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

Sally lives in supported accommodation with three other people. She enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and cheering on the mighty Geelong Cats!

Sally knows the importance of taking good care of her teeth by eating healthy foods, drinking lots of water, brushing her teeth and seeing her dentist for check-ups.

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. It could be useful to watch the film several times in the lead up to a dental appointment, using it to open up conversation and help people feel more comfortable about what to expect.

Sally's visit to the dentist

This resource was developed as the result of a partnership between DHSV and Karingal. DHSV sincerely thanks everyone at Karingal who made this film possible, especially Sally and Mitch. DHSV acknowledge the funding support of the Victorian Government in relation to this initiative.

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Supporting Every Smile has been set up by DHSV as a central resource for Disability Support workers.

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