Who We Are

Who We Are

Formed in 2008 by the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Dental Health Foundation commenced with dentists across Australia coming together to improve the oral health of disadvantaged Australians. Dentists around the country have volunteered their time or made financial contributions to support needy Australians and to help provide resources where they are needed most.

In August 2017, the ADHF merged with the National Dental Foundation, which was established 13 years ago to provide a well organised and structured platform to enable those in the dental industry to step up and make a direct contribution to help disadvantaged members of our society. The merger will rationalise the provision of volunteer dental services in Australia and make their delivery more efficient.

Click here for more information about the National Dental Foundation.

What we want to achieve

Our mission is to address the inequality between those Australians who can access the dental care they need, and those who can’t. We want better access to quality dental care for all Australians regardless of their financial, geographical or social situation.

Access to quality dental care and the basics of oral hygiene is an important building block in the health of the nation. It’s our goal to ensure the continued improvement of oral health through the support of dentists, the dental profession, dental industry and the community.

Our pledge is to carry on campaigning to spread awareness of the shortfalls in Australian dental health and generate funding for projects that target those shortfalls.


What we do

The ADHF is perfectly positioned to fund projects that will make a difference. Whether it’s supporting education and training for people in rural Australia, funding dental delivery programs or coordinating an army of volunteer dental professionals to provide pro bono care to the most disadvantaged in our society, we can achieve lasting change.

These projects are made possible by the generous donations of money, equipment and time from our committed partners, the Corporate community and individuals around Australia.