Dental care

Alternate Term Label:
Dental health
Journal article

Community based programs to improve the oral health of Australian Indigenous adolescents

This article reviews the international literature on community-based interventions aiming to improve the oral health of Indigenous adolescents and identify which demonstrate a positive impact.
Discussion paper

Private eyes…, hips, etc

The research in this paper suggests that Australia’s private health insurers are set to enjoy a windfall of between $3.5 billion and $5.5 billion over the next six months.
Working paper

Who’s declining the “free lunch”? New evidence from the uptake of public child dental benefits

This paper provides the first evidence on the determinants of uptake of two recent public dental benefit programs for Australian children and adolescents from disadvantaged families.

Access to public dental services in Victoria

This audit assessed the extent to which people eligible for public dental services have access to oral health care that effectively meets their needs.

Follow up of access to public dental services in Victoria

This audit examines whether the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) have effectively implemented the recommendations made in a previous audit (2016) and addressed the underlying issues that led to them.

Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment: oral health program July 2012 to December 2018

This report presents information on oral health outreach services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory.

Saving for one’s care

A preliminary model for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in Australia has been developed to foster savings for health care across all income groups in a way that is particularly attractive to those not accessing or benefitting from general treatment cover.
Briefing paper

Re-orienting funding from volume to value in public dental services

This briefing paper focusses on funding reforms for public dental health services that will be required to achieve value-based health care in Australia.
Position paper

Policy priorities for the next Australian government: health

Australia's peak body for social services has released its health election policy priorities, designed to reduce the worst service gaps in health care for people on low incomes, and end some of the waste in the system.

Filling the gap: a universal dental care scheme for Australia

Removing financial barriers to dental care would improve Australians’ oral health. This report suggests how to fill the dental gap in our health system.