Our Supporters

The ADHF has a number of dedicated supporters whose generosity helps to deliver lasting benefits to Australians in need.

Our Volunteers

Dental professionals of all stripes, including; dentists, orthodontists, hygienists, dental assistants and therapists have come together to donate their time and expertise. As our projects and initiatives roll out over the coming years we’ll be introducing you to some of those men and women who are making a difference where it counts.

Our Corporate Supporters

Australian Dental Association

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) is the peak national professional body representing over 14,000 registered dentists engaged in clinical practice and students of dentistry. ADA members work in both the public and private sectors. The ADA represents the vast majority of dental care providers.

One of the ADHF’s main benefactors (and our Trustee) is the ADA. Through funds raised by dentists and donated by the ADA, we have established this Foundation and begun bringing other supporters on board to continue to expand the work we do.

Wrigley Company Foundation

Established 1987, The Wrigley Company Foundation (WCF) aspires to support people & planet through oral health education, environmental stewardship, and local community partnerships. For more than 25 years, Wrigley has supported independent, clinical research into the benefits of chewing gum including saliva stimulation and plaque acid neutralisation. The EXTRA Oral Healthcare Program supports oral health professionals in the promotion of oral health benefits of chewing sugarfree gum as part of a regular oral care routine.

Facilitated by Give2Asia, the Wrigley Company 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.

You can find details of how these grants are helping to support indigenous communities by providing oral health education and treatment initiatives across Australia in ‘Our Work’.

Colgate-Palmolive Pty Limited.

Following the launch of the Australian Dental Health Foundation’s (ADHF) Rebuilding Smiles initiative, Colgate-Palmolive immediately indicated its willingness to provide assistance to the ADHF in helping establish and expand this initiative.

Dr Susan Cartwright, Scientific Affairs Manager, Colgate Oral Care said, “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 with the ADHF to help many deserving Australians access the dental care they need. Colgate hopes that participants in the programme 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.”

As a consequence of Colgate’s assistance, Mr David Owen, ADHF Chairman, commented, “ADHF wants to sincerely thank Colgate for its assistance. Through the generosity of Australian dentists, the ADHF has been able to provide basic dental care to Australians who have not otherwise been able to access care either due to financial or geographic difficulty. Colgate’s financial assistance will now add the potential for patients to obtain even better care. It will provide the icing on the cake for many recipients. The support provided, from a donor such as Colgate, is gratefully received by the ADHF and the patients it supports.”