About the National Oral Health Alliance

Oral health is fundamental to overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. A healthy mouth enables people to eat, speak and socialise without pain, discomfort or embarrassment.

NOHA seeks to improve the oral health of all Australians by the collaboration of consumer, dental and general health member organisations to support action by governments. NOHA endorses the 2015-2024 National Oral Health Plan’s four guiding principles; a population health approach, proportionate universalism, integrated oral and general health, and appropriate and accessible services.

NOHA recognises that the social determinants of health have a profound influence on oral health. NOHA also recognises the current inequities in access and outcomes from oral health care in Australia. NOHA’s immediate priorities are effective oral disease prevention and better access to oral health care for vulnerable populations in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, refugees, remote and regional dwellers, older people, people with severe mental illness, and people who are socially disadvantaged or on low incomes.

NOHA members

  • Australian Council of Social Service
  • Australian Dental Association
  • Australian Dental & Oral Health Therapists Association
  • Australian Dental Prosthetists Association
  • Australian Health Care Reform Alliance
  • Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • Consumers Health Forum
  • COTA Australia
  • Dental Hygienists' Association of Australia
  • National Rural Health Alliance
  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Royal Flying Doctors Service