Team members of Landale Dental have:
• participated in a dental van for the homeless in the outer eastern suburbs of Victoria
• mentored and counselled young undergraduates and new graduates of the dental world
• assisted as youth leaders within churches and pastoral care work
• visit pre-school and primary school
• volunteer for St John’s Ambulance VIC
• been committee member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA VIC) Infection Control Committee
• donated dental hygiene products to underprivileged
• donated to local fund-raisers
• visited for educational talks to local pre-schools, schools, and aged care facilities
• provide educational sessions to local GPs and healthcare professionals about emergency dental care and oral health
Team members of Landale Dental as well as clinic itself have supported and served organisations such as:
CBM (Australia) where Dr. Elizabeth Stenning was on the board of directors for 12 years and served as chairman for the last two years.
AIM (Uganda) World Vision
• tutored and pre-clinically assessed dental students in La Trobe University, Bendigo
• volunteer for St John’s Ambulance NSW
• advised for the ADA National Infection Control Committee
We have sponsored CBM (Christian Blind Mission) of which Dr. Stenning has been a director for 12 years and the last two years as chairperson. We have sponsored children from World Vision and one casual staff member has worked in an orphanage in Uganda. We have also sponsored workers in PNG, India & Africa.
Debra is looking forward to travelling to the Philippines in 2015 to provide charitable healthcare within their community.
Dr Elizabeth Stenning (founding & past principal dentist)
Graduated from Melbourne University with a bachelor of Dental Science. Elizabeth spent the first 3 years of her working life in rural Victoria in the bright friendly township of Horsham, where she was mentored in a large dental practice after which she spent a year in the UK studying at a bible college in the Lakes district, a time of reflection! She returned home and spent 5 years in suburban practices during which time she married David. Elizabeth then spent a year in India with her family (including her 3 then young children) working in village clinics with local health care groups. This was perhaps where she embraced the importance of good general oral hygiene and how a preventative regime was so very important.