Australia Provides Aid to Indigenous People



The Australian government will inject around $420,000 into dental care for the people indigenous to central Australia.

This will be a major boost to the oral health for these people. About $276,000 will be allocated to a new mobile dental unit, which had been providing dental care around this rural region for 17 years.

Australia will also put some funding into more mobile dental equipment to provide dental care for about 3,000 people who inhabit Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara, which is located in the northern section of southern Australia.

The standard of oral health is lower in the Aboriginal regions than other parts of Australia. According to some studies, five of six children that live in these areas either are missing teeth or have some kind of tooth decay.

In addition to these measures, the government may save money by proactively treating patients as opposed to trying to fix major dental problems.