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Poor oral health in Australia: the unrecognised barrier to overall health

Register for a conversation on oral health issues and affordability in Australia.
Join our panel of health experts on 26 August as they discuss how the lack of affordable oral health care increases the burden of disease in Australia, and what it will take to change this trend.

Poor oral health has a major impact on personal wellbeing and society. Oral diseases are associated with cardiovascular disease and stroke, diabetes, oral cancers, lung conditions, and can negatively impact pregnancies.

Lack of access to affordable oral health care increases the burden of disease in Australia, often resulting in overall poor health and hospitalisation for those citizens who cannot afford out of pocket dental expenses.

Hear from our panel of health experts as they discuss opportunities for better access to oral health care in Australia.

Speakers

  • Moderator: Dr Coralie Wales, Co-designer Community and Consumer Partnerships – Group Imaginator Western Sydney communities
  • Professor Joerg Eberhard, Chair of Lifespan Oral Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Clinical Associate Professor Shilpi Ajwani, Head, Oral Health Promotion & Oral Health Research, Sydney Dental Hospital and Oral Health Services, Sydney Local Health District, and Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Dr Stephen Duckett, Health and Aged Care Program Director, Grattan Institute
  • Dr Alex Abrahams, Founder of Pacific Smiles Group

Register for the online event

10 August 2021

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