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Pauline Ford

Dentists have a critical role to play in their patients’ and their community’s overall health and wellbeing. Having a healthy mouth is clearly part of having a healthy body, and is an essential requirement in being able to enjoy good food and a good quality of life. Increasingly there are inequities in health and oral health outcomes across different groups within Australia. Those who most need oral health care are those with the most barriers to accessing it. This is unfortunately often the case for those in residential aged care facilities. Dentists have a responsibility to raise awareness of these issues and to work with others in the health and aged care sectors to advocate for practical and effective solutions…

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