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Leonard Crocombe

UTAS Home Associate Professor Len Crocombe
Leonard Crocombe

Len Crocombe

Associate Professor of Oral Health

Room Level 2, 207, Advocate House, 9-11 Liverpool Street, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61419597756 (phone)

+61362261952 (fax)

Leonard.Crocombe@utas.edu.au

Assoc Prof Crocombe is Chief Investigator of the Centre for Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care and co-ordinates the four research themes of: successful aging and oral health, rural oral health, Indigenous oral health and the oral health of people with special needs. This entails eight research projects within three research-based Universities of Adelaide, Western Australia and Tasmania. His main areas of research interest is the comparative inequity in oral health outcomes between people in rural and metropolitan areas, successful aging and oral health, indigenous oral health and the oral health of people with special needs.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Adelaide, Australia. 2009. Thesis: Impact of dental services on quality of life
  • MPA, University of Tasmania, Australia. 1996
  • MBA, Deakin University, Australia. 1989
  • BDSc, University of Melbourne, Australia. 1976
  • Grad Cert Education (Higher Education), University of Adelaide, Australia. 2008
  • Grad Cert Dent, University of Adelaide, Australia. 2001
  • FRCHSM, Australasian College of Health Service Management, Australia. 2010

Biography

Assoc Prof Crocombe has worked as a private dental practitioner in rural and regional areas of Australia and as the State Coordinator of the Tasmanian Dental Service.

Research Themes

Len's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. Len's research interest are the comparative inequity in oral health outcomes between people in rural and metropolitan areas, successful aging and oral health, indigenous oral health and the oral health of people with special needs. Research is increasing showing a strong links between oral and general health, and that the causes of poor oral health are the same as the causes of poor general health.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Federal Chairman, Dental Workforce and Education Committee, Australian Dental Association
  • Federal Councillor, Australian Dental Association
  • Councillor and Past-President, Australian Dental Association, Tasmania Branch
  • Councillor, Australasian College of Health Service Management, Tasmania Branch

Administrative expertise

Managing a Centre of Research Excellence, and previously the Tasmanian Dental Service both statewide and in the Southern Region, and own private sector dental practices. Responsible for introducing the Commonwealth Dental Health program into Tasmania.

Teaching

Oral health, dental, dentistry, rural, research

Teaching expertise

  • Grad Cert Education (Higher Education)
  • Developed and overseen Dentistry as a Profession unit for first year dentistry students at the University of Adelaide
  • Managed the University of Adelaide program for overseas-trained dentists
  • Dental Consultant for the Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Program and the Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program
  • Examiner of overseas-trained dentists for the Australian Dental Council and of potential Fellows for the Australasian College of Health Service Management
  • Accredits health management university masters programs

Research Invitations

Len has been invited to speak at a number of conferences including:

  • Silver diamine fluoride, Oral Health Services Tasmania
  • Dental Hygienist Association Australia Annual Conference
  • Oral and general health, PNG Medical Conference
  • Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Aging: CALG Project Forum
  • Evidence-based dental care. Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Program and Oral Health Therapy Graduate Year Programs Orientation Workshops
  •  Policy Seminar. Commonwealth Department of Health
  • Oral health meets ehealth, University of Melbourne

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Expertise

  • Rural oral health
  • Successful aging and oral health
  • Indigenous oral health
  • Oral health of people with mental and physical disabilities

Collaboration

Assoc Prof Crocombe is a strong believer in research collaboration and asserts that many new discoveries are made at the areas where different disciplines overlap.

Current projects

  • Community based trial: Medical GP assessment of need for dental care
  • Incorporating dental professionals into aged care facilities
  • Dental Practitioners: Rural Work Movements
  • Relationship of dental practitioners to rural primary care networks
  • Oral health policy: International policy implications for Australia
  • Why Aboriginal adults who are referred for priority dental care do not take up or complete a course of dental care
  • Perceptions and beliefs regarding oral health of Aboriginal adults in Perth and key rural centres, Western Australia
  • Community-based Trial: train carers of people with physical and intellectual disabilities then evaluate carers' knowledge and practices & clinical outcomes for adults with disability
  • Children's Oral Health Status in the District of Dili, Timor Leste
  • Full denture coping mechanisms
  • Oral cancer education in Papua New Guinea
  • Oral Health of Culturally and Lingually Diverse (CALD) older people
  • Chronic Disease Dental Scheme

