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Pharmacists are the medication experts, but can they also become advocates to help improve poor oral health? Despite advancements in oral health knowledge and treatments, many Australians continue to suffer …

The Grattan Institute has recommended a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care, in a move welcomed by health stakeholders Stephen Duckett, Matt Cowgill and Hal Swerissen write that …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Updated Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released the …

Rural pharmacists can, and should, play a greater role in oral health care than they currently do, study finds  Rural pharmacies are often a patient’s first port of call when …

Uncertainty is rife about the role of pharmacists in the treatment of bad breath, and most of the profession feel their education is lacking in this area, a new study …

Jarrod McMaugh takes a look at the impact different medicines can have on oral and dental health Pharmacists are a great resource for people when they have a question about …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news A narrative review of the safety concerns of deprescribing in older adults and strategies to mitigate potential harms This …

Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen explain the key role pharmacists play in oral care and dental health Many people will tell you that they can think of many other things …

Public consultation is being sought on water fluoridation The National Health and Medical Research Council has released for public consultation a draft Public Statement on community water fluoridation. NHMRC says it …

Jo Purssey, Oral Health Therapist and Oral Health Advisory Panel member, answers your questions about oral health and pregnancy 1. If a customer visits the pharmacy and asks for advice …

Australia’s first study into pharmacists’ role in oral healthcare has found they are consulted often, but need more training A study by researchers from the University of Queensland’s schools of pharmacy, …

Many people need more help than you’d expect in taking care of their oral health, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Community pharmacy contributes to dental and oral health in many ways: Tooth …