Want to use your dental skills to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

Volunteer with Filling the Gap now

Put your dental skills to work in an Aboriginal Health Service

Filling The Gap recruits experienced dentists & dental assistants to work in Aboriginal community controlled health services where access to dental treatment is limited or non-existent and where there is much need.

Since we began in 2006 more than 230 dental professionals have volunteered their time with Filling The Gap and provided over 10,000 dental appointments covering both emergency relief and comprehensive treatment.

We work in partnership with the health services following an invitation to get involved and we develop an arrangement to meet their needs.

This is how the program works:

  • FTG recruits the volunteers and covers the costs of flights / travel if required
  • The health service provides accommodation and the use of a car if possible
  • Volunteers give their time - usually for two weeks and sometimes more

We are currently working with Aboriginal health services in a number of locations including NSW, NT and SA.

As well as volunteer dentists and dental assistants, we occasionally need hygienists, therapists and locums.

Dental professionals from the UK, Ireland & New Zealand are also eligible to participate in the program (see FAQ for documentation required)

Find out now about current opportunities.

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