Infant2Child

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Improving dental health in the first 2000 days will ensure all children get the right start for a lifetime of good oral health.

The aim of the research project is to understand how early life habits effect dental health and whether the Infant program will improve dental health at 4 years of age.

The aim of the research project is to understand how early life habits effect dental health and whether the Infant program will improve dental health at 4 years of age.

Overview

Children who have good oral health at a young age are more likely to enjoy better oral health as adults. Unfortunately, tooth decay is one of the most common diseases of childhood. Improving dental health in the first 2000 days will ensure all children get the right start for a lifetime of good oral health. The aim of the research project is to understand how early life habits affect dental health and whether the Infant program will improve dental health at 4 years of age.

Information for participants

Who can take part?

Children aged 18-24 months who:

  • have enrolled in the Infant to Scale implementation study
  • are living in Victoria.

Who cannot take part?

  • Children who have not been part of the Infant to Scale study.

What will I be asked to do?

  • Complete two online surveys when your child is two and four years old.
  • Complete an at home plaque microbiome collection (oral swab) when your child is two years old.
  • Attend a free dental examination when your child turns four years old at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Get involved

Complete your details to register your interest in the study.

Register your interest

 

Contact us

Infant2Child Study
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
Australia

Email: 

 
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