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Oral health is an important part of general health and wellbeing.
It has increasingly been seen as a vital part of Canterbury and West Coast DHB service planning, and children’s oral health measures now sit under a number of areas reported to the Ministry of Health.
The primary function of the SDG is to provide strategic leadership, direction and advice for oral health services across Canterbury and West Coast health systems. This includes:
For the past three years the Canterbury and West Coast DHBs have had a joint Transalpine Oral Health Steering Group.
Following a number of workshops in 2017, a need for a more structure approach, under the CCN banner was identified. So in March 2018 an Oral health Service Development Group (SDG) was established.
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Early childhood oral health education toolkit - CDHB website.
Brush up on healthy teeth - poster to download
Tips and resources about dental health from Community & Public Health.