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Oral Health in People With Disability

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Oral health is central to a person’s quality of life, health and wellbeing. If not properly maintained, it can lead to various adverse health outcomes, ranging from tooth decay to stroke and cardiovascular disease. Sadly, people living with disability are at an increased risk of poor oral health - despite it being largely preventable.

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In July 2021, as part of their recommendation to increase providers and workers’ awareness and knowledge of how the serious injury and death of people with disability can be prevented, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and NDIS Commission released a practice alert explaining the importance of oral health for people living with disability.

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