Welcome to the Dental Practice Education Research Unit (DPERU).

The DPERU is a joint venture between The University of Adelaide and Colgate Oral Care and was established in November 1991. Our headquarters are at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at The University of Adelaide, Australia.

Our objective is to identify and meet the information needs of not only the dental professionals and also the general public while promoting the provision of preventive services.

Colgate special topics

The Colgate special topics are part of a continuing education program, with new content on important topics added annually.

Online continuing professional development program

The CPD program is based on the dental practice education material we have produced. Learn more about how to claim CPD points or access our online quizzes.

Colgate periodontal education program

This program aims to stimulate and support the provision of periodontal care.

Colgate caries control program

This is a continuing education program, offered Australia-wide to dentists, dental therapists and dental hygienists.

Oral hygiene

Our oral hygiene pamphlets answer common questions about and provide practical techniques for toothbrushing and flossing.

Fluoride update

Developed in response to frequent requests from dental practitioners, find information sheets and summary pamphlets for use in discussion with patients.