|Title:||Reducing Early Childhood Caries in Tamariki Māori: An Oral Health Manual for Health Promotion Workers|
|Tags:||ECC, Oral, Oral Health, Reducing Early Childhood Caries in Tamariki Māori: An Oral Health Manual for Health Promotion Workers, Tamariki Māori|
This Oral Health Manual was written by Abbey Corbett and Cameron
Roling, two final year Bachelor of Dental Surgery students at the
University of Otago under the guidance of Associate Professor John
Broughton and Kate Morgaine. It has been created for use in a research
trial in New Zealand and as part of a wider research group that spans
New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. It aims to decrease Early Childhood
Caries in indigenous populations, by providing oral health information and
support for mothers and their children.
This manual has been prepared for use in New Zealand to assist Kaitiaki
and Māori community leaders to provide accurate information, and
support Maori women to improve the oral health of their children.
Information in this manual will address significant risk factors of Early Childhood Caries
that are pertinent to Māori, such as oral hygiene and diet. In
2010, Parker et al showed that indigenous children from New
Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United
States of America have significant disparities in their oral health status
when compared to children of the non-indigenous population.
The overall aim of this work is in keeping with the oral health vision
for New Zealand – Good Oral Health for All for Life – as it focuses on
two priority groups – preschoolers and Maori. It utilises a
multidisciplinary approach by employing non-oral health professionals
from the community to work with people whose children may be athigh-risk of poor oral health.
|Reference (Biomedical Style):|
|Reducing Early Childhood Caries in Tamariki Māori: An Oral Health Manual for Health Promotion Workers. 2011.|