The Australian Dental Health Foundation aims to improve the dental health of disadvantaged Australians who cannot easily access or afford dental care.
Through the work that we do, we deliver better access to quality oral health care for all Australians regardless of their financial, geographical or social situation. From men and women who have overcome addiction, who are enduring long-term economic hardship or suffering from mental and physical health challenges; to those establishing their independence after domestic violence has stolen their freedom, and the homeless whose needless dental suffering no longer compounds their more basic struggles; we’re there to provide life changing oral health treatment wherever we can help.
Through our Dental Rescue Days, Adopt a Patient and Rebuilding Smiles® programs, our national team connects eligible individuals with specialist oral health volunteers who provide their time, expertise and practice facilities at no cost to patients.
We also fund programs that facilitate better long-term oral health outcomes through our Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants and Oral Health Education Projects and reduce the inequality of access to education through our Indigenous Study Grants.
To date, we’ve created change for thousands of community members by enabling the pro bono delivery of more than $6,000,000 of professional oral health services.