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Dental decay linked to chronic diseases - the case for action

December 8, 2011
Studies show that poor dental health is connected to major chronic diseases. A report released today by Dental Health Services Victoria explains how dental health is linked to cardiovascular disease, ...

DHSV Public Oral Healthcare Awards recognise dedication to public sector

November 25, 2011
Three dedicated dental professionals were honoured with Public Oral Healthcare Awards last night for their care and commitment to public dental services. The awards, presented by Dental Health ...

2011 AGM & awards ceremony

November 21, 2011
DHSV will hold its Annual General Meeting this Thursday 24 November in the RMIT Lecture Theatre at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. The AGM will begin at 5pm and will be followed by the presentation ...

Victorian Public Healthcare Awards recognise innovation in dental care

November 17, 2011
Dental health was in the spotlight last night when a team from Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV), The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University were awarded a prestigious Victorian Public Healthcare ...

DHSV is a finalist in the 2011 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards

October 31, 2011
The finalists for the 2011 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards were announced by the Department of Health last week. We are thrilled to announce that Prof Hanny Calache, Director of Clinical Leadership, ...

National Children's Week

October 27, 2011
National Children’s Week runs from the 22 to 29 October and recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. Organisations all over Australia host Children's Week activities ...

Oral disease now a recognised noncommunicable disease burden

September 26, 2011
The FDI World Dental Federation has been successful in their bid for oral diseases to be mentioned specifically in the Declaration from the United Nations Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases. The Declaration's ...

National Advisory Council on Dental Health

September 6, 2011
The Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, and Greens Health Spokesperson, Senator for Victoria, Richard Di Natale have announced the establishment of a National Advisory Council on Dental Health ...

Oral cancer - Know the risks. Know the signs.

August 1, 2011
It’s one of Australia’s least understood diseases. Yet each day, at least three Australians are diagnosed with it. Oral cancer is aggressive and if not detected early, sufferers ...

DHSV submission in response to Parliamentary inquiry into Environmental Design and Public Health

July 22, 2011
DHSV recognises that the built and natural environments play a considerable role in addressing risk factors for oral diseases including: inappropriate diet, tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption and exposure ...

DHSV submission in response to the draft National Clinical Practice Guidelines: Antenatal Care – First Trimester

July 19, 2011
Good oral health has the potential to improve the health and well-being and quality of life of women during pregnancy. It also contributes to improving the oral health of their children. Commenting on ...

DHSV welcomes three new Board directors

July 14, 2011
Three high calibre Victorians have joined the Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) Board of Directors. DHSV Board Chair Mick Ellis today announced that Mrs Helene Bender OAM, Dr Pamela Dalgliesh ...

DHSV comments on Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011

May 31, 2011
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) has submitted a comment on the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 on 25 May 2011. The Australian Government is implementing a suite of reforms to reduce smoking ...

Health Minister supports dental research and innovation

May 31, 2011
The Victorian Health Minister David Davis, has launched the inaugural Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) Research and Innovation Grants Showcase. The event showcased ten research projects funded by ...

Research shows smokers lose more teeth than non-smokers

May 31, 2011
Staff and patients at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne are urging smokers to quit and reduce their risk of developing the destructive gum disease, periodontitis. ...

Oral health information for maternal and child health nurses - 2011 manual

May 10, 2011
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV), in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, is pleased to present an updated version of the 2004 publication TEETH: Oral Health ...

An unhealthy mouth can lead to heart disease

May 2, 2011
You’re probably aware that smoking, being overweight and having high cholesterol or high blood pressure can increase your risk of developing heart disease. What you may not know is that looking ...

Don't hit the field without a mouthguard this footy season

March 24, 2011
Don’t hit the field without a mouthguard this footy season, advises Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV). Every year, players are treated for dental trauma that could have been prevented ...

Dental Health Services Victoria celebrates Cultural Diversity week at the Hospital

March 22, 2011
To celebrate Cultural Diversity Week 19 - 27 March, Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) will hold musical performances for all patients and visitors to enjoy in The Royal Dental Hospital of ...

New Chief Executive Officer for Dental Health Services Victoria

March 3, 2011
Victoria’s leading public oral health agency, Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV), has appointed Dr Deborah Cole as its new Chief Executive Officer. ...

Healthy food choices for customers at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

February 8, 2011
Toothpicks Cafe` at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) is working with Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) to comply with the Healthy Choices: food and drink guidelines for Victorian ...

Top oral health tips from Professor Mike Morgan

February 1, 2011
Professor Mike Morgan is the Principal Oral Health Advisor at Dental Health Services Victoria. Mike is a dentist and holds the Colgate Chair of Population ...

Dental professionals take dental care to children with special needs

January 24, 2011
Dental therapist Rayleen Formosa, dentist Dr Voon and dental assistant Jade Downing take their dental van to special schools around Melbourne, providing on-site treatment to children with mild to moderate ...

Interpreters: removing language barriers at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

January 27, 2011
More than 23% of patients who visit The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne speak a language other than English at home. Interpreters are made available for any patient at the Hospital ...

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