Population oral health research provides the basis for an important area of public health policy and service provision.
ARCPOH’s research is concerned with promoting oral health and preventing dental disease in the population. Our areas of focus include:
- monitoring and surveillance of population oral health
- oral epidemiology
- access to and provision of dental care
- Indigenous oral health and investigation of critical research themes such as social inequalities in oral health
- the oral health of key population groups such as children and the elderly
The Indigenous Oral Health Unit (IOHU) seeks to improve oral health and better dental care for all Indigenous Australians. The unit was launched in 2011 as part of the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) and is one of the most respected in the world.