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Uncle Colin Mitchell passionate about Dental Hygiene

Colin Mitchell is a Wemba Wemba\Goring Goring man from Echuca who is the aboriginal liaison officer with Dental at the Victoria Aboriginal Health Services

Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) provides quality public oral healthcare for Victorians.

This man is passionate for the mob in Victoria. Colin loves his job and how health services are improving peoples lives far and wide.

These services are provided through the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and through community health agencies throughout Victoria, from whom DHSV purchases dental services for public patients.

Create better Pathways for Aboriginal people to access oral health

Current Programs: Launch their Cultural Protocol Guide Fluoride Varnishing for Medical Practitioners Little Koorie Smiles Healthy Families, Healthy Smiles Oral Health Education for Midwives Services provided • Bulk-billed dental care for children • Free dental work performed by undergraduate dental students. Eligibility criteria apply. • Free dental treatment. Eligibility criteria apply. Eligibility

What does it cost? At RDHM: If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you can get free: • emergency dental care • general dental care • denture care. However, if you need specialist care we will work out how much you need to pay. Are there waiting lists? There are no waiting lists for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander patients for general dental care and denture care. We will offer you the first appointment that is available. There are waitlists for specialist care and an appointment is offered when your name comes to the top of the list.

DHSV Reconciliation Action Plan DHSV has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to replace the Aboriginal Oral Health Plan. The RAP provides the framework for a more culturally safe, dynamic, innovative and diverse workforce. It supports opportunities to work collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and build on the work we continue to do.

Visit the Dental Health Services Victoria website. Dental services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) is passionate about reducing the huge gaps that exist between the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the rest of the population.

How to access If you have a Dental emergency, call 1300 360 054 General dental, call (metropolitan) (03) 9341 1000 General dental, call (rural) 1800 833 039


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