February, 2012

No outcomes for aged care project?

After a successful project, why is the Government keeping mum on the outcomes?

Whatever happened to the results of the government’s Better Oral Health in Residential Care project? The ‘train-the-trainers’ project, designed to deliver better oral health outcomes in residents of aged care facilities, was embraced by the aged are profession two years […]

Government promises $165 million for dental

Health minister Tanya Plibersek is handing out cash, but won't say when or where.

Health minister Tanya Plibersek has secured a deal with the Australian Greens that guarantees the passage of the Government’s changes to private health insurance in return for $165 million for dental care. However, the minister has clarified that the money […]

Severe dental erosion link to eating disorders

One of the side effects of an eating disorder is a higher likelihood of enamel erosion.

Eating disorders can be physically and emotionally destructive, but the results of a new clinical study indicate oral health is also destroyed by the condition. The study by the University of Bergen in Norway revealed patients with an eating disorder—such […]