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Congratulations CADF Volunteer of Quarter: Dr. Gary Cash

“I am a CADF volunteer because I want to make a difference in the community. I have the ability to help people and CADF makes it easy to get involved.” Gary Cash, DDS 

Dr. Gary Cash relocated his dental practice to Austin in 2011.  The Michigan native had grown weary of Midwest winters and toured several states before deciding upon Austin. He purchased his practice in Central Austin from Dr. Steven Norman, who practiced over 30 years in Austin.  It was Dr. Norman who told him about the Capital Area Dental Foundation and encouraged him to get involved.

Dr. Cash, who also sits on the Board of Manos de Cristo, became involved with CADF and has been a HAAM dental provider for several years. He sees one or two HAAM patients each month.  “It’s rewarding helping artists who are working so hard doing what they love,” Dr. Cash said. “Musicians help Austin preserve its unique character.”

Like many HAAM providers, Dr. Cash has attended the performances of his musician patients.  He has also gone above and beyond, providing extensive treatment on a case-by-case basis when needed.  Recently, he replaced a “temporary” bridge that one of his patients had been using for decades.

Thank you Dr. Cash for getting involved in our community and helping CADF achieve its mission of transforming lives through charitable dental care!

Inaugural Season for Caring Dental Day Tremendous Success!

Season for Caring Dental Day: December 3, 2017

On Saturday, December 3, CADF teamed up with Rose Dental and Dentists with Heart to offer free assessments and teeth cleanings to 2017 Season for Caring families.  All of the local families were nominated by area nonprofits and then screened and selected by the Austin American-Statesman to participate in the annual program.

Since 2013, CADF dentists have donated nearly $80,000 in dental care to families in need as part of the annual Season for Caring campaign. Last year, CADF dentists donated about $23,000 in charitable dental care and plans to increase that amount this year.

A special thanks to all the dentists, volunteer and staff who made this day possible!

Read more about the day here.

CADS/CADF Golf Classic & After-Party Huge Success

Thank you to our amazing sponsors! 

Golf Co-Chairs Becky Walker and Jamie Smith

The event raised over $46,000 for charitable dental programs!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd annual CADS/CADF Golf Classic & After Party.

With your support, we raised nearly $47,000 for CADF’s charitable dentistry programs.

A special thanks to all of our sponsors, including presenting sponsor, Patterson Dental and our hard working Golf Committee led by Becky Walker and Jamie Smith with Wealth Strategies.

To enjoy the amazing gallery of photos from the event, visit our Facebook page and while you are there, please “like” us.

CADS/CADF Golf Classic After Party is Here!

The Capital Area Dental Society (CADS) and the Capital Area Dental Foundation (CADF) are hosting the third annual CADS/CADF Golf Classic on Friday, October 27, 2016 from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM at Avery Ranch Golf Club in North Austin.  A celebratory After-Party featuring Stiles Switch BBQ, live music and great prizes will immediately follow the golf tournament.

All funds raised will help the Capital Area Dental Foundation provide free or reduced cost dental care to Central Texans in need.  Last year, the event raised over $50,000 for charitable dental programs.

Over the last year, CADF volunteers provided donated or discounted dental care to more than 1000 patients through five different programs.

A special thanks to all of our generous sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor, Patterson Dental and our hardworking Golf Committe, led by CADF Board Member Becky Walker and Jamie Smith with Wealth Strategies.  See you on the course!

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.