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News & Media

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)

Scope of practice: What is the current status?

Posted on 3/13/2019
Last Friday, health ministers at the COAG Health Council meeting decided to refer the review of the scope of practice standards to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality (ACSQH) for further work.

Could a gleaming set of white teeth be bad for your oral health?

Posted on 3/7/2019
Could a dazzling, block-the-sun-out smile be bad for your oral health?