Welcome to the Annual Dental Charity Ball
Our event benefits the Dental Charity Foundation, a charitable organization focused on the promotion of oral health education and charitable dental care. Proceeds from each year’s Dental Charity Ball go to the Dental Charity Foundation, a charitable organization that promotes oral health education and charitable dental care.
Despite our technological and medicinal advances, dental disease still remains rampant among the certain vulnerable populations. Chief among these populations are children, who if not properly instructed and supervised will often fall into the trap of life-long dental disease. Too often we find barriers to dental care and oral health education.
There is a desire to provide these much needed services but due to a lack of funds the volunteer efforts are either curtailed or never realized. The Dental Charity Foundation aims to help reduce these barriers by providing funding to organizations that provide oral health education and charitable dental care.
Previous recipients of donations from the Foundation are organizations such as Goldie’s Place Dental Services Program, a clinic staffed by dental students and outside dentists that provides basic dental care for the poor who have fallen through the safety net.
Every year, the DCB Committee organizes a spring formal event, the annual Dental Charity Ball, which brings together Chicago-area dental students, alumni, faculty and friends. Funds are raised through a silent auction and corporate & private donations. This funding translates into the ability to do more good for children and adults in underserved communities. We are grateful to all of our donors from previous years and look forward to continuing this philanthropic tradition for years to come. We hope you will consider making your tax- deductible donation to us. To help us realize our mission, please visit our donation page.
During Service Events, our staff provides oral hygiene education and dental screenings recruit potential UIC patients.
In the St. James health fair, UIC PASDA were able to provide oral hygiene education to approximately 50 potential patients and provide them toothbrushes, toothpaste, and how to become a patient at UIC.
Recently UIC PASDA participated in Chicago’s underserved Chinatown community by hosting a health screening event. PASDA sent over 20 dental students provide dental screenings and proper hygiene instructions and dental supplies.After the screenings UIC PASDA was featured in multiple community newsletters over Chicago thus resulted in an increase in UIC Patients.
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