Public Oral Health Awards finalists announced


public oral healthDental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) has announced the finalists for this year’s Public Oral Health Awards. The Awards celebrate public oral health professionals, volunteers and organisations that go the extra mile to improve the health outcomes of the Victorian community. The winners will be recognised at the 2017 DHSV Annual General Meeting this Thursday.

The Star of Public Dentistry Award recognises staff in the Victorian public dental sector who have gone above and beyond their roles to improve oral health. The finalists are:

  • Dr Yuzhou Jiang, South West Healthcare
  • Anne Lennard, Healthy Bite Dental
  • Dr Martin Whelan, DHSV

The Oral Health Project of the Year Award recognises public oral health projects that bring value to patient care and improve health outcomes. The finalists are:

  • Improving access to specialist care through teledentistry, DHSV
  • Wide Smiles Oral Health program, Barwon Health and Colac Area Health
  • Pregnancy Referral Project, Latrobe Community Health Service

The Public Dental Clinic of the Year Award recognises DHSV agencies and teams working to improve the health outcomes of Victorians. Entrants demonstrate how they both bring value to patient care and improve the patient and staff experience. The finalists are:

  • Bendigo Health
  • Banyule Community Health
  • Monash Health

The Community Oral Health Champion Award recognises individuals for their contribution to the Victorian public oral health sector, through a volunteer capacity or in partnership with DHSV staff. The finalists are:

  • Colleen Marion, Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place Association
  • Stacey Brown, Yappera Children’s Service
  • Anne-Marie Tregonning, Monash Health

DHSV CEO Dr Deborah Cole commended the outstanding efforts from this year’s finalists.

“It’s great to see our finalists being recognised for their efforts in improving the patient experience and achieving great oral health outcomes.”

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  1. Great to see OHTs & DTs in this line up, well done everyone. The valuable work you are doing to be nominated is so important to oral health of our communities


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