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Legislation changes increase TGA’s power to act

Posted on 9/24/2018
New legislation has given the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) the power to act against individuals importing products into Australia produced by reputable overseas manufacturers (e.g. those currently on the Australian Register of Therapeutic G

Major win for people’s health following changes to Health Star Rating

Posted on 9/24/2018
On 29 June 2018, Australian and New Zealand Ministers with a responsibility for food regulation agreed to changes to the rules governing the Health Star Rating (HSR), a front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of pack

It's your ADA - why not be active in it? Callout for committee nominations

Posted on 9/24/2018
Broadening your skills and experience is important, irrespective of your career stage. We are all passionate about what we do and how we do it, devoted to continuous learning in pursuit of a fulfilling career. But we don’t often stop to think how we

Tackling the obesity crisis: reducing exposure to unhealthy products

Posted on 9/24/2018
Amid continuing discussion about the effects of excessive consumption of unhealthy foods and drinks on the oral and general health of Australia’s children, and a voluntary pledge made by the Australian Beverages Council to reduce sugar across their p

My Health Record: Another step along today’s digital road

Posted on 9/20/2018
There’s a revolution underway right now in the Australian healthcare landscape, which is set to change the way health practitioners operate and achieve outcomes in a range of key areas.

National registration fees for dental practitioners for 2018/19

Posted on 9/18/2018
The full schedule of national registration fees has been released and made available on the Dental Board of Australia’s website.

Stop work action averted over Victorian community health clinic agreement

Posted on 9/18/2018
Unprecedented strike action on 22 August and a planned 24-hour stop work action today, spearheaded by ADA Victoria and Professionals Australia, has secured a written funding guarantee from the Victorian Government for an agreement for community denti

ADA Fees survey – snapshot of a profession

Posted on 9/17/2018
This important data-gathering exercise plays an integral role in providing the ADA with a snapshot of the fees levied nationwide on the 120 most commonly-used items of service including those performed by dentists such as oral examinations, calculus

Australian volunteers step up to improve oral health

Posted on 9/17/2018
The Wrigley Company Foundation and Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) Community Service Grants program supports dentists and dental professionals from across Australia who seek to improve oral care services for those who need it most.

California prepares for a new war over soda taxes

Posted on 9/17/2018
The campaign continues worldwide for sugar taxes to discourage the consumption of sugary drinks with California the latest flashpoint in the ongoing battle for peoples’ health.