The Foundation relies on donations from the veterinary profession, pet care industry as well as the pet owning public to help support its educational, scientific and charitable activities. More information is available below and please contact us for more information about how your tax-deductible donation can help support the Foundation. 

Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry Funds

These funds are used for the general benefit of veterinary dentistry as directed by the Foundation Board of Directors for projects including education, research, public outreach campaigns and promotion of Foundation programs like the FVD Make Me Smile Program.

Foundation Research Grants

These funds are utilized to fund research projects in the field of veterinary dentistry. Research Grants are offered each year with an announcement appearing annually in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. Applications for this grant are available are available on this website.

Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation helps fund the educational endeavors of veterinarians and technicians that are tracking to become Board-certified specialists in veterinary dentistry by awarding scholarships to deserving individuals.

Intraoral Dental Imaging Initiative (IDII)

I would like to donate the Intraoral Dental Imaging Initiative (IDII) - to provide equipment in the form of dental x-ray units to veterinary or technician schools that do not currently have them, along with the training on how to use them.

Helping Hands Scholarship Program

I would like to donate to the "Helping Hands" Scholarship Program (HHSP).  Financial assistance to veterinary support staff to attend the Veterinary Dental Forum.

Student Chapters of Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry

I would like to donate to support the Student Chapters of the FVD program (SCFVD).  To provide development and support of the Student Chapters nationwide.  This donation helps to run wet labs and other dental activities at veterinary schools.

Make Me Smile Program

I would like to donate to the Make Me Smile Program (MMSP). The primary goal is helping animal shelters provide adoptable pets with healthy mouths to their for-ever homes. Secondarily assist zoo/sanctuary animals to have good oral care.

The following 2018 VDF Speakershave generously donated their honorariums back to the Foundation.


  • Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists
  • Dr. Richard McFarland
  • Dr. Susan McTaggart
  • Dr. Mike Overend
  • Dr. Jan Bellows
  • Dr. Jamie Anderson
  • Companion Animal Dentistry of Kansas City

The following 2017 VDF Speakershave generously donated their honorariums back to the Foundation.

  • Dr. A. Amimoto
  • Dr. Brett Beckman
  • Dr. Curt Coffman
  • Dr. William Gengler
  • Dr. Toru Gotanda
  • Dr. William Kellner