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About the Study

A national study of the oral health of Australian adults has not been conducted since 2004–2006. The purpose of this Study is to obtain information about the frequency of dental problems in the community, and the types and sources of dental care received. The information collected will be used to inform Government dental health policies and programs.

Participation in the National Study of Adult Oral Health (NSAOH) 2017–2018 involves:

  • completion of a telephone interview or online survey
  • attendance at a free dental examination
  • a self-complete questionnaire

Participants have been selected at random for inclusion in this National Study of Adult Oral Health. The information collected from 15,000 people will provide a representative sample of people living in Australia aged 15 years and over.

Why Should I Help?

For Study results to be accurate, it is important each person selected takes part in the study. Otherwise, the Study will not provide a true picture of the oral health status of Australian adults. Your assistance will make a very valuable contribution towards improved dental health in Australia.

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

Level 9
Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building
The University of Adelaide


T: +61 8 8313 5438 or +61 8 8313 3291

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