All posts by Anthea Rhodes

Anthea Rhodes is a lecturer in the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics and research associate in the Community Health Services Research Group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She is also a consultant paediatrician at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and founding Director of the RCH National Child Health Poll. Anthea has research interests across the fields of health services, immigrant health practice and health professional education. As Director of the RCH National Child Health Poll, she seeks to put the voice of Australian families and communities at the heart of conversation about child and adolescent health, and ultimately inform national discourse, health priorities and policy formulation.

Child tooth decay is on the rise, but few are brushing their teeth enough or seeing the dentist

One-third of preschoolers have never seen a dentist and most parents believe children don’t need to see one before they’re three years old. Yet one-quarter of Australian children have tooth decay that requires filling by early primary school. One in ten require an extraction. Results released today from the latest Royal Children’s Hospital National Child Health […]

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