Dental Health Week

Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first week of August each year, is the major annual oral health promotion event of the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) supports the ADA to raise awareness of the campaign and promote oral health in Victoria. 

In 2023, Dental Health Week  (DHW) will run from 7-13 August with the theme 'Keep your smile for life'.

The campaign focuses on the importance of taking steps to care for your teeth and gums. The ADA's main oral health messages and the four key messages of the DHW campaign aim to reinforce the importance of maintaining good oral health to keep your teeth for life.

Campaign messages are

1) Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

2) Clean between your teeth daily using floss or interdental brushes.

3) Eat a healthy, balanced diet and limit added sugar intake.

4) Visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and preventive care.

Since the best oral health education occurs face to face, from dental professional to patient, we encourage you to use the Dental Health Week website and resources to help start conversations with your patients and the wider community about making their oral health a high priority.

Learn more about Dental Health Week.