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Healthy smiles: oral health and fluoride varnish information for health professionals

 

Overview

The Healthy smiles: oral health and fluoride varnish information for health professionals program aims to provide oral health background information, knowledge about early childhood caries, and information on the prevention and management of oral disease to non-oral health professionals.

Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Registered Nurses can complete the Healthy smiles training program in two ways:

This program is part of the Northern Territory oral health promotion plan which aims to make oral health part of primary healthcare, and is the result of the Menzies School of Health Research project Strong teeth for little kids.

Abstract adapted from the Northern Territory Government

Contacts

Northern Territory Department of Health
Aboriginal Health
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8999 2871
Fax: (08) 8999 2568

Related publications

Roberts-Thomson KF, Slade GD, Bailie RS, Endean C, Simmons B, Leach AJ, Raye I, Morris PS (2010)

A comprehensive approach to health promotion for the reduction of dental caries in remote Indigenous Australian children: a clustered randomised controlled trial.

International Dental Journal; 60(3 (suppl.2)): 245-249

Building strong teeth (2010)

Menzies School of Health Research

The Building strong teeth poster was designed as part of the Strong teeth for little kids research study conducted in the Northern Territory. This poster outlines the four health promotion themes of the study:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Slade GD, Bailie RS, Roberts-Thomson K, Leach AJ, Raye I, Endean C, Simmons B, Morris P (2010)

Effect of health promotion and fluoride varnish on dental caries among Australian Aboriginal children: results from a community-randomized controlled trial.

Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology; 39(1): 29-43

Fluoride varnish application booklet: methods used by the Strong teeth for little kids project in remote Aboriginal communities (2010)

Menzies School of Health Research

The Fluoride varnish application booklet: methods used by the Strong teeth for little kids project in remote Aboriginal communities provides step-by-step instructions on applying fluoride varnish to teeth. This booklet provides details on:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Northern Territory Department of Health (2011)

Healthy smiles: oral health and fluoride varnish information for health professionals.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

The Healthy smiles: oral health and fluoride varnish information for health professionals resource was developed as part of the Northern Territory oral health promotion plan (NTOHPP) which included the integration of oral health into primary health care. This resource is to be used in conjunction with a fluoride varnish training program. It was designed to provide non-oral health professionals with some oral health background information, knowledge about early childhood caries as well as prevention and management. It aims to provide adequate skills for registered nurses and registered Aboriginal Health Workers to apply fluoride varnish in primary health care settings of the NT.

Abstract adapted from the Northern Territory Department of Health

How can we make kids teeth strong?: health promotion idea for remote communities (2011)

Menzies School of Health Research

The How can we make kids teeth strong?: health promotion idea for remote communities brochure provides information about the Strong teeth for little kids study conducted in the Northern Territory. This brochure provides information on:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Menzies School of Health Research (2009)

STLK: Strong teeth for little kids project summary.

Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research

STLK: Strong teeth for little kids project summary provides information about the Strong teeth for little kids study run in the Northern Territory. This report details:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Strong teeth for little kids (2009)

Menzies School of Health Research

The brochure provides information about the Strong teeth for little kids research study that was run in the Northern Territory. This brochure provides information on:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Strong teeth for little kids feedback (2010)

Menzies School of Health Research

The Strong teeth for little kids feedback flipchart provides information about the Strong teeth for little kids study conducted in the Northern Territory. This flipchart provides information about:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Spencer AJ, Bailie R, Jamieson L (2010)

The Strong Teeth Study; background, rationale and feasibility of fluoridating remote Indigenous communities.

International Dental Journal; 60(3 (suppl.2)): 250-256

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Last updated: 18 September 2013
 
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