February, 2018

ADAVB calls on government to come clean on public dental system

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A new AIHW report has exposed soaring waiting times in the public dental system—with comprehensive information provided for all states except Victoria. The state Department of Health and Human Services—commenting on the report, ‘A discussion of public dental waiting times […]

Dental product sales up but prices down, ADIA survey finds

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A survey just published by the Australian Dental Industry Association—which assesses sentiment on dental product sales volumes and selling prices—has found that although there was moderate sentiment of an increase in sales volumes, the composite index was weakened by minor sentiment […]

Tooth decay revealed as leading oral health issue

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Nearly six million Australians are living with tooth decay or other oral health issues, according to Medibank data released earlier this week. Findings from the Medibank Better Health Index—which surveys 1,000 Australians every week—show that 5,707,000 people are affected by at […]

Win an oral health grant to help most needy

The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADAF)—in partnership with the Wrigley Global Giving Fund—has announced that applications for its Community Service Grants program to help improve access to dental care to some of Australia’s most marginalised groups are now open. Since […]