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Koori kids Koori smiles oral health program



Koori kids, Koori smiles (KKKS) was a program that aimed to provide Indigenous children and adolescents aged 0-17 years in the central coastal region of New South Wales (NSW) with culturally appropriate oral health services and information.

The program successfully increased attendance rates for dental appointments. It provided 498 Aboriginal children with dental treatment during its evaluation period between March 2006 and February 2007. Koori kids, Koori smiles in-service training, presented by a qualified Aboriginal Dental Assistant, was provided to 10 Aboriginal Health Workers as at December 2006.

The project was funded by the Centre for Oral Health Strategy (COHS) NSW.


Lorraine Dorrington

Related publications

New South Wales Health (2007)

Koori Kids Koori Smiles oral health program.

Sydney: Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations (ARCHI)

Franks K, Steff C, Wallace J (2007)

Koori Kids Koori Smiles oral health program.

Paper presented at the NSW Health Expo 2007. 11 - 12 October 2007, Sydney

Koori Kids Koori Smiles (2006)

New South Wales Health, O'Brien D(artist)


Last updated: 13 April 2016
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