Set up in May 2011 by leading London dentist Dr Linda Greenwall, the Dental Wellness Trust fulfills her long-envisioned life goal: to establish a dental charity to help those in need.
The Dental Wellness Trust focuses on the preservation and protection of dental health for the public benefit by:
Set up in May 2011 by Dr Linda Greenwall, the Dental Wellness Trust fulfils her long-envisioned life goal: to establish a dental charity to help those in need. Our overarching mission is to educate, treat and improve the oral health and wellbeing of people with little or no access to basic oral healthcare. At the forefront of our work is the promotion of oral health, which is integral to one’s general health and quality of life. We believe that every person has the right of access to oral health care, and a life of dignity, free from pain. This is why the DWT focuses on long term and sustainable preventative oral health strategies to help those in need. Essential to the DWT is the notion of integrated health. Health groups have traditionally taken a ‘vertical’ approach to public health. However, recently, a more holistic or ‘horizontal’ approach has been advocated. This approach highlights the importance of health as a whole, rather than looking at oral health in isolation.
The Dental Wellness Trust will partner with a number of established charities – recognized for their work and with an infrastructure already in place – to help develop its projects and provide sustainable preventative oral health education strategies to help those in need in the UK and abroad