Project Title: Kimberly Dental Team (KDT)
The Kimberley Dental Team, comprised of volunteer dental and allied health professionals, commenced operating in 2009 and operates in the remote Kimberley Region of Western Australia and in Perth. The KDT mission is to improve the wellbeing and oral health of Aboriginal children and communities in the Kimberley and of disadvantaged people in the Perth area, thereby reducing the long-term cost and suffering dental disease inflicts. The team provides both oral health education and dental treatment. Over the past eight years KDT professionals have mentored and supervised 27 final year dental students of which four have gone on to undertake postgraduate studies in public health dentistry, orthodontics or paediatric dentistry. The 2018 Section VIII ICD grant will be used to support volunteer participation in the KDT excursions into remote areas.
Project Type: Humanitarian/Education
Project Status: ongoing
Contact: John Owen AM, email@example.com
Location: Kimberley Region and Perth, Western Australia