Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2019

This National Volunteer Week (20 – 26 May 2019), the ADHF would like to acknowledge all the dentists and practice staff who make a world of difference by volunteering. We applaud your generosity and commitment to helping disadvantaged Australians in need of dental care.

Some of the dentists making a difference in their local community share their experience of volunteering with the ADHF. 

Dr Hitesh Gupta, The Smile Factory (NSW)

Although he had assisted with various charitable causes in the past, it was only when Dr Hitesh Gupta volunteered with the Australian Dental Health Foundation that he was able to put his dental skill set in to use to help others. “For many years I have worked in private practice in Newcastle. After establishing my own practice, I wanted to give back to the local community
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Dr Ludhara Hetti, Norwood Village Dental (SA)

Dr Ludhara Hetti first got involved with the ADHF’s Adopt A Patient program last year. As she explained, “My workplace approached me with the opportunity to volunteer with the Foundation and what appealed most was being able to follow through with a patient’s complete treatment plan.”
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Dr Jillian Fisher, National Dental Care (QLD)

Dr Jillian Fisher put her hand up to volunteer with the Foundation in December 2018. As her first experience with volunteering, Dr Fisher hosted a Dental Rescue Day at her practice and has gone on to provide continuing treatment for two patients through the Adopt A Patient program. When asked why she decided to volunteer with the Foundation, Dr Fisher explains
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Dr Jane McCarthy, Applecross Periodontics (WA)

Another stand out for the Foundation has been the development of our collaboration with the Women in Dentistry (WID) Clinical Volunteering Program. When Dr Gosia Barley first raised the idea of the WID clinical volunteering program at the end of 2017, Dr Jane McCarthy saw this as such an opportunity and volunteered to be involved in whatever capacity required
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Dr Zara Torre, WA Dental Ellenbook/South Perth Dental Excellence (WA)

Dr Zara Torre is a practicing dentist at WA Dental Ellenbrook and South Perth Dental Excellence who started volunteering with the Foundation five years ago at a Homeless Connect Day in Perth. She now volunteers her time through the St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre dental clinic in Fremantle, which provides dentists with the opportunity to volunteer their time and expertise to assist the local community… read more

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