The Victorian Oral Health Alliance (VOHA) is a group of key professional, welfare and consumer organisations and providers, committed to improving Victorians’ oral health and access to dental care.
This submission presents a case for urgent action to address the short and long-term impacts on Victorian’s oral health caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It then proposes a series of measures for the May 2021 Victorian Budget to address these key issues and pressures faced by both consumers and services.
In short, VOHA believes this Budget should focus on both:
• short-term recovery and
• facilitating changes in care in the medium term to enable greater access to care and a greater focus on prevention.