Oral health


17 Mar 2019

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


26 Feb 2019

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


13 Feb 2018

The Australian government has been funding oral health services for Indigenous children in the Northern Territory since 2007. There have been improvements in the oral health of younger service recipients, with the average amount of tooth decay in children aged 1–3 decreasing by 19%

Discussion paper

25 Jul 2016

Oral health is necessary for good quality of life and encompasses more than just having healthy teeth. Without good oral health, everyday functions such as eating, speaking and socialising can be difficult. Sex and gender differences interact to influence oral health risk factors, indicators, conditions...


14 Jul 2014

Examines the effectiveness of oral health promotion programs among Indigenous opiate treatment program clients and analyses dental appointment compliance in this population.


Drug abuse is a significant issue for society with drug-related crimes continuing to be a significant social problem. Oral...


12 Nov 2013

Background: Little is known of the periodontal status of the New Zealand (NZ) adult population, despite the availability of data from three national oral health surveys undertaken in 1976, 1988 and 2009. Although the first two surveys provided an epidemiological overview of the NZ population's...


29 Apr 2013

Aims The primary aim of this study was to describe OHRQoL and its associations with sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported experiences and clinical oral disease status among dentate New Zealand adults. The second aim was to identify the nature and extent of oral health inequalities among dentate...


24 Sep 2012

Objectives: To date, no nationally-representative epidemiological survey of xerostomia has been undertaken. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence, associations and impacts of xerostomia in a nationally representative sample of dentate adult community dwelling New Zealanders aged 18 years and above. Methods:...


1 Dec 2011

Once upon a time, not so long ago, we believed that when we mapped the human genome we would be able to identify the kinds of people children would grow up to be. We hoped that understanding genetics would make it simple: Johnny has gene...


25 Nov 2011

Dental caries has been shown to be the most prevalent chronic disease in early childhood. Early childhood caries (ECC) has been linked to higher caries experience in adolescence. Common risk factors associated with dental caries – oral hygiene, diet, SES, and ethnicity – have also...

Journal article



The purpose of this study was to scope the literature that exists about factors influencing oral health workforce planning and management in developing countries (DCs).


The Arksey and O'Malley method for conducting a scoping review was used. A...



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