Congratulations CADF Volunteer of the Quarter

Dr. Shane Matt is a member of the CADF Board of Directors and longtime fundraiser and volunteer provider for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM).  In fact, Dr. Matt was involved with the founding of HAAM more than ten years ago.  A native of Louisiana, Dr. Matt moved to Austin in 1999 to be close to the city’s vibrant music scene.  Dr. Matt’s dental practice, Authentic Smiles, located in downtown Austin, has a relaxed vibe and his patient list is a veritable “who’s who” in the Austin music scene.

Dr. Matt is well-known for hosting an annual party during South by Southwest called Mouth by Mouthwest.  This past year, the event raised over $1,000 for HAAM dental program, a partnership between the St. David’s Foundation and the Capital Area Dental Foundation.

Thank you, Dr. Matt for all you do to support CADF and keep music alive and well in Austin.

Don’t forget to go out and eat, drink and shop at participating businesses during HAAM Benefit Day 2017….September 12, all over the city.  For more information, click here.

Support Dental Care for Austin Musicians on September 12

In a few short weeks, HAAM Benefit Day will take Austin by a storm! Do your part to help raise money for medical, dental, mental and other health care services for Austin musicians by eating, drinking or shopping at one of hundreds of participating local businesses on September 12th, 2017.  For more information, click here.

CADF Receives ACF grant

CADF is excited to report that we have received a $25,000 grant from the Dr. Henry Renfert Foundation at the Austin Community Foundation.To help meet the growing demand for charitable dental care, the funds will be utilized to launch an innovative campaign to recruit at least 60 new volunteer dentists over the next year. Visit our web site at
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Thank you to Austin Community Foundation for your continued support of our mission!

Save the Date: 3rd Annual CADS/CADF Golf Classic & After Party

Join us for the CADS/CADF Golf Classic & 19th Hole After-Party

Friday, October 27, 2017

Avery Ranch Golf Club 

Austin, Texas

Registration and Sponsorship information coming soon!

Capital Area Dental Foundation Wins 2017 Texas Dental Association Service Recognition Award: Honored for 10 years of Service

Congratulations to the Capital Area Dental Foundation for being honored with a 2017 Texas Dental Association Service Recognition Award for providing a decade of needed dental care to the under-served in Austin and the surrounding area.

Board chair, Lyda Creus Molanphy along with board members, Roland Davies, DDS and Kent Macaulay, DDS and executive director, Megan Woodburn, accepted the award at the TDA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, on Friday May 5.  The award recognizes organizations like CADF that make a positive contribution to dentistry.

CADF team accepting 2017 TDA Service Recognition Award.

Another year, another successful Gala!

With your generous support, CADF raised nearly $175,000 for our life-changing chartiable dental programs.

Thank you to everyone who attended and a special thank you to our incredible Gala Co-Chairs, Jon Fidler, Amie Nemec, and Dr. Benjamin Nemec and our sponsors.

Our gala guests had the opportunity to watch our 10-year anniversary video, which highlights CADF’s story and the journey of two of our recent patients Click the video link below and please feel share with your friends and family on social media.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Amplify Austin 2017. With your support, we raised over $11,000 for charitable dentistry in just 24 hours!

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Amplify Austin Starts Tomorrow!

Amplify Austin starts tomorrow at 6 PM.

CADF is gearing up to raise $10,000 for charitable dentistry in 24-hours.

Please join us by making a donation–of any size–by visiting our Amplify Donation page at:

CADF Dentist in the News

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day sounds like a mundane task — Did you know it can help save your life? For “Health and Medicine,” Victoria Maranan braved the dentist’s office to learn more about how dental health impacts a person’s overall well-being.

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Max Kerr

Dr. Max Kerr is the owner of Vista Ridge Family Dentistry in Cedar Park.  In practice for more than 10 years, the graduate of the Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, was recently nominated for an “Austin under 40” award in the area of health care.
Last year, Dr. Kerr surprised CADF by making a generous gift to our Amplify Austin campaign. His gift helped us exceed our fundraising goal and raise much needed funds for charitable dentistry in our community. When we asked Dr. Kerr why he gave, his answer was quite moving:
“I believe the smile is a communication of love and joy from the soul.  When someone cannot smile due to decayed, missing or painful teeth; he or she loses the ability to communicate their unique gift to the world.  This discordance creates a negative self-image that ripples through all aspects of an individual’s life.  We all know that it is very difficult to love the people around you if you find it difficult to love yourself.  Through my support of CADF, I wish to ignite a feeling of pride and self-worth to those that need it the most.”
Will you join Dr. Kerr on March 2-3 to Keep Austin Smiling? Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 in honor of CADF’s monumental 10 year anniversary.  To schedule your gift today, click here.