Meeting the dental and oral health care needs of disadvantaged Australians

Posted on 22nd January 2020

Continuing a theme which has formed the basis of pre-budget submissions in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2019-20, the ADA has used the 2020-21 pre-budget submission to call for the Australian Government to provide additional targeted and sustainable funding to address the unmet oral and dental health care needs of Australians identified in reports of both the National Advisory Council on Dental Health (2012) and the COAG Health Council (2004 and 2014) as “priority” groups because they experience “the greatest burden of poor oral health” and “the most significant barriers to accessing oral health care”.

Read more from the Australian Dental Association here.