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The South Dakota Dental Foundation is a nonprofit public foundation formed by interested members of the South Dakota Dental Association to benefit the general public.

The Foundation's Mission

The mission of the South Dakota Dental Foundation is to advocate for the improved oral health of South Dakota’s citizens through the education of the profession and the public and by serving those individuals and organizations having dental related needs.

Endowment Fund

The South Dakota Dental Foundation has created an endowment fund to provide financial support to the people, organization and causes that advance the dental profession in South Dakota.

The fund was initially capitalized through a fundraising campaign among the dentists in South Dakota. The fund continues to grow today through pledges, direct contributions, memorials, estate contributions and fund raising activities. All contributions become part of the permanent endowment. Only the earnings from the endowment fund are distributed.

Uses For the Earnings

Uses for the earnings include the following:
  • Dental health projects and activities

  • Dental auxiliary student scholarships

  • Dental health education of the public

The Foundation Board continues to welcome additional contributions to the fund. All contributions are tax deductible.
Foundation Board Members

Dr. Jack Muller, Chairman
Mr. Brad Bauer, First Vice-Chairman
Dr. Monty Bechtold, Second Vice-Chairman
Mr. Scott Jones, Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Mark Bierschbach
Dr. Steve Buechler
Dr. Amber Determan
Dr. Orin Ellwein
Dr. Melissa Gibson
Mrs. Connie Halverson
Dr. Mark Kampfe
Dr. Jon Schaack
Dr. Jaclyn Schuler
Dr. Grant Titze
Dr. Roger Wilson
To view the Foundation's 2013 Year-End Report click here
To view the Foundation's 2012 990 EZ Report click here
To view the Foundation's 2012 Year-End Report click here
To view the Foundation's 2011 Year-End Report
click here
To view the Foundation's 2011 990 EZ Report click here


There is still time to register for the SDDA Annual Session to be held May 15-17, 2014 in Sioux Falls, however hotel rooms are going fast.  In addition to the headquarters hotel (Sheraton) there are rooms available at the Ramada Inn which is located across the street from the Sheraton.  Phone numbers for reservations are: the Sheraton - 605-331-0100; the Ramada - 605-336-1020. Ask for the SDDA rate.

The pre-registration deadline for Annual Session is May 2, 2014. Hard copies of the registration have been sent to all dental offices. If you need another copy please call the SDDA office at 605-224-9133 or you can download it online at http://www.sddental.org/asce_annualsession_registration.htm To pre-register on-line click here.  

The SDDA House of Delegates will meet on Thursday, May 15 2014 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Several resolutions will be considered during the meetings. Delegates will debate on a number of issues affecting the South Dakota Dental Association. All members are invited to attend.