Oral health therapists

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Oral health therapists have much to offer a practice yet many dentists remain confused about what they can and can’t do. By Kerry Faulkner While...

Recycling dental scrap

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If you’re discarding dental scrap, you’re throwing money in the bin and harming the environment. By Frank Leggett Most dental practices across Australia have procedures...

DIY aligners: how safe are they?

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It is now possible for people to be sent clear aligners and straighten their teeth at home without ever visiting a dentist or orthodontist....

The experience of migrant dentists

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Overseas-trained dentists have a few hurdles they need to clear first if they are to practise successfully in Australia. By Kathy Graham Nepalese-born Dr Astha...

Dr Hooman Baghaie is here to help

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In high-achieving refugee dentist Dr Hooman Baghaie, Iran's loss is Australia's gain. By Andrew McMillen When he was 12 years old, Dr Hooman Baghaie’s family...

Dr Nauv Kashyap on playing his cards right

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Multi-practice owner and dental business coach Dr Nauv Kashyap is as deft a hand at business as he is at the poker table. By Sally Wilson Risk is a word that...

Change of ownership

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The ownership of dental practices by non-dentists is a growing trend but what are the challenges faced by this new breed of entrepreneurs? Frank...

Dentistry in the ADF

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The Australian Defence Force is an exciting alternative for dentists seeking something more than private practice. But dentistry in the ADF is not for...

Fluoride wars

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The science is unequivocal: fluoridation promotes good oral health. So why are so many people still scared of it? Susan Chenery talks to Dr...

The problem with preferred providers

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There is great concern in the dental profession about the influence and effect of private health insurers and their preferred provider agreements. Chris Sheedy...

How women in dentistry are changing the profession

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More women than ever are joining the profession—and changing it for the better, writes Stephanie Osfield When Leonie Clark was studying to become a dentist...

Dental graduates

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Peak dental bodies remain at loggerheads over the number of dental graduates required to sustain existing demand, growth and attrition levels, as Tracey Porter...