Current Foundation Programs

Our programs help fulfill our mission to educate the public about the importance of oral health in animals, to advance the science of veterinary dentistry and support veterinary dental education.

  • Student Chapters

    Our student chapters are an important part of fulfilling the Foundation’s mission.

  • Make Me Smile

    The program is designed to give shelter veterinarians and technicians the training to provide comprehensive oral health exams, assessment, and treatment for pets awaiting adoption

  • Grants & Scholarships

    The purpose of research grants and scholarships are to encourage, support and share quality research and educational development in veterinary dentistry through annual donations.

  • Dangers of Anesthesia-free Dentistry

    Get more information about anesthesia-free pet dental cleanings from the AVDC.


  • Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists
  • Dr. Richard McFarland
  • Dr. Susan McTaggart
  • Dr. Mike Overend
  • Dr. Jan Bellows
  • Dr. Jamie Anderson
  • Companion Animal Dentistry of Kansas City

The following 2017 VDF Speakershave generously donated their honorariums back to the Foundation.

  • Dr. A. Amimoto
  • Dr. Brett Beckman
  • Dr. Curt Coffman
  • Dr. William Gengler
  • Dr. Toru Gotanda
  • Dr. William Kellner