Inaugural World Oral Health Day lecture

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The first in a series of annual lectures to support World Oral Health Day will focus on the need to better understand the links between oral and general health.

The free lecture to be delivered in Sydney on 20 March is being convened by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA).

“ADIA’s support for World Oral Health Day and the Australian World Oral Health Day Lecture arises from a key objective set out in the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan, a document that details our vision for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians,” said Troy Williams, ADIA CEO.

The lecture is being presented by Professor Joerg Eberhard, dental-scientist translational researcher, and chair of Lifespan Oral Health at The University of Sydney.

“I’m excited to be delivering the inaugural address and I congratulate ADIA on this pioneering initiative. It shows that Australia’s entire dental community shares a commitment to improving healthcare outcomes, and [that] addressing Australia’s urgent oral health problems should be a priority,” Professor Eberhard said.

His presentation will give an overview of how oral diseases affect the health of the whole body, the opportunities and challenges dentistry faces, and will invite the audience to brainstorm the future self-concept of dental health practitioners.

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