Fields of Research

  • Dentistry (110599)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Paedodontics (110507)
  • Dental Materials and Equipment (110501)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Residential Client Care (111718)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Dental Therapeutics, Pharmacology and Toxicology (110502)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Special Needs Dentistry (110509)
  • Periodontics (110508)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Community Child Health (111704)
  • Pacific Peoples Health (111715)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Oral Medicine and Pathology (110505)
  • Clinical and Sports Nutrition (111101)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Aged Care Nursing (111001)

Research Objectives

  • Dental Health (920402)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Health (929999)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Oro-Dental Disorders (920113)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes (920302)
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing (920112)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Occupational Health (920505)
  • Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) (920599)
  • Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups (920503)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Nutrition (920411)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Indigenous Health (920399)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)
  • Resourcing of Education and Training Systems (930503)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Health Policy Economic Outcomes (920207)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)

Publications

Len has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented over 40 submissions to government bodies since 2009.  

His papers have covered areas such as:

  • Water fluoridation in rural areas
  • The Chronic Disease Dental Scheme
  •  A rural dental generalist
  • Dental workforce challenges
  • Utilisation of oral health services provided by non-dental health practitioners
  • Rural oral health policy
  • Dental practitioner rural work movements
  • Access to dental care and oral health-related quality of life
  •  Oral hygiene and gum disease
  • Dental visiting trajectory patterns and oral health outcomes

Total publications

113

Journal Article

(45 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Barnett T, Hoang H, Stuart J, Crocombe L, 'The relationship of primary care providers to dental practitioners in rural and remote Australia', Bmc Health Services Research, 17 Article 515. ISSN 1472-6963 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2473-z [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barnett T; Hoang H; Stuart J

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2017Crocombe LA, Goldberg LR, Bell E, Seidel B, 'A comparative analysis of policies addressing rural oral health in eight English-speaking OECD countries', Rural and Remote Health, 17, (3) pp. 1-12. ISSN 1445-6354 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Goldberg LR; Bell E; Seidel B

2017Godwin D, Blizzard CL, Hoang Ha, Crocombe LA, 'Evidence of the effect of rural background on rural practice in Australian dental practitioners: does gender play a role?', Australian Dental Journal, 62, (1) pp. 30-38. ISSN 0045-0421 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/adj.12442 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Godwin D; Blizzard CL; Hoang Ha

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2017Goldberg LR, Crocombe LA, 'Advances in medical education and practice: role of massive open online courses', Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 8 pp. 603 609. ISSN 1179-7258 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/AMEP.S115321 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Goldberg LR

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2017Nagpal N, Bettiol SS, Isham A, Hoang H, Crocombe LA, 'A review of mercury exposure and health of dental personnel', Safety and Health at Work, 8, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 2093-7911 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bettiol SS; Isham A; Hoang H

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2017Stuart J, Hoang Ha, Crocombe L, Barnett T, 'Relationships between dental personnel and non-dental primary health care providers in rural and remote Queensland, Australia: dental perspectives', BMC oral health, 17, (1) Article 99. ISSN 1472-6831 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12903-017-0389-y [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Stuart J; Hoang Ha; Barnett T

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2017Crocombe LA, Siddiqi M, Kamae G, 'Oral health in Papua New Guinea', Nature India, (Special Issue February 2017) pp. S24-S25. ISSN 1755-3180 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2016Isham A, Bettiol SS, Hoang Ha, Crocombe LA, 'A Systematic Literature Review of the Information-Seeking Behavior of Dentists in Developed Countries', Dental Education, Journal Of, 80, (5) pp. 569-577. ISSN 0022-0337 (2016) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 27139208 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Isham A; Bettiol SS; Hoang Ha

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2016Babo Soares LF, Allen P, Bettiol S, Crocombe L, 'The association of socioeconomic status and dental caries experience in children in Dili, Timor-Leste', Asia-Pacific journal of public health, 28, (7) pp. 620-628. ISSN 1010-5395 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1010539516667783 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Allen P; Bettiol S

