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Indigenous Australians and oral health

Posted on: 2 April, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 2, April 2012 – June 2012
Related to Closing the gap Oral health Services

Shearer M, Jamieson LM (2012)
Indigenous Australians and oral health
In: Virdi MS, ed. Oral health care – prosthodontics, periodontology, biology, research and systemic conditions. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech: 319-340

This book chapter provides information on the oral health of Indigenous people in Australia, including:

  • general information on Indigenous health (including the social determinants of health, Indigenous concepts of health, and information on the Closing the gap government initiative)
  • caries among Indigenous children and adults
  • periodontal disease among Indigenous children and adults
  • tooth loss
  • protective and risk factors for caries, periodontal disease, and tooth loss
  • barriers to good oral health for Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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