Testing times

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With rapid HIV testing being trialled in some medical clinics in Australia, could the dental surgery be next? By Sarah Hollingworth  Australia’s initial response to...

Bashing the Nash

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Dr Colin Twelftree’s interest in volunteer dental work in Vietnam dates back to his days as Australia’s only National Service dentist. By Mark Dapin Colin...

The perio problem

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Blessed with great oral health education and top quality dentistry, 18-to-35 year olds should have great oral health, but a recent survey revealed dentists...

Putting a smile into Cherbourg

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A volunteer dental clinic run by students is making a huge difference to the people of an Aboriginal community in Queensland that doesn’t have...

All in the family

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Is it a good idea to bring family and business together under one roof? We get the lowdown from four different family practices. By...

High speed pursuit

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The data speeds promised by the National Broadband Network is revolutionising tele-dentistry and, as a result the delivery of public healthcare, as a team...

From rescue to recovery

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Twelve months in, the challenge for the TOOTH program is establishing dental care as more than crisis management. By John Burfitt  It is so hard...

On the road again

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Can Australia deliver on dentistry for Australian teens? Perhaps New Zealand has a private model we can look at, says Andy Kollmorgen It’s fair to...

The joy of giving

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South Australian dentist Dr Dick Milner has taken his desire to help the helpless further than most, travelling around the world to give free...

2 steps backwards

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Queensland’s decision to give local councils control of fluoride in water has met with condemnation from dental authorities, but it has not stopped six councils...

In line for the crown

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A new technique championed by Professor Hanny Calache and Dental Health Services Victoria is tackling the problem of childhood decay. By Susanna Nelson Rates of...

White fight

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The debate over what is a safe level of peroxide in at-home tooth whitening kits continues, with battle lines drawn between the profession and...