Grants & Scholarships


The purposes of the research and scholarship committee are to encourage, support and share quality research and educational development in veterinary dentistry through annual donations.

Research Grants

  • Grant announcements are made in the Spring and Summer issues of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
  • The grants have a Dental Forum requirement for reporting research findings within 2 years of the awarded grant
  • Results are to be published in a peer reviewed journal within 4 years of the grant award. Awardee is to provide an annual report to Grants Committee while publication is outstanding
  • The grant awards will be presented by the Chair(s) of Committee and Foundation President at the Dental Forum Awards Ceremony.

Ready to apply?

Application submissions due June 30th


  • Scholarship announcements are made 6 months in advance of the Dental Forum in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry.
  • Decisions as to how many scholarships can be awarded will be based on funds collected.
  • Scholarship awards will be restricted to paying for registration and up to one lab at the annual Dental Forum. Future educational sources will be considered.
  • All applications must be sent to the person designated in the announcement with a deadline of July 1st yearly.
  • Applicants must be from actively practicing technicians, managers and/or veterinarians. First time attendee(s) to the Dental Forum will be favored.
  • A decision of the winner(s) will be made by August 1st by a random selection process from the Scholarship committee.

Applicants will be divided into five groups; 1. veterinary technician’s, 2. veterinary technician’s that are tracking, 3. non-certified veterinary technician’s, 4. veterinary managers, 5. veterinarians (in that order). One or more individuals from each group (based on the funds available) will be selected by the Scholarship committee, on a random basis, to receive the free registration and possibly one lab of their choice.

If there are insufficient funds to cover all the categories, the final selections will be made by the members of the Scholarship committee as they see fit.

If there are more funds available than there are applicants then, the remaining funds will either be carried over to the next year or will be given to one or more of the applicants on a random basis at the discretion of the Scholarship committee.

Ready to apply?

Application submissions due June 30th



  • 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