The Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants are open for 2023

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2023 Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants
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If you’re an ADA member dentist or dental student with a passion for improving the oral health outcomes of disadvantaged groups throughout Australia, you can now apply for US$82,000 (approx. AU$121,386) in funding.

The Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants (the Grants) program, 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$900,000 (approx. AU$1.36 million) already invested over a decade in oral health screening, treatment and education, the Grants are offering 10 x US$8200 grants (approx. AU$12,135) this year for registered ADA member dentists and 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.

The application deadline for the Grants is 15 June 2023. 

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