Closing the dental divide

Leonard A Crocombe
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00284
Published online: 18 May 2015

To the Editor: Russell noted the importance of oral health to general health and quality of life, and the substantial costs of dental treatment.1 In 2012–13, $8.3 billion was spent on dental treatment in Australia.2

  • Leonard A Crocombe1,2

  • 1 University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS.
  • 2 Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Adelaide, SA.

Competing interests:

I am Chairman of the Australian Dental Association Dental Workforce Education Committee; the Dental Consultant for AITEC Corporate Education and Consulting responsible for the delivery of the Voluntary Dental Graduate Year and Oral Health Therapy Graduate Year Programs; and Chief Investigator for the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care. The information and opinions contained in this article do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute or the Department of Health.


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