Our Supporters

 

 
Australian Dental Association

The ADHF’s main benefactor, and Trustee, is the Australian Dental Association (ADA), the peak national professional body representing over 15,000 registered dentists engaged in clinical practice (both public and private), and students of dentistry. Following its establishment of the ADHF in 2008, the ADA has continued to support the Foundation’s work through donations as well as bringing other supporters on board.

 

Pacific Smiles Group
Through its long-term association with the National Dental Foundation, the Pacific Smiles Group provides ongoing generous financial support to enable the ADHF to coordinate programs which deliver dental treatment to disadvantaged Australians.

John Gibbs, Managing Director and CEO of Pacific Smiles Group, said focusing on improving dental health overall throughout the community is a key focus for the organisation. “Our decision to become the Major sponsor of the National Dental Foundation was really an extension of our long-term commitment to this organisation. Many of our people already give their time willingly and freely to support and provide dental services on Dental Rescue Days, while our organisation also provides facilities and consumables at no cost. This next step in formalising our support is one I am very proud of and which I look forward to developing over the next three years.”

 

Colgate-Palmolive Pty Limited
Following the launch of the Rebuilding Smiles program, Colgate-Palmolive immediately indicated its willingness to provide assistance in helping to establish and expand this initiative.

“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 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
Dentavision has supported the National Dental Foundation and continues to provide support to the ADHF through the donation of dental goods to volunteer dentists.

 

Henry Schein Hallas
Henry Schein has been a long term supporter of the National Dental Foundation’s programs through generous donations of materials to the volunteers around Australia. More recently, Henry Schein has become a significant supporter of the St Pat’s Clinic, a community based clinic in Freemantle, which provides a regular service to homeless people and other disadvantaged members of the community who are in need of dental treatment.

 

    

Praktika
Praktika has supported the National Dental Foundation through the donation of online practice management software. This donation has enabled the Foundation 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 of the ADHF)

SDI
SDI has supported the National Dental Foundation and continues to provide support to the ADHF through the donation of dental goods to volunteer dentists.

 

Southern Cross Dental Laboratories
Southern Cross Dental provides pro bono laboratory service to patients referred by the ADHF.

“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 of the ADHF)

 

Wrigley Company Foundation
Established in 1987, The Wrigley Company Foundation (WCF) aspires to support people & the 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 sugar free 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.