Dental Professional

Philanthropy and Volunteering

Australian Dental Health Foundation

The ADHF coordinates the provision of pro bono dental treatment to disadvantaged members of the community.

Working with local charities and not for profit organisations, dental professionals can participate by volunteering their time and expertise to improve the oral health of referred patients.

With programs such as Adopt a Patient, Dental Rescue half or full days, and Rebuilding Smiles, we aim to provide assistance to those who have no ready access to the private or public dental services, including the homeless, those who are socially or economically disadvantaged and victims of domestic violence.   Access to dental treatment and oral care advice enables patients to improve their dental health, speech, and self-esteem.

An additional facility, St Patrick’s Oral Health Clinic in Fremantle is a fully equipped dental clinic with volunteer dentists and specialists providing pro bono dental treatment.  The clinic is seeking volunteer dentists to participate in half day sessions (8.30am – 1.30pm) Mon – Fri.

For volunteer enquiries, please contact:

Andrea Paterson (WA State Coordinator)


P: 08 9211 5600


Dr Russell Gordon (WA State Director)

Equal Health Inc: Australian Health Professionals, Overseas Aid Fund

Equal Health first took roots at a health camp in the Tamil Nadu village areas of India. What started out as the “Spectacle Aid to India Program” grew to become a comprehensive health mission that strives to deliver services through collaborative efforts of multiple healthcare organisations. Equal Health now proudly supports patients in India and East Timor. The primary effort delivers sixty health care professionals to work in Southern India for two weeks annually.

The Volunteer Information Kit, which includes details of the costs involved can be downloaded at

Currently volunteers pay a tax-deductible donation to Equal Health. Equal Health then pays for your airfares, taxes, travel insurance, accommodation, food, water, washing and transport while you are on your placement. Volunteers are responsible for the cost of their own visa, vaccinations and additional spending money while away.

For Enquiries Please Contact:

Dr Simon Shanahan


P: 08 9368 1218


Kimberley Dental Team

For volunteering enquiries please visit the website and complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form.

For Enquiries Please Contact:


Children’s Health Aid Team (CHAT)

CHAT is a group of volunteers who go to Vietnam to provide dental services to the underprivileged, including orphans, special needs and very poor children and their carers. Our trips are for 8 days in April/May, July, September and late November. More details on our website:

For Enquiries Please Contact:

Melanie Chen (CHAT Secretary)

P: 08 9271 3953


M: PO Box 64, Inglewood WA 6932

Tzu Chi Foundation, Perth

Tzu Chi International Medical Assoation (TIMA) is the medical sub-group of Tzu Chi Foundation (a world wide charity organisation) that aims to provide dental, medical and auxiliary health care to those who are in need, as well as inspiring love and compassion to both the volunteers and care recipients.

In Perth, we run regular dental fairs and clinics for homeless and refugees throughout the year.  We would like to invite anyone interested to join us at these events.  Please contact Lydia for expressions of interest and registration.  Thank you.

For Enquiries Please Contact:

Dr Lydia See

Tzu Chi Foundation Australia, Perth

TIMA Perth Coordinator

P: 0423 267 954


Bridge2Aid Australia

Bridge2Aid Australia recruits dental professionals – dentists, nurses, therapists and hygienists – year round to take part in our Dental Volunteering Programme in East Africa. It is an opportunity to change the lives of thousands of people who currently suffer from debilitating dental pain with no hope of treatment. We train local health workers in emergency dental care so that our work continues even after we have left.

Currently we are active year round, sending a team for a two week period most months. A team comprises of twelve dental professionals and always includes experienced dentists to support those who may be new to volunteering.


For Enquiries Please Contact:

Dr Jeremy Keating

P: 08 9388 1557