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Baby talk teeth: reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic dental disease among Indigenous children: an early childhood caries intervention

 

Overview

The Baby talk teeth: reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic dental disease among Indigenous children: an early childhood caries intervention study aims to determine if early childhood caries among pre-school aged Indigenous children in South Australia can be reduced through a culturally appropriate intervention that includes Indigenous-relevant oral health knowledge, oral self-care, dental service utilisation, oral health related self-sufficiency, and oral health literacy. The study was funded through an International Collaborative Indigenous Health Research Partnership (ICHIRP) grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and has international collaborators in New Zealand and Canada.

The study will be implemented from birth, will continue for the first three years of a participating child's life, and will be tailored at the individual- or family-level.

Abstract adapted from the Indigenous Oral Health Unit

Contacts

Indigenous Oral Health Unit
Ground floor
122 Frome Street
Adelaide SA 5005
School of Dentistry
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005
Ph: (08) 8313 4045
Ph: (08) 8313 3290
Fax: (08) 8313 4858

Related publications

Merrick J, Chong A, Parker E, Roberts-Thomson K, Misan G, Spencer J, Broughton J, Lawrence H, Jamieson L (2012)

Reducing disease burden and health inequalities arising from chronic disease among Indigenous children: an early childhood caries intervention.

BMC Public Health; 12: 323

Retrieved 2 May 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-323.pdf

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Last updated: 30 May 2012
 
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