Who We Are

Mission

Our mission is to improve access to quality care by harnessing the fellowship and goodwill of all dentists and associated dental industries to provide free dental services to the under privileged Indians through donation of equipment, materials and personal endeavor.

Our Vision

Our vision is to lead the transformation of dental care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability.

What We Do

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.

  • Advocacy
  • Preventive Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Preventive Care
  • Checkups
  • Interventions
  • Develops, supports and promotes programmes aimed at the prevention of oral diseases and the improvement of general and oral health.
  • Provides expertise and advice on (oral) health promotion programmes, suitable for various situations.
  • Develops collaboration and partnership with member associations, inter- governmental, governmental and voluntary organisations involved in the promotion of general and oral health.
  • Promotes the delivery of best possible oral health care.
  • Provides a platform for exchange knowledge of and experience in all aspects of oral health and oral health care.
  • Develops, adopts and encourages pro-active programmes to progressively develop oral health.
  • Provides a comprehensive information and communication system for making relevant information available to members, the media and governments.
  • Provide science-based guidelines to dental professionals to help ensure the best treatment for every patient, every time. This translates into a commitment for dental excellence.
  • Educate lawmakers, policy makers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the oral health of our communities.

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.

Educational Resources

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.

Initiatives

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.

Resources

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.

  • Resource for Dental Care
  • A guide to free and low-cost dental clinics.

  • Oral Health Education
  • 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.

  • Education for Parents and Teachers
  • Resources for parents and teachers to teach children about oral health.

  • Oral Health & Wellness
  • Oral Health & Wellness web page.

  • Oral Health for Senior Citizens
  • Oral health tips and resources for older adults.

  • Patients with Special Needs
  • A list of dentist specialized in treating children with special health care needs.

  • Special Needs Fact Sheets for Providers and Caregivers
  • 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.

  • Online Volunteer
  • Dentists , Hygienists, Therapists and Dental Nurses join for a most rewarding experience.

  • Dental Care Guide
  • 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

Causes

Professional

Public

Student

Projects

  • NOHP
     
    Affirms that oral health is essential to general health.
    - All Indian Dental Wellness Initiative, Mumbai - 29th November
  • IDA Community
     
    Centre to render oral health check-ups.
    - Launch_of_Oral Cancer Foundation, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Delhi - 26th August
  • Health Centres
     
    To serve the community in acquiring healthy oral hygiene.
    - All Indian Dental Wellness Initiative, Mumbai - 29th November 2006
  • Certified Centres
     
    Initiative for standardization of dental clinics.
    - Launch_of_Oral Cancer Foundation, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Delhi - 26th August 2007
    - ACDEP_TII_SPOT_ North Region Launch, North Delhi - 29th August 2008
    - World No Tobaco Day, Mumbai - 31st May 2009
    - Child Task Force_Child Dental Centre_Launch, Taj Land , Bandra - 28th Feb 2010
    - Anti Tobacco Day Observatios of IDA Kerala State, Kerala - 31st May 2011
    - 1st Child Development Centre, Mumbai - 14th November 2011
    - Tobacco free India campign- Limca Book of record, 13 different states - 25th Jan - 03rd March 2012
    - Oral cancer screening for Limca Book of records, all over India - 01st-07th Sep 2006
  • Scholarships
     
    To encourage meritorious students.
    - Launch_of_Oral Cancer Foundation, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Delhi - 26th August 2007
    - ACDEP_TII_SPOT_ North Region Launch, North Delhi - 29th August 2008
    - World No Tobaco Day, Mumbai - 31st May 2009
    - Child Task Force_Child Dental Centre_Launch, Taj Land , Bandra - 28th Feb 2010
    - Anti Tobacco Day Observatios of IDA Kerala State, Kerala - 31st May 2011
    - 1st Child Development Centre, Mumbai - 14th November 2011
    - Tobacco free India campign- Limca Book of record, 13 different states - 25th Jan - 03rd March 2012
    - Oral cancer screening for Limca Book of records, all over India - 01st-07th Sep 2006

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Medical & Dental Screening

Sep 25th 2016

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..

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TII Training

Oct 2nd 2015

Indian Dental Association (Head office) Organizes Tobacco Intervention Initiative Training in Bengaluru on Gandhi Jayanti..

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International Cancer Control

Feb 21st 2016

Union for International Cancer Control on World Cancer Day approves Tobacco Intervention Initiative..

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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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