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News & Media

Dental plaque-removing robots could be coming to mouths everywhere soon

Posted on 5/13/2019
For some, it may conjure up images of a good oral health health-assisting Skynet, but two new robotic systems developed by a team of engineers, dentists and biologists from the University of Pennsylvania suggest that the idea of small robots scurryin

Federal election campaign: The dental profession says “enough is enough”

Posted on 5/8/2019
Australian dentists have called on all political parties to slash the inequality in the country’s dental system by making access to dental care around the nation a right, and not a privilege.

Infection control: Doing the right thing is the easy bit

Posted on 5/7/2019
Between seeing patients, sterilising instruments, taking calls, paying wages, ordering stock, dealing with staff and keeping up-todate with your professional requirements, every dentist struggles to find the time to document all the things they do so

The brave new world of Australian dentistry

Posted on 5/6/2019
Even when you take a brief look at some areas of development expected in dentistry within the coming years, it’s understandable why some practitioners admit they find it all a little overwhelming.

Teeth whitening products may cause damage to dentin issue

Posted on 5/3/2019
Three new studies have found that hydrogen peroxide, even when it occurs in over-the-counter whitening strip concentrations, can cause harm to collagen and non-collagen proteins.

Taking the next step on eating disorders

Posted on 5/2/2019
In April, the ADA, in partnership with The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), introduced the new Practitioner Guide and e-leaning module Open Your Mouth, which have been designed to educate ADA members on eating disorders and how to star

WHO prioritises worldwide oral health indicators

Posted on 5/1/2019
As part of the discussion about the World Health Organization (WHO)’s proposed program budget for the next two years, countries debated the WHO Impact Framework, which sets out 42 targets and indicators, including two oral health indicators, that wil

Changes voted for in recent Federal Council meeting

Posted on 4/30/2019
The members of ADA Inc voted at the Special General Meeting in April to make a few amendments to the constitution.

ADA responds to proposal to amalgamate six prescription pads into one

Posted on 4/26/2019
The Department of Human Services (the Department), which oversees the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), is proposing changes that that would simplify the range of stationary products on offer.

Lack of access to water pushes children to consume sugary drinks

Posted on 4/24/2019
A new study by Penn State researchers has shown that US children who can’t readily drink water may consume double the calories from sugary drinks than their water-drinking peers.