- Prakash Poudel
- Ajesh George
- Stephanie Hocking
- Gilbert Whitton
- Sharon May
- Ravi Srinivas
SWSLHD: South Western Sydney Local Health District
People who use alcohol and other drugs (AOD) are at significant risk of poor oral health. AOD clinicians have the potential to promote oral health to this population. The broad aim of this study is to develop, implement and evaluate an innovative AOD Oral Health Care (AODOC) program to improve the oral health and quality of life of the clients attending drug health services in South Western Sydney.
Aims & Objectives
The aim of this project is to develop a model of care where AOD clinicians are capacity built to promote oral health among AOD clients. The components of the model of care may include a screening tool, training program, oral health promotional resources and a dental referral pathway.
Alignment with ACIOH’s themes
ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG CLINICIANS
This project aims to improve the capacity of AOD clinicians to promote oral health among clients
PEOPLE WHO USE ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG SERVICES
This project aims to understand the needs of people who use AOD services, and tailor the program to their needs