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"The primary objectives of the Australian Dental Association are to encourage the improvement of the oral and general health of the public, promote the ethics, art and science of dentistry and support members to provide safe, high quality professional oral care.”


Items of Interest

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) changes under Medicare


Notice has now been received from the Federal Department of Health advising of changes to the Medicare coverage for CBCT. The changes place further restrictions on eligibility to claim a Medicare benefits for these services.

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Minister for Health likely to accept recommendations from MSAC, restricting Medicare rebates for CBCT tests
Despite strong submissions from both the ADA and the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Radiologists it is likely that the Minister for Health will accept the recommendations of the Medical Services Advisory Council to restrict access to Medicare rebates for Cone Beam Computerised Tomography (CBCT) tests to those that are obtained through dental specialist referral to radiologists. These changes may come into effect on 1 November 2014.
Nuts Over National Nutrition Week
Warnings are being reissued about Sugar Bandits in Australia, in support for National Nutrition Week. Run by Nutrition Australia, National Nutrition Week aims to raise awareness of the role of food on our health, and to support the community to enjoy healthy eating.
SA Government's proposal for a combined dental hospital/dental school
In a letter to Hon JW Weatherill the ADA President shares her views regarding the South Australian Government proposal to open a tender to all Australian universities for a new model for a combined dental hospital/dental school.




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