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2016Barnett T, Hoang H, Stuart J, Crocombe L, ''Sorry, I'm not a dentist': perspectives of rural GPs on oral health in the bush', Medical Journal of Australia, 204, (1) pp. 26.e1-26.e6. ISSN 0025-729X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/mja15.00740 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barnett T; Hoang H; Stuart J

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2016Crocombe LA, Brennan DS, Slade GD, 'Does lower lifetime fluoridation exposure explain why people outside capital cities have poor clinical oral health?', Australian Dental Journal, 61, (1) pp. 93-101. ISSN 0045-0421 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/adj.12315 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Babo Soares L, Bettiol SS, Dalla-Fontana IJ, Allen P, Crocombe LA, 'Opportunities in oral health policy for Timor-Leste', WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health, 5, (2) pp. 164-173. ISSN 2224-3151 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bettiol SS; Allen P

2016Godwin D, Hoang H, Crocombe L, 'Views of Australian dental practitioners towards rural recruitment and retention: a descriptive study', BMC Oral Health, 16 Article 63. ISSN 1472-6831 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12903-016-0221-0 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Godwin D; Hoang H

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2016Godwin D, Hoang Ha, Blizzard Leigh, Crocombe LA, 'An oversupply of dentists: what it means for the rural dental workforce', News bulletin of the Australian Dental Association Incorporated, (June, 2016) pp. 46-47. ISSN 0810-7440 (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Godwin D; Hoang Ha; Blizzard Leigh

2016Babo Soares LF, Allen PL, Kingi J, Roberts-Thomson K, Bettiol S, et al., 'Changes in the oral health of the children of Dili, Timor Leste, between 2002 and 2014', Rural and Remote Health, 16, (4) Article 3853. ISSN 1445-6354 (2016) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 27865212 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Allen PL; Kingi J; Bettiol S

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2016Kraatz J, Hoang Ha, Ivanovski S, Crocombe LA, 'Non-Clinical Factors Associated With Referral to Periodontal Specialists: A Systematic Review', Journal of Periodontology, 88, (1) pp. 89-99. ISSN 0022-3492 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1902/jop.2016.160318 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hoang Ha

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2016Crocombe LA, Mahoney GD, 'Does optimal access to dental care counteract the oral health-related quality of life social gradient?', Australian Dental Journal, 61, (4) pp. 418-424. ISSN 0045-0421 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/adj.12393 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Barnett AP, Hoang H, Stuart J, Crocombe L, 'Non-dental primary care providers' views on challenges in providing oral health services and strategies to improve oral health in Australian rural and remote communities: a qualitative study', BMJ Open, 5 Article e009341. ISSN 2044-6055 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009341 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Barnett AP; Hoang H; Stuart J

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2015Crocombe LA, 'Closing the dental divide', Medical Journal of Australia, 202, (9) pp. 475-477. ISSN 0025-729X (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2015Crocombe LA, Brennan DS, Slade GD, Stewart JF, Spencer AJ, 'The effect of lifetime fluoridation exposure on dental caries experience of younger rural adults', Australian Dental Journal, 60, (1) pp. 30-37. ISSN 0045-0421 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/adj.12243 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2015Crocombe LA, Kraatz J, Hoang H, Qin D, Godwin D, 'Costly chronic diseases: a retrospective analysis of Chronic Disease Dental Scheme expenditure', Australian Health Review, 39, (4) pp. 448-452. ISSN 1449-8944 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH14191 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Kraatz J; Hoang H; Qin D; Godwin D

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2015Crocombe LA, Mahoney GD, 'Does optimal access to dental care counteract the oral health-related quality of life social gradient?', Australian Dental Journal ISSN 0045-0421 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/adj.12393 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Barnett T, Hoang H, Stuart J, Crocombe L, Bell E, 'Utilisation of oral health services provided by non-dental health practitioners in developed countries: a review of the literature', Community Dental Health, 31, (4) pp. 224-233. ISSN 0265-539X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1922/CDH_3465Hoang10 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Barnett T; Hoang H; Stuart J; Bell E

