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Introducing our new WA Give a Smile Liaison Officer

His commitment to helping those in need to access treatment and care is just one of the reasons Dr. Samuel Bennett welcomed the opportunity to become the new WA GAS Liaison Officer. Samuel took up the position to continue on the great work of Dr Kalafatas, who had spent seven years in the role. Samuel […]

Sharing the GAS message with postgrads

For the last few years Dan Vickers, the GAS NSW Liaison Officer, has used one of his final tutorial sessions for the year to talk to the postgraduate orthodontics students talk about the Australian Society of Orthodontics and Give a Smile. These talks provide an important opportunity to bring the next generation of orthodontists into […]

Entries are now open for the 2017 Run for the Kids

A big call out for all of our runners and walkers who want to get behind Team Give a Smile in this year’s Run for the Kids. This years event will be held on Sunday 9th April.   Entries are now open, To register, simply follow these steps Head to the Run for the Kids […]

GAS welcomes SA Liaison Officer, Dr Melinda Barva

Dr Melinda Barva has taken on the important role of liaison officer for South Australia. She will be the link that enables a young patient to be allocated to a GAS orthodontist in their area. She has been a GAS orthodontist herself since 2005 and knows the importance of being able to support children in […]

Smiling Siblings

Two siblings, both presenting with very different but significant issues, and their mother who had recently lost her partner and one a single income were lucky to find themselves in the orthodontic practice represented by a Give a Smile orthodontist. Chloe Blight, a 14 year old was referred by her general dental practitioner with severely […]

Founder of Give a Smile recognised in 2016 Queens Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Dr Ted Crawford AM! Founder and retired Chairman of Give a Smile, Dr Ted Crawford, was recognised for his significant service to dentistry in the field of orthodontics, to professional organisations, and to tertiary education in the  2016 Queens Birthday Honours. Ted has given significant time to the Australian Society of Orthodontics (ASO), […]

Team Give a Smile enjoys another successful Run for the Kids

The Give a Smile team of Orthodontists, staff, family and friends competed in the Run for the Kids again this year on March 20th. It was a magnificient March day, typical of Melbourne’s autumn with a cool start but a bright and sunny day, perfect for a fun run/walk. This event provides a wonderful synergy […]

Give a Smile Founders to say farewell

The Melbourne Congress, held in February, marks the farewell to Give a Smile by its Chair, Dr Ted Crawford, Treasurer, Dr John Armitage (Armo) and co-opted committee member Mrs Annette Bacash-Armitage. Ted, Annette and Armo, founders of the concept of Give a Smile way back in 2002, have been involved in the planning, implementation and […]

A Message of Thanks

We always appreciate when we get a letter of thanks from any of our Give a Smile recipients.  Not only does it make us happy, it gives us an opportunity to share the outcomes of our collective work with others.  We received this message from Courtney, who has recently had her braces removed.  “ The […]

It’s time to join the team

Yes, we’re calling for entrants for the 11th edition of the Run for the Kids event to join Team Give A Smile. The event is being held on Sunday 20th March and registrations are now open. Run for the Kids is now the single biggest fundraising contributor for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. […]

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