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Dental record at Melbourne’s museum of dentistry

Fannie Gray, the first woman to graduate from a dental school in Australia, examining a soldier’s teeth, c. 1914–16

Come on a guided tour of Australia’s oldest and most comprehensive museum of dentistry. By Cassy Polimeni The evolution of dentistry—from spells to drive away disease-causing spirits to a recognised profession at the cutting edge of technology—is characterised by colourful myths and […]

Helping hands: voluntary dentistry in Cambodia

Dr Topalov and local hygienist Teav Sreypech treating a patient in the dental clinic in M’Lop Tapang orphanage, Cambodia. Photo: Courtesy of River Dental

Dr Tim Topalov, of River Dental in Gympie, Queensland, was listening to the radio in his car one evening when he heard something that changed his life forever. By Rachel Smith For most of us, giving back might involve buying […]

Feeling the squeeze

Are health-fund-owned dental clinics invaders or saviours? Andy Kollmorgen investigates Corporate dentistry has well and truly arrived in Australia, and these days it comes in all shapes and sizes—including extra large. Its earliest incarnation involved businesses like the Townsville-based 1300SMILES […]