Welcome to the Dental Foundation of Oregon
The DFO is dedicated to advancing oral health education, providing charitable care, and coordinating resources for Oregon’s children and vulnerable communities.


Oregon Children Suffer More Dental Pain and Infection Than Children in Almost Any Other State and They Need Your Help!

Here is a stunning fact: Oregon children have among the worst oral health in the nation. Because of poverty, lack of access to care, and other social and economic issues, Oregon children suffer more dental pain and infection than children in almost any other state. Kids in pain get sick and miss school. In fact, Oregon educators estimate that on any given day over 5,000 children are suffering from dental pain or infection. Dental disease isn't just a cosmetic problem. Poor oral health affects overall health. When decay goes untreated, children may face even greater problems as adults, including chronic conditions that contribute to lung disease, stroke, and bacterial pneumonia. In rare cases, oral infections have even led to death.
The Dental Foundation of Oregon provides direct care and oral health education to underserved children on our Tooth Taxi free mobile dental clinic. We educate the public about the oral health challenges and we advocate for programs and policies that improve care for kids. We are funded by individuals, corporations and foundations who care deeply about improving children's oral health.

DFO Tooth Taxi smiles
DFO Tooth Taxi smiles

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We Believe Every Child Deserves Quality Dental Care


We advocate for increased funding for children's dental treatment and education. We support community water fluoridation, a proven and safe way to reduce cavities, and we encourage volunteerism in the dental community.

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