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Data released in 2010 showed that fourteen per cent of Victorian children aged five to eight years had teeth filled, six per cent had teeth extracted and a further six per cent required treatment under general anaesthetic in hospital¹.
Early childhood is when many lifetime habits are established and offers the opportunity to prepare for good health in later years. As young children learn and develop they are constantly exposed to new experiences and respond by developing new behaviours and skills².
Primary schools are ideal settings for promoting good oral health and general wellbeing.
The Achievement Program
The Achievement Program is a Victorian Government initiative which aims to encourage healthier lifestyles and prevent disease linked to lifestyle.
Healthy eating and oral health benchmarks
DHSV has a range of resources to help schools learn about oral health and assist them to meet the healthy eating and oral health benchmarks.
Educators – primary and secondary page