We provide grants to leading health agencies, government bodies, academic institutes, dental associations and charities. These are being applied in many parts of the world to help improve oral health, primarily in children, through the prevention of oral diseases.
Over the past five years our work has expanded greatly. We have provided direct support for programmes / projects to be carried out in 22 countries. This includes grants awarded for the implementation and evaluation of population-based programmes. Our funding has also been applied to the conduct of surveys, the results of which have informed the review and development of oral health policies and strategies.
Support for clinical, laboratory, and population research remains a priority for the charity with a number of grants being made to leading academic institutes. Research also features highly in the population-based programmes that we support.
Indirectly, our resources are reaching numerous other countries. For example, we make contributions towards the vital work being carried out by leading agencies / organisations, at a global and regional level.
We also provide sponsorship for regional and international meetings that seek to address key oral health issues and share knowledge and experience. Support for dental associations that promote dental public health and oral health research, enables greater access to those associations and their activities, particularly for those working in emerging economies.