2008 Worner Lecture

Regional Dentistry: equity in training and treatment

Presented by Professor Peter Wilson, Prosthodontist, Head of School Dentistry and Oral Health, La Trobe University.

Wednesday 3 September, 2008

*Dental practitioners are advised that attendance at this public lecture entitles them to one Continuing Professional Development point.

Access to health care is a basic human right. Oral health in regional and rural Victoria is significantly worse than in metropolitan Melbourne. This issue is compounded by the lack of a well trained and sustainable workforce. The School of Dentistry and Oral Health at La Trobe University in Bendigo is recruiting rural and regional students to serve rural and regional Victoria. The structure of the new course will be presented at the lecture.

A major research theme for the School will be to determine the effectiveness of our radical and equitable approach to clinical education.

Community members are most welcome to attend this free public lecture.

An audio version and transcript of the presentation is available.