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2014Bell E, Crocombe L, Campbell S, Goldberg LR, Seidel BM, 'Understanding the research-policy divide for oral health inequality', Healthcare Policy, 10, (2) pp. 64-78. ISSN 1715-6572 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12927/hcpol.2015.24037 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bell E; Campbell S; Goldberg LR

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2014Crocombe LA, 'Rural dental health care and the workforce challenges', Medical Journal of Australia, 201, (11) pp. 644-645. ISSN 0025-729X (2014) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.5694/mja14.01379 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Crocombe LA, Bell ERC, Barnett T, 'Is it time for an advanced rural dentist?', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22, (2) pp. 86. ISSN 1038-5282 (2014) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12093 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bell ERC; Barnett T

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2014Crocombe LA, Slack-Smith L, Bell EJ, Barnett AP, 'The changing oral health situation in Australia and moving towards primary oral health care', Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 9, (1) pp. 45-49. ISSN 1833-3818 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ; Barnett AP

2014Godwin DM, Hoang H, Crocombe LA, Bell E, 'Dental practitioner rural work movements: A systematic review', Rural and Remote Health, 14, (3) Article 2825. ISSN 1445-6354 (2014) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 25074243 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Godwin DM; Hoang H; Bell E

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2014Ha DH, Crocombe LA, Mejia GC, 'Clinical oral health of Australia's rural children in a sample attending school dental services', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22, (6) pp. 316-322. ISSN 1038-5282 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12107 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2014Kraatz J, Qin D, Hoang H, Godwin D, Crocombe LA, 'Regional use of the Australian Chronic Disease Dental Scheme', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22, (6) pp. 310-315. ISSN 1038-5282 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12121 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kraatz J; Qin D; Hoang H; Godwin D

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2013Crocombe LA, Mahoney GD, Spencer AJ, Waller M, 'Will improving access to dental care improve oral health-related quality of life?', Australian Dental Journal, 58, (2) pp. 192-199. ISSN 0045-0421 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/adj.12060 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2013Crocombe LA, Stewart JF, Brennan DS, Slade GD, Spencer AJ, 'Is clinical oral health poorer in regional areas compared with major city areas?', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21, (3) pp. 150-157. ISSN 1038-5282 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2012Crocombe LA, Brennan DS, Slade GD, 'The influence of the volume of dental treatment on change in self-reported oral health', Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 73, (2) pp. 120-126. ISSN 0022-4006 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2012.00352.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2012Crocombe LA, Brennan DS, Slade GD, 'The influence of dental attendance on change in oral health-related quality of life', Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 40, (1) pp. 53-61. ISSN 0301-5661 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2011.00634.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 10

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2012Crocombe LA, Brennan DS, Slade GD, Do GL, 'Is self interdental cleaning associated with dental plaque levels, dental calculus, gingivitis and periodontal disease?', Journal of Periodontal Research, 47, (2) pp. 188-197. ISSN 0022-3484 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0765.2011.01420.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2012Crocombe LA, Broadbent JM, Thomson WM, Brennan DS, Poulton R, 'Impact of dental visiting trajectory patterns on clinical oral health and oral health-related quality of life', Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 72, (1) pp. 36-44. ISSN 0022-4006 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00281.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 28

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2012Crocombe LA, Stewart JF, Brennan DS, Slade GD, Spencer AJ, 'Is poor access to dental care why people outside capital cities have poor oral health?', Australian Dental Journal, 57, (4) pp. 477-485. ISSN 1834-7819 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/adj.12000 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8

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2011Crocombe LA, 'Oral health messages for the Australian public. Findings of a national consensus workshop', Australian Dental Journal, 56, (3) pp. 331-335. ISSN 0045-0421 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2011.01339.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

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2011Crocombe LA, Brennan DS, Slade GD, 'The relationship between dental care and perceived oral health impacts', Community Dental Health, 28, (4) pp. 259-264. ISSN 0265-539X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1922/CDH_2637Crocombe06 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2011Crocombe LA, Broadbent JM, Thompson WM, Brennan DS, Slade GD, et al., 'Dental visiting trajectory patterns and their antecedents', Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71, (1) pp. 23-31. ISSN 0022-4006 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2010.00196.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

