Over the past two years, our network of volunteers provided pro bono dental treatment to 900 patients over 1300 dental appointments, providing dental service worth more than $800,000.
Filling the Gap works in partnership with our charities to provide dental treatment to their clients who are in need, including refugees and asylum seekers, victims of domestic violence, women and men who are living in hostels and people recovering from addiction. We have a network of dentists in NSW and the ACT who provide the treatment. We rely on the generosity and expertise of dentists and dental professionals to treat patients on our waiting lists. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our clinics, see upcoming clinic dates here.
If you need dental treatment and are not a client of one our charity partners, information on public dental services can be found here >. To find a private dentist who is a member of the Australian Dental Association, visit here>
Filling the Gap Dental Aid Clinics – Volunteer a day working in the clinic treating patients, including asylum seekers and others in desperate need of care. Click here for clinic dates.
Adopt a Patient – Provide a course of treatment for one or more patients in your practice (ADHF Program).
Dental Rescue Day – Held in your practice on a day convenient to you and treating multiple patients in one day (ADHF Program).
Rebuilding Smiles® – Provide much needed dental care to victims of domestic violence in your practice (ADHF Program).
To volunteer as a dentist or dental assistant or to donate towards the costs of the clinic (financial or consumables), or to find our more about Filling the Gap, contact Melanie McKenna on (02) 8436 9946 or [email protected]