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About the Study

Child dental health is an important part of overall health. Child dental health is a result of a dynamic interaction between many factors, including their own general health. Understanding those factors is useful to ensure children have good health later in life. Therefore, it is important to study child dental health and its links with other factors. The information collected in NCOHS 2012–14 and in this phase, Tooth for Health, will be used to inform the Government and the health profession in developing appropriate policies and programs to ensure children have good dental health for life.

You and your family are invited to be part of the Tooth for Health study because of your kind participation in NCOHS 2012–14.

Please see our invitation and the participant information sheet about the study.

Participation in the Tooth for Health study involves completion of a questionnaire, either online or hard copy. A small group of children and parents may be invited to complete a short interview.

Why should I help?

Your contribution to NCOHS 2012–14 has already made significant impact. Your participation in the new phase, Tooth for Health, will help us to understand about impact of different factors on child dental and general health.

Improving children's health is important and it should start as early as possible. We need your help in fulfilling that task.

“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

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

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