October, 2017

Study to help fight tooth decay in children

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Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) has announced its Australian-first study investigating the use of silver diamine fluoride to fight tooth decay and reduce dental hospitalisations in Victorian children. Silver diamine fluoride is a topical medicament that can be applied to […]

Eric Reynolds awarded Prime Minister’s Prize

Eric Reynolds Michaelia Cash and PM Malcolm Turnbull with Eric Reynolds, recipient of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation. Credit: Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds, CEO of the Oral Health CRC at The University of Melbourne, was announced last week as the winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation. Each year the Australian Government honours Australia’s best scientists, innovators, and […]

Antibiotics prescribed by dentists linked to deadly infection

antibiotics prescribed by dentists

Antibiotics prescribed by dentists can put patients at risk for developing a serious and potentially deadly infection that causes severe diarrhoea, according to US research presented at IDWeek 2017 earlier this month The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) tracked community-associated Clostridium […]

Dental healthcare: a false economy?

medicare and dentistry

Dental healthcare is treated very differently to general healthcare by the Medicare system. Is it time for governments to put their money where their mouths are? Frank Leggett investigates If you look on the website of the Australian Government’s Private […]