• August 24, 2023

Hawaii Dental Association Foundation establishes disaster relief fund

In the wake of the wildfires in Maui, the Hawaii Dental Association Foundation, with support from the Hawaii Dental Association, has established a special Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate support for dentists who have been affected by the disaster.

“No one could have anticipated the magnitude of the destruction that the Maui fires have caused,” wrote Hawaii Dental Association President Norman S. Chun. “Dentists on Maui, and specifically in Lahaina, were the greatest affected.”

Immediately after the disaster, he noted, the Hawaii Dental Association Foundation created a disaster relief fund for Hawaii licensed dentists, with priority for ADA members who have been directly impacted. The HDA donated $50,000 in seed money “which has been steadily growing from donations from private sources and friends and colleagues nationwide.”

Those who would like to donate to help affected dentists are encouraged to send checks payable to Hawaii Dental Association Foundation. Note in the memo line that the donation is for the Disaster Relief Fund. Checks should be mailed to 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-411, Honolulu, HI 96813.