Oral health programs

Oral health programs

Oral health programs


DHSV oral health promotion programs

DHSV delivers a range of oral health promotion programs and projects focusing on Victorian communities with the greatest need.

Healthy Families, Healthy Smiles

Healthy Families, Healthy Smiles

The Healthy Families, Healthy Smiles program works with health and early childhood professionals to embed oral health promotion in their practice. To find out more about how this program improves oral health of Victorian pregnant women or children aged 0-3 years  Read more >>

Smiles 4 MilesSmiles 4 Miles

Smiles 4 Miles is a DHSV initiative working in partnership with local health organisations to improve the oral health of the youngest children in the community.


Oral cancer screening and prevention programOral cancer screening and prevention

Oral cancer is on the rise in Victoria. DHSV is leading a new program which supports oral health professionals to identify people at higher risk and detect oral cancer earlier to improve the lives of Victorians.


Dentist discusses quitting smoking with patient

Smokefree Smiles

The Smokefree Smiles pilot project aims to support brief smoking cessation interventions and referrals to the Quitline by oral health professionals.


Smile Squad logo

Smile Squad

Smile Squad is a Victorian Government program that provides free dental care to all Victorian public primary and secondary school students. The program has a strong prevention focus.

To find out more visit www.smilesquad.vic.gov.au

Promoting oral health in disability services

Promoting oral health within disability services

DHSV has partnered with a range of disability service providers to address the oral health disparity experienced by people with disability.


Local Government Action Plans

Oral Health data by area

DHSV partnered with the Department of Health to present population oral health data and risk factor indicators for each Victorian local government area and develop an evidence-informed action guide which councils can consider when preparing public health plans and other strategies.

Local Government Area oral health profiles >>

Local government action guides >>

Programs DHSV supports

DHSV supports a range of initiatives which promote oral health as part of their goals to improve health and wellbeing.

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