The purpose of this research is to document the nature, distribution and determinants of oral health among 29‑year‑olds in South Australia so as to identify points of intervention to maintain Australia’s improved oral health further into adulthood. Adults who participated in earlier research as 13-year-olds in 1988–89 will be followed-up with a social survey and […]
The 2004-06 National Survey of Adult Oral Health (NSAOH) interviewed a nationally-representative sample of 14,123 people aged 15-97 years and dentally examined 5,505 of them. It represented Australia’s second oral health examination survey, occurring 17 years after the 1987-88 National Oral Health Survey of Australia. The NSAOH was directed by a team of researchers from […]
A life course epidemiological approach to understanding oral health inequalities (NHMRC Project Grant)
Life course epidemiology is gaining interest as a means to understand the impact of exposures in early life on health outcomes in adulthood. 15-year follow-up study of children recruited and examined in 1991/92.
Tracking cardiovascular disease mortality and morbidity among NSAOH subjects using AIHW’s National Death Index and National Hospital Morbidity Database to determine whether periodontitis is associated with elevated risk of cardiovascular disease.
The aim of this study is to develop a better understanding of the occurrence, nature and management of dentine sensitivity in Australia, which will assist dental practitioners with a more complete picture of dentine sensitivity and help patients t maintain better oral health. Project coordinator: Dr Ya Ou
This study aims to determine the prevalence of dental fear and phobia in Australia through a national data collection using a number of measures of dental fear; develop a new measure of dental fear; and to provide additional information informing the Cognitive Vulnerability Model of the etiology of fear. The study comprises a questionnaire follow-up […]
Collaboration between Centre for Oral Health Strategy NSW and ARCPOH. Survey of teenagers aged 14–15 years enrolled in secondary schools across NSW. Information collected will include an oral health examination and self‑complete questionnaire.
Association between telomere length and periodontitis among middle-aged males (Sanders, McNamara, Hughes, Slade, Bartold)
Periodontitis is an age-related disease affecting one in five Australian adults and a major cause of tooth loss. This study will investigate whether adults with periodontitis have shorter telomere lengths than adults without this disease. Telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes, shorten with each cell division. However shortening occurs at different rates […]