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There is still time for you to submit your oral health stories to be considered for the Australian Dental Association’s Excellence in Dental Journalism Awards.

The Awards are for dental journalism published— in both print and electronic (television or radio) formats—over the course of 2015 and 2016 (up to 31 December 2016) in Australian media. Two separate Awards will be granted under print and electronic media categories, and recipients will each receive a sum of $5,000.

ADA president, Dr Rick Olive said, “These last two years has seen dental health on the forefront of public policy discussion. Dental decay continues to be among the most common adverse health conditions in Australia, and is having an increasing impact on children.

“The ADA’s #savetheCDBS (Child Dental Benefits Schedule) campaign in the lead-up to the federal budget, and throughout the federal election campaign has seen a welcome outcome negotiated by both sides of politics for this scheme that provides much needed assistance for low income families’ children to receive dental care to continue operating.”

Dr Olive concluded: “The ADA’s Excellence in Dental Journalism Awards presents an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution that journalists play in informing the public about dental health issues.”

Nominations for the Awards close on 31 December 2016. Further details including an entry form and terms and conditions for the Award can be found here.

Recipients will be presented with their Awards by the ADA president at the upcoming 37th Australian Dental Congress to be held in Melbourne in May 2017.

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