"We make a LIVING by what we get...but we make a LIFE by what we give."
There are many ways you can help as a volunteer!
Volunteer professionals include dentists, specialty dentists, registered dental assistants, and dental hygienists. Whether you can donate a few hours a month or several days a week, kids from all over Southern California will benefit from your time. Please call us at (818) 841-8010 - a background check is required.
Other volunteer jobs include office and administrative work, helping out at health fairs and school screenings, maintaining our facility, fundraising, marketing and more. If you have a special skill and would like to share with us, please call (818) 841-8010 to see how you can help!
In August of 2017 we mourned the passing of our leader, Dr. Richard Marias. Dr. Marias was a founding member of the Kids' Community Dental Clinic, as well as the President of our Board of Directors and a tireless professional volunteer. He has been sorely missed by our staff, our patients, and the thousands of people he touched through his lifelong work and philanthropic efforts. Dr. Marias, while always grateful for funding we have received from numerous grants and foundations, was well aware that these funds are dedicated solely to specific dental needs and supplies, and was always concerned about raising enough money as he put it, "to keep the lights on." We are pleased to announce the formation of The Richard Marias Memorial Fund, which will be dedicated to
specifically targeting our administrative and operational needs.
If you would like to make a donation in his honor, please click the button below for a secure PayPal transaction. We thank you for your kindness.
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, toys and prizes for our kid rewards, snacks for our volunteers, the list goes on and on! Here's a partial list of what we can use right now:
And, of course, monetary donations fuel our efforts - click below to donate safely and securely through PayPal or contact us to support our fundraising efforts at (818) 841-8010. Many sponsorships are available!
The Kids' Community Dental Clinic visits schools in the Los Angeles area to provide free dental screenings and/or oral health lectures. If you would like us to visit your school, or if you want to recommend that we contact a school, please give us a call or email us here. We love to reach out and educate in our community!
The Kids' Community Dental Clinic welcomes students interested in volunteering to gain experience toward a career in dentistry. Dental and Pre-Dental students may earn valuable experience in our pediatric dental environment. Even young volunteers who are considering dentistry as a career are welcome to join us at health fairs or come in and observe to determine whether they may be interested in a dental career. Our hope is that they will be inspired to pursue a career in the dental field and return to serve as a professional volunteer at KCDC!
Special thanks to the generous support of