indigenous oral health

Good Indigenous dental health figures

indigenous-child-and-mumThe oral health gap between indigenous children and other children is finally closing.

The number of teeth affected by decay is about one third more in Aboriginal children compared with non-Aboriginal children in Victoria, according to Dental Health Services Victoria. The data was collected by Dental Health Services Victoria based on patients visiting […]

DHSV helping Aboriginal people access oral care

Rebecca Crawford, DHSV's latest recruit to tackle indigenous oral health.

The recruitment of an Aboriginal Community Development Officer at Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) will help to improve the oral health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the state, the organisation has announced. Ms Rebecca Crawford, a Barkindji […]

Why is the gap widening

Many Aboriginal patients are intimidated by dental practices as they are stark, white and clinical.

Indigenous Australians suffer from far worse oral health outcomes than non-Indigenous Australians. At the core of the issue are difficulties with access, culturally appropriate treatment and preventive health; and the solutions are complex. By Sue Nelson It might be surprising […]

Redfern All Blacks juniors benefit from mouth guards

(L-R) Kylie Gwynne, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health; Dr Steven Naoum, Faculty of Dentistry; Rhys Wesser from South Sydney Cares; Boe Rambaldini from the Centre for Oral Health Strategy.

Souths Juniors club, the Redfern All Blacks, this week had five grades, ranging from under 6’s to under 14’s, fitted out with individually moulded mouth guards in an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of oral care. The initiative, […]