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Why give to Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children?

Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most common childhood disease and hundreds of thousands of children nationwide go untreated each year because of financial hardship. Consider these statistics:

  • Pediatric dental disease is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever
  • 44 percent of American children will suffer from pediatric dental disease before they reach kindergarten
  • 73 percent of preschoolers and 48 percent of primary school age children who have experienced cavities currently have unfilled cavities
  • 4.5 million children develop pediatric dental disease every year
  • Poverty is a significant factor in children’s overall dental health


We need your help

Your gift to Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry supports our efforts to ensure every child has a dental home – a place where they can receive consistent, compassionate dental care. This is how your tax-deductible gift of differing amounts can be applied:

  • $10,000 can support half of an Access to Care Grant, providing direct support to community-based initiatives helping underserved children.
  • $5,000 can support care for 10 special needs kids.
  • $2,000 can support take-home care kits for 400 kids.
  • $1,000 can support major restorative work for two kids.
  • $500 gift covers cost of fluoride varnish treatments for five kids.
  • $250 can support cleanings for two kids.

Your gift of any amount can help. Click here to donate online at our secure site.


Pledge Opportunities

Multi-year commitments can help us expand our efforts to help children nationwide. Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children offers several pledge opportunities including:

$50,000 Gold Circle($10,000 annually for five years). Gold Circle members can support major Access to Care program efforts, including multi-year Access to Care Grant initiatives currently in development. Gold Circle donors receive two complimentary tickets the HSHC Donor Recognition Gala at the AAPD Annual Session during the five years of their active pledge and after the pledge has been completed. Gold Circle donors are invited to a special recognition reception at the AAPD Annual Session during the first year of their pledge.

$25,000 President’s Circle ($5,000 annually for five years). President’s Circle members can subsidize an entire Access to Care grant over their pledge period. President’s Circle donors receive two complimentary tickets the HSHC Donor Recognition Gala at the AAPD Annual Session during the five years of their active pledge and after the pledge has been completed. President’s Circle donors are invited to a special recognition reception at the AAPD Annual Session during the first year of their pledge.

$10,000 Leaders’ Circle ($2,000 annually for five years). Leaders’ Circle donors can make a big difference annually, supporting multiple procedures and outreach for children. Leaders’ Circle donors receive two complimentary tickets the HSHC Donor Recognition Gala at the AAPD Annual Session during the five years of their active pledge. Leaders’ Circle donors are invited to a special recognition reception at the AAPD Annual Session during the first year of their pledge.

$2,500 John C. Brauer Circle ($500 annually for five years). Brauer Circle pledges can help support basic care in multiple communities throughout the course of the pledge.

All donors are recognized in the HSHC annual report [hyperlink annual report] according to their yearly contributions levels. President’s Circle level donors and higher are recognized in their respective giving circles in perpetuity. HSHC honors all requests of donor anonymity and does not sell nor provide its mailing lists to any outside entity.


Planned Giving

For more information about planned giving or other financial giving options, please contact Development Director Paul Amundsen, CFRE, at pamundsen@aapd.org or (312) 337-2169.

Click here to review available planned giving options.


Additional Information

Want to know more about any HSHC giving options? Contact the HSHC development team at HSHC@aapd.org or call (312) 337-2169.