral information to dentists who treat patients with special needs. Some sites provide mouthguards for team sport competitors.  Watch the AzDA CE calendar for upcoming opportunities.  https://ce.azda.org