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Health System Must Better Address Indigenous Australians Dental Health

November 26, 2019
by Mirage News


Indigenous Australians suffer an unacceptable rate of dental disease and tooth loss, and should receive more Government attention to address the problem.

The AMA has released its Indigenous Health Report Card 2019 and says the nation’s health system is failing Indigenous communities.

To seriously address the situation, more communities must have access to fluoridated water, funding for dental services must be boosted in remote areas, more Indigenous dentists are needed, oral health promotion must be enhanced, and a sugar tax on sweet drinks should be introduced.

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