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The Strong Smiles Program: Healthier Teeth for Healthier Children

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 33 Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 2009)

Abstract: Aboriginal children 5 years and under were found to have the highest dental hospitalization rate of any age group. Strong Smiles Program was created with the children themselves through healthy messages to increase good oral health through games-based activities, songs, stories and role-playing. Results indicate that children who participated in the program were able to retain health messages they had learnt from the sessions several weeks later.

To cite this article: Rogers, Laurel and Hughes, Denise. The Strong Smiles Program: Healthier Teeth for Healthier Children [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 33, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2009: 10. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=650222832830302;res=IELFSC> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 27 Aug 16].

Personal Author: Rogers, Laurel; Hughes, Denise; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 33, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2009: 10 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Community dental services; Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene; Aboriginal Australians--Diseases; Gums--Diseases; Teeth--Care and hygiene; Affiliation: (1) Aboriginal Health Promotion Officers, NCAHS, tel: 02 6620 7590
(2) Aboriginal Health Promotion Officers, NCAHS

Database: Families & Society Collection