Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare (University of Otago, Wellington) and seven community group partners identify research priorities to lead to improved oral health for Māori and reduced inequalities, with particular reference to low income Māori adults, older Māori, and Māori with disabilities, special needs or who are medically compromised.
This research report presents information on the status of the Māori dental therapy workforce, and analyses the needs of this workforce over the next eight years. The research takes into account: 0-17 year-old Māori population projections; oral health service requirements; the supply of Māori dental therapists; educational pathways to dental therapy; and the dental therapy working environment.
This report presents findings of the 2007 Māori Oral Health Providers Project. The project comprised five Māori health providers receiving one-off Ministry funding to deliver oral health services. Four providers built Mobile Dental Units and one provider developed a two-chair static clinic. The providers then signed contracts with DHBs for the support and delivery of new oral health services and/or to maintain or expand their existing oral health services.
This guide provides an overview of topics that are of particular relevance to providing oral health care for older people. With a greater knowledge of these areas, caregivers will be able to provide excellent assistance for people in their care.
This training curriculum and Guide is prepared for New Zealand Well Child/Tamariki Ora providers. The Guide aims to reduce oral health inequality by offering Well Child service providers information and understanding to provide early anticipatory guidance about the prevention of early childhood caries.
This methodology report details the procedures and protocols followed to ensure the 2009 New Zealand Health Oral Health Survey produced the high-quality and robust data expected of official statistics.
The 2009 New Zealand Oral Health Survey is the first nationwide survey to collect information on the oral health status of New Zealand adults and children in over 20 years. This report presents key clinical and self-reported findings from the survey, focusing on oral health status, protective factors and service utilisation among the New Zealand population.