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The Dental Team

Dentists are responsible for helping you take care of your oral health. They have extensive knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat wide range of problems that affect your teeth and mouth. Although they are trained initially for five years at a university they continue to keep brushing up on their skills throughout their careers

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Community Service Grants

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is proud to announce the 2017 Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grants programme. The programme encourages oral health professionals to design and implement oral health initiatives in high risk populations throughout New Zealand and Pacific Islands.


New Zealand
This year's grants are bigger and better with US$30,000 available to go towards vital oral health programmes and projects across New Zealand. The grants programme is providing five grants to the value of USD$1,000 each, five grants to the value of US$3,000 each and one grant of USD$10,000. 

  • 5 x USD$1,000 for Oral Care Education Grants
  • 5 x USD$3,000 for Treatment Grants 
  • 1 x USD$10,000 for ‘Principles in Action’ Community Service Grant to help activate larger scale projects 

Pacific Islands
The Pacific Region Dental Aid Grant seeks to promote access to oral health education and treatment in the Pacific Islands, where the very high population-to-dentist ratio has created a virtually limitless need for dental aid. For the purpose of this program, the Pacific Islands are defined as comprising New Guinea, New Caledonia, Torres Strait Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Micronesia, and Polynesia (the Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, the Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Tokelau, Niue, French Polynesia, and Easter Island).

  • This year the program will provide one grant to the value of USD$5,000 

Registered NZDA member dentists and NZDA student members are eligible to apply. Applications can also be submitted by a member dentist on behalf of a cross-functional team of allied dental professionals. 

Applications for 2017 Grants is now closed.

  1. Community Service Grants application (applicable for all three categories)
  2. Pacific Region Dental Aid Grant application