South Australia’s Oral Health Plan
South Australia’s Oral Health Plan (SAOHP) provides the strategic framework for addressing the oral health needs of South Australians.
We provide dental services to eligible adults and all children at clinics across South Australia.
Our organisation consists of two clinical streams:
Statewide Dental Services (SWDS) - comprises adult and kids dental services as its two core programs as well as private sector schemes, remote dental services and attraction and retention of clinic staff.
The Adelaide Dental Hospital (ADH) - comprises six specialty dental services, general and emergency services, and provides infection control leadership. Under arrangements with the University of Adelaide, we provide up to 90 undergraduate student chairs in which students undertake clinical placements.
South Australians value and improve their oral health, understanding its importance for their overall health and wellbeing.
We lead population oral health improvement: we are the leader in policy, advocacy, education and health promotion to improve oral health for all South Australians, with a specific focus on increasing equity in oral health for priority population groups.
We deliver services to eligible individuals: we support individuals to improve their oral health by providing dental care to eligible adults and all children.
Our values are the foundation for how we work together and how we treat others. They underpin the principles we strive for, in ensuring that we value diversity and partner with the community to enable all South Australians to achieve better oral health and wellbeing.