An investigation of oral health among Aboriginal people involved in a longitudinal study.
Caries Risk Assessment for South Australian Children (The University of Adelaide Scholarship and ADRF grant)
This study aims to explore factors that might affect the accuracy of clinicians’ judgement of caries risk level for South Australian children in school dental clinic.
Fluoride exposure, dental fluorosis and caries among South Australian children (Adelaide International Scholarship, The University of Adelaide)
The aim of this study is to determine risk factors for dental fluorosis among children of different age cohorts. The research project aims to explore possible changes in the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in South Australian children after initiation of policies aiming to control excessive fluoride exposure. This project is nested in the […]
This research looks at understanding the bases of anxiety and fear, including dental fear, by employing a new cognitive model and will form the body of a PhD. It is proposed that fear is a direct result of perceptions of stimulus characteristics.
The extent to which water fluoridation has contributed to the considerable reduction of dental decay in children in recent times in Australia is unclear, due perhaps to the increasing availability of fluoride in other sources such as toothpaste, drops, tablets, and professional applications. It is proposed to monitor for approximately three years a sample of […]
The South Australian Dental Longitudinal Study (SADLS) has been the first comprehensive dental longitudinal study of older adults to be conducted in Australia. Participants were aged 60+ years at the 1991 baseline data collection, and were a random sample of community-dwelling older adults in urban Adelaide and rural Mount Gambier. The 11-year follow-up data collection […]
The strong relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and oral health parallels similar relationships between socioeconomic status and a wide variety of chronic health conditions with common risk factor. However little research has attempted to explain this phenomenon. This study will draw together a comprehensive range of social factors impacting on people’s daily lives to develop […]
This research builds on the social determinants of oral health project. The objectives of this project are to evaluate the area (contextual) influences of neighbourhood on oral health and to determine the relative importance of both individual-level (compositional) and contextual characteristics in explaining variation in adult oral health.
As part of a major health survey of juveniles in detention in NSW, ARCPOH staff were involved in training and calibrating examiners.
This project was funded in July 2004 by Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of SA Inc. A prospective cohort study of 550 children involves collaboration with Departments of Public Health and Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as the SA Dental Service.