The Foundation is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization. The purpose of the Foundation is to advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by addressing industry driven needs and providing solutions that are relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team.

Grants and scholarships awarded during the first half of the year include:

There are still ample remaining grants and scholarships opportunities for the second half of the year, including the CDT Hardship Grant (application deadline 08/31/2022) CDT Pillar Scholarship (application deadline 09/15/2022)RG Pillar Scholarship (application deadline 09/15/2022) Keystone Grant (application deadline 10/15/2022) and the  Mark Jackson Memorial Education Grant (application deadline 11/15/2022). For more information, including each application, please go to the Foundation website at

The Foundation is here for you and we want to encourage all eligible to take advantage!


Some of This Years Recipients of Scholarships and Grants and How it Impacted Them!


The Foundation and Race for the Future operates entirely on donations made by individuals and companies! No amount is too little, so be apart of the future of Laboratory Technology and Education to grow the industry with the Foundation!


August 27th, 2022

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to further dental laboratory technology education, what better way is there to provide quality in-person education than to host a half day of in-person, technical courses to the industry free of charge? The Foundation Education Day will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 in Chicago, IL in conjunction with the Race for the Future 8.0.

August 28th, 2022

Join the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology as we Race for the Future for the eighth year, held in conjunction with the Chicago Triathlon in Chicago, Illinois. With your help, the Race for the Future has raised over half a million dollars since the first race in 2014. Whether through grant and scholarship funding, online educational offerings, or other workforce needs in the dental laboratory technology industry, all revenue raised is circulated back into the industry.