The AAID Foundation was founded in 1982 with a mission to further the science of oral implantology through research and education, and to support the delivery of implant care through charitable efforts. The AAID Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that awards grants each year to dental students and those in post-graduate and residency programs. In 2015, the Foundation launched its first charitable program, Wish A Smile, designated to assist those with congenitally missing teeth. In 2019, the Foundation launched its newest charitable program, Smile, Veteran!TM Program to help those who have served our country with the opportunity to access and receive a dental implant services. The Foundation is supported by generous donations from AAID members and corporate sponsors.