February 28, 2017
by Sarah Wiedersehn, Australian Associated Press
The first national study of oral health will examine the gums and teeth of 15,000 Australians during the next 12 months.
Launched on Tuesday, the $5.8 million study will be conducted by researchers at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide in partnership with federal and state governments.
“It’s critical that we understand the changes in dental health among adult Australians, and the quality, prevalence and accessibility of services they receive,” said chief investigator Professor Marco Peres.
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