Mob Smiles was created by First Nations people for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adults. The development of the Mob Smiles resources was led by Ms Kirrily Phillips, a proud Gumbaynggirr woman, and Oral Health Therapist. An all-Indigenous group created the name, logo, and information of the resources.

The resources provide information on how to care for oral health, cleaning teeth and scheduling dental visits. There are posters, brochures and fact sheets for bubbas, teenagers, pregnant women, and elders. Poor oral health can affect individual quality of life and worsen other health problems. With the information provided, the goal is to help minimise oral health issues. 



In the suite of Mob Smiles resources, you'll find:

- Brochures
- Factsheets
- Posters
- Socials
- Web banners

Tobacco, vaping and bush tobacco
This article provides self-care tips to keep our mob strong in mind, body and spirit.
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Visiting the dentist
This article contains information that can help with your dental health concerns.
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Healthy drink choices

Sugary drinks such as soft drink and fruit juice can include a lot of sugar. The sugar can cause teeth to rot and decay. Make the change to water for a healthy mouth and body. 

The video below was created by the Australian Dental Association and the Indigenous Dentists' Association of Australia (IDAA).

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If you an Indigenous dental or health professional and are interested in contributing to, please Contact Us.

The cultural artwork featured on was commissed by the Australian Dental Association.

Artwork Story

The four misshapen orbs highlighted in white resemble front teeth and symbolise the four themes integral to the work of the ADA.

The four themes include:

  • Having a healthy and happy smile
  • Achieving a healthy and happy smile through a holistic health approach
  • Activities to achieve holistic health including eating healthy, happiness, a healthy lifestyle, drinking water
  • Community health which contributes to an individual's overall health

The four orbs overlap and meet symbolising community and a holistic connection to health.
The ADA blue is highlighted with complementary colours which are youthful and engaging to encourage a healthy lifestyle.


     Artist: Ty Waigana 
     Agency: Saltwater People

About the Artist

Ty Waigana is a professional illustrator and animator with a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University. Ty is a proud Noongar and Saibaigal (Torres Strait) man. He has worked on projects for Australian National University, Australian Electoral Commission and the Queensland Child and Family Commission. Ty is the NAIDOC poster artist for 2020 and is currently exhibiting at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.