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Dental Health Week

Dental Health Week takes place every year in the first week of August. In 2023 Dental Health Week focuses on the mouth and whole-body connection with the theme Mind, Body, Mouth – it's all connected.

RAHC's minimum credentialing criteria: Dentists

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is an Indigenous-focused health workforce specialist and partner.

RAHC's minimum credentialing criteria: Oral Health Therapists

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is an Indigenous-focused health workforce specialist and partner.

RAHC's minimum credentialing criteria: Dental Therapists

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is an Indigenous-focused health workforce specialist and partner.

Meet our Health Professionals: Lynne Gruell, Dental Therapist

RAHC works with an incredible team of General Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Dentists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants and Audiologists, one of whom is Dental Therapist Lynne Gruell.

Ken Farmer went on a three-week placement and three years later he’s still there

The 34-year-old has embraced the community, played local football and says he has seen things that most Australians will never see.

New-to-remote health professional in the rustic and beautiful community of Galiwin’ku

We received some wonderful pictures from one of our Senior Dental Therapists, Angela Rankin, who recently had her first placement in Galiwin'ku (Arnhem Region).

It's the best thing that I've done in my career - Philip Stricke's story

Two years after graduating from the University of Sydney and having spent time abroad in the UK, I returned to Australia and opened my own practice in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Open yourself up for a rewarding experience - Lynne Gruell's story

In 2009, I was part of a team volunteering in Vietnam as a dental therapist when one of the dental assistants told me about her work in Alice Springs.

Working remote has sparked something inside of me - Alice Burr's Story

For the past 10 years, I’ve worked as a Dental Assistant (DA) in Launceston, Tasmania and travelling in my spare time.

Working in remote Indigenous communities is something to smile about

To celebrate Dental Health Week, we take a look at the service delivery our oral health (OH) professionals have provided to the remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT).

A taste for the desert

As a rebellious teenager living on the south coast of New South Wales, Robyn Hallam wanted to get her teeth into the big smoke of Sydney. Not without a job, was the response from her parents.

Robyn Carter: It's a privilege to help improve the health outcomes for the Indigenous Population

I was restless for a new experience after having worked in private practice and public health sector for all of my career.

Ken Farmer, RAHC Dentist and experience seeker

Ken Farmer, RAHC Dentist shares his journey from private practice to remote practice in the NT. 

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