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2010Crocombe LA, Stewart JF, Barnard PD, Slade GD, Roberts-Thomson K, et al., 'Relative oral health outcome trends between people inside and outside capital city areas of Australia', Australian Dental Journal, 55, (3) pp. 280-284. ISSN 0045-0421 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01235.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2009Burgess TA, Crocombe LA, Kelly JM, Seet PS, 'The effect of cultural background on the academic adjustment of first year dental students', ergo: the journal of the Education Research Group of Adelaide, 1, (2) pp. 5-14. ISSN 1835-6850 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Crocombe LA, Brennan DS, Slade GD, 'Impact of dental services on quality of life', Aust, 54, (4) pp. S17-S18. ISSN 0045-0421 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2009.01172.x [eCite] [Details]

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2009Crocombe LA, Meija GC, Kroster CR, Slade GD, 'Comparison of adult oral health in Australia, the USA, Germany and the UK', Australian Dental Journal, 54, (2) pp. 147-153. ISSN 1834-7819 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2009.01108.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2007Crocombe LA, Slade GD, 'Decline of the edentulism epidemic in Australia', Australian Dental Journal, 52, (2) pp. 154 - 156. ISSN 0045-0421 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2007.tb00482.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 14

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Crocombe L, 'Keeping people out of hospital: Oral health', Tasmanian Health Conference 2017, 29 July, 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Khan S, Barrington G, Bettiol SS, Barnett T, Crocombe LA, 'Overweight/obesity is a risk factor for periodontitis in young adults and adolescents: a systematic review', World Congress on Public Health, 3 April, 2017, Melbourne, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Khan S; Bettiol SS; Barnett T

2016Barnett T, Hoang Ha, Stuart J, Crocombe LA, Page SJ, 'Dental extremes: 'they pull out their own teeth in the bush'', 34th Annual CRANAplus Conference 2016, Going to extremes: how isolation, geography & climate, build resourcefulness & innovation in healthcare, 12-14 October, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Barnett T; Hoang Ha; Stuart J; Page SJ

2016Crocombe LA, 'The worsening crisis in aged care oral health', ANMF / HERC 2016 Aged Care Conference, 13 May, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Crocombe LA, 'Changing the dental treatment paradigm', Centre for Rural Health Symposium, April 2016, Burnie, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Crocombe LA, 'Why is oral health poor in the bush?', DHAA National Symposium, 10-12 November, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Crocombe LA, Babo Soares L, Bettiol SS, Dalla-Fontana IJ, Allen PL, 'Oral health policy opportunities for Timor-Leste', 2016 Primary Health Care Research Conference, 8-9 June, 2016, Canberra, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bettiol SS; Allen PL

2016Nilsson A, Jones I, Crocombe LA, 'Atraumatic Restorative Technique 'ART' Refresher Workshop', DHAA National Symposium, 10-12 November, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jones I

2016Owen M, Jones I, Crocombe LA, 'Hall Technique Refresher Workshop', DHAA National Symposium, 10-12 November, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2015Crocombe LA, 'Silver diamine fluoride trial', Oral Health Services Tasmania, December, 2015, New Town, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Crocombe LA, 'Overview to rural dentistry', Rural Health Workforce Australia Dental Research Exchange, November, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Crocombe LA, 'Ag(NH3)2F', Southern Dental Industries, November, 2015, Bayswater, Victoria (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Crocombe LA, 'Should we have more collaboration, communication and integration between oral and other health sectors?', Tasmanian Health Conference 2015, October, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Crocombe LA, 'Changing the Practice of Dentistry', Oral Health Therapist team day, October, 2015, Launceston, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Crocombe LA, 'Options for dental care and dentist representation in PNG Parts 1 & 2', PNG Dental Symposium, August, 2015, Port Moresby, PNG (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Crocombe LA, 'Behavioural, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research', Annual Scientific Meeting. International Association for Dental Research, Australia & New Zealand Division, August, 2015, Dunedin, NZ (2015) [Chair International Conference]

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2015Crocombe LA, 'Guest presenter', Arresting dental caries: Oral Health Services Tasmania North West Region, July 2015, Devonport, Tasmania (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2015Godwin D, Hoang Ha, Crocombe LA, 'Recruitment and retention of dental practitioners in rural Australia: views of dental practitioners', Population Health Congress 2015, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Godwin D; Hoang Ha

