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OAGD Partners with OAGDF to Develop a Center Where Service meets Continuing Education

Building a bridge to the future – changing the game for dental education in Oregon.

To complete the vision for the Oregon AGD Foundation Center, OAGDF still needs your support. We invite you to join us now!

OAGDF has successfully raised $400,000 of the $1,000,000 needed but we have a long way to go to be able to complete the project. We have an incredible offer on the table!




The Oregon Academy of General Dentistry Foundation is moving forward with plans to partner with the newly established OAGD Foundation (OAGDF) to develop an education center in Portland.  Due to the many logistical challenges with space at the OHSU School of Dentistry, it has been difficult to efficiently provide the level and amount of continuing dental education (CDE) for which we are known. Since 2015, OAGD has had to move around the region to find venue’s that support our business model.

With input from leaders in the Oregon dental community, OAGD board and the newly established OAGD Foundation board, we are moving forward with the plans for a new center. Our goal is to partner with OAGDF to raise funds for the Center. We see a future with expanded humanitarian programs while also ensuring that OAGD shall be able to maintain CDE excellence needed by Oregon’s dentists so that they may serve all Oregonians statewide. The Center plans also include opening a Dental Assistant Fall 2020!

The OAGDF Education Center will be home for humanitarian programs that will also provide increased opportunities for Oregon’s dentist to learn via hands-on dentistry. This will help OAGD reach their goals by ensuring that there is a home for lifelong dental learners with modern learning technologies including distance learning capacity.

The Center will be large enough and include a variety of meeting and hands-on course spaces to enable OAGD to provide more control over costs and business operations. OAGD will lease space from OAGDF at fair market value. After extensive analysis, OAGD is confident that expenses for leasing from OAGDF will be near to current OAGD venue expenditures but with huge advantages.

Space Design will include:

  • Classroom for 100, dividable (and rentable for all group sizes)

  • Clinic with 12-15 chairs, surgical operatory

  • Dental Sim Lab for 18

  • Live Webcasting Capacity for Interactive Long-distance Courses

  • Full Dental Imaging Capacity

Center Allows for OAGDF Programs Community Programs:

  • Home for a bank of dental equipment to be loaned to those going on dental humanitarian projects.

  • Provide facilities and support for children’s dental health volunteer and children’s volunteer days

  • focusing on underserved populations.

  • Provide facilities and support for at-risk women’s dental health days.

  • Home for a dental assistant training program

Please Join the OAGD today to raise funds for the OAGD Foundation Education Center;
be part of the campaign to link humanitarian dentistry for Oregonians
with high quality education and high-quality experiences to our profession.

Help us build the bridge to the future for Oregonians and dental professionals.

Campaign Progress

OAGDF needs to raise $1,000,000 to be able to complete this project and already more than $400,000 has been committed by both individuals and companies. In addition, A-Dec is donating all 12 chairs and promises a state-of-the-art clinic for the clinic! OAGDF hopes to have all funds committed by the end of 2018 to ensure that we move forward as soon as possible.  Here are just a few ways to get involved:

Naming Opportunities:   

  • Dental Assistant Program

  • Operatories (12)

  • Lab

  • Sterilization

  • X-ray area

Other Donor Recognitions:

  • Name on the plague wall in reception area of Center

Giving Levels:

  • Bernie Taylor Society (50,000-Up) 

  • Bill Howard Club (25,000-49,999)

  • Lifelong Learners Club (10,000-24,999)

  • Pay it Forward Club (5,000-9,999)

  • Dentists Circle (1-4,999)

Other Progress Towards Our Future:

OAGD has set up the OAGD Foundation and is currently seeking tax exempt status from the US Government.

Platinum and silver financial sponsor support levels totaling $25,000/year for five years have been established and with only a few requests so far made, $30,000/year has already been committed.


To get more involved or to make a pledge, contact:

Laura Seurynck RDH, MS
Executive Director
Oregon Academy of General Dentistry Foundation
13333 SW 68th Parkway, Tigard, Oregon 97223
(o) 503-228-6266 (f) 503-228-4838

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