Good oral health is integral to overall health and wellbeing. A healthy mouth has a positive impact on physical, mental and social wellbeing.
Working with the community to enable South Australians to achieve better oral health and well being through
timely dental treatment with a focus on prevention and early intervention
support for education and research.
SA Dental Service recognises that all people are entitled to the same rights and services and we are committed to the principles of social justice, fairness, and equity in the delivery of all services. We value diversity and we work with the community to enable South Australians to achieve better oral health and well being.
We recognise that some groups have poorer health than others and we work towards improved health outcomes for disadvantaged groups, providing access to services in a fair way, recognising the rights and dignity of all individuals.
These principles are underpinned by our values.
Commitment to excellence
We strive for excellence in all we do
We persevere, always working to the best of our ability
We challenge mediocrity, evaluate and improve our work practices and behaviours
We use our initiative to learn as individuals and as an organisation.
Creativity and innovation
We challenge existing ideas to constantly improve the way we work
We are always learning, having the courage to try new ways
We think outside the square, creatively solving problems
We reward innovation and value ideas and input from others.
We work together in partnership to achieve common goals
We recognise and celebrate achievements and reinforce the positives
We work cooperatively, share ideas the focus is “we not me“
We support and motivate each other to achieve team goals.
Respect and compassion
We communicate openly and honestly to build effective relationships
We encourage staff and consumer involvement as participation helps us improve (our business)
We keep communication simple, sharing information that builds consistent understanding
We are open and approachable, we listen, learn from each other and are able to give and receive feedback.
Honesty and integrity
We are recognised to high ethical standards, people can trust what we do and say
We accept responsibility and are accountable for our own actions
We have the courage to admit mistakes and the commitment to resolve issues
We build trust in relationships through consistency in our behaviour.
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