Australian Dental Health Foundation
The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) seeks to improve the dental health of Australians who cannot easily access dental care.
Since 2008, the ADHF has coordinated the delivery of pro bono basic dental treatment to socially disadvantaged members of the community. The Foundation accepts referrals to the volunteer dental programs from clients who are being supported by a registered charity or not for profit organisation.
Dentists volunteer their time, skills and practice facilities to provide treatment at no cost to eligible patients. In 2017-18, the ADHF delivered over $1,100,000 worth of dental care through our network of dedicated volunteers along with financial and in-kind support from industry supporters.
Our State Coordinators work with local charities, not for profit organisations and dental professionals who volunteer their time, materials and expertise to improve the oral health of referred patients. Through the generosity of our supporters, patients are able to access laboratory services and may be referred for specialist treatment.
The ADHF also funds programs that encourage better oral health outcomes and reduce the inequality of access to education within the community through our Community Service Grants, Indigenous Scholarship Program and oral health education projects.
The success of our volunteer programs has been made possible with the support of our major industry sponsor, Pacific Smiles Group.
For further information about volunteer programs and how you can participate, please visit www.adhf.org.au or contact SA Coordinator, Dianne Travers 0408 505 948 or [email protected].