The relatively few people aware of D3s generally regard them as a dental problem – whether it be the affected public's need to get good treatment or the dental professional's job to provide good care.

However, in reality, D3s also involve a broad slice of society outside of dentistry, including:

  • the "at risk" general public whose future offspring may suffer from D3s
  • maternal and child health advisors
  • paediatricians and other medical practitioners
  • pharmacists and other healthcare advisors
  • school teachers and other educators
  • public health providers and policymakers
  • taxi drivers, hairdressers and other social commentators :-)

D3G aims to not only get D3s recognised as a social problem, but also to motivate society to do something about it. As such, we welcome contributions and membership from anyone sympathetic to our social-good mission.

Read more about how D3s (and Molar Hypomineralisation in particular) impact on the global community through huge numbers of people affected, multiple risks for their health, and massive costs for tax payers and society.

Our Social Impact

Reflecting our philanthropic origins and humanistic mission, D3G strives to do good for the world through our unique blend of translational research, education and advocacy – in other words we aim to create "social impact" by targeting the public, the healthcare sector and the medico-dental research community. When reflecting on efforts put in and seeking funds to do great new things, it's important to be able to quantify impacts already made across the target groups. The following infographic (available as PDF here) seeks to introduce "The Chalky Teeth Problem" and outline some key advances we've made in simple terms. Our text-based "Brag Sheet" provides additional information (get PDF here).