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released: 18 Mar 2011 author: AIHW media release

This report details the oral health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory who have received dental services as part of the Closing the Gap Initiative.

ISBN 978-1-74249-127-1; Cat. no. IHW 41; 44pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • About this report
      • Key findings
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
        • 1.1.1 NT DoH dental services and infrastructure
        • 1.1.2 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations dental services
      • 1.2 Dental data collection
      • 1.3 Report overview and structure
    • 2 Preventative interventions and health promotion
      • 2.1 Fluoride varnish
      • 2.2 School-based toothbrushing programs
      • 2.3 Other oral health promotion activities
    • 3 Dental service delivery
      • 3.1 Dental services provided and children who received services
      • 3.2 Demographic characteristics of children who received dental services
      • 3.3 Type of dental services provided
      • 3.4 Subsequent dental services
        • 3.4.1 Subsequent dental services received
    • 4 Dental referrals from CHC and service provision
      • 4.1 Dental services received by children with a referral
      • 4.2 Dental care pathway for children
      • 4.3 Challenges to follow-up dental care
    • 5 Oral health status of children receiving dental services
      • 5.1 Dental problems treated
      • 5.2 DMFT/dmft results
        • 5.2.1 DMFT/dmft by age
        • 5.2.2 DMFT/dmft by region
        • 5.2.3 Northern Territory, national and international comparisons
      • 5.3 Oral health and growth problems
      • 5.4 Oral health of Indigenous children
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1
      • Appendix 2
    • References

Notes and corrections

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Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. A minor modification was made to the acknowledgment section to recognise the contribution of OATSIH staff to the report. (11/5/2011)
    Dental health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory: findings from the Closing the Gap Program (1.6MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Dental health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory: findings from the Closing the Gap Program. Cat. no. IHW 41. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 September 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737418547>.

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