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Consensus Statement on Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks are no longer a looming public health crisis, but a very real one. By working together, and acting now, we can prevent not only oral health damage, but obesity - a leading risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

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Community Service Grants

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is proud to announce the 2018 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 2018 Grants is now open.

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