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New President for the Australian Dental Association

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The Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA) has elected Dr Shane Fryer as its new Federal President, succeeding Dr Neil Hewson. Dr Fryer, has been...

UK Dentists’ strangled by red tape

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Growing bureaucracy is destroying the morale of high street dentists in England and could be driving experienced practitioners to retire early or leave the...

Gold Coast school dental clinics to close

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In an unfortunate piece of timing, MPs in Queensland have voted themselves a pay rise at about the same time Queensland Health has announced...

Californian city bans dental amalgam

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At the end of October, the city council of Costa Mesa (in Orange County, California) approved a non-binding resolution calling on state and federal...

Stimulus versus health

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The Federal government's stimulus package appears to have run head on into the regional dental crisis, with the future of the Milton Ulladulla dental...

Victorian school dental chases students

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Bendigo Health Community Dental Clinic (formerly School Dental Program) is piloting a six week evening dental clinic for secondary school students. The evening clinics...

Stress and poverty cause kid’s caries

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A study in the November issue of the journal Social Science and Medicine has found that poverty and stress create chemical changes in children's...

US study calls for change to Dental therapists’ scope of practice

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A new US study has reignited the debate over which practitioners are qualified to provide dental care, especially to underserved populations in high-poverty areas....

Education linked to mouth cancer risk

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New research has revealed that your social background could heighten their risk of mouth cancer. Dr David Conway's recent study, 'Socioeconomic Risk Factors Associated...

CSU expands again

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Charles Sturt University (CSU) is set to implement a major expansion of its Allied Health Clinic in Albury, with nearly $5 million from the...

Tobacco makes you toothless

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Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to lose teeth, a large study from Sydney University has found. The authors of the study have concluded,...

Most ignorant of oral cancer

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A new survey undertaken by British Dental Health Foundation has revealed an alarming lack of awareness about the causes and symptoms of mouth cancer. Despite...