Giving children
around Australia a
reason to smile…

We’re here to bring a confident smile to the faces of children in lower income families for whom professional orthodontic treatment would normally be out of reach.

Patient Eligibility

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For a child to be eligible to receive orthodontic treatment under the Give a Smile program, that patient must already be on the waiting list for orthodontic treatment in the public dental service of the state or territory in which they live.

How it works

For some families orthodontic care for children can be prohibitively expensive and for many unattainable. This is why orthodontic professionals around Australia have pledged their support to the Give a Smile initiative.

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Health Care Card

You need to be a Health Care Card holder or Pension Card holder.

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Waiting list

You or your child must already be on the waiting list for orthodontic treatment in the public dental service of the state or territory where you live.

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Orthodontist appointment

‘Give a Smile’ simply receives patients and allocates them to appropriate specialist orthodontists.

Smile stories

Since ‘Give a Smile’s’ inception in 2005, we’ve been honoured to help many wonderful young people. these are just a few of their stories.
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Give a Smile (Australia) vs Donated …

Australia’s ‘Give a Smile’ and America’s Donated Orthodontic Services programs provide professional orthodontic treatment to children from low-income families. We explore the similarities and differences in these charitable programs. read more

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Run for the Kids 2020

Every year, a team of Give a Smile orthodontists, staff, friends and family come together to participate in the Herald… read more

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Give a Smile™ Foundation: A Brief History

Give a Smile is an initiative of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) and it was founded in 2005 by… read more

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