New move for First Nations health

Dental schools have a new curriculum for working with First Nations people

It was commissioned by the Australasian Council of Dental Schools with development led by Julie Satur, from Uni Melbourne’s Dental School.

The curriculum is based on “culturally safe practice.”

“Cultural safety leads to cultural respect and a feeling of security for the patient,” says Josh Cubillo, from Uni Melbourne’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.

The new curriculum is in response to accreditation standards set last year by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority and the Dental Board of Australia. It will be rolled out over five year.