Oral Health

by | Sep 16, 2015 | Key Thinkers Forum

| Poche Opinion

Prior to the colonisation of Australia, the oral health of Indigenous people was better than that of non-Indigenous Australians.1 In the 1930s, poor oral health in Aboriginal people was recorded as an emerging problem when it was identified that the diet of Aboriginal people had been impacted by the dispossession of native lands for pastoral leases and the introduction of European foodstuffs such as tea, sugar and white flour.

| Poche Opinion

On 19 November 2014, a number of clinicians, policy makers, community members, academics and consumers joined the Key Thinkers Forum in Sydney to discuss how oral health services for Aboriginal people in rural and remote Australia are helping to close the gap in life expectancy and achieve health equality.

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