Revive A Smile is a New Zealand based dental charity established in 2011 by Dr. Assil Russell and run by a team of dental health professionals from all over Aotearoa. Revive A Smile aims to reduce oral health disparities experienced by disadvantaged & impoverished Kiwis. The project works by providing much needed free dental treatment, education and oral health products (such as health packs including toothpaste, tooth brush, floss mouth wash). Revive A Smile provides dental care and aid to various members and groups of the community including homeless persons, victims of domestic violence, refugee migrants, low income adults and the elderly. It aims to empower Kiwis to take control over their oral health by treating toothache and developing personal skills, enabling people to become active, healthy contributing members of society.
Revive A Smile was founded on Dr. Russell's philosophy that "caring creates change". Dr. Russell is also founder of ICARE Medical charity for Iraqi orphans and set up Revive A Smile to care for at-need Kiwis in Aotearoa. The logo for Revive A Smile incorporates New Zealand's native bird the Kiwi which represents our mission of caring for all New Zealanders (Kiwis) in need. We are a dental charity that is purely about caring indiscriminately, without conditions. We run Revive A Smile primarily from our charity mobile dental clinic and partner practices throughout New Zealand. We are supported by Southern Cross Health Trust and fundraise tirelessly to keep our clinics running. Click here to make a donation. If you are a dental or medical professional and would like to be a partner practice please contact us.