On World Oral Health Day, Friday 20th March 2015, the National Dental Foundation held a Day of Action to help raise awareness of the NDF’s mission in helping those less fortunate, and to help highlight the dental community’s involvement in philanthropic endeavours in local communities around Australia.
As part of the National Day of Action, a mobile clinic attended Campbell’s Club at Woolloongabba, a Micah Project/ Metro South Health run program, where they’ve been offering free dental clinics every month since August 2014.
All patients receive a dental check up, a professional cleaning procedure and such basic dental work as minor fillings, etc. Patients can also be referred to dental hospitals and private practices where more detailed work is carried out on a pro bono basis.
Campbell’s Club offers social activities and free health care for boarding house residents, people experiencing homelessness, single parents, welfare recipients and other vulnerable people in our community.
This NDF mobile dental clinic was made possible with the financial support of the QLD government through their “Caring for Communities” initiative.