June, 2015

AHPRA acts on more unregistered dentists

unregistered dentistDoes your dentist's surgery look like this? He or she may be an unregistered dentist.

AHPRA is calling for people who have been treated by unregistered dentists in Melbourne’s northern suburbs to come forward, amid concerns about sub-standard dental care and poor infection control. Previously, we reported on the case of an unregistered dental operation in […]

HPV’s deadly oral cancer connection

HPV infection has become firmly established as an aetiologic risk factor for cancers of the oropharynx, specifically those of the tonsils and the base of the tongue.

Academics have recently discovered the link between HPV and oral cancers. It is a health problem that is on the rise, and dentists have a vital role to play in its treatment. Chris Sheedy reports Professor Ian Frazer was a […]