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Monday, November 25, 2013
All Levels of Government Need to Lift Their Game
The Australian Bureau of Statistics report referring to the difficulties some Australians face in receiving dental care demonstrates the need for governments to lift their commitment to disadvantaged Australians.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
ADA Welcomes New Coalition Government
The ADA welcomes the Governor General Quentin Bryce's swearing in of the Hon. Tony Abbott as Australia's 28th Prime Minister and his Cabinet Ministry.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Changes to Health Professionals and Support Services Award
The recent modern award review has brought about important changes to the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010. The Fair Work Commission has handed down two significant decisions affecting; Junior rates of pay and Additional week of annual leave provisions.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Monday, September 02, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Greens Policy on Dental Care - A Vote Winner, But Not the Answer
Providing a universal $1,000 two-yearly entitlement towards dental care for all Australians through Medicare, as proposed by the Greens today, will totally fail to address the real situation that exists in Australia. The ADA implores the Greens to carefully re-think their policy.
Friday, August 02, 2013
Cap Scrapped - For Now
The ADA and an alliance of professional bodies have been successful in delaying the introduction of a cap on the deductibility of self-education.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
ADA Calls on New Treasurer to #SCRAPtheCAP
The ADA has reiterated its concerns about the proposed cap for tax deductions on work related self-education expenses at a #ScraptheCap Alliance meeting held in Canberra today.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Sex, Drugs and Oral Health: Dental Health Week 2013
This year, as part of Dental Health Week, the ADA is helping young adults make sure their teeth make it well past their 30th birthday. Commencing on 5th August, DHW is targeting 18-30 year olds and is addressing the impacts their lifestyle choices can cause on their oral health.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Dentists Back Calls to Scrap the Cap
The ADA along with an alliance of 20+ professional bodies calls on the Australian Government to “scrap the cap” on self-education deduction expenses.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
ADA for World No Tobacco Day
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA) mark “World No Tobacco Day” today by highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Federal Budget “TOOTHLESS”
Having laid groundwork for the delivery of dental care for children in the previous Budget, it is disappointing that this action has not been accompanied by any further investment in the delivery of dental care to deserving groups in the 2013-14 Federal Budget.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Extra Money But No Extra Teeth for Indigenous Australians
While the ADA welcomes the additional $777 million announced by the Australian Government for the renewed National Partnership Agreement to “Closing the Gap” in Indigenous disadvantage, it laments the fact that dental health is forgotten.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Commonwealth Asked to Intervene on Fluoride
The ADA and five other health bodies have come together to promote the benefits of water fluoridation and to oppose the recent decision of Queensland and some other State Governments to permit Local Councils to decide whether or not to add fluoride to their water supplies.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Slap in the Face for Professionals
The ADA has slammed the Treasurer Wayne Swan’s announcement to limit the tax deductibility for participation in self-education, such as continuing professional development.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
ADA Appoints New Federal President
ADA Inc. has been appointed a new President at the November meeting of Federal Council – Dr Karin Alexander, has become the first female Federal President for the Australian Dental Association.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Dental Package - As Always, The Devil is in the Detail
The ADA has expressed its concern for the period given between now and the closure of the CDDS. Many patients already receiving treatment under the CDDS will be unable to complete their course of treatment by the closure date of 30 November 2012.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Australia’s Dentists Welcome Targeted Dental Reform
The Federal Minister for Health, Hon Tanya Plibersek has announced the closure of the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS) and the Teen Dental Plan, replacing both with a targeted dental scheme focusing on Australia’s youth and disadvantaged Australians.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Rates of Oral Cancer Increasing
The ADA is fighting to increase awareness of oral cancer, the risk factors that contribute to it and lifestyle changes that can help reduce a person’s risk of getting oral cancer.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Monday, April 02, 2012
AIHW Report Findings Support ADA Call for A Targeted Dental Scheme
The findings from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2008 that indicate low income earners and concession card holders are most likely to avoid or delay visiting the dentist because of cost proves yet again that Australia needs a targeted and means tested dental scheme to help those people most in need.
Monday, March 05, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Monday, February 06, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
ADA Pre Budget Submission Released
Today the Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA) issued its Pre-Budget Submission to the Treasurer, the Hon. Wayne Swan, as part of the Federal Government 2012-13 Budget process.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Friday, December 09, 2011
Universal Dental Schemes not the panacea
The ADA has cautioned the Government against a universal dental care scheme because it will not adequately address the real dental problems associated with low income and other disadvantaged Australians.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Dental funding must target those in genuine need
The Greens’ announcement calling for the introduction of their universal dental health scheme, Denticare, is an idea which will not effectively or efficiently provide for those Australians that are in genuine need of quality dental care.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
e-Health record system fails to factor in dentistry
National Electronic Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) states that the Concept of Operations (ConOps) document provides an overview of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system and how it will work, yet it fails to recognise that healthcare goes beyond medical practice.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
ADA supports National Action on Oral Health
The ADA congratulates Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, and Greens Health Spokesperson, Senator for Victoria, Richard Di Natale on the announcement of a National Advisory Council on Dental Health.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
ADA Advises Patients to Check Custom-Made Dental Products
The ADA has today advised patients to ensure that any custom-made dental prostheses and appliances are compliant with the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s requirements by asking their dentist to confirm the origin and regulatory approval status of any such prostheses or appliances.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
NOHA Media Release
National Oral Health Alliance - Oral health: planning for next year’s Budget must start now
Friday, December 03, 2010
ADA warns not to be complacent about oral health
Yesterday, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reported that nearly 4 in 5 Australian adults rated their oral health as good, very good or excellent. However, just over 1 in 5 rated their oral health as poor or fair and many of these Australians fell into categories of low economic status.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
ADA Refutes Parliamentary Claims Regarding Dental Courses
The Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA) Federal President Dr Neil Hewson has commented on unfounded statements made in Parliament yesterday by Dr Dennis Jensen MP, from the Electoral Division of Tangney (WA), accusing the Association of controlling enrolments to dental courses.
