Media Releases

  • Walk the Walk Bupa

    5 January 2018

    The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has been calling on the Australian Government to strengthen their private health insurance reform measures by introducing legislation that would compel health insurers to not only publish their rebates, but also ban private health insurers from applying discriminatory rebates which disadvantage many policy holders who don’t have access to BUPA contracted providers.

  • Senate Inquiry Report a win for dental patients and practitioners

    20 December 2017

    The Australian Dental Association congratulates the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for recommending much-needed legislative and policy change to rein in the unfair and anticompetitive practices of private health insurers in the dental services market and dental insurance space.

  • Your dentist on holiday? See your ADA State Branch for emergency dentists

    19 December 2017

    If you have a dental emergency over the Christmas-New Year period and your local dentist is not available, there are other dentists ready to address any problems you might have.

  • Dentists volunteering for domestic violence survivors

    23 November 2017

    As part of this year's White Ribbon Day (25 November), the ADA is extending thanks to the volunteer dentists assisting the ADHF's Rebuilding Smiles program, which is making a real difference in many peoples' lives.

  • Antibiotic Awareness Week - Be part of the Solution

    13 November 2017

    With antibiotic resistance a growing problem around the world, the theme for this year - Seek advice from a qualified health professional before taking antibiotics - is more pertinent than ever.

  • ADA calls on Senate Inquiry to end discriminatory rebates

    31 October 2017

    At the Senate Inquiry on the value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket costs today, ADA President Dr Hugo Sachs called for an end to discriminatory rebates by private health funds.

  • Dentists: It’s ok to enjoy lollies on Halloween but have them with dinner

    26 October 2017

    With 2017 Halloween just a week away, the ADA is reassuring parents and children that so long as all year-round good dental hygiene habits are kept up, a night of trick or treating is unlikely to result in dental decay.

  • More veggies, more goodness for your teeth this National Nutrition Week

    13 October 2017

    The ADA is encouraging everyone to ‘Try for 5’ this National Nutrition Week (15 – 21 October 2017) since vegetables are not only nutritious, they are good for teeth too.

  • Launch of the Australian Dental Health Foundation

    13 September 2017

    The launch of the ADHF,  a merger of the Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) and the National Dental Foundation (NDF), ushers in a new era of oral health education and care for disadvantaged Australians.

  • Australian Dental Association to bring major world dental event to Sydney

    11 September 2017

    It was announced today that the world’s premier dental event, the annual World Dental Congress, is coming to Sydney in September 2021, to be held at the state-of-the-art International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour.