The model for this foundation is the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) (www.apsf.org) which is an independent, non-partisan, apolitical, multi-disciplinary organization created expressly to avoid preventable adverse clinical outcomes in anesthesia. All anesthesia providers despite disparate political agendas, all national anesthesia societies, and corporate sponsors support this foundation. It is an umbrella organization that has been recognized as the leading advocate for patient safety in anesthesia. Although societies such as the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA), and the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (ASDA) are sponsors of the APSF, most of the issues addressed are not pertinent to most dentists. Therefore, creating a dental specific safety foundation targeting our unique clinical issues is needed.