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Oral Health and Chronic Disease

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Oral Health and Communicable Diseases: HIV/AIDS and Oral Health - World Health Organisation

The WHO publication Oral Health and Communicable Diseases: HIV/AIDS and Oral HealthLink to external website provides information about oral health in relation to HIV and AIDS.

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Dental Practice Education and Research Unit (DPERU)

The Dental Practice Education and Research Unit provides pamphlets on a variety of topics including the following in relation to chronic illnesses and oral health:

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Chronic Conditions and Oral Health - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

The AIHW produced the Chronic Conditions and Oral HealthLink to external website report which provides information on the impact of oral conditions for people who have chronic conditions including asthma, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other conditions.

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Dental Care for People with Diabetes - South Australian Dental Service

SADS produced this publication, Dental Care for People with DiabetesLink to external website. Diabetes sufferers are more susceptible to Oral Diseases due to the diseases effect son the immune system. This page provides information on Periodontal (gum disease) and how to keep your mouth healthy including if you wear dentures.

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Queensland Health

Provides information sheets on the following topics:

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Cancer Council SA

Cancer Council SALink to external website provides information for people who have cancer or care for someone with cancer, this includes information on how to keep the mouth healthy.

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Dental Decay Linked to Chronic Diseases/Links Between Oral Health and General Health: Cases for Action - Dental Health Services Victoria

The Dental Decay Linked to Chronic Diseases - The Case for ActionLink to external website page contains information about the linkages between oral health and chronic diseases. The page contains a link to the document Links Between Oral Health and General Health - The Case for ActionLink to external website which outlines the importance of oral health promotion to reduce oral disease and other negative health impacts.

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Dental Health and Heart Health - American Heart Association

Dental Health and Heart HealthLink to external website discusses the linkage between oral health and heart disease and promotes good oral hygiene.

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Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse Unit
Address

ARCPOH
Adelaide Dental School 
Level 9, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building 
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 3291 
Email