2015Hoang Ha, Barnett AP, Stuart J, Crocombe LA, Page SJ, 'Primary care providers' strategies on how to fix the oral health crisis in the bush', Population Health Congress 2015, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Hoang Ha; Barnett AP; Stuart J; Page SJ

2015Isham A, Bettiol SS, Hoang Ha, Crocombe LA, 'Information-seeking behaviours of dentists: a systematic review', Population Health Congress, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Isham A; Bettiol SS; Hoang Ha

2015Natasha N, Isham A, Crocombe LA, Bettiol SS, 'Mercury Exposure and Health of Dental Personnel', Population Health Congress 2015, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Isham A; Bettiol SS

2014Hoang Ha, Crocombe LA, Kraatz J, Qin D, Godwin D, 'A retrospective analysis of Medicare rebate claims over time and region of the Australian Chronic Disease Dental Scheme for the period 2008-2012', 6th International Meeting on Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research, 1-3 April 2014, Adelaide, Australia (2014) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Hoang Ha; Kraatz J; Qin D; Godwin D

2013Crocombe LA, Bell EJ, 'Oral Health Policy and Rural Disadvantage: An International comparative Study', 2nd Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research Asia Pacific Region Program and Abstract Book, 21-23 August 2013, Plaza Athenee, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. pp. 6-7. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ

2013Crocombe L, 'Update on evidence relating to population oral health', Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference, 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. pp 1-8. (2013) [Plenary Presentation]

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2013Crocombe LA, 'The changing oral health situation in Australia: Will Australia move towards primary oral health care?', DHHS Conference, March 2013, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-5. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Crocombe LA, 'The private sector view on ehealth', Symposium: Oral health meets ehealth., November 2012, Jean Falkner Tahjia Lecture Theatre, Melbourne (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Crocombe LA, 'The Big Issues in Oral Health', Research Week 2013, 2nd - 6th September 2013, The Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, pp. p 3. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Bell E, Crocombe L, Barnett A, 'Oral health research vs oral health policy: lost in translation?', NHMRC, 2-3 October 2013, Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre, pp. p. 64. (2013) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Bell E; Barnett A

2013Godwin D, Hoang Ha, Crocombe LA, Bell EJ, 'Dental practitioner rural work movements: A systematic review', 2013 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts., 10-12 July 2013, The Hilton, Sydney (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Godwin D; Hoang Ha; Bell EJ

2012Bell EJ, Crocombe LA, 'Oral health policy: What does it do for rural and remote communities?', Conference Handbook: Rural and remote practice, 20-23 September, Launceston, pp. 1-50. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ

2012Crocombe LA, 'The oral health of rural children attending School Dental Services', Population Health Congress, 2012, 10 -12 September 2012, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Crocombe LA, Bell EJ, 'Will primary oral health care become a big issue for health managers?', International Annual Congress 2012 Australasian College of Health Service Management, August 2012, Gold Coast, Australia (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ

2011Crocombe LA, Stewart JF, Brennan DS, Slade GD, Spencer AJ, 'Rural oral health and access to dental care', Eighth Tasmanian Annual PHCRED Symposium, 11 November 2011, The University of Tasmania, pp. pp.38. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Crocombe LA, Pearson G, Moore M, Hession M, De Vries J, 'Proposal for a national dental residency program', Requested report for Hon. Nicola Roxon Commonwealth Minister for Health and Aging. (2013) [Consultants Report]

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2009Crocombe LA, 'Oral health behaviours in the Australian population 2004-06', Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, DSRU no. 45 (2009) [Consultants Report]

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2009Ha DH, Amarasena N, Crocombe LA, 'The dental health of Australia's children by remoteness', Canberra: AIHW, DEN 225 (2009) [Consultants Report]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Crocombe LA, 'Impact of dental services on quality of life' (2009) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(31 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Barnett T, Hoang H, Stuart J, Crocombe L, 'Relationship of dental practitioners to rural primary care networks', Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Barnett T; Hoang H; Stuart J

2016Crocombe L, Bell E, Campbell S, Goldberg L, Seidel B, 'Oral health policy: International implications for Australia. Final Report', Centre for Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Bell E; Campbell S; Goldberg L; Seidel B

