Dentists do good at Homeless Connect Perth

Posted on 14th November 2019

Held once a year, Homeless Connect Perth is a one-day event based on a one-stop-shop model of immediate service provision to homeless people. A partnership between Volunteering WA and the City of Perth, it brings together volunteers, government organisations, community groups and local businesses to provide a diverse range of free essential services to people experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness. Since the event began in 2008, West Australian dentists have been donating their services, too.

This year, a team of volunteers provided essential dental work to more than 30 people in need – all of whom were extremely grateful for the treatment they received.

Thank you to all those who gave up their time to help, including:

  • Australian Dental Health Foundation volunteers, Greg Crane, Sean Archibald, Laura Macneil, Vicki Lynch.
  • Dental Health Services volunteers, Juliet Porter and Belinda Kerl.
  • Lina Powley, a dental therapist who travelled from Bunbury specifically for the event and to take x-rays in triage tent.
  • Lisa Daw and DHS staff who assisted dentists.
  • ADHF dental-assisting support from Sandra, Renata, Sindy.
  • Xin Jie, Helen and Lisa all helped ADHF’s Andrea Paterson, who did a remarkable job of organising the dental clinic and ensuring it all ran smoothly.