Our Mission

To provide funding to improve the oral health
of the underserved, homeless and vulnerable
of all ages.

Our Vision

Healthy smiles through inspired generosity.

Our MDF is the only charitable organization exclusively dedicated to improving oral health in Manitoba and beyond.

How funds are raised: monthly, annual donations; special events;
in recognition of life cycle events; endowments and; planned giving.

Our History

The purpose and rationale for the establishment of the
Manitoba Dental Foundation (MDF) was discussed and proposed in the previous decades. In 2014 a commitment was made to prepare and submit the necessary documentation to secure its creation. In the Fall of 2015, the MDF was officially established and was granted a Charitable Registration Number.

As members of the Manitoba Dental Association, we have an intimate understanding and appreciation of the growing component of society that does not have access to oral health, and the negative consequences of poor oral health.

Executive/Board of Directors

Dr. Joel Antel

Dr. Patricia Kmet

Dr. Gurinder Kler

Dr. Patrick Mao

Dr. Jayoun Seo 

Dr. Todd Kruk

Dr. Michael Sullivan

Dr. Jeffrey Bergen

Dr. Scott Leckie

Dr. Frank Hechter

Rafi Mohammed

Gerry Hagglund

Brian Fawkes


Founding Board Members

Dr. Joel Antel

Dr. Betty Dunsmore

Dr. Craig Fedorowich

Dr. Frank Hechter

Dr. Gurinder Kler

Dr. Scott Leckie

Dr. Amarjit Rihal

Dr. Cory Sul

Rafi Mohammed

Walter Kulyk

Jim Kurz

Annual Report

Manitoba dentists have made Manitoba the first province in Canada to create a foundation dedicated to providing access to dental care for those in our community that could not otherwise access the important health care we provide.

See the impacts that we are making in Manitoba.