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Nelson C (2017)

Aboriginal Oral Health Program: the role of allied health workers in oral health promotion.

The Chronicle; 30(3): 21-22


Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (2016)

AHMRC oral health position paper: achieving oral health equity for Aboriginal communities in NSW.

Sydney: Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council


Do L, Spencer AJ(Eds) (2014)

The beginning of change: Queensland child oral health survey 2010–2012.

Brisbane: Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health


Noller JM, Skinner JC, Blinkhorn AS, Dawson GM (2013)

Oral health promotion in NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 125-127


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

National Advisory Council on Dental Health (2012)

Report of National Advisory Council on Dental Health.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This report, prepared by the National Advisory Council on Dental Health, provides recommendations on the establishment of universal dental care in Australia. This report includes information on:

  • oral health and oral diseases among children and adults
  • dental system (public services, private services, government expenditure)
  • dental workforce
  • unequal access to dental care
  • causes of poor oral health
  • eight long-term aspirations to reach the goal of universal dental care
  • four options for universal dental care
    • individual capped benefit entitlement
    • enhanced public sector child dental services
    • access to a means tested individual capped benefit entitlement
    • enhanced access to public dental services.

This report contains some information specific to Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Kruger E, Tennant M (2011)

Transitional opportunities, risks and forecasts: a brief overview of the road ahead in public dental services.

Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management; 6(2): 45-50

Northern Territory Department of Health (2011)

Healthy smiles: oral health and fluoride varnish information for health professionals.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

The Healthy smiles: oral health and fluoride varnish information for health professionals resource was developed as part of the Northern Territory oral health promotion plan (NTOHPP) which included the integration of oral health into primary health care. This resource is to be used in conjunction with a fluoride varnish training program. It was designed to provide non-oral health professionals with some oral health background information, knowledge about early childhood caries as well as prevention and management. It aims to provide adequate skills for registered nurses and registered Aboriginal Health Workers to apply fluoride varnish in primary health care settings of the NT.

Abstract adapted from the Northern Territory Department of Health

Rogers JG (2011)

Evidence-based oral health promotion resource.

Melbourne: Prevention and Population Health Branch, Department of Health Victoria


Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009)

Budget 2009-10: closing the gap - Indigenous dental services in rural and regional areas.

Retrieved 8 October 2009 from


Simmons B (2008)

Deficiencies in rural dental health: findings from the National Survey of Adult Oral Health.

Partyline; 33(6):


Dental Health Services Victoria (2005)

Oral health strategic plan and service plan for Victoria 2005 - 2010: summary.

Melbourne: Dental Health Services Victoria

Last updated: 15 January 2018
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