Mission

  • Advocate and represent issues that impact First Nations people and oral health outcomes.
  • Strengthen the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the oral health workforce and in dental university courses.
  • Encourage non-indigenous health practitioners to understand the history and oppression that affects First Nations people and their health outcomes.
  • Regularly revise what it means to provide culturally safe oral health care for all people, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Remind non-indigenous Australians that a treaty is imperative for genuine health improvement and gap closure.

Vision

Oral health outcomes for First Nations Australians are improved with the provision of culturally safe oral health care and through strengthened connections between First Nations Australian dental healthcare providers across the nation.

Values

Connection, truth-telling, unity, equity, progress

Posted on June 24th, 2022
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