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Key Oral Health Promotion Resources

Key Oral Health Messages for Australian Public - Clearinghouse and The Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (The University of Adelaide)

In November 2009 the Clearinghouse on Oral Health Promotion at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), the University of Adelaide conducted a two day workshop to develop a consensus on the key oral health messages for the Australian public based on scientific evidence. Eminent researchers, scholars and practitioners in the field of Oral Health participated from all over Australia. The result was a set of 11 key oral health messages on diet, tooth cleaning, mouth rinses, chewing gum, safety and protection, age of first oral health visit, frequency of oral health visits and smoking. The consensus was published as an article in the Australian Dental Journal in September 2011. This has been reproduced with permission from the Australian Dental Journal.

The background papers that were presented at the workshop are available on the Resources for Health Professionals page under Review of Evidence.

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

The Dietitians Association of Australia and Dental Health Services Victoria launched a joint position statement on oral health and nutrition in May 2016. The position statement includes practical information for dietitians, including an overview of oral health risk factors, a summary of protective features of the diet, and guidance on oral health and nutrition through the life stages. Evidence tells us there’s a lifelong synergy between diet and oral health. This position statement outlines how dietitians and other nutrition professionals, working in a range of settings, can incorporate oral health as part of their practice.

The position statement can be located on the DAA and DHSV wesbites.

Oral Health Messages Pamphlet - 'Your Oral Health'

A pamphlet entitled, 'Your oral health' on the 'Evidence based oral health messages' paper referred to above is now available and paper copies are available for order in Australia.

Please note: There is a minor formatting error in the printed version of the pamphlet. Message 5 of the oral health messages is grouped incorrectly under mouthrinses instead of toothbrushing in the printed pamphlets. This will be corrected in the next round of printing.

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Evidence-Based Oral Health Promotion Resource (2011) - Victorian Department of Health

Evidence-Based Oral Health Promotion Resource (2011)Link to external website summarises the most effective health promotion strategies for prevention of oral health problems. It will assist health professionals, policy makers, planners and health promotion practitioners to further promote oral health in Victoria.

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General Resources

Health Promotion Website DatabaseLink to external website - Australian National Preventive Health Agency.

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Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse Unit

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


T: +61 8 8313 3291