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South Perth Dentists Changing Lives Around The World

Southbridge Dental Outreach

dentist South PerthDr Simon Shanahan and his team don’t just care about South Perth oral health care. For over twenty years, Dr Simon Shanahan has been improving the health and well being of people in developing countries, volunteering and facilitating free health care services for tens of thousands of people worldwide through the charity he co-founded in 1999 Equal Health and other community outreach programs.

Equal Health first took roots at a health camp in the Tamil Nadu village areas of India. What started out as the “Spectacle Aid to India Program” grew to become a comprehensive health mission that strives to deliver services through collaborative efforts of multiple healthcare organizations. Equal Health now proudly supports patients in India and East Timor. The primary effort delivers sixty health care professionals to work in Southern India for two weeks annually.


In addition to providing high standards of care to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access medical assistance, Equal Health also provides training and resources to agencies to improve the level of medical assistance available in the local communities.

Simon and his wife (and fellow dentist) Milly still proudly volunteer with Equal Health, travelling abroad several times a year to provide vital dental procedures to those in need.

Find out more about the Equal Health organisation here. Or contact our South Perth practice to learn more about how you can help.


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