Meet our Volunteers

Dr Andrew (Robert) Parsons

At 66-years of age Dr Andrew (Robert) Parsons has sold his Nelson Bay dental practice but regularly still picks up his tools of the trade for Filling the Gap. “I am not working now, although I don’...
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Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation Case Worker Corrie Diamond supports people living with HIV who have complex needs or challenges in their lives. Ms Diamond helps her clients to navigate their way through...
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The Salvation Army

As a service supporting people who have experiences of human trafficking and modern slavery, we find that many of our clients have not had access to dental care for long periods of time and may be ...
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The Station

Feeling like a healthy and valued member of society is difficult for many of Franco Orsatti’s clients who are homeless. The people he serves as a Housing Support Worker at The Station rely on Mr Or...
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Dr Oliver Coleman

Keeping busy is important for Dr Oliver Coleman. The semi-retired former dentist has participated in ADA NSW run dental charity clinics via the Red Cross, Filling the Gap and Dental Rescue days and...
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Victoria Mitchell

Preventing people falling through the cracks of the public health system is what motivates Filling the Gap volunteer, Victoria Mitchell. Growing up with little access to dental health care Ms Mitch...
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Charles Bartella

Charles Bartella trained overseas before becoming an Australian Dental Council candidate. “Filling the Gap is a great initiative which encourages the private dental work force, in particular, to pr...
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Harriette Slatyer

Since volunteering to assist at a Filling the Gap clinic dentist Harriette Slatyer can’t imagine why others in the profession won’t do so too. “I recommend Filling the Gap to anyone who can make ti...
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Dr Michelle Ever Juan

Dr Michelle Ever Juan links her renewed sense of community belonging to her volunteer role as a dentist with Filling the Gap. “Being part of a community who is willing to help others gives me a sen...
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Roberta Vodola

While Roberta Vodola was waiting for her dental registration to be approved she sensed a real need and want to provide care to others. “While I was not working Filling the Gap let me be volunteer a...
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Posted on January 15th, 2019
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