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Oral health in Indigenous adults: Perceptions and beliefs about oral health and dental care

Slack-Smith, Linda; Durey, Angela; Scrine, Clair


Current models of care are not reducing oral health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Poor oral health in Aboriginal Australians remains a significant concern. Evidence suggests that, despite dental caries being largely (theoretically) preventable, Australian Aboriginal people have worse periodontal disease, more decayed teeth and untreated dental caries than non-Aboriginal Australians. Current health care delivery systems need reviewing for their effectiveness in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) (2003-2015)
Date published: 2016
Type: Report (Research)
Access Rights: Open Access


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