Dental advice from pharmacists can support better oral health in the community

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Professional dental advice for pharmacists

Pharmacists

Pharmacists are easily accessible and trusted professionals who can support better oral health in the community by providing advice, products and referral for oral health conditions.

Resources for you

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Vic), Dental Health Services Victoria and Australian Dental Association (Vic Branch) Joint Oral Health Position Statement
 
 Joint Position Statement on Oral Health This joint position statement provides a foundation for pharmacists and the dental sector to work collaboratively to support better oral health in the community and consequently better general health.

iconRead the oral health position statement [PDF - 1,396 KB]

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The links between oral health and general health
  
 Links between oral and general healthStudies 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 links between oral and general health [PDF - 1,396 KB]
 


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Referring to dental services


Public Dental Services


 Public dental services

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


 Healthy together advisory service
  • 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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Information for your clients

DHSV offers a number of oral health fact sheets, tip cards and guides on how to care for teeth at all ages at our resource library.

PDFGeneral dental health advice

 


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