Pacific Smiles Group is the major industry sponsor of the Volunteer Programs. Pacific Smiles Group provides ongoing generous financial support to enable us to coordinate the Dental Rescue Days, Adopt a Patient and Rebuilding Smiles® programs which deliver free dental treatment to disadvantaged Australians.
With a focus on improving dental health overall throughout the community, Pacific Smiles Group highlighted that their decision to become the major industry sponsor of Volunteer Programs is “an extension of its long-term commitment to the ADHF. Many of our people already give their time willingly and freely to support and provide dental services on Dental Rescue Days and the Adopt-a-Patient and Rebuilding Smiles® programs, while our organisation also provides facilities and consumables at no cost. This next step in formalising our support is one we are very proud of and which we look forward to developing into the future.”
David Owen, past Chairman of the Advisory Board said, “Without the strong support of the Pacific Smiles Group many of our activities would be severely curtailed. Its ongoing support is central to the success of ADHF and we look forward to continuing this bond.”
The ADHF’s Trustee and benefactor is the Australian Dental Association (ADA), the peak national professional body representing over 16,000 registered dentists engaged in clinical practice (both public and private), and students of dentistry.
Adelaide Laboratories proudly supports the Foundation by providing free prosthetic and laboratory services to volunteer dentists in SA.
Amalgadent has made a significant donation of dental instruments to St Pat’s Clinic, a community-based clinic in Fremantle, which provides a regular service to homeless people and other disadvantaged members of the community who are in need of dental treatment.
BOQ Specialist is a long-term supporter of our volunteers in South Australia by providing refreshments for hard-working staff members during their Dental Rescue Day. BOQ also provides our volunteer practices with end of year gifts, in partnership with Sirona.
Colgate-Palmolive has provided assistance in helping to establish and expand the Rebuilding Smiles® program.
“Colgate Oral Care has worked for many decades to help improve the oral health of Australians through free education initiatives for children’s oral health and through support for the education of dental practitioners. Colgate is also very active in promoting oral health to communities of need and is pleased to partner with the ADHF in their Rebuilding Smiles® campaign. Colgate recognised the value of the ADHF’s initiative to rebuild smiles and saw this as a good opportunity to join forces to help many deserving Australians access the dental care they need. Colgate hopes that participants in the program will not only be able to help access fundamental dental care but will, in appropriate cases, be able to receive some more complex care to enable them to have their oral care restored to provide them with the confidence necessary to participate fully in society. We wish all those involved the very best success.”
Dr. Susan Cartwright, Scientific Affairs Manager, Colgate Oral Care.
Dentavision supported the National Dental Foundation for many years and continues to provide support to our volunteers through the donation of dental materials.
Fremantle Foundation is a tax-exempt grant-making public charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined geographic area, with the Fremantle Foundation primarily focused on Philanthropy for WA.
Henry Schein has been a long term supporter of the Volunteer Programs through generous donations of materials. More recently, Henry Schein become a significant supporter of the St Pat’s Clinic, a community-based clinic in Fremantle, which provides a regular service to homeless people and other disadvantaged members of the community.
Facilitated by Give2Asia, the Mars Wrigley Foundation is supporting the ADHF Community Service Grants which enable dentists, students of dentistry, and teams of allied dental professionals to help improve the oral health of some of Australia’s most deprived communities.
MDDI supports the ADHF by generously donating single-use instrument packs containing 3 instruments suitable for the Foundation’s volunteers to use in general consultations.
Oceanic Dental Laboratory is a proud supporter of the ADHF. By providing pro bono laboratory services to our volunteers in WA, they are in a position to deliver positive outcomes for some of the most disadvantaged members of the Australian community.
Praktika has supported the Foundation through the donation of online practice management software. This donation has enabled us to accurately record the treatment provided to patients and to also measure the program’s success by recording the number and value of the services.
“The provision of this software support has been integral to the success of our activities. Without it, proper coordination of our activities would be compromised. We are grateful for this support.”
Dr. David Digges, Vice Chairman
SDI supports the Foundation through the donation of dental materials to our volunteer dentists.
Southern Cross Dental provides pro bono laboratory service to ADHF patients .
“Without this generosity, many of our patients would not be able to complete their course of care. To have these prosthetic services donated allows many patients, who have suffered long term dental issues, to achieve functionality for their dentition and ongoing good oral health”.
Dr. David Digges, Vice Chairman
Straumann Australia provides financial support to the Rebuilding Smiles® program and in addition, has generously offered its services and expertise to assist in the provision of prosthetic products and services to patients who are obtaining treatment under the program.