Friday, September 03, 2010
DENTAL HEALTH ON THE RADAR – AT LAST
Finally someone is listening to the pleas for attention to be given to dental health delivery to disadvantaged Australians. The ALP/Greens statement indicating that attention will be given to improve federal funding for dental care is well overdue.
Friday, August 13, 2010
ADA’S ‘DENTAL CHECK-UP’ ON POLITICAL PARTIES
The major political parties have finally provided some clarity on their proposed dental healthpolicies. The deafening silence has ceased. The Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA) requested parties respond to the Association’s 10 questions on dental health policy to be collated into an Election Report Card.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
ADA Inc. Rural and Remote and Aborigional Study Grants Announced
Dr Neil Hewson, Federal President of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) today
announced, as part of its student support program, the recipients of four dental study grants, of $5,000 each, to students who reside in rural/remote areas of Australia, along with five grants of $2,000 each for aboriginal dental students.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Dentists Made the Scapegoat for Games in Parliament?
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) Federal President Dr Neil Hewson commenting on today’s press reports of dentists exploiting the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme for those with chronic illnesses said “Let’s get a few facts straight and stop blaming dentists for the failures of a poor scheme”.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Dental X-rays and Thyroid Cancer
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) would like to advise that there is little cause for patients to be concerned in relation to recent media reports as to a possible relationship between dental X rays and the risk of thyroid cancer.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
World No Tobacco Day - No Butts
The 31st of May each year is World No Tobacco Day. This day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocates for effective policies to reduce consumption. Tobacco use is the second highest cause of death globally (after hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide. Furthermore, smoking is a major cause of cancers in the mouth. It is, with alcohol, the biggest risk factors.
Monday, May 17, 2010
ADA Calls for Parliament to give Dental Policy Urgent Attention
Health may be a big winner in the recent Federal Budget, however, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is concerned that dental health has been ignored. This is the third year in a row that, sadly, the measures simply do nothing to assist many disadvantaged Australians who require urgent dental attention.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Brotherhood of St. Lawrence's Solution Misses the Target
Dr Neil Hewson, President of the Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA) says that the Brotherhood of St Lawrence’s call yesterday for reform to dental delivery in Australia is most timely and the Brotherhood should be congratulated on its efforts.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Blow Out in Costs of Dental Scheme by Dentists and GPs Inaccurate
“Reports in the media attributing the blow out in costs of the Commonwealth Dental Scheme to dentists and general practitioners are inaccurate. The popularity and extensive adoption of the Scheme demonstrates the extent of unmet need that exists in the community,” Dr Neil Hewson, President of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) said today. “The ADA has alerted Governments, State and Federal, of the unmet need for care that exists, and has repeatedly called on them to improve dental care access to the disadvantaged.”
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Winter Games A Timely Reminder to Guard Your Mouth
The Australian Dental Association Inc is pleased to see that some athletes at
Vancouver are clearly using mouth guards. However, this has not always been the case.
Based on previous Winter Olympic Games, dentists can expect well over 100 trauma cases involving Olympians damaging their teeth, lips, cheeks, tongues and broken bones.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Friday, October 23, 2009
ADA supports the National Preventative Health Agency Bill 2009
The Australian Dental Association supports the Federal Government’s initiative to introduce the Australian National Preventative Health Agency which will report directly to the Minister of Heath, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP. This initiative follows the introduction of the Australian National Preventative Health Agency Bill 2009.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
ADA Welcomes National Preventative Health Strategy
Dr Neil Hewson, Federal President of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) today
welcomed the measures proposed in the National Preventative Health Strategy which will have beneficial impact on dental disease.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Product Risk or Sensationalism?
"Contrary to the comments made in the press lately suggesting dentists are compromising the health of their patients, the public can be assured that the practice of dentistry in Australia is among the best in the world. One of the most important concerns for dentists in Australia and the ADA is the safety and health of patients."
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Dentists in rural areas are too thinly spread
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) calls on the Federal Government to address the maldistribution of the current dental workforce which is negatively impacting on the delivery of services in areas of need such as in rural, regional and remote parts of Australia.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Increase in the EPC Scheme welcomed
Following Minister Abbott’s announcement today, the Australian Dental Association (ADA)
welcomes the Federal Government’s recognition of the role they must play in the improvement of oral health delivery to needy Australians.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Support for piercings bill
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) supports a plan to come before the Victorian Parliament which would ban people under the age of 18 from having any part of their body pierced without the written consent of their parents or guardian.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The dangers of not wearing a mouthguard
After seeing a recent report that an Australian rugby league player’s tooth was found embedded in his opponent’s head, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) stresses the importance of wearing a mouthguard for anyone who participates in a sport that carries a risk of a knock to the face.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
No Mouthguard – No Play!
Don’t leave home without one.
“There are far too many unnecessary, serious and permanent injuries to teeth because a mouthguard hasn’t been used or fitted correctly,” Chairman of the Oral Health Committee of the Australian Dental Association, Dr Derek Lewis, said today.
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