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Dental Practice Education Research Unit
Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health
Adelaide Dental School

The University of Adelaide

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Patient Pamphlets<

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Patient Pamphlets

A series of educational patients pamphlets to aid the dental services providers in communicating the nature of dental decay to patients. The pamphlets are pitched at a more detailed level than average pamphlets and deal with difficult issues for example: why patients may have to come back to see the dentist more frequently than previously and why just filling the teeth is not the answer to dental decay.

What to do to order Patient Pamphlets

Multiple copies of the patient education materials are available for ordering.

Patient Pamphlet No 9
'Early childhood decay'

". . . if a bottle is left with the child at bedtime, the risk of decay is greater"
Patient pamphlets 9

Patient Pamphlet No 8
'Young adult decay'

". . . most young adults have very few fillings when they leave school. But is their lifestyle a major decay risk?"
Patient pamphlet 8

Patient Pamphlet No 7a
'What's behind your changing dental problem?'

". . . Your own natural teeth are the best, but as you become older they need special care to keep them for life"
Patient Pamphlet 7a

Patient Pamphlet No 7
'Root decay'

Please note that the Patient Pamphlet No 7 in this series is no longer available for viewing and ordering as it has been updated and replaced by the patient pamphlet of Special Topic No 18: Root Decay. You can view and order multiple copies of the patient pamphlet of Special Topic No 18: Root Decay

Patient Pamphlet No 6
'Beating rampant decay'

". . . the decay process is out of control BUT . . . you can turn it around"
Patient pamphlet 6
Patient Pamphlet No 5
'Dental sealants'

". . . a special protective coat of clear or tooth-coloured 'resin' that can help prevent decay"
Patient pamphlet 5

Patient Pamphlet No 4
'Whose teeth are at risk?'

". . . tooth decay in some population groups is higher than might be expected or accepted"
Patient pamphlet 4

Patient Pamphlet No 3
'Fluoride and you'

". . . even if you have decayed teeth, it's not too late for fluoride to make a difference'"


Patient Pamphlet No 2
'Controlling decay in your own mouth'

". . . home care and lifestyle habits are key factors in preventing decay"
Patient pamphlet 2

Patient Pamphlet No 1
'Decay is not what it used to be'

"..if decay does develop but is detected early, it can be controlled by improved preventive action"
Patient pamphlet 1