RFDS TAS receive community service grant for dental care

Date published

13 Aug 2018

Now in its eighth year, the Wrigley Company Foundation and Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) Community Service Grants program is a well-established initiative supporting dentists and dental professionals from across Australia who seek to improve oral care services for those who need it most. RFDS TAS have been named a recipient of the 2018 Community Service Grants, one of two awarded in Tasmania. 

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has launched a school dental therapist team and adult dental team mobile outreach unit to provide dental care for remote areas, with Circular Head set to be their priority area. Based out of Launceston Airport, the RFDS team will travel every Monday to provide same day treatment, realistic treatment plans and robust education programs to school children in Circular Head and to adult patients in need at the Circular Head Aboriginal Corps Facility. This grant will allow the RFDS to increase the number of trips, and the quality of care provided to vulnerable and Indigenous Tasmanians living in regional areas.