Discover the expanded Webb Family Grant 2023 by the CDA Foundation. Learn about eligibility, benefits, and how dental students and professionals in California can apply.

The world of dentistry in California just got a little brighter. The CDA Foundation’s Webb Family Grant has returned, and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Whether you’re a dental student, a recent graduate, or an educational institution, this grant offers a unique opportunity to further your education and training in the dental field.

What is the Webb Family Grant?

Founded in 2014 in honor of Russell and Kathi Webb, the founding contributors of the CDA Foundation, the Webb Family Grant was established with a noble purpose: to support California dental students in their education and to increase access to dental care across the state. After a brief hiatus since its last award in 2019, the grant is back with an expanded vision.

Who is Eligible?

The 2023 cycle of the Webb Family Grant has broadened its horizons. Now, not only dental students but also recent graduates of board-approved dental assisting or hygiene programs can apply. Additionally, educational programs approved by the Dental Board of California or Dental Hygiene Board of California are also welcome to throw their hat in the ring.

Benefits of the Webb Family Grant

The grant offers up to $5,000 to support education or training expenses. It’s not just about the financial support, though. Being a recipient of the Webb Family Grant is a testament to one’s dedication and commitment to the field of dentistry. It’s a recognition that can open doors to further opportunities and connections in the dental community.

A Word from the CDA Foundation Chair

Richard Graham, DDS, the CDA Foundation chair, emphasized the importance of this grant in the current dental landscape. He noted the challenges dental practices face in hiring auxiliary staff across California. “The retooled Webb Family Grant expands eligibility to dental assistants and hygienists to support their education and training and ultimately help with relief efforts for dental offices and deliver more care to underserved populations,” Dr. Graham added.

How to Apply for the Webb Family Grant?

The application process is straightforward. Interested candidates should first familiarize themselves with the eligibility criteria and funding preferences. The 2023 application cycle opened on Aug. 15 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. All applications can be submitted online through the CDA Foundation website.

In Conclusion

The Webb Family Grant is more than just financial assistance; it’s a beacon of hope and opportunity for budding dental professionals in California. If you fit the criteria, don’t miss out on this chance. Apply today and take a step closer to realizing your dental dreams.


For more information on the Webb Family Grant and other initiatives by the CDA Foundation, visit their official website.

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