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Fluoride in drinking water cuts tooth decay in adults

An international study conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide has resulted in the strongest evidence yet that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults. In the first population-level study of its kind in the world, researchers have found that fluoridated drinking water is preventing tooth decay for all adults regardless […]

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Oral care for adults with physical and intellectual disability

This study aims to investigate how carers can contribute to improve oral health of disabled people.

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Home for Oral Health (ADRF)

The aim of this study is to provide insight into factors that contribute to the oral health and oral health-related quality of life among homeless adults in Australia.

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Factors associated with water fluoridation support in Australia (ADRF)

This study aimed to look at the association between beliefs, attitudes and perceptions of risk associated with water fluoridation support and opposition in a national study.

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Social gradients in child oral health status and access to services

The aim of the project is to examine the oral health status of children aged 5–12 years in NSW and relate these to the socioeconomic characteristics of the individual school and area.

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Diabetes and Periodontal Health (Bartold, Slade, Phillips, Kapellas)

This study will evaluate a method to screen for gum disease (periodontitis) among diabetic patients in a medical setting. 200 diabetic patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will complete a questionnaire and dental radiographs will be taken. A standardised oral epidemiological examination will be conducted to provide a ‘gold-standard’ designation of periodontitis. A statistical formula […]

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Risk indicators for periodontal disease in an urban Aboriginal population (NHMRC project grant)

This study based at Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service will examine the relative association of smoking, chronic medical conditions, stress, drug abuse and dietary factors in a case control study of periodontal disease among Aboriginal adults.

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Sweet drinks need tooth decay warning

Researchers from the University of Adelaide say any health warnings about soft drinks should include the risk of tooth decay, following a new study that looks at the consumption of sweet drinks and fluoridated water by Australian children. “There is growing scrutiny on sweet drinks, especially soft drinks, because of a range of detrimental health […]

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Baby Teeth Talk Study

The ‘Teeth Talk’ project, formally known as ‘An oral health literacy intervention for Indigenous adults in a rural setting’, is in its third year. After recruitment of 400 adults from Port Augusta and surrounding areas in late 2010, adults were arranged into 40 groups, based on family and social networks. These groups were randomly assigned […]

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Welcome to Professor Marco & Keren Peres

ARCPOH and the School of Dentistry are pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor Marco Peres to the position of Professor of Population Oral Health. Associate Professor Peres will commence at ARCPOH on 1 December 2012. Currently a member of staff with the Department of Public Health, Health Science Centre, at the Federal University […]

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