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About the Study

A little bit of your time can change a child’s SMILE!

Child dental health is an important part of overall health, and is the result of a dynamic interaction between many factors. Understanding these factors at different life stages ensures children have good health later in life.

Information collected in SMILE 2013-17 (phase one) and now in SMILE for SCHOOL (phase two), will inform policies and programs developed by Government and the health profession to ensure children have good dental health for life.

Your participation in SMILE 2013-17 was greatly appreciated. We wish to extend an invitation for you and your family to be a part of SMILE for SCHOOL.

Many things can wait. Children cannot. Today their bones are being formed, their blood is being made, their senses are being developed. To them we cannot say "tomorrow." Their name is today.
Gabriella Mistral, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature 1945


Participation in SMILE for SCHOOL involves:

  • completion of a questionnaire, either online or in hard copy
  • attendance by you and your child at a free dental examination.

For further information, please visit our Participation page and download the participant information sheet.

Why should I help?

Your contribution to SMILE 2013–17 has already made significant impact. By taking part in SMILE for SCHOOL, you and your family will help us to understand the impact of early life factors on child dental health at school age.

Further information

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

Level 9
Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building
The University of Adelaide


T: +61 8 8313 5438 or +61 8 8313 3291

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