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Defence Health

Regional Health Services

Defence Force Dentistry

The mission of the Defence Force Dentistry is to exercise technical control of the provision of dental services to the ADF. This is achieved through policy development and the provision of advice to Commander Joint Health Command (CJHLTH) on issues of a dental nature including dental capability and resourcing, oral health standards for the ADF, and dental workforce matters. They are also responsible for the development of oral health promotion and disease prevention initiatives and also provides strategic analysis of ADF Dental productivity and epidemiological trends.

It also has responsibility for the Dental Officer Career and Professional Development Committee, the Dental Auxiliary Career Development Committee, oversight of clinical governance in the ADF dental service, strategic dental policy development and the provision of dental specific advice to ADF dental facilities, higher Defence organisations and other agencies.


21 July, 2011