Making the futureBrighter

Revolutionizing oral health

For over 30 years we have made it our mission to support educational, scientific and patient care activities that push the dental community forward — both for dental professionals and the oral health of Connecticut’s residents.

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We are

A force for change

Thoughtful curators and creators of programs designed to aid, promote and advance dental education.

Fiscally Responsible

Charitable operators who have the utmost integrity to receive and maintain funding used for dentistry or allied professionals.

Academic Stewards

Focused on furthering education for those who are capable but may not have the means, in the form of grants, loans, or financial assistance.

In Good Company

Complementary to the Connecticut State Dental Association and other charitable platforms for oral health in the State of Connecticut.

More than a Foundation

On September 1, 1991, Dr. A Howard McLaughlin had the ambition to infuse the state of Connecticut’s dental community with a sense of purpose and charity. That mission continues 30 years later as the Connecticut State Dental Foundation (CSDF) helps set a new standard for oral care.

All of the efforts of CSDF are only possible through the leadership and generosity of many individuals, dental professionals, and corporations who have supported the foundation over the years.



The CSDF is driven by an endless passion to continue pushing forward the standard of oral care in the state of Connecticut. The CSDF team is inspired to create a better tomorrow for dental students, allied professionals, furthering education and widespread charitable work.

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CSDF is the charitable arm of the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA), which is a professional membership organization representing Connecticut licensed dentists. In addition to being connected directly to licensed dentists in the State of Connecticut, the CSDF has also forge relationships with state universities, influential grants and local organizations.

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