Pam Leong providing oral health information to a couple at a Parents, Babies and Children's Show at the Exhibition Building

Maker
Dental Health Services, Department of Health, Victoria
Date
Circa 1990s
Description
Pam Leong (Dental Therapist) talking with a couple at an exhibition stall in mid-1990s.
Plastic veneered photograph with 4 round velcro hooks on reverse.
Three photos.
In Australia caries rates were high and children had numerous caries, abscesses and many needed permanent teeth extractions which Dental Therapists were able to do at the time. Part of the Dental Therapists role was dental prevention, giving lessons about diet and oral health to educate the children. This included going into the primary schools to educate teachers, parents and classroom lessons, even change canteens for caries prevention.
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Object detail

Date
Circa 1990s
Medium
photograph, plastic, velcro
Measurements
20.7 x 29.4 cm
Accession Number
HFA4613
Object Type
photographic medium/photograph
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum Category

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