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Strong teeth for little kids: a community-randomised controlled trial of fluoride varnish application to children's teeth and health promotion to prevent dental decay in Aboriginal pre-school children

 

Overview

The Strong teeth for little kids study project, conducted through the Menzies School of Health Research, involved a community-randomised controlled trial of the application of fluoride varnish to Indigenous children's teeth in the Northern Territory. It also involved health promotion to prevent dental decay in pre-school aged children. The project collected data and educated communities on good oral health care. The goal of Strong teeth for little kids is to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a community-oriented primary health care intervention to prevent dental decay among Indigenous children. The results obtained from this research proposal will contribute to the health care of Australian Indigenous children as well as other disadvantaged children worldwide.

Contacts

Margaret Landrigan
Email: margaret.landrigan@menzies.edu.au

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

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: 8 March 2012
 
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