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Annual Report 2022|23

Financial Year 2022-23 has been another successful year for the Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) as it continues to grow the impact its volunteers deliver while operating within its tight budgetary constraints.  Read the full report here


2023 First Nations Grants Recipients Announced

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Celebrating DB Dental, Perth City (National Dental Care) first Dental Rescue Day

DB Dental, Perth City (National Dental Care) held their first Dental Rescue Day recently, treating 12 patients referred from four different charities. In addition, they adopted a number of patients treated on the day, including one from the Rebuilding Smiles program, which will allow these people to receive more complex…


Quarterly Impact Report to June 2023

Our mission is to address the inequality between those Australians who can access the dental care they need, and those who can’t.  Our vision is an Australia where no disadvantaged member of our community falls through the cracks and needlessly suffers from a lack of access to dignified professional oral…


Quarterly Impact Report to March 2023

For the second quarter in a row, the Rebuilding Smiles programme has delivered about half of all impact. There are particular challenges with delivering services to the patients in this programme with ADHF staff, volunteers and referral agencies all facing their own additional demands. Read the full report here


Quarterly Impact Report to December 2022

It is a very pleasant duty to report a new record quarterly amount of pro bono dental care delivered by ADHF volunteers: $421,854. This surpasses the previous record for a quarter by more than $100K. Wow!  Read the full report here


ADHF Fundraising Prospectus

The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) is the principal dental charity in Australia with a focus on the delivery of pro bono dental care. We work with sponsors, donors, supporters and volunteers to create a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged members of the community by improving their oral health…


Quarterly Impact Report to September 2022

Across all three volunteer programs, pro bono treatment of $313,479 has been delivered by our volunteer general practitioners and specialists during the quarter. Read the full report here


Quarterly Impact Report to June 2022

Another successful quarter for the ADHF with over $255,00 of pro bono dental treatment delivered by our dedicated volunteers around Australia. Read the full report here


Raise funds for the ADHF this Dental Health Week

Dental Health Week is fast approaching with this year's event scheduled for 1st - 7th August 2022. Why not make a difference by fundraising for the ADHF with all proceeds going towards improving the oral health of disadvantaged members of our community? This handy "How To" guide will help you…


Open Now – 2022 Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants

ADA member dentists and dental students with a passion for improving the oral health outcomes of disadvantaged groups throughout Australia can now apply for USD$82,000 (approx. AUD$107,000)* in funding. The Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants (the Grants), a joint initiative of the AustralianDental Health Foundation and Mars Wrigley Foundation, provides…


March Quarterly Impact Report

Over $230,000 of pro bono dental treatment has been provided to disadvantaged patients by our volunteers in the first 3 months of 2022. Read the full report here


Indigenous Study Grants 2022. Its time to apply!

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Volunteering remains strong during the pandemic

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Quarterly Impact Report

ADHF volunteers continue to support the disadvantaged despite the challenges to dentistry presented by COVID-19. The boys from BackTrack attending a Dental Rescue Day in Tamworth Read the full Report


2021 Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants winners announced

Volunteers around Australia step up to improve the oral health of some of our most vulnerable communities 10 teams around Australia will receive funding to support their projects under the 2021 Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants program. 2021 Winners Report


A perfect partnership

A public-private partnership between the University of Sydney and Pacific Smiles Group enables students to provide comprehensive dental care to disadvantaged members of the community. Read the full PDF


Volunteer dentists making a difference

We are delighted to report another successful quarter of the volunteer dental programs, with over $311,000 of free dental treatment provided by volunteer dentists around Australia.


Final Quarterly Impact Report for 2020

Australian dentists dig deep to help those who cannot easily access or afford dental care and the Foundation achieves outstanding results for the quarter. [pdf-embedder url="" title="Quarterly Impact Report 01.10.2020 to 31.12.2020"]


Quarterly Impact Report Q1 2021

The Foundation's latest Quarterly Impact Report indicates that volunteering levels are back to pre-COVID levels in NSW and WA. The results show that despite the challenges of 2020, dentists around Australia are lending a helping hand to the less fortunate. [pdf-embedder url="" title="Quarterly Impact Report 21 01.07.2020 to 30.09.2020-2"]


ADHF seeking Applications for new Board Members

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Quarterly Impact Report

Despite the impact of COVID-19, volunteer dentists around Australia continue to make a difference, providing treatment to vulnerable and disadvantaged community members. Read more in our Quarterly Impact Report.


