CRE in primary oral health care

We have identified four streams which represent marginalised groups as the focus of this research. Underpinning these research themes is a design built around consultation with stakeholders including consumers, as well as collaboration and partnership between research groups from across the country.


Theme Projects Leading Investigators
Successful Aging and Oral Health
  • Community based trial: Medical GP assessment of need for dental care.
  • Incorporating dental professionals into aged care facilities.
  • Roberts-Thomson, Weeks & Brennan
  • Slack-Smith, Barnett,  Bell, & Crocombe

Rural Oral Health

  • Dental practitioners: Rural work movements
  • Relationship of dental practitioners to rural primary care networks
  • Oral health policy: International policy implications for Australia
  • Crocombe, Barnett, Slack-Smith, Bell, Brennan & Venn
  • Barnett, Crocombe & Bell
  • Bell, Crocombe & Barnett

Indigenous Oral Health


  • Why Aboriginal adults who are referred for priority dental care do not take up  or complete a course of dental care
  • Perceptions and beliefs regarding oral health of Aboriginal adults in Perth and key rural centres, Western Australia
  • Roberts-Thomson, Jamieson & Morris
  • Slack-Smith & McAullay

Physical and Intellectual Disability

  • Community-based Trial: train carers of people with physical and intellectual disabilities (PID) then evaluate carers’ knowledge and practices & clinical outcomes for adults with disability
  • Pradhan, Roberts-Thomson & Brennan


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