Statement of Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians on whose ancestral lands we provide dental services.

We acknowledge the deep feeling of attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Country.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending our services.

We are committed to improving the oral health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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Dental Assistant Traineeship Program

Applications are now open for our 2023 Dental Assistant Traineeship Program

Oral health assessment and dental referral

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Oral health assessment and dental referral training modules

The following training modules are available for Oral health assessment and dental referral.

You can explore the training module to see if it suits your requirements.

You can work through the course content at your own pace and stop and start as many times as you like without losing your place.

You will be awarded an electronic certificate when completing the course (with an 85% pass grade).

Oral health assessment and dental referral

The course is estimated to take about 1hr to complete.

This course is designed to show how non-dental healthcare professionals and/or healthcare workers can optimise a person's healthcare outcomes and promote comprehensive care by integrating oral health assessment and dental referral into routine general health assessment processes in a range of healthcare settings (such as primary healthcare, community services, aged care, children's services and acute care).

You will learn about the following:

  • Oral Health Screening Questions (adults)
  • Oral Health Assessment Tool (adults)
  • Lift the Lip Screening Tool (children)
  • Dental referral pathways for adults and children in South Australia.

You have the option of working through the course content at your own pace and to stop and start as many times as you like without losing your place.

On completion of the course quiz (with an 85% pass grade) you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.