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Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in both children and adults. About 90 per cent of all tooth loss is due to tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, both of which are preventable and treatable through good oral hygiene – brushing, flossing, reducing sugar consumption, drinking water and visiting the dentist.
Dental practitioners – dentists, specialists, oral health therapists, hygienists and dental assistants – have an active role in educating the community about the importance of good oral health. We support dental practitioners to provide community education to people of all ages through a co-ordinated program. Oral health education is delivered at childcare centres, schools and aged care facilities using approved facts sheets and resources.
If you would like a dental practitioner to visit your organisation to talk about oral health or if you are a dental practitioner interested in delivering oral health education programs in the community, contact Tim Escott on (02) 8436 9989 or [email protected]