A range of oral health promotion programs and projects have been implemented by Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) focusing on targeting Victorian communities with the greatest need. Our programs are aimed at engaging and supporting Victorians to reduce factors that may negatively affect their oral health.
Factors which can influence oral health - nutrition, lifestyle, social connectedness, personal health and hygiene practices, socio-economic status, education, cultural beliefs, attitudes and level of health literacy. Factors also include the level of access to oral health services and programs.
Working together with partnering organisations and community groups to achieve sustainable oral health outcomes is an important part of all our programs.
DHSV oral health promotion programs: