In recent years the organisation has succeeded in demonstrating the importance of improved oral health in residential aged care facilities of The Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI).
RFBI has financially supported research and is currently supporting pilot programs under the auspices of Ass. Prof. Janet Wallace, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney. Janet heads the ‘Senior Smiles Program’.
The organisation has provided financial support to Rotary Club of Sydney for the training of indigenous students to become dental hygienists and has funded research in the ‘Putting the Mouth Back into Health” and the “Better Gums and Muscles” program.
These initiatives are integrated with the work of Lifespan Oral Health and the Brain & Mind Centre of Sydney University in a project that examines the impact of gum health and exercise programs on the wellbeing and the lifespan of aged care residents.