Oral health programs

Oral health programs

Oral health programs

DHSV oral health promotion programs

DHSV has implemented a range of oral health promotion programs and projects focusing on Victorian communities with the greatest need. Our programs aim to engage and support Victorians in reducing factors that may negatively affect their oral health.

Factors which can influence oral health - nutrition, lifestyle, social connectedness, personal health and hygiene practices, socio-economic status, education, cultural beliefs, attitudes and level of health literacy. Factors also include the level of access to oral health services and programs.

DHSV works with partnering organisations and community groups to achieve sustainable oral health outcomes in all our programs.

Healthy Families, Healthy SmilesHealthy Families, Healthy Smiles

The goal of this project is to enhance the community’s capacity to promote the oral health of Victorian children aged 0-3 years and pregnant women. Read more >>



Smiles 4 Miles Smiles 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.



Promoting oral health in disability services Promoting oral health within disability services

Disability day services >>

Disability accommodation services >>

Pension-level Supported Residential Services (SRS) project >>



Local Government Action PlansLocal government planning for oral health promotion

Local Government Area oral health profiles >>

Local government action guides >>




Programs DHSV partners with

Achievement program

The Achievement Program is a Healthy Together Victoria initiative that aims to encourage healthier lifestyles and prevent lifestyle related diseases.
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Health Promoting Practices

The Health Promoting Practices (HPP) pilot project supports health professionals in promoting healthy lifestyle messages with their patients.

Smokefree Smiles

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



Initiatives DHSV supports

Rethink Sugary Drink

Rethink Sugary Drink is a national social marketing campaign which aims to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

The H30 challenge

Take the H30 challenge – switch sugary drinks for water for 30 days.



Victorians are being encouraged to lead healthier lifestyles by changing what they eat and drink, and being more active.


Evidence based oral health promotion 
Evidence based oral health promotion resources