Dental assistants are integral members of the dental team. In addition to serving as the backbone of the dental office, these professionals ensure patients receive the utmost care and attention. Help the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) continue to foster an environment of growth, learning, and awareness with these two great giving opportunities.

Choose between contributing to our Professional Dental Assistants Education Foundation (PDAEF) or a direct gift to ADAA. Your contribution supports dental assistants across the country.


The purpose of PDAEF is to promote, assist and otherwise encourage, aid and sponsor exclusively charitable, educational and scientific activities which advance the practice of dental assisting toward the highest standards of performance obtainable by supporting and encouraging education for dental assistants. The purpose of ADAA is to advance the careers of dental assistants through education, credentialing, legislative advocacy, and professional activities that improve the delivery of quality dental health care.
Contributions or donations made to PDAEF, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible to the extent that the law allows. Contributions or donations made to ADAA are not tax deductible.

Contributions to PDAEF supports various educational initiatives such as:

  • Awards and Scholarship Programs
  • Educational opportunities like the Anna Nelson Webinar Series
  • Planning of Regional Workshops

Contributions to ADAA support multiple initiatives across the association such as:

  • Membership outreach initiatives, publications, and communications
  • Dental Assistant Recognition Week activities
  • Research, legislative and public awareness campaigns


Please use the drop-down menu below to select the organization to which you would like to donate.


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