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Oral Health Resources for the General Public

Please click on the links below to be directed to resources by topic.

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 PublicLink to external website 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.

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Oral Health Messages Pamphlet - 'Your Oral Health'

A pamphlet entitled, 'Your Oral Health: 11 Things You Must Know about Protecting Your Teeth, Gums and Mouth' 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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The Dental Practice Education Research Unit a sister unit of this Clearinghouse has many pamphlets and information sheets on:

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Fact sheets

The Northern Territory Government Department of HealthLink to external website oral health resources page contains fact sheets and other information regarding a variety of topics including children's oral health, dentures, mouthguards and tooth whitening.

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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