The ADI Foundation Board members are seasoned international healthcare professionals and educators with public and private healthcare expertise. The Board has also selected industry members to provide a 3rd party review of key processes and a continuing reinvention of the Foundation’s accountabilities and responsibilities. Given the Foundation Board’s combined worth and value, it is seeking sources of funds beyond that which the ADI members can contribute. These additional funds will expand the value of the support offered targeted projects and speed with which healthcare is locally effective to the underserved.
ADI Foundation Grants and Contributions 2000 to Present:
A. THOUSAND SMILES FOUNDATION
The Foundation has supported in part the work of the Thousand Smiles Foundation in Mexico. Children with cleft lip and palate pathology are treated by teams of health care professionals.
ADIF has contributed $68,807.00 ~ 2000 to Present
B. SALUD Y PAZ
Located in Guatemala, this dental missionary effort has been ongoing for over 20 years. Dr. Phil Plunk is the director. Dental care is delivered to the population and dental laboratory technicians are trained.
ADIF has contributed $44,700.00 from 2000 to October 2011
C. LIBRARY PROJECTS
Cambodian, Mongolian and Vietnam Dental School libraries have been stocked with current dental textbooks and journals to upgrade their references, some of which are over 20 years old
ADIF has contributed $16,909.00 from 2000 to May 2006
D. FUNDACAO ESPERANCA BRAZIL
The Amazon-Africa Aid Organization is dedicated to improving the human condition by providing technical and financial aid to impoverished regions around the Amazon in Brazil.
ADIF contributed $1,500 June 2001
E. VARIOUS ADA PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN SUPPORTED
ADA relief fund for Katrina, $1,400.00
The Volunteer Symposium ADA/HVO $3,000.00
F. HEALTH VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS
Dr. Stephen Mackler from UNC in partnership with HVO went to Moldova annually to teach dentists about sealants and fluoride, fluoridate children, and increase public awareness about prevention, hygiene and fluoride.
ADIF contributed $6,000.00 from June 2001 to December 2006
G. UNION GOSPEL MISSION
The Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic in Seattle, Washington provides dentures for homeless and underserved people to help them become more employable.
ADIF has contributed $45,107.00 from October 2001 to October 2012
H. PIONEER DENTAL SCHOOL
The ADI Foundation paid for shipping and delivery of dental equipment to the Pioneer Dental School in Bangladesh.
ADIF contributed $5,150.00 in 2000
I. ADOPT AN ELDER AND NATIVE AMERICAN PROJECT
Dental volunteers deliver care to the Native Americans on the reservations. ADIF provided toothbrushes, paste and instructional hygiene booklets.
ADIF contributed $2,848.11 In October 2003
J. THE GIVING HAND FOUNDATION
This North Carolina Foundation provides to care to the underserved and have been awarded grants by ADI Foundation.
ADIF contributed $5,500.00 from June 2004 to June 2006
K. ALLIANCE FOR SMILES
Alliance for Smiles established treatment centers in Jiujiang and Shen Yang, China for medial and dental missions to China. A long term Cleft Treatment Center will be established. Pre-surgical extractions, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, nurses, dentists, orthodontists, hygienists, speech pathologists and non-healthcare volunteers return on a regular basis. ADIF contributed grants for dental instruments and supplies.
ADIF has contributed $12,500.00 from May 2005 to September 2010
L. THE CAP HAITIAN DENTAL INSTITUTE
CHDI has been supported by the ADI Foundation delivering care to the people of Haiti. ADIF contributed $7,280.00 from November 2008 to October 2010
M. HEALING THE CHILDREN-GREATER PHILADELPHIA
A “welfare” clinic run in the highly populated town of Apastepeque, El Salvador. This region had been hit by a hurricane, two earthquakes and a drought. ADIF granted funds for supplies and equipment.
ADIF contributed $2,500.00 November 2001
N. UCSD STUDENT RUN FREE DENTAL CLINIC
The University of California at San Diego offers a free dental clinic run by the Dental Students. The students not only learn while providing the care, they learn about recruiting and securing outside funding.
ADIF contributed $4,300.00 from September 2005 to October 2007
O. NAMBAK PROJECT (TOOTH AID)
The ADI supported an Australasian Project restoring a bombed out building in Loas to a Dental Clinic. The ADI Foundation supports the project by paying the annual salary for a local dentist in this remote, but highly populated area.
ADIF has contributed $2,000.00 from May 2007 to May
P. DENTAL CARE FOR THE WORLD
The Memphis Annual Conference of United Methodist Churches set up two dental clinics in India and provides training for Dental Nurse Practitioners who in turn can provide dental care, treatment and education for the indigent.
ADIF contributed $3,000.00 September 2007
Q. HIMALAYAN DENTAL RELIEF
HDRP is dedicated to recruiting volunteer dental health professionals to treat children overseas in charity schools, orphanages and remote village locations. Each child receives a toothbrush and hygiene instruction. An examination, prophylaxis and any
necessary treatment are then provided. HDRP returns to each site every two years to deliver recall care to these children.
ADIF contributed $5,000.00 December 2007
R. INFECTION CONTROL BOOK PUBLICATION
ADI Fellow, Dr. Khalid Almas, Associate Professor of Periodontology at The University of Connecticut School of Dentistry produced a clinical manual on Asepsis and Infection Control which was distributed to dental schools throughout Africa and the Middle East from the ADI.
ADI Foundation supported him with a $1000 contribution.
S. AUSTRALIA PROJECTS
ADI Fellow, John McIntyre had previously established a cariology lab at the Ho Chi Minh School in Vietnam. Dr. McIntyre was now planning to return to continue teaching staff in developing research projects and advising curriculum development to numerous schools. For two weeks he lectured staff in Cariology, Preventative and Public Health Dentistry and Minimally Invasive Conservative Dentistry.
ADI granted Dr. McIntyre $1500.00 October 2000
T. MEMORIAL FUNDS
In 2003 $825 was received for Peggy Stewart Memorials. The funds were transferred to Dentistry Canada Fund.
Also in 2003, $725 was received for Dr. John Booth Memorials. The funds were transferred to the ADI Australasia Section.
In 2008 funds that had been received for the Indonesian Tsunami disaster and never utilized were transferred to the Australasia Section for the Australian Salvation Army. $7725 to be utilized for Victoria Brush Fire Relief.
U. FREE TO SMILE FOUNDATION
Free to Smile Foundation provides comprehensive and quality cleft lip and palate and dental care to the impoverished children and adolescents throughout the world. FTS provides free care to many of the world’s poorest children in Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala and their most recent missions to Tibet. They strive to not only provide the needed comprehensive surgical and dental care, but they also engage the local community by hiring local staff and teaching local doctors and dentists in the countries where we work. They return to these locations annually to further their work and education in those areas.
ADIF contributed $2,500.00 October 2010
V. NEPAL PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION
ADI Fellow, Dr. Lonim Prasai Dixit heads up the Oral Health Research Capacity Building for Nepal. The Research Committee plans to develop a series of activities for the purpose of strengthening knowledge of health personnel with the aim of building in country capacity and to stimulate their participation in research particularly as it relates to public health practice and, explore the feasibility of using salt fluoridation for prevention of dental caries in Nepal.
ADIF contributed $3,000 given October 2011