The mission of the Heart of Gold Foundation is to financially assist
dental clinics or organizations that serve the indigent and working
poor. Also, the Foundation funds dental public service projects and
educational programs that focus on dental disease prevention and
advancing the oral health of the underserved.
In addition, we strive to raise awareness in the dental community as to
the unmet dental needs of vulnerable populations and the financial
burden and volunteer shortage of the clinics that attend to them.
Our program is unique in two ways. First, through direct mail campaigns
and word-of-mouth, dentists [and the public] are encouraged to send
their scrap metal to the Foundation. The proceeds from refining, or a
portion of the proceeds, are donated directly to the Heart of Gold
Foundation. How easy is that? You can make a donation without writing a
Secondly, donors can earmark their dollars for a clinic or program of
their choosing, making their contribution a personal one. Also, local
dental societies use the Heart of Gold Foundation as a platform to
raise funds for outreach programs or campaigns in their area.
At a time when our profession is fortunate to provide and benefit from
esthetic dentistry, it only seems right to give back to those who, no
matter how little they have, want to smile too!