Received: 20 September 2021
Accepted: 22 November 2021
First Online: 25 December 2021
: This study received formal ethical approval from the UWA Human Research Ethics Committee (RA/4/1/5792) and the Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee (Ref 476, 1023).
: Not applicable.
: JP, is both a researcher, a clinician and volunteer with the Kimberley Dental Team, a volunteer organisation that provides dental services to remote Kimberley communities over the last decade. The potential desirability bias associated with this has been discussed in detail in the strengths and limitations section of this manuscript. Furthermore, the importance of self-positioning is an integral part of the constructivist grounded theory approach that is the prevailing theoretical framework underpinning the interpretation of data in this project.