The ADA Dental Health Foundation and Mars Wrigley Foundation’s Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants program is a well-established initiative supporting dentists and dental students from across Australia who seek to improve oral health outcomes by providing screening, treatment, and education to those most in need. The two foundations have partnered since 2011 to provide funding to support community-based oral health programs.  

The Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants program award US$82,000 (approx. AU$121,386*) in grant funding to 10 worthy projects, all of which are committed to addressing inequity in dental care by delivering oral health services and education to underserved communities across Australia.

The Grants are awarded to dentists and dental students, encouraging them to implement oral health community service, education and preventative care in some of the highest risk and most disadvantaged communities across Australia.

Explore the past grant recipients to discover the impactful projects undertaken with funding from previous years. 

* The exact amount distributed in AU$ may fluctuate with the exchange rate at the time of distribution.

Past Grant Recipients

How to apply

Applications are open from 1 May to 14 June.

  Due to an issue with the lodgement processing, the application will remain open for late submissions until June 21st.

  1. Download the application form
  2. Complete and save, clearly noting your project name in the file name
  3. Email using the icon below

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