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Oral Health Promotion for Pregnant Women and Parents/Guardians of Infants

Baby Teeth Talk - Indigenous Oral Health Unit, The Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (The University of Adelaide)

Long Title: Baby teeth talk: Reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic dental disease among Indigenous children: An early childhood caries intervention.

Study Type: Trial of culturally-appropriate interventions.

Investigator: A/Professor Lisa Jamieson.

Contact: Lisa Jamieson -

Baby Teeth Talk Team: Joanne hedges, Keryn Wiseman, Helen Mills, Jacqueline Aldis, Kimaree Maynard.

Anticipated Start/Finish Date: 1 January 2010/31 December 2015

Summary: This randomised controlled trial (deleayed intervention for the control group) recruits parents of Indigenous infants in South Australia to determine if culturally-appropriate early childhood caries intervention reduces dental disease prevalence and oral health inequalities experienced by Indigenous children.

The interventions occur from pregnancy at four stages and involve provision of dental care, the application of fluoride varnish on children's teeth, motivational interviewing and anticipatory guidance.

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