Apply now to change lives with the Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants

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Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants
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The Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants (the Grants), a partnership between the Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) and the Mars Wrigley Foundation, are your chance to make a difference to the oral health of disadvantaged groups throughout Australia.

With applications opening on Wednesday 21 April, the Grants offer dentists, dental students, and teams of dental professionals up to US$82,000 (approx. AUD$107,000*) to help them implement oral health community service, education, and preventative care in some of the highest risk and most in-need communities across Australia.

In total, there are 10 x US$8,200 grants (approx. AUD$10,780*) available for registered ADA dentists or students.

Over the course of 10 years, the partnership between the ADHF and the Mars Wrigley Foundation has invested more than US$800,000 (approx. AUD$1 million*) in oral health screening, treatment and education to over 50,000 Australians.

  • The Grants have three main aims:
  • To enable the delivery of oral health programs that provide sustained benefits—screening, treatment and education—for disadvantaged groups throughout Australia. 
  • To promote the work the dental community is doing to address oral health inequities faced by disadvantaged members of the Australian community, and
  • To ensure Australia’s oral health outcomes continue to improve through improved access, delivery and education.  

The exact amount distributed in AUD$ may fluctuate with the exchange rate at the time of distribution

This article was sourced from News & Media on the ADA website.

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