Building a bridge to the future – linking humanitarian dentistry and continuing dental education in Oregon

To make this Center the best it can be, OAGDF still needs your support. We invite you to join us now!

OAGDF has successfully raised $2,200,000 of the total $2,600,000 needed but we still need help to complete the project.


The Oregon Academy of General Dentistry Foundation is just WEEKS away from opening our own Center in Tigard (13333 SW 68th Parkway, Suite 010). The Center will be the home of the newly established OAGD Foundation and the OAGD Programs to ensure that we will be better able to meet Oregonians oral health needs. In March 2019, the Foundation received its’ tax exempt status which means that all donations to the Foundation are now tax deductible!

OAGDF’s goal is to expand humanitarian dentistry in Oregon by linking programs for at risk Oregonians with hands-on education for Oregon’s dentists. The new Center will be a home for lifelong dental learners with modern learning technologies including distance learning capacity. The Center will provide easy access and free parking to highlight just a few of the improved amenities.

Join the OAGDF today and be part of the campaign to better serve the needs of Oregonians uniquely blended with high quality learning experiences for dental health professionals. Help us build the bridge to the future for Oregonians, dentists and dental professionals.

Who will be there:
Our Center will be the home for a multitude of humanitarian events that seek to improve the dental health of Oregonians. Service to patients will align with Continuing Dental Education. Sponsors will enjoy the increased contact with both Oregon’s dentists when visiting the Center as extensive study clubs from around the State plan to hold their events there. The Center plans also include opening a Dental Assistant TRAINING PROGRAM IN Fall 2020!

Center Allows for OAGDF Humanitarian 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 assisting training program

The Center will feature a variety of clinic spaces and meeting rooms providing organizational control over costs and business operations.  

 Space Design will include:

  • Classroom for 100, dividable and available for rental for all group sizes

  • Clinic with 12 chairs and a surgical operatory

  • Dental Sim Lab for 18

  • Live Webcasting Capacity for Interactive Long-distance Courses

  • Full Dental Radiology Imaging Capacity

OAGDF’s Center required 2.6 million to complete but we have already raised $2.2. A-Dec is donating all 12 chairs and cabinetry for the new clinic, and OAGDF has received equipment donations from Kavo Kerr Imaging, SciCan, Acteon, and Porter Instruments.  We need an additional $400,000 to ensure that we are able to build a state-of-the-art facility, Here are just a few ways to get involved:

 Naming Opportunities:  

  • Operatories (12)

  • Lab

  • Sterilization

  • X-ray area

  • Dental Assistant Training Program

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)

 Path to the Future:

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. If you are a Vendor who is interested in partnering with OAGD, please call our office. We look forward to talking with you.

To be involved or to make a pledge, contact:

Laura Seurynck RDH, MS
Executive Director
Oregon Academy of General Dentistry
13333 SW 68th Parkway, #1 Tigard, Oregon 97223
(o) 503-228-6266
(f) 503-228-4838

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