VOHA Position Paper – Federal Election 2022

Good oral health is important for general health and wellbeing and the impact of oral disease places a considerable burden on individuals, families and the community.

Our position paper outlines the two major initiatives that VOHA believes are required to improve access to oral health care for both older Australians and for disadvantaged adults more generally in Australia. These are:

  • Establishing a Seniors Dental Benefits Scheme as a matter of urgency to make oral health/dental care more accessible to all older Australians, as recommended by the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
  • Providing a sustainable long-term funding model with the state/territory public dental services for disadvantaged and vulnerable adults.

VOHA’s position paper can be accessed below.

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