As a professional body the ADA have a social responsibility in providing funds and personnel for community initiatives in the areas of dental education, provision of drinking water fountains and support of fluoridation of water supplies in the community.

We have an on-going relationship with the organisations and charities below and fully support their initiatives.

"Switch to Water. Switch off tooth decay"

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In a joint initiative with Mountain Fresh (NZ's largest supplier of water drinking fountains) we are helping to make  the "switch to water" more affordable for Auckland primary schools and early childhood centres.  In a partnership that sees discounted supply and installation of water drinking fountains, we hope to strengthen the 'switch to water' message.  For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mike Feeney at Mountain Fresh on Mike Feeney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Smiles for the Pacific

Smiles-For-The-Pacific-LogoThe Newton Wickham Auckland Dental Association Trust (NWADAT) was set up over 13 years ago having recognised the need for charitable dental aid to assist in the care of the underprivileged in overseas countries, especially the Pacisfic Island nations.

Read more: Smiles for the Pacific

Family Teeth Matters

Family Teeth Matters is an Auckland charity that educates people about the damage sugar does to children's teeth.

sugarspotter nodecayfairy 3 origTo date, over 7600 children, parents and teachers have attended the Family Teeth Matters programme, which has been going for four years.  The programme is all about helping parents and caregivers make good choices around the food and drink they put in their child's mouth.  "If they manage the sugar correctly, they can eliminate that whole childhood decay problem," says David Wallbridge, dentist and founder.  He said our society was "just awash with vast quantities of sugar" and said a lot of parents did not associate sugar with a lot of foods.  The programme is run at some preschools and primary schools in Glen Innes and South Auckland, as well as at community days. The programme features Detective Sugar Spotter and the Tooth Fairy and there is a video presentation, along with a resource box with games and quizzes, activities and reading books.

Auckland Dental Association 1/195 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland. Phone: 09 580 0081 Email:   
Proudly supported by Colgate, Straumann, Ivoclar Vivadent3M, Henry Schein, GSK