Held in Adelaide, South Australia, 30 November–1 December 2009.
Oral health messages for the Australian public. Findings of a national consensus workshop#
Article first published online: 18 JUL 2011
© 2011 Australian Dental Association
Australian Dental Journal
Volume 56, Issue 3, pages 331–335, September 2011
How to Cite
National Oral Health Promotion Clearing House (2011), Oral health messages for the Australian public. Findings of a national consensus workshop. Australian Dental Journal, 56: 331–335. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2011.01339.x
- Issue published online: 28 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 18 JUL 2011
- (Accepted for publication 14 December 2010.)
- Oral health messages;
The Australian National Oral Health Plan 2004–2013 noted the importance of oral health promotion in improving oral health and stated that broad agreement was required on a consistent suite of evidence-based oral health promotion messages. Consistent messages are needed to avoid confusion among the public and to assist the advocacy for oral health being integrated into general health promotion. A workshop was held to examine the scientific evidence and develop consensus oral health messages for the Australian public which are in line with the general health messages recommended by Australian health authorities.