Oral Health

‘Today is World Oral Health Day—but the news is not good for Australian adults who cannot afford private care’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association spokesperson Dr Chris Bourke. Dr Bourke, who is Australia’s first Aboriginal dentist,...

‘Today’s announcement by the Australian Government of a $14 million grant for development of a vaccine for gum disease is welcome—but at the same time rather ironic’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison...

‘It is high time that we as a nation got serious about improving our oral health’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Acting Chief Executive Dr Linc Thurecht. ‘And to that end we applaud the Australian Greens for today drawing...

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...

‘We’re giving Health Ministers an early Christmas gift’, said Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven. ‘Over the past nine months Australian health leaders mapped out how to transform our healthcare system...

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
  • ...

Position Statements

The AHHA has developed a range of evidenced-based position statements to communicate our position on key issues of relevance to achieving a healthy Australia, supported by the best possible...

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