Dental Health

2019 Australian Election

Following on the heels of the Greens’ commitment to a universal dental health scheme, Labor’s commitment today to a Pensioner Dental Plan puts oral health firmly into national health policy, addressing one of the most significant gaps in the Australian...

‘The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association welcomes Victorian Labor’s $395.8 million 4-year commitment to school dental services’, AHHA Strategic Programs Director Dr Chris Bourke said today. Dr Bourke says re-introducing a school-based public...

The National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA) today called on the Australian Government to take the lead on oral health disease prevention by boosting public dental health services. ‘This week is Dental Health Week, and a good time to again call for more...

This Health Policy Brief explores a number of issues relating to the current  models of public dental care for young children in Australia. Key messages includes:

  • Children under 10 experience a high burden of potentially preventable
  • ...

‘The Australian Senate has an opportunity to work together and restore public dental funding for Australian children’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association acting Chief Executive Dr Linc Thurecht said today. ‘While we welcomed the government’s...

‘Public dental services are set to be severely compromised thanks to the Commonwealth Government’s slashing of funding for public dental health services for the next three years’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Chief Executive Alison...

Poor oral health is one of many challenges faced by homeless people in Australia. Engagement with mainstream health services can be difficult for a range of reasons and even more so for those who are living on the streets or who don’t have a stable...

Commonwealth investment in the Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme through a single national agreement with the states and territories is welcome, but claims regarding the scale of the funding are over-inflated, and unfortunately will not go far enough...

Today's announcement by Health Minister Sussan Ley of a Public Dental Scheme for children and adults is a welcome shift to bipartisan Commonwealth support for dental care as an important part of the Australian health system, says Alison Verhoeven,...

Unless the Commonwealth Government provides continued and adequate funding for dental care, Australian's dental health will continue to suffer, according to the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association. An ad hoc Band-Aid approach simply will not...

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