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Oral health advice for dieticians

Dietitians

Oral health is an integral part of health and wellbeing and diet is a key factor in oral health. Dietitians and nutrition professionals can play a critical role in promoting good oral health practices in all areas of their work.

Resources for you

Dietitians Association of Australia & Dental Health Services Victoria joint position statement


joint statement document The Dietitians Association of Australia and Dental Health Services Victoria have developed a joint position statement on oral health and nutrition. The position statement outlines the evidence for the inclusion of oral health into the practice of dietitians in diverse settings.


iconView the joint position statement [PDF, 938KB]


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The links between oral health and general health


Links between oral and general health Studies show that poor oral health is connected to major chronic diseases. This report released by Dental Health Services Victoria explains how dental health is linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, stroke, dementia and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

iconRead the links between oral health and general health [PDF, 1,396KB]

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Eat for health


Eat for health Eat for health is a one stop shop for information about eating well. It houses the Australian Dietary Guidelines (2013) and includes a range of resources.

icon Visit the eat for health website


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Referring to dental services

Public Dental Services


public dental

Dental care is provided at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne [ icon] (Carlton) and over 80 community dental clinics across the state. To access general, denture or specialist care through the public dental system, patients will need to be eligible [ icon]. Anyone can receive emergency dental care through The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (Carlton).

icon View the public dental services available


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Private Dental Services


private dental
  • Find private dental services:
  • Online at www.whitepages.com.au [ icon]
  • In the telephone directory’s Yellow Pages under ‘Dentists’.
  • Via the Australian Dental Association (Victorian Branch)


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