IDA Foundation provides a platform to connect. We provide direct oral health care education to under served people by innovation in education, training, research, advocacy and related programmes.
We accomplish this through three primary avenues like grant making, community building, and advocacy. In all our operations, we place transparency, credibility, and accountability first and foremost.
IDA Foundation pledges application of knowledge, experience and expertise for dental excellence and the advancement of dental professional. We promote advancement of the art and science of dentistry and dental education.
IDA Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization, and we pride ourselves on the variety of programmes we have instituted or supported that aid the needy, educate the community, and assist worthwhile oral health related organizations by providing the following.
Nearly 600 million Indians suffer from dental disease because of poverty, lack of access to care and other social and economic issues. In India, dental disease isn’t a cosmetic problem. Poor oral health affects overall health. When decay is untreated, children face even greater problems as adults, including chronic conditions that contribute to lung disease, stroke and bacterial pneumonia. In rare cases, oral infections have even led to death. Dental disease is 100% preventable.
IDA's National Oral Health Survey conducted in 2005, revealed rampant presence of oral diseases, with 95% of the population suffering from gum disease, only 50% using a toothbrush and just 2% of the population visiting the dentist. The survey also found Dentist : Population ratio in the rural areas to be dismally low with less than 2% dentists being available for 72% of rural population. There was urgent need to address the diseases affecting the under-privileged groups on a war-footing. IDA responded by initiating National Oral Health Programme (NOHP). To accurately assesses needs, monitors outcomes, decreases disparities, improves access to care and ultimately improves oral health.
IDA Foundation values the nation’s overall health and well-being. We inspire and nurture efforts that have the capacity and potential to improve health for everyone. We accomplish this through three primary avenues: grant making, community building, and advocacy, and in all our operations, we place transparency, credibility, and accountability first and foremost.
We value dental excellence, which translates supporting dental professionals in their practice by enhancing, updating skills and knowledge. Conducting Continuing Dental Education (CDE) and professional development programmes to ensure an adequate number of talented and skilled dental care professionals. Coordinating and assisting scientific and research- related activities among all sectors of the dental community.
While our initiatives like Tobacco Intervention Initiative (TII)), Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF), Child Dental Foundation (CDF), Emergency Dental Cente (EDC), Healing Smile Foundation (HSF) and National Oral Cancer Registry (NOCR) makes public aware of the importance of good oral health. We use these initiatives to encourage the dental professionals to be more active in education and oral health promotion.
We are a local organization with five decades of experience, our board of trustees and professional staff have broad knowledge of community issues and needs. We’ve developed successful partnerships with local and national companies across different business sectors.
We bring dental professionals and those in need together, to make a real difference. That's why we provide expert, independent and impartial advice on all aspects of oral health.
A guide to free and low-cost dental clinics.
Consult our A-Z library of oral health advice. The information provided here is a Q & A format. You will improve the quality of not just your oral health, but your overall health too.
Resources for parents and teachers to teach children about oral health.
Oral Health & Wellness web page.
Oral health tips and resources for older adults.
A list of dentist specialized in treating children with special health care needs.
Fact sheets about how special needs conditions affect a child’s oral health needs and treatment, including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, epilepsy and more.
Dentists , Hygienists, Therapists and Dental Nurses join for a most rewarding experience.
Most free clinics and programmes listed in this directory need professional and lay volunteers. Contact them directly or contact the Foundation for more information.
NGOs running homes for elder, disabled and mentally retarded people volunteer with IDA Foundation. Get easy-to-asses consultation and training for taking care of your patients
Medical & Dental Screening
A two day medical and dental screening camp was conducted at CST station on 23rd and 24th September 2016 by Rotary Club of Bombay Central..
Indian Dental Association (Head office) Organizes Tobacco Intervention Initiative Training in Bengaluru on Gandhi Jayanti..
International Cancer Control
Union for International Cancer Control on World Cancer Day approves Tobacco Intervention Initiative..
Jana Swasthya Abhiyan
Free Dental Check up Camp
World No Tobacco Day
Oral Healthcare Awards
Annual World Dental Show
8th edition of the Annual World Dental Show (WDS), the biggest three day dental event of the year, an initiative of Indian Dental Association (IDA)
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