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  • Joint position statement on oral health and nutrition - DAA-DHSV

    The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) launched a joint position statement on oral health and nutrition in May 2016. More details and links to the statement are available in the resources for health professionals page under healthy eating.

  • Australia's new National Oral Health Plan

    Healthy Mouths, Health Lives: Australia's National Oral Health Plan 2015-2024 was prepared by the National Advisory Committee on Oral Health and released in February 2016. This resource is available from the National and State Oral Health Plans page within the Resources for Health Professionals and General Public sections.

  • Promoting oral health in Africa: Prevention and management of oral diseases and noma as essential interventions against noncommunicable diseases (WHO)

    An oral health promotion manual has been launched by the WHO Promoting oral health in Africa: Prevention and management of oral diseases and noma as essential interventions against noncommunicable diseases which is focused on oral health promotion at the state level, primarily through the development of primary health care delivery processes at primary health care centres, schools and communities. This publication can be found on the International sources page of the Resources for Health Professionals section

  • Resources-For Health Professionals-International Sources: Clinical Guidelines and Integrated Care Pathways for the Oral Health Care of People with Learning Disabilities 2012 (UK)

    The Clinical Guidelines and Integrated Care Pathways for the Oral Health Care of People with Learning Disabilities was published in 2012 Faculty of Dental Surgery, by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This document aims to provide ways to promote the oral health of people with disabilities through integrated care, thus reducing inequalities between the broader population and this subgroup and reducing the burden of oral diseases within this population and the flow on effects to general health. This resource can be found on the International Sources page within Resources for Health Professionals section.

  • Programs: Children

    The Carevan Foundation Sun Smiles program is an oral health promotion and caries prevention program.This resource has been added to the Children's programs page.

  • Resources: International Sources

    The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has developed guidelines for oral health promotion in general dental practice which has been added to the international sources page within the Resources for Health Professionals section.

  • Programs: Victoria

    The Victorian Oral Health Promotion programs page has been updated with new program information and the following additional programs have been added:

    • Healthy Families Healthy Smiles
    • Local Government Planning for Oral Health Promotion
    • Smoke-Free Smiles
    • Health Promoting Practices
  • Programs: Smoking Cessation

    Supporting Smoking Cessation: A guide for health professionals - NSW Health

    Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals aims to be a practical, succinct and evidence-based resource that can be used by a wide range of health professionals working in a variety of contexts. As with the previous publications, it is based on research evidence and is informed by guidelines from other countries with similar population profiles. It seeks to link smoking cessation advice by health professionals to the materials and support services provided through the telephone quitlines operating in each state and territory. It also seeks to build on the momentum for cessation gained by public health interventions such as tax increases, restrictions on smoking in public places, changes to tobacco display and packaging and the social marketing of smoking cessation. This resource has been added to the Smoking Cessation Programs page.


    Smoking Cessation Clinical Pathway - Queensland Health (Metro Health South)

    Smoking Cessation Clinical Pathway - Queensland Health (Metro Health South) is an evidence based clinical smoking cessation program that aims to improve the number of public hospital inpatients who are offered the Smoking Cessation Clinical Pathway and to contribute to reduced smoking rates in the Metro South Health population. This program is being implemented as of July 2015. Contact email: deepali.gupta@health.qld.gov.au. This resource has been added to the Smoking Cessation Programs page.

  • Programs - South Australia: Aboriginal Oral Health Program

    The SA Dental Service Aboriginal Oral Health Program aim is to increase attendance of Aboriginal people at mainstream dental services in South Australia through a series of policy and organisational practice changes. The Aboriginal Oral Health Program has a number of key strategies to increase access of Aboriginal people to mainstream dental services across SA. This resource has been added to the South Australian Programs page and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs page.

  • Resources - for Health Professionals: Caries Risk Assessment for Children

    This special topic provides an overview of the importance of CRA for children, presenting the most important risk indicators and tools available to estimate caries risk. The Caries Risk Assessment (CRA) for Children page has information pamphlets for parents and a Practice Information Sheet for practitioners. This resource has been added to the Resources for Health Professionals, Infants and Children page.

  • Publications-Reports: Royal Flying Doctor Service

    In September 2015 the RFDS published a report titled "Closing the Gap: disparities in oral health access and outcomes in major cities and remote and rural Australia". This report outlines the disparity in oral health and oral health services between regional/remote and metropolitan areas. This resource is available on the Publications - Reports page.

  • Publications: Journal Articles & Reports Updated
    The list of journal articles on the Publications page have been updated. Please click through to view recent publications on a range of topics related to oral health promotion.
  • Updated: Information for the Oral Health of Children - NT Health

    NT Health provides a variety of resources for children, parents, carers and teachers about the oral health care of children. Their are posters to teach school children about healthy diet, how to brush their teeth, how to avoid decay and other topics, it also includes colouring in and puzzle books, flyers and stickers. There are also fact sheets for parents to help inform them to make the best decisions for their children's oral health. This resource is available from the Infants and Children's pages in the Resources section of both the Health Professionals and General Public sections

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Level 9, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building 
The University of Adelaide
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