Good health, including oral health, allows individuals and communities to live full lives, free from the burden of disease. Many professionals have the opportunity to promote better oral health and general health as part of their role. DHSV is pleased to offer a range of oral health resources to support this.

The fact sheets and guidelines below provide information for use by the general public, health professionals and community health service providers. They can be used for waiting rooms, chair side oral health promotion or other oral health promotion initiatives.

All are free to download and print. DHSV is not able to provide any of these resources in hard copy.

To give feedback on these resources, or to discuss your oral health promotion activity, contact the Health Promotion team on (03) 9341 1203, or email
This video series supports families by providing practical tips, advice from parents, and helpful guides for managing the transition from toothbrushing with your baby to toothbrushing with toddlers.

Toothbrushing with young children

The ‘Let’s brush!’ resource is a simple yet effective child-centred instructional video that was developed in conjunction with early childhood professionals.

Let’s brush! with Tash and Chomper

This short film steps through Sally’s visit to the dentist and aims to be a useful tool in helping others to prepare for positive dental visits.

Sally's visit to the dentist - Preparing for positive dental visits

This series of videos for oral health professionals step logically through a successful dental visit with preschool-aged children.

Don't be afraid - A clinician's guide to positive dental visits with pre-school children

These short videos are based on oral health practice instructions for Disability Services and complement the information found in Section 5.10 of the Residential Services Practice Manual.

Brushing up on oral health video

Following the Oral Health Pension-Level SRS Initiative, Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) developed an oral health education video titled Healthy Choices for Healthy Mouths.

Healthy Choices for Healthy Mouths video

DHSV developed these videos to provide oral health professionals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to increase their confidence in providing oral health care to people with an intellectual disability.

Filling The Gap