2016Crocombe L, Godwin D, Hoang H, Bell E, Blizzard L, 'Dental practitioners: Rural work movements', Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Godwin D; Hoang H; Bell E; Blizzard L

2013Crocombe LA, 'Professionalism', Orientation Workshop, Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Program, The University of Adelaide, Grand Chifley Hotel, 206 South Terrace, Adelaide (2013) [Report Other]

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2013Crocombe LA, 'Special feature: Dental workforce: Shortage or surplus', ADA Federal News Bulletin, Australian Dental Association Federal Branch, 14-16 Chandos Street, St. Leonards NSW 2065, October 2012, 414, pp. pp. 25-29.. (2013) [Internal Newsletter]

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2013Crocombe LA, 'Soft Drinks and Sports Drinks', Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse Workshop on Oral Health Messages for Australia, Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, pp. pp. 1-13. (2013) [Report Other]

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2013Crocombe LA, 'Staged introduction of a universal dental scheme', Roundtable presentation to senior policymakers., Department of Health and Ageing, Scarborough House (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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2013Crocombe LA, 'Role of the Dentist in Community Dentistry/Career Pathways, Dental Equipment and Materials, Radiology and Forensic Dentistry', Nationwide Webinar, Voluntary Dental Graduate Year Program, The University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. (2013) [Report Other]

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2013Crocombe LA, Barnett AP, Bell EJ, Hoang Ha, Godwin D, 'Inquiry into adult dental services to identify priorities for Commonwealth funding', Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing, pp. 1-17. (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Barnett AP; Bell EJ; Hoang Ha; Godwin D

2013Crocombe LA, Godwin D, Bell EJ, 'Oral health in Tasmania', Inquiry into Preventive Health Care., Tasmanian Legislative Council Joint Select Committee, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Godwin D; Bell EJ

2013Crocombe LA, 'Steering without navigation equipment: The need for fundamental reform', ADA Tasmanian Branch Newsletter, Australian Dental Association Tasmania, GPO Box 2074, Hobart, Tasmania, 18, 4 (2013) [Internal Newsletter]

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2012Crocombe LA, 'Fluoride and smooth surface dental caries in adults', Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, South Australian Dental Service, Adelaide, South Australia (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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2012Crocombe LA, 'The use of dental bitewing radiographs in adults', Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, South Australian Dental Service, Adelaide, South Australia (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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2012Crocombe LA, 'Effectiveness of dental hygiene (home-based and professionally)', Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, South Australian Dental Service, Adelaide, South Australia (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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2012Crocombe LA, 'The relationship between adult recall period and dental caries and periodontal disease', Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, South Australian Dental Service, Adelaide, South Australia (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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2012Crocombe LA, 'Oral health policy', ADA Tasmanian Branch Newsletter, Australian Dental Association Tasmania, Online, 20, 5 (2012) [Internal Newsletter]

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2012Crocombe LA, 'Tasmanian Service Agreement', ADA Tasmanian Branch Newsletter, Australian Dental Association Tasmania, GPO Box 2074, Hobart, Tasmania, 20, 4 (2012) [Internal Newsletter]

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2011Crocombe LA, 'Committee report: An update from the Dental Workforce Education Committee', ADA Federal News Bulletin, Australian Dental Association Tasmania, 14-16 Chandos Street, St. Leonards NSW 2065, 402, 16 (2011) [Internal Newsletter]

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2011Crocombe LA, 'Should I Replace Another Dentist's Work That Is Not Up To My Standard?', Australian Dento-Legal Review Guild Insurance Limited, Guild Insurance Limited, 5 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Victoria, 2011/12: (2011) [Internal Newsletter]

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2010Crocombe LA, 'Denticare and Dentistry in Australia', ADA Tasmanian Branch Newsletter, Australian Dental Association Tasmania, GPO Box 2074, Hobart, Tasmania, 18, 6 (2010) [Internal Newsletter]

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2010Crocombe LA, 'Dental Access', ADA Tasmanian Branch Newsletter, Australian Dental Association Tasmania, GPO Box 2074, Hobart, Tasmania, 18, 5 (2010) [Internal Newsletter]

