4th of April, 2019

To observe World Oral Health Day this year, DPV Health launched a new book which tells the story of a child’s visit to the dentist. “Burndap Balit Liang – My visit to the dentist” (meaning “Good Strong Teeth” in Wurundjeri), is written with the aim of adults reading it to their children to demonstrate how easy and accessible a trip to the dentist can be.

Beautifully illustrated by DPV Health Aboriginal Access Worker, Melissa Brickell, it instructs on how to make a dental appointment at DPV Health and how to care for your teeth.

The launch was well attended with local families and practitioners from several services who work with Aboriginal children. Everyone in the audience enjoyed the experience of being welcomed to country and listening to the didgeridoos being played for the ceremony. Don Tidbury, DPV Health CEO spoke about how common oral health problems are in children and how good oral health habits should begin early in life.

Each child received a copy of the book, which garned positive feedback. We hope that through reading this book, our community members will be made aware of the availability and high quality of the children’s dental services here at DPV Health.