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

Volunteer with Filling the Gap

Put your dental skills to work in an Aboriginal Health Service

Filling the Gap recruits dentists to work in Aboriginal community-controlled health services where access to dental treatment is limited or non-existent and where there is, consequently, much need.

Since we began in 2006 we have recruited 180 dentists and provided over 8000 dental appointments covering both emergency relief and comprehensive treatment. We work in partnership with the health services following an invitation to get involved and develop an arrangement to meet their needs. This is how the programme works:

  • FTG recruits the dentists and covers the costs of the airfares/travel if required
  • the health service provides accommodation and the use of a car if possible
  • dentists give their time - usually one or two weeks

We are currently working with Aboriginal communities in:

  • Darwin NT
  • Toomelah and Boggabilla in northern NSW
  • North coast of NSW

Besides volunteer dentists we sometimes need locums, dental hygienists, therapists and assistants.

Find out now about current opportunities.

Volunteer for one / two weeks or maybe as a paid locum. Contact us