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2010Crocombe LA, 'Special need dentistry: A perspective from the Cradle', ADA Tasmanian Branch Newsletter, Australian Dental Association Tasmania, GPO Box 2074, Hobart, Tasmania, 18, 3, pp. 18-19. (2010) [Internal Newsletter]

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2010Crocombe LA, 'Health reforms in Australia: Where are we going?', ADA Tasmanian Branch Newsletter, Australian Dental Association Tasmania, GPO Box 2074, Hobart, Tasmania, 18, 3, pp. 12-15. (2010) [Internal Newsletter]

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2009Crocombe LA, 'Submission to the Tasmanian Legislative Council Inquiry into The Department of Health and Human Services Cost reduction Strategies', The Department of Health and Human Services, Hobart, Tasmania (2009) [Government or Industry Research]

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2009Crocombe LA, 'Interdental Cleaning', Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse Workshop on Oral Health Messages for Australia, Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, pp. pp. 1-14. (2009) [Report Other]

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2008Crocombe LA, 'The Introduction of a Dentist Residency Program', National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission first round submissions, National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission, pp. pp.1-3. (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2008Crocombe LA, 'Review of Code of Practice C005 on continuing professional development', Submission to the Dental Practice Board of Victoria:, Australian Dental Association (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2008Crocombe LA, Hewson N, Mclean H, Koch B, Sachs H, et al., 'Draft code of practise for Dental Prosthetists', Submission to the Dental Board of the Northern Territory, Australian Dental Association (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2008Crocombe LA, Hewson N, Mclean H, Koch B, Sachs H, et al., 'Draft Standards Statement 1.10 Scope of Duties and Supervision of Dental Assistants', Submission to the ACT Dental Board, Australian Dental Association (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2007Crocombe LA, Hewson N, Mclean H, Koch B, Sachs H, et al., 'Review of Code of Practice on the practice of dentistry by dental prosthetists', Submission to the Dental Practice Board of Victoria, Australian Dental Association (2007) [Government or Industry Research]

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2007Crocombe LA, Hewson N, Mclean H, Koch B, Sachs H, et al., 'Practice of dentistry by dental auxillaries', Submission to the Dental Practice Board of Victoria, Australian Dental Association (2007) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$2,520,000

Projects

Zero Invasion Dentistry (2017)$20,000
Description
This project will manage tooth decay of baby teeth in young (0-8 years) children using silver diamine fluoride, an antimicrobial liquid that can be brushed on to cavities quickly and easily to painlessly and noninvasively stop the spread of cavities and even prevent tooth decay. This project aims to determine, over a 12 month period, the relative tooth decay arrest and prevention abilities on the baby teeth of children aged eight years or less of a once-only treatment of:5% Sodium fluoride varnish (NaF), and38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) /potassium iodide (PI) /resin modified glass ionomer fissure sealant (a flowing sealant over the cavity) - called Zero Invasion Dentistry.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crocombe LA; Godwin D; Hoang THH; Barnett Tony; Handbury C; Morrison J; Hall GM
Year
2017
APHCRI Centre for Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care (2012 - 2015)$2,500,000
Funding
Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute ($2,500,000)
Scheme
Grant-Centre of Excellence in Primary Health Care
Administered By
University of Adelaide
Research Team
Brennan D; Crocombe LA; Roberts-Thomson KF; Barnett Tony; Slack-Smith LM; Bell EJ
Period
2012 - 2015

Research Supervision

Current

4

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDRelationship of Dental Practitioners to Primary Care Networks in Rural and Remote QLD and the Application of Technology in the Management of Dental Problems2013
PhDPrevalence and Risk Factors of Periodontal Disease and Oral Health in Rural Population2016
PhDThe Effect of Oral Health Care Program in Staff Attending Aged Care Facility Dwellers for Prevention and Treatment of Oral Candidiasis (Oral Thrush)2016
PhDImproving Oral Health and Breaking Down the Barriers to Accessing Oral Health Services in Vulnerable Rural Populations in Victoria2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Oral Health of Children in the District of Dili, Timor-Leste
Candidate: Lucio Frederico Babo Soares
2017
PhDFactors Influencing Recruitment, Retention, and Turnover of the Dental Practitioner Workforce in Australian Rural Areas
Candidate: Diana McDougall Godwin
2017