Missouri Smile Forward® is an uncompensated care fund created to provide oral healthcare services for patients with little or no dental insurance benefits and who demonstrate financial need. Allowing patients the option to keep their smile through funding assistance for dental restorative services is at the heart of the Smile Forward® program.

Smile Forward: Elderly

Raised: $320.00

Restricted funds will be applied to elderly patients only. By offering funding assistance for those most in need of oral healthcare services, ATSU-MOSDOH students will obtain the variety and number of patient encounters needed to become the best and brightest dental professionals of tomorrow, while also increasing the overall health and wellness of the greater St. Louis community.

Smile Forward: Emergency

Raised: $1,000.00

Restricted funds will be applied to procedures needed for student competencies only. By offering funding assistance for those most in need of oral healthcare services, ATSU-MOSDOH students will obtain the variety and number of patient encounters needed to become the best and brightest dental professionals of tomorrow, while also increasing the overall health and wellness of the greater St. Louis community.

Smile Forward: Greatest need

Raised: $667,218.12

Unrestricted funds will be applied to pediatric, elderly and special needs patients as well as Veterans and others – whoever has the greatest need at present. By offering funding assistance for those most in need of oral healthcare services, ATSU-MOSDOH students will obtain the variety and number of patient encounters needed to become the best and brightest dental professionals of tomorrow, while also increasing the overall health and wellness of the greater St. Louis community.

Smile Forward: Pediatrics

Raised: $45,000.00

Restricted funds will be applied to pediatric patients only. By offering funding assistance for those most in need of oral healthcare services, ATSU-MOSDOH students will obtain the variety and number of patient encounters needed to become the best and brightest dental professionals of tomorrow, while also increasing the overall health and wellness of the greater St. Louis community.

Smile Forward: Special Needs

Raised: $690.00

Restricted funds will be applied to special needs patients only. By offering funding assistance for those most in need of oral healthcare services, ATSU-MOSDOH students will obtain the variety and number of patient encounters needed to become the best and brightest dental professionals of tomorrow, while also increasing the overall health and wellness of the greater St. Louis community.

Smile Forward: Veterans

Raised: $95,446.90

Restricted funds will be applied to veteran patients only. By offering funding assistance for those most in need of oral healthcare services, ATSU-MOSDOH students will obtain the variety and number of patient encounters needed to become the best and brightest dental professionals of tomorrow, while also increasing the overall health and wellness of the greater St. Louis community.

St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center: General operations

Raised: $104,028

This game-changing center provides oral healthcare for the St. Louis region’s most underserved patients while engaging and training a new generation of dental professionals. Since it's opening in June 2015, the St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center has been working towards a goal impact of an estimated 9,390+ new patients, resulting in over 39,000 annual encounters with vulnerable children, adults, special needs patients, and others. The vast majority of the 9,390+ active patients will be gaining new (or significantly expanded) access to oral healthcare. In order for this to be possible, ATSU-MOSDOH must raise funds yearly for the general operating expenses within the center [i.e. equipment, supplies, office staff and faculty salaries, etc].

Naming opportunities

Naming opportunities in the following areas will be available in the St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center

For more information, please review the naming opportunities brochure or call 866.626.2878, ext. 2180.

Naming Opportunities

Founding Member – Supporters contributing at least $1,000 annually will be recognized as Founding Members of the ATSU St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Center and will receive the following: name on the Center's Founding Member Wall, name listed in ATSU's Still Magazine, invitation to ATSU-MOSDOH'S annual "Lunch with the Dean," and periodic updates and milestone reports noting the impact of your gift.