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Student study grants 2017 recipients announced

The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) is delighted to announce that it has awarded five study grants to support undergraduate Indigenous oral health therapy students in their studies for 2017. Study grants, each valued at $5,000, were awarded to students across Australia. Holle Shillingsworth, who is studying at Sydney University,…

 

Different name, same mission

Since its foundation in 2008, the Australian Dental Association Foundation has devoted itself to improving the oral health of disadvantaged Australians, many of whom do not receive the dental care they need because of financial, geographical or social restrictions. In order to better reflect its critically important mission, which attracts…

 

Rebuilding Smiles program provides free dental treatment to domestic violence victims

The trauma experienced by victims of domestic violence is immeasurable and can leave a lasting impact. Mother of two Griselle, 42, was left with a constant reminder of the abuse she suffered after she lost her front tooth and damaged others as a direct result of domestic violence. The trauma,…

 

Dentists give victims of family violence something to smile about again

When Colleen got to the clinic it took half an hour before she was able to sit in the chair. She was frozen. The dentist reassured her. He'd seen it all, he said, and nothing could surprise him. Another half an hour passed. Finally, she opened her mouth to let him…

 

Rebuilding Smiles

“ I had my second dental appointment yesterday and he totally fixed a major tooth! I am so happy, thank you so much I look so much healthier when I smile”  – Grisellle. In recent years, domestic violence has shed its status as a taboo topic, featuring ever more prominently…

 

Sporting Smiles ‘An Integrated Approach to Oral Health Promotion’

The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) partnered with Dairy Australia, Sydney Thunder and Colgate-Palmolive to deliver health education sessions to primary-school children across Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Canberra. Sporting Smiles aimed to educate Australian primary school children about the basic fundamentals of dental care and the importance of a…

 

ADHF visits Oral Health Van

“The ADHF were delighted to have the opportunity to visit the University of Newcastle Oral Health Van on the recent World Oral Health Day. The University of Newcastle was a 2014 recipient of a Wrigley Company Foundation ADHF Community Service Grant to support its Oral Health Van. The Oral Health…

 

Proud supporter of Indigenous health projects

The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) is committed to provide funding for dentures as part of its role as a key partner in the NSW Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Dental Technology Project. On 27 January 2015, the Project was launched at Westmead Hospital by the Hon Jai Rowell, NSW Assistant…

 

Dr Adam Barrett and the ‘Senior Smiles’ oral health program

‘Senior Smiles’ oral health program is a pilot project funded by Medicare Local Central Coast, NSW and managed by the University of Newcastle Oral Health team from the Ourimbah Campus.  The program provides residents in five Residential Aged Care Facilities on the NSW Central Coast with an on-site hygienist who…

 

Supporting Westmead Hospital Staff’s ‘Wellbeing Fair’

ADHF and ADA in-conjunction with Colgate Palmolive supported Westmead Hospital Staff Wellbeing Fair which was held on Tuesday 23rd September. The Staff Wellbeing program at Westmead Hospital is intended to provide staff and volunteers with opportunities to obtain helpful and practical strategies in managing day to day challenges and their…