The Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants are now open

Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants
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ADA member dentists and dental students with a passion for improving the oral health outcomes of disadvantaged groups throughout Australia can now apply for USD$82,000 (approx. AUD$107,000)* in funding.

The Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants (the Grants), a joint initiative of the Australian Dental Health Foundation and Mars Wrigley Foundation, provides recipients with the funds to implement oral health community service, education, and preventative care in some of the highest risk and most in-need communities across Australia.

With more than US$800,000 (approx. AUD$1 million*) already invested over a decade in oral health screening, treatment and education, the Grants are offering 10 x US$8200 grants (approx. AUD$10,780*) this year for registered ADA dentists or students.

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.

For a full list of past recipients and to apply for a grant, go to Australian Dental Health Foundation.

*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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