Fixing Kids’ Dental Health

Tooth decay is on the rise, especially in Australian children. Dentists are often avoided by children and adults alike, associating them only with pain and expense, but there seems to be quite a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to the role of dental care in early childhood.

Dr Anthea Rhodes, pediatrician, lecturer at the University of Melbourne and the founding director of the Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health Poll, joined us to talk about the surprising statistics around dental health in children and the best way to change the way it’s viewed in Australia.

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