Give a Smile (GAS) is a valuable public health initiative established by the ASO
It has become standard practice internationally, for professional bodies to have a benevolent ‘arm’, and the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) is a world leader in orthodontic pro bono treatment.
In 2005 the ASO launched the ‘Give a Smile’ program, one of the first established orthodontic charities in the world. Today, Give a Smile is a national program that has had a positive impact on the lives of more than 2000 patients in genuine need of orthodontic care. Through Give a Smile, the ASO is able to demonstrate the philanthropic nature of ASO orthodontists. It is our way of giving back to the local communities that support us.
Dr Jonathan Rooke
Chair, Give a Smile
We are 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. Give a Smile has been developed so that orthodontists can give back to the community in a simple and effective way, by delivering their special expertise to those who would normally not be able to afford it.
How it works
Each Give a Smile orthodontist welcomes at least one patient per year into his/her practice. All work undertaken for every Give a Smile patient is done pro-bono and with the highest level of care and professionalism.
To register your interest in becoming a GAS orthodontist, complete our online form.
You can find more information about the Give a Smile program, including information regarding patient eligibility, on the Orthodontics Australia website.