May, 2012

Medicare rethink a “victory for common sense”

Minister Kim Carr has stepped in to allow Medicare to take a more "educative" approach towards dentists found in breach of the CDDS rules.

Yesterday reports filtered out that Human Services Minister Kim Carr had announced there would retrospective changes to compliance arrangements for the Medicare CDDS. At a senate estimates committee hearing on Tuesday, Senator Carr, said that the cases of each of […]

After a fall, caries increases slightly

Childrens oral health improved until the mid-90s, then got worseThe long-term trends are good for Aussie kids' oral health, but caries are coming back.

Australian children’s oral health has improved markedly over the last 30 years, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child Dental Health Survey Australia 2007: 30-year trends in child oral […]

Fluoride win for NSW North Coast

Byron Bay NSW to get fluoridated waterByron Bay will finally get fluoridated water after a recent Land and Environment Court decision.

Residents on the north coast of NSW will finally get fluoridated water, after  Rous Water and Ballina Shire Council won an appeal in the NSW Land and Environment Court this week. The court awarded costs against Lismore man Al Oshlack, […]

Most people brush their teeth the wrong way

brushing teeth the wrong wayShe may well be doing it wrong.

Almost all Swedes brush their teeth, yet only one in ten does it in a way that effectively prevents tooth decay. Now researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, are eager to teach Swedes how to brush their teeth […]