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  • RACDS Young Lecturer Award - your opportunity to shine

    25 August 2015

    Dental graduates from Australia, New Zealand and Asia are invited to submit research for a chance to present their paper at the RACDS 23rd Convocation in Hobart and a prize of $2500.

  • Wisdom teeth: To remove or not to remove?

    18 August 2015

    Dr Rick Olive argues that Australians should not delay in removing wisdom teeth if advised by their dentist.

  • Infection control obligations under the National Law

    20 July 2015

    The Dental Board of Australia (DBA) reminds dental practitioners about their obligations of infection control under the new National Law through a open letter from the DBA's Chairman, Dr John Lockwood.

  • Changes to Skilled Occupations List affects only applications from 1 July 2015

    3 July 2015

    The decision to remove dentists and dental specialists from the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) has raised concerns of the effect this may have on dentists entering via the ADC pathway.

  • Beware of this scam

    4 June 2015

    The ADA has received information from a number of members about a suspicious person who has been attempting to get members to charge their credit card upfront for services that are yet to be rendered.

  • World No Tobacco Day

    31 May 2015

    One in every ten cigarettes and many tobacco products consumed worldwide are illegal. This year's focus for World No Tobacco Day is to stop the illicit trade of tobacco products. 

  • National Boards publish revised content of standards

    22 May 2015

    National Boards have published the contents of the revised Criminal history registration standards and the English language skills registration standards

  • Federal Budget 2015-2016

    19 May 2015

    The 2015-2016 Federal Budget could have held so much more for dental health delivery but has failed to deliver on many fronts. It has however provided some advantages to small business through accelerated depreciation rates and some tax cuts.

  • CDBS Audits

    14 May 2015

    The Department of Human Services (DHS/Medicare) is in the process of contacting dentists regarding services under the CDBS. For more information on this please click read more.

  • DBA Communiqué - 17 April 2015

    4 May 2015

    The DBA has released its latest communique following its 62nd meeting. To view this communiqué please click on read more.