indigenous oral health

14 grants to provide much needed dental care

volunteer dentists

The Wrigley Company Foundation and the Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) have awarded US$88,000 (AU$119,000) worth of grant funding as part of their annual Community Service Grant program, to provide oral health care and education to local communities in need […]

Indigenous oral health study grant recipients announced

Indigenous oral health

The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) and Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) have awarded five study grants to support undergraduate Indigenous oral health therapy and dental hygienist students in their studies for 2018. This year, each of the successful […]

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 […]