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A. John Spencer

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Dental health behaviours among children 2002-2004: the use of fluoride toothpaste, fluoride tablets and drops, and fluoride mouthrinse

The majority of Australian children engage in oral health behaviours that are in line with current Australian guidelines on the use of fluoride products. This report from a study of almost 17,500 children from four Australian states (Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania) shows that...
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Dental health behaviours among children 2002–2004

A study of almost 17,500 children from four Australian states (Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania) conducted across 2002–2004 provided comprehensive information on the dental health behaviours of Australian children. These data were collected from children using the school dental service across the years 2002–2004...
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Dental attendance patterns and oral health status

This paper explores the relationship between dental attendance patterns and oral health status. The findings are sourced from the 2004–2006 National Survey of Adult Oral Health (NSAOH). In this survey a random sample of Australian adults was interviewed by telephone to collect information on dental...
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Trends in access to dental care among Australian children

This publication provides an analysis of the dental visiting patterns of children aged 5 to 17 years during the period 1994 to 2005. From 1994 to 2005 approximately 80 per cent of children aged 5-11 years and 75% of children aged 12-17 years visited a...
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Relative needs index study, South Australia and New South Wales

The demand for public dental services exceeds the capacity of available resources. Services are therefore rationed by categorising them into those seeking emergency or general dental care and then, most commonly, by chronological queuing. No evidence-based criteria or protocols exist in Australia to assess whether...