Center for Advanced Dental Education (CADE)

The Center for Advanced Dental Education is home to one of the largest orthodontics program in the world and is the only dental program in the St. Louis area. The Center also offers advanced dental training in endodontics and periodontics. CADE is one of the premier institutions for dental education that has been built on the gifts of our generous donors. Support of CADE provides for the following:

  • Dreiling-Marshall Hall, a modern, state-of-the-art dental education facility consisting of various clinical areas, classrooms, laboratories, a multimedia auditorium, and computer and digital technology.
  • A clinic that offers specialized dental care in orthodontics, periodontics and endodontics at fees generally 50-60% less than charged in private practices in the St. Louis area.
  • Involvement in several charitable organizations that benefit children in the St. Louis and surrounding areas, including the “Give Kids a Smile” program (GKAS) which was established in 2002 as a community outreach service that provides quality dental care for children in need. To date, GKAS has provided more than $2 million worth of free dental care to more than 7,000 St. Louis children.

Through the commitment of scores of our alumni and professional associates who devote time as part-time faculty CADE is able to maintain its high standards of excellence. Part-time faculty outnumber full-time faculty significantly at CADE, and the Center for Advanced Dental Education has made it top priority to establish endowed professorships which can be used to attract and retain outstanding academics to full-time positions as well as support the development of young faculty members who will become the next generation of teachers.

View a list of CADE funds or visit the Center for Advanced Dental Education homepage.

If you are interested in making a gift to the Center for Advanced Dental Education, please complete the online giving form.

Steve Sievers
Director of Development; Center for Advanced Dental Education