2020 Indigenous Study Grants recipients announced

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ADHF announces it’s new chairman, Dr Rick Olive AM RFD

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Congratulations to the 2019 Community Service Grants recipients

Click here to read about the projects that the ADHF and the Mars Wrigley Foundation are supporting this year.


Free oral health screening clinics during Dental Health Week

This year, during Dental Health Week, the ADA and Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) are partnering with Throat Scope® to coordinate free oral health screening clinics in select Amcal pharmacies around Australia. These screenings, which will take place on Saturday 10th August between 10 am and 3 pm, are aimed at…


2019 Indigenous Study Grant recipients announced

The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) and Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) have awarded five study grants to support undergraduate Indigenous oral health therapy and dental hygienist students in their studies. This year, each of the successful study grant recipients will receive $5,000 plus mentoring services by DHAA. Now…


ADHF receives funding from the Queensland government

The ADHF has received a grant from the Queensland Government Victims Assist program to help support the Rebuilding Smiles program. The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) has been successful in obtaining a funding grant from the Queensland Government’s Department of Justice and Attorney-General under its Victims Assist program. This funding…


St Pat’s Oral Health Clinic changes lives in WA!

The oral health clinic at St Patrick's Community Support Centre, Fremantle, has had a busy year. Click here to read more about what's been happening.


Congratulations to the 2018 Community Service Grant Recipients

The recipients of the Wrigley Company Foundation and Australian Dental Health Foundation grants are seeking to improve oral care services around Australia for those who need it most. To find out more about how volunteer dentists and dental students are implementing oral health community service, education, and preventive care projects in…


The ADHF is recruiting!

The ADHF is looking for a Program Coordinator to join us on a part-time basis. Click here for more details. If this sounds like you, please get in touch!


Ten years of community service acknowledged

1 in 3 people in NSW volunteer, giving their time, skills and energy to help others. NSW Volunteering has chosen to feature the team from Chatswood Dental Care on it's website, to acknowledge both their contribution to their local community and support of the Australian Dental Health Foundation's volunteer program.…


Oral Cancer Screening in Victoria

As part of its activities for Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day this year, the Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) is partnering with Throat Scope® and the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia to coordinate free oral cancer screening clinics in select Amcal pharmacies throughout Victoria. Find out more information here.…


Community Service Grants – Closing Soon!

The Wrigley Company Foundation and ADHF 2018 Community Service Grant applications close on Tuesday 5 June 2018 – just one week from today! Don’t miss your chance to undertake a project to help bridge the gap in access to oral care and services across Australian communities in need. The Grants…


A survivor’s story

My Journey I suffered from Domestic violence for almost 15 years. One day it dawned on me how being in that type of environment everyday would very possibly be effecting my only child. I cannot remember how I got the courage, but I found it from somewhere and we left…


Community Service Grants 2018 – Still time to apply

You still have time to apply for the Wrigley Company Foundation and ADHF 2018 Community Service Grants, which are open and accepting applications until Tuesday 5 June! There’s over US$88,000 in funding available to as many as 14 volunteer organisations – and it’s open to all registered ADA members. The…


Community Service Grants 2018 – Applications Open Today #WOHD18

The Wrigley Company Foundation and Australian Dental Health Foundation 2018 Community Service Grants have opened today, on World Oral Health Day! The Grants will offer US$88,000 in funding and are designed to encourage dentists, dental students and teams of dental professionals to implement oral health community service and education in…


Community Service Grants 2018

The Wrigley Company Foundation and the Australian Dental Health Foundation are excited to announce their 2018 Community Service Grants program will be open for applications on World Oral Health Day, Tuesday 20 March 2018! The program will award up to US$88,000 in funding to as many as 14 volunteer organisations…


Rebuilding Smiles – Year in Review

2017 was a very busy year for one of the Australian Dental Health Foundation’s programs, namely its Rebuilding Smiles program. The program, which currently focuses on the provision of dental services to victims of domestic violence and their families, has received over 60 applications for assistance from victims of domestic…