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Oranga niho mokopuna: a literature review of early childhood caries in Aotearoa

3 months
Approved budget:
Miss Ngareka Bensemann
Health issue:
Child and youth (healthy) development
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
The applicant is a fourth year Maori dentistry student, with an interest in public health-especially the inequality of Maori health compared to non-Maori health. This summer studentship award would allow the applicant to be exposed to valuable research skills that will be beneficial for all future research she may undertake as a Maori health professional. The research of Oranga Niho Mokopuna will bring to light the oral health status of the young children in Aotearoa, to not only show any disparities that there may currently be, but to give guidelines on what areas need to be addressed and worked on for the improvement of such disparities.