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DHSV oral health promotion programs
DHSV delivers a range of oral health promotion programs and projects focusing on Victorian communities with the greatest need.
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 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 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.
The Smokefree Smiles pilot project aims to support brief smoking cessation interventions and referrals to the Quitline by oral health professionals.
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
DHSV has partnered with a range of disability service providers to address the oral health disparity experienced by people with disability.
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.
Programs DHSV supports
DHSV supports a range of initiatives which promote oral health as part of their goals to improve health and wellbeing.