Meet the new deadly dental health ambassadors, Wala the Platypus, Dhuna the Koala, and Dirran the Kangaroo!
In the lead up to Dental Health Week and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, they are making brushing fun for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children!
The ambassadors were developed by the Dental Health Services Victoria Aboriginal Community Development Officer and the Health Promotion team, together with artist Madison Connors (nee’ Saunders), a proud and strong Yorta Yorta (Wolithica), Dja Dja Wurrung and Kamilaroi woman and mother to two boorais.
Wala, Dhuna and Dirran headline a new Deadly Tooth Tips series, to share messages about activities that help keep our teeth and body healthy.
Poor dental health – mainly tooth decay – affects one in four Australian children. Now more than ever, we want to help raise awareness and support each other in caring for children’s oral health.