News & Media

News & Media

Study suggests that severity of pancreatic tumours influenced by oral bacteria

Posted on 3/25/2019
A study by researchers at the Karolinska Instituet in Sweden has discovered that the presence of oral bacteria in cystic tumours provides a guide to their severity.

ADA addresses inquiry into sleep health awareness

Posted on 3/22/2019
When it comes to representing dentists to government, the ADA is used to talking about private health insurance, practitioner regulation, red tape and dental funding for disadvantaged Australians but it’s not very often that we get to talk about slee

ADA censures private health insurers’ grab for control of Medicare

Posted on 3/21/2019
Private Healthcare Australia’s recent suggestion that private health insurers should be allowed to manage the funding and provision of taxpayer funded dental services on behalf of the Australian Government, has been described by the ADA as completely

World Oral Health Day: Keeping your teeth for life

Posted on 3/20/2019
There are a lot of assumptions we make as we get older - we’ll put on weight, we’ll forget why we walked into a room two seconds after arriving there, and we will lose all our teeth.

Grattan Institute releases proposal for universal dental care scheme

Posted on 3/19/2019
Less than a week after the Australian Greens unveiled a proposed Medicare-funded dental care program, the Grattan Institute has released its proposal for a universal dental care scheme.

Elderly Americans are losing less teeth than in previous decades

Posted on 3/18/2019
While the prevailing cliché may be of old people reaching for a glass of water at night in which to deposit their dentures, the reality is that increasing numbers of them are holding onto their own teeth.

Understanding the DVA Veteran Card - White

Posted on 3/15/2019
The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) have released more information on the White Card, part of a new system launched at the start of the year.

The Australian Greens announce details of new dental policy

Posted on 3/14/2019
Declaring that “your health shouldn’t be determined by your postcode or bank balance”, Leader Dr Richard Di Natale unveiled a policy which would invest $5.8 billion in Medicare-funded dental care.

Make a difference with 2019 Community Service Grants

Posted on 3/13/2019
The Mars Wrigley Foundation and the Australian Dental Health Foundation are offering up to $82,000 USD for as many as 13 volunteer organisations to provide oral care and services to Australian communities in need.

CDBS claiming – your guide to remaining compliant with the rules

Posted on 3/13/2019
In December 2018, we advised members that the Department of Health (DoH) was investigating claims related to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)