Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Open Wide: Oral Health in the Bush

Open Wide: Oral Health in the Bush is a new Rural Health Education Foundation television program which explores the special circumstances faced by people living in rural and remote areas where the dental workforce shortage is particularly acute. It highlights the need for expanded primary health care services, including preventive approaches to good oral health, and broad-based oral health promotion activities. It looks at strategies to improve access to services in rural and remote Australia, and to refine the referral pathways; it also considers the important role played by other dental health professionals, General Practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals in the areas of prevention and the promotion of good oral health.

Once you registered for free on the Foundation home page you can watch "Open Wide: Oral Health in the Bush" as well as most other programs offered by the Foundation as a web-streamed video, download or listen to the podcast (audio only), or you can purchase a DVD copy.