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News & Media

Growing evidence of the need for independent Inquiry into PHI

Posted on 7/17/2019
The ADA is backing calls from a Grattan Institute report for the Government to bring clarity to the overly complex private health insurance system which has seen many people dropping their cover due to poor value for money.

Adelaide Dental School celebrates 100 years of improving Australia’s oral health

Posted on 7/16/2019
The Adelaide Dental School, which is currently celebrating the centenary of its founding, was established following an amendment to the Dentists Act in 1917 which required far more stringent training and registration of dental practitioners.

Change in DVA schedule effective 1 July 2019

Posted on 7/9/2019
As of the 1st July, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has a new dental fee schedule.

Rural and remote health professionals invited to share their stories

Posted on 7/5/2019
The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), which exists to champion the needs of the health workforce in rural and remote communities, is looking for health professionals in these areas to share their stories about how their work is making a differen

Calls for “added sugars” to be penalised in ratings system overhaul

Posted on 6/26/2019
Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has echoed the ADA’s recommendation that the Health Star Rating (HSR) algorithm be changed to more accurately reflect commonly-recognised dietary guidelines.

Sweet enough: educating kids on the ill-effects of sugary drinks

Posted on 6/25/2019
Do Australian children know how much sugar is in their favourite drinks?

DBA professional indemnity insurance audits currently underway

Posted on 6/24/2019
As part of its program of checking dentists’ compliance with registration standards, the Dental Board of Australia is checking that appropriate professional indemnity insurance arrangements are in place.

Get mouths on track: Everything you need for Dental Health Week

Posted on 6/20/2019
It’s a great question - “How’s your oral health tracking?”

Understanding the risks and liabilities of DIY dentistry

Posted on 6/17/2019
It won’t be news to many of you that there are an increasing number of companies selling do-it-yourself (DIY) dental products direct to consumers.

ADA’s submission to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Posted on 6/13/2019
Established in October 2018, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was set up to investigate the quality of aged care services provided to Australian and consider how best sustainable aged services could be delivered noting future ch