The Australian Dental Foundation is committed to the provision of quality care, patient safety and continuous improvement. We have been independently recognised for our high standards with a Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) accreditation, Australia’s premier healthcare organisation for dental accreditation.
Achieving QIP accreditation means we consistently meet National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards that govern dental, providing assurance for quality and performance for all patient care in our mobile and fixed dental clinics.
As of 2017, the Australian Dental Foundation was formally acknowledged as a Developmental Educator, supporting and promoting oral health care for people with developmental and/or acquired disabilities as well as their families and carers.
We collaborate with a diverse range of organisations, including Novita and Autism SA, to ensure people living with disability can access oral health care in a specialised local environment to ultimately lead happier, healthier lives without oral disease.
Our team intentionally tackles social barriers to oral care, improving Australia’s oral health outcomes and well-being as well as providing employment and training opportunities for Australians.
As of 2020, we have been recognised as a certified social enterprise, assuring stakeholders our efforts and resources are invested towards a future free of oral disease.
The Australian Dental Foundation was granted with the ‘Wm Wrigley Jr Company Foundation ADAF Community Service’ in 2012, 2014 and 2015. This was for our work in improving oral health outcomes for high-risk communities and in particular those located throughout rural and regional Australia who are already access constrained.
In both 2013, 2016 and 2020, the Australian Dental Foundation was the sole inaugural recipient of national awarded ‘Wrigley Jr Company Foundation ADAF Principles in Action Award’, for our work in remote and rural nursing homes across Australia.
It acknowledges the ongoing need to improve Australia’s oral health outcomes for mobility-constrained seniors, providing funding to further assist and support access to oral care in aged care facilities and residential living complexes.