St Patrick’s Oral Health Clinic
Providing free, accessible oral health care for people experiencing homelessness, mental illness and/or socio-economic disadvantage.
People who are homeless are least likely to attend a dentist and have a higher incidence of poor oral health, with access, affordability and lack of trust in mainstream services all presenting barriers to these individuals receiving the oral health services that they require.
St Patrick’s in collaboration with a team of oral health professionals and key stakeholders, has established an oral health clinic to provide free accessible oral health clinic for adults at risk.
The clinic operates Tuesday and Thursdays 9am-2pm within our drop-in support centre in Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle- a familiar non-threatening environment for people in need.
The service is provided by a team of volunteer dentists, dental nurses and oral hygienists/therapists.
Treatments may include:
- Scale and clean
- Fluoride application
The delivery and treatment model complements the suite of health services and other physical and emotional supports provided through the Centre.
Generously supported by (among others):
- The Ian Potter Foundation
- Partners in Recovery Fremantle
- Knights of the Southern Cross
- West Coast Dental
- National Dental Foundation
- Dental Nursing Australia
- Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development- Stronger Communities Program
- Department of Health WA
Want to get involved?
We are looking for Dentists, Dental Nurses and Dental Hygienists/Therapists who are willing to volunteer for a day or more at our clinic. Volunteer by clicking the link below:
For more information, please contact us on:
P: 08 94304159
F: 08 94307974