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Don't get tricked by sugary treats

Posted on 10/31/2019
While children may get a scare from a ghost or gremlin this Halloween, it’s their sugar intake that should have their parents frightened, dentists warn.

Time to look at alternative models to private health insurance

Posted on 10/10/2019
With private health insurers now recognising that their product is no longer fit for purpose, the ADA is once again calling on the Government to look at alternative models like Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to encourage Australians to save for their

Oral Health Plan Released

Posted on 10/10/2019
Healthy mouths are the focus of the next seven-year South Australian plan for oral health being launched today.

Raft of measures needed to tackle teens’ sizeable sugar intake

Posted on 9/27/2019
With teenage dental decay an increasing problem, the ADA is backing Cancer Council calls to tackle the problem with a range of measures including a tax on sugar and better labelling of products containing added sugar.

Medibank & ahm mandate new rules on tooth ID for customer claims

Posted on 9/27/2019
From 1 November this year, the private health insurance fund Medibank Private and its subsidiary ahm will mandate the inclusion of FDI two-digit tooth identification numbers on all invoices.

DVA speeding up claims process online

Posted on 9/26/2019
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 9/26/2019
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 9/26/2019
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 9/26/2019
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 9/26/2019
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.