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Oral Health is the absence of active disease in the mouth. It affects overall well being and enables people to participate in their chosen roles without discomfort or embarrassment.
Oral health is a basic expectation of all Australians. Oral health and disease are important in their own right and for their association with general health.
This section links you to dental health information / tips, information on fluoridation, an explanation of the ADA Seal of Approval and frequently asked questions.
Items of Interest
Effects of sugar on Oral Health
A study by Newcastle University researchers into the effects of sugars on our oral health recommends cutting down on the sweet additive as part of a global initiative to reduce tooth decay.
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|CDBS - Holes Need Filling
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is due to commence on 01 January 2014 but has so far lagged in educating dentists about the administrative requirements of participation.
The Cap has been Scrapped
The Federal Treasurer, the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, has announced that the Coalition Government will scrap the cap on self-education expenses which had been announced by the previous government. Self-education expenses will continue to be deductible.
This is a great success for the many professional organisations who, along with the Australian Dental Association, fought to have this outcome over the last few months.
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