Timeline

2019

Nov Official Opening of Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre Vera Ruttonjee Desai Elderly Clinic

2018

Sep Designated dental clinic for the “Eat Well Live Well” implant-retained lower denture programme of the Vera Ruttonjee Desai Foundation
Sep Set up the new Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre Vera Ruttonjee Desai Elderly Clinic with the donation from the Vera Ruttonjee Desai Foundation
July Approved service provider for the dental service for the persons with intellectual disability by the Department of Health
Apr Participation in e-Health Record
Jan Approved grant from the Vera Ruttonjee Desai Foundation

2017

Nov Provision of dental service for persons with physical disability (mainly the quadriplegics)

2016

Apr Expansion of the capacity of the Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre to 3-chair operation

2015

Oct Participating service provider of the Community Care Fund Elderly Dental Assistant Program
Oct Expansion of the capacity of the Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre from one chair to two chair-operation
Jun Participation in Healthcare Voucher Scheme
May Approved designated dental clinic for provision of dental service for recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance of the Social Welfare Department
May Partnership with Evangel Hospital for the provision of dental treatment under general anaesthesia
May Recognized service provider of the Pilot Project for Dental Service for Persons with Intellectual Disability of the Food and Health Bureau
May Engagement of HKSCDA as manager to provide professional special care dental service for the public
May Commencement of operation of the Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre at Shops E13-15, G/F Cho Yiu Centre, Cho Yiu Chuen, Kwai Chung, NT

2014

Oct Provision of financial support for Hong Kong Special Care Dentistry Association Limited (HKSCDA) to operate a special care dental service
Mar Formation of Loving Smiles Foundation Limited (LSF)

Our Vision

To develop and implement sustainable dental care solutions for people with special needs,
with a focus on helping disadvantaged groups

Our Mission

To develop strategies and models to support dental care organizations to advance dental services to groups with special needs

To collaborate with dental care partners in training professionals to serve the needy groups

To finance, monitor and evaluate the sponsored dental care programmes

To build dental care infra-structures to connect with all community sectors in Hong Kong

Our Core Values

Cost-effective

Transparency

Strong governance

Honorary Board

Patron : Mr Herman HUI SBS MH JP
Vice Patron : Prof See Ching CHAN
Dr Rebecca HO
Dr Sigmund LEUNG BBS JP
Senior President : Dr John LING

Organization Patron

Diamond Patron : Vera Ruttonjee Desai Foundation

Senior Advisors

Ms Ophelia CHAN BBS JP
Dr KO Wing Man GBS BBS JP
Mrs Julie LEE MH JP
Dr Sandra LEE
Dr LEONG Che Hung GBM GBS OBE JP
Mr YEUNG Ka Sing, GBS MBE JP
Ms Ruby YEUNG

Board Members

Dr Deborah CHAN
Mr Nelson FUNG
Dr Kenny LAU
Ms S K LEUNG
Dr Lily TONG

Partners

Hong Kong Special Care Dentistry Association Limited

 

  • Proposed the Loving Smiles Service, a pilot project for dental service for the persons with intellectual disability initiated by the Food and Health Bureau, implemented the project from Aug 2013 – July 2018, and produced an evaluation report for the project
  • Managed the special care dental services at Loving Smiles Special Care Dental Centre for the Loving Smiles Foundation Limited since 2014
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Evangel Hospital

 

Provides the operating theatre facility and service to support dental treatment under general anesthesia for persons with intellectual disability since 2013

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Hong Kong Dental Association Ltd

 

Co-organized the Loving Smiles Service with the Hong Kong Special Care Dentistry Association Limited from August 2013 – July 2018

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