The Dentistry For Every Village Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2015 by Edgardo A. de la Vega, DDS, a practicing dentist in Canoga Park, California.
The Foundation, its donors and volunteers work to improve access to dental care to far out villages in the Philippines by building and donating fully equipped dental offices to responsible and established health care institutions who can run and manage a dental clinic and provide low cost and /or free dental care.
The Foundation also sponsors and funds “dental missions” to underprivileged residents of poor villages in the Philippines carried out by licensed local dental professionals who work as unpaid volunteers.
The Foundation also plans to award scholarships to senior dental students in the Philippines who are truly in need of funds to complete their course.
The funding for the Foundation is generated from donations and grants. Therefore, the activities of the Foundation are wholly dependent to these donations and grants.
The Officers of the Foundation are:
Edgardo de la Vega, DDS
Karla D. Winters, JD
Member of the Board
Marcela Landeta de la Vega
RN, BSN, MN, Secretary/Treasurer
Officers of the Foundation are volunteers and receive no monetary compensation.
The Foundation is registered as a non-profit organization in the State of California and complies with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). All donations and grants to the Foundation are tax-deductible.