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Stuart J, Hoang H, Crocombe L, Barnett T (2017)

Relationships between dental personnel and non-dental primary health care providers in rural and remote Queensland, Australia: dental perspectives.

BMC Oral Health; 17: 99

Retrieved 19 June 2017 from


Do LG, Spencer AJ, eds. (2016)

Oral health of Australian children: The National Child Oral Health Study 2012-14.

Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press

This publication provides a detailed snapshot of child oral health in Australia. It describes the levels of dental caries and its components, dental fluorosis and other oral health conditions. It also describes other protective factors such as tooth-brushing and the use of fluoridated toothpastes. The use of dental services by children so as to manage existing oral disease and to contribute to the prevention of dental caries are detailed. Important information of the patterns of dietary intake that might impact on child oral health are presented. The report describes patterns of oral health status and behaviours of a nationally representative sample of Indigenous children. Further, socioeconomic inequalities in child oral health and behaviours are examined. Finally, the report presents information on child oral health using frameworks that emphasise variation by the socio-economic characteristics of children's households and their reported pattern of dental service use across Australian states and territories.

Abstract adapted from editors

Abuzar MA, Owen J (2016)

A community engaged dental curriculum: a rural Indigenous outplacement programme.

Journal of Public Health Research; 5(1): 668

Retrieved 26 April 2016 from

Durey A, McAullay D, Gibson B, Slack-Smith L (2016)

Aboriginal Health Worker perceptions of oral health: a qualitative study in Perth, Western Australia.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 15: 4

Retrieved 12 January 2016 from


Barnett T, Hoang H, Stuart J, Crocombe L (2015)

Non-dental primary care providers' views on challenges in providing oral health services and strategies to improve oral health in Australian rural and remote communities: a qualitative study.

BMJ Open; 5(10): e009341

Retrieved 29 October 2015 from


Abraham R (2014)

Smile wide with pride – outcomes of an oral health promotion project among Aboriginal opiate treatment program clients.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 14(3, July 2014 – September 2014)

Retrieved 14 July 2014 from

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Dental workforce 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures trends 2014.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Dyson K, Kruger E, Tennant M (2014)

A decade of experience evolving visiting dental services in partnership with rural remote Aboriginal communities.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(2): 187-192

Gardner SP, Roberts-Thompson KF, Winning TA, Peterson R (2014)

Intrinsic rewards experienced by a group of dentists working with underserved populations.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(3): 302–308

Jones K, Parker E, Mills H, Brennan D, Jamieson LM (2014)

Development and psychometric validation of a Health Literacy in Dentistry scale (HeLD).

Community Dental Health; 31(1): 37-43

NSW Centre for Oral Health Strategy (2014)

New South Wales Aboriginal oral health plan 2014-2020.

Sydney: NSW Health

Tennant M, Kruger E (2014)

Turning Australia into a ‘flat-land': what are the implications for workforce supply of addressing the disparity in rural–city dentist distribution?.

International Dental Journal; 64(1): 29–33

Willie J, Kruger E, Tennant M (2014)

Public and private dental services in NSW: a geographic information system analysis of access to care for 7 million Australians.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(4): 164-170


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Dental workforce 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Dental Health Services Victoria (2013)

Dental Health Services Victoria strategic plan 2013-2016.

Melbourne: Dental Health Services Victoria

Lalloo R, Evans JL, Johnson NW (2013)

Dental students' reflections on clinical placement in a rural and Indigenous community in Australia.

Journal of Dental Education; 77(9): 1193-1201

Lalloo R, Massey W (2013)

Simple cost analysis of a rural dental training facility in Australia.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 21(3): 158-162

Lam R, Kruger E, Tennant M (2013)

Dental demystification: a retrospective analysis of patterns of care under the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme.

Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management; 8(1): 30-38

Lam R, Kruger E, Tennant M (2013)

Role of the Chronic Dental Disease Scheme in enhanced primary care: allied health or allied outlier?.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(3): 228-235

Meihubers S (2013)

The Bila Muuji oral health promotion partnership.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 128-130

Ross S, Whaleboat D, Duffy G, Woolley T, Sivamalai S, Solomon S (2013)

A successful engagement between a medical school and a remote north Queensland Indigenous community: process and impact.

In: Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Network, ed. LIME good practice case studies: volume two. Melbourne: The University of Melbourne: 39 - 43

Walker D, Tennant M, Short SD (2013)

An exploration of the priority remote health personnel give to the development of the Indigenous Health Worker oral health role and why: unexpected findings.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 21(5): 274-278

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Blinkhorn FA, Brown N, Freeman R, Humphris G, Martin A, Blinkhorn A (2012)

A phase II clinical trial of a dental health education program delivered by Aboriginal health workers to prevent early childhood caries.

BMC Public Health; 12: 681

Retrieved 21 August 2012 from

Kimberley Dental Team (2012)

Kimberley Dental Team: strategic plan 2012-2016.

Midland, WA: Kimberley Dental Team

The plan outlines the strategic direction for the Kimberley Dental Team over four years. The team predicts the following outcomes:

  • Aboriginal children will understand and practice good dental hygiene
  • Aboriginal adults will be aware of the value of dental hygiene and expect to keep their teeth for life
  • teaching staff and healthcare workers are confident and competent in delivering dietary and dental health education in a way that is engaging and positive
  • infrastructure is available that is encourages good dental health
  • capacity to extend the organisations model to all Australian children in need.

Abstract adapted from Kimberely Dental Team

Lalloo R, Evans JL, Johnson NW (2012)

Dental care provision by students on a remote rural clinical placement.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(1): 47-51

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