Research excellence

Centre for Applied Oral Health Research and Evaluation


Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) is committed to participating in oral health research to improve the health of all Victorians.

In 2011 DHSV established the Centre for Applied Oral Health Research (CAOHR).

The goal is to establish major research and development programs that align with the needs of the community and public oral health sector in the areas of population health, health services research and workforce development. This will include:

  1. reviewing the evidence
  2. generating new evidence
  3. translation and dissemination of evidence and research findings to inform DHSV programs, policies, service delivery, operations and advocacy
  4. monitoring and evaluation
Research governance

The purpose of research governance is to ensure research integrity through accountability, transparency and responsibility. Good governance also ensures that research is carried out with the highest scientific and ethical standards, appropriate use of finances, and robust monitoring, review and evaluation processes.

Please click here for more information on the Research Approval Process.

Examples of current research projects
Victorian Child Oral Health SurveyVictorian Child Oral Health Survey
Victorian Preschool Oral Health SurveyVictorian Preschool Oral Health Survey
Healthy Families, Healthy Smiles - EvaluationHealthy Families, Healthy Smiles - Evaluation

Key publications from the research group can be viewed here.

Contact Us

If you are interested in conducting a research project at DHSV (including the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne) please refer to the Research Approval Process.

For all other enquiries, please contact the Research Review Group (RRG) Secretariat via email: