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News & Media

DVA speeding up claims process online

Posted on 9/17/2019
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Webclaim service is turning the slower manual claiming process its head, changing the usual wait times for payments from 20 days plus to within two business days.

World Cavity-Free Future Day 2019: Choose water for better oral health

Posted on 9/10/2019
World Cavity-Free Future Day (WCFFD), an initiative launched in 2016 by the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) to address the need for greater global awareness of dental caries, is only a month away.

Making a difference: Nominate someone you know for an ADA Award

Posted on 9/10/2019
The real heroes, the ones who make a significant contribution to their chosen field, are usually not the type of people to sing their own praises.

Water quality may be driving higher consumption of sugary drinks

Posted on 9/3/2019
An Australian National University study has found that poor water quality in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is likely behind the high intake of bottled drinks and cordials.

Brushing plays a pivotal role in improving health outcomes for elderly

Posted on 8/29/2019
A trial in two Tasmanian aged care homes has demonstrated cleaning residents’ teeth twice a day has a significant effect on the rates of chest infections, and potentially save lives, according to an ABC News report.

Are you compliant with AHPRA’s advertising regulations?

Posted on 8/27/2019
In an ever-more crowded modern business landscape, it is more imperative than ever that your practice stands out from the crowd.

Dentistry peak body calls for urgent reforms on private health insurance

Posted on 8/27/2019
The latest figures which show the number of people holding private health insurance policies for general treatment has dropped again, is further evidence that government reforms are ineffective.

ADA launches petition seeking an end to discriminatory PHI rebates

Posted on 8/22/2019
The ADA has launched a petition, available through dental practices across the country, which aims to use “people power” to make the government act on the pressing issue of discriminatory private health insurance rebates.

ADA Fees Survey: A vital contributor to the health of the profession

Posted on 8/22/2019
Launched yesterday, the ADA’s 2019 Fees Survey provides a snapshot of the fees charged nationwide by generalist and specialist dentists on over 120 of the most commonly used items of service, including diagnostic, preventive, restorative, endodontic,

New questions about blood borne viruses added to registration process

Posted on 8/22/2019
Dental practitioners who perform exposure prone procedures will now be asked a number of additional questions about their compliance with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) guidelines during registration and renewal.