Lynda Gratton CEO Award

Dr Deborah Cole

Dr Deborah Cole - Chief Executive Officer

Dental Health Services Victoria

Since being appointed CEO of Dental Health Services Victoria in February 2011, Dr Deborah Cole has significantly improved public oral health care in Victoria by introducing new models of care that focus on the prevention of oral disease and the provision of more accessible, patient-centred and integrated services. Since 2016, she has been the National Board Chair of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and is also a Board Director for the Hessel Care Foundation and HESTA.

DHSV provides oral health services through The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) and in partnership with over 50 community agencies throughout the state. It also runs statewide oral health promotion programs, invests in oral health research, advises the government on policy and supports the education of oral health professionals.

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