Dental Supply Donation Program (Smile Bags)

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation provides donations of dental hygiene supplies to help support its mission to improve oral health in Arizona. This program gives dental supplies to nonprofit organizations delivering oral health education to underserved and uninsured populations.

Inside a Smile Bag

Every Smile Bag contains basic dental care necessities to help keep a smile healthy and bright. Typically, Smile Bags include:

  • One toothbrush (infant, junior, youth or adult)
  • Toothpaste (youth or adult)
  • Floss

Oral health instructions, screenings or other dental health services are often provided with distribution. 

Donation Guidelines

Our mission is to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health. Our Smile Bag Program is just one way we can work toward achieving this mission. While many organizations qualify for a Smile Bag donation, we do have some guidelines. 

Eligible Organizations

  • Charitable programs serving Arizona
  • Schools
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  • Indian tribes
  • Government agencies

The Foundation prioritizes donations to organizations providing emergency services such as crisis shelters, homeless agencies and children's safety services.

Ineligible Requests

  • Promotional or marketing use by dental offices to increase their patient base
  • For-profit entities (exceptions are made when requests are made on behalf of an event serving the community in which it is participating)
  • Third-party requests (i.e. nonprofit organizations requesting donations on behalf of or for another nonprofit or school)

Donation Requirements

  • Eligible organizations must reside in and serve communities within the state of Arizona
  • Oral health instruction, screenings or other dental health services are to be provided with distribution of the supplies
  • Requests must be submitted at least one month before the supplies are needed (Large Requests require a minimum of six weeks for processing)
  • Organizations within Maricopa County are expected to pick up their donation
  • Complimentary shipping is available to organizations outside of Maricopa County
  • Organizations are responsible for assembling Smile Bags from supplies provided
  • The plastic Smile Bags should be used only for items from Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation
  • Requests of 1000 or more Smile Bags must be accompanied by a Large Request Narrative (see Request Donation tab)
  • Smile Bag donations are granted based on availability at the time of request, and at the sole determination of Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation
  • Item quantities may be adjusted to accommodate packaging or shipping constraints
  • Donations are limited to one request per organization per calendar year

How to Request a Donation

Download, save and complete the appropriate form below. Then send the completed form back to us. Submission information is on the form. Note: Incomplete forms will be returned to the organization contact for completion and will delay processing of your request.