Congratulations to the new ADA president

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At yesterday’s Australian Dental Association (ADA) federal council meeting, Dr Hugo Sachs was elected as the new ADA president, replacing Dr Rick Olive who has held the position since 2014.

Dr Sachs, a rural practitioner from Harden, NSW, has been an active member of the ADA NSW branch since 1999 (president 2003—2004) and served on a number of branch committees.

Following his election, Dr Sachs paid tribute to Dr Olive who, he said, “has made a tremendous contribution to the dental profession and oral health in Australia during his term.”

As president, Dr Sachs said his priorities “will be to continue to seek reform to the private health insurance industry so that patients get value for money, are able to get the quality, safe dental care that they need and that dentists are treated fairly by private health insurers.

“I will also continue to advocate for the Commonwealth’s commitment to funded dental care for targeted populations as outlined in the Australian Dental Health Plan,” he said.

“We have a strong membership and I hope to take every advantage of that to continue to serve both the public and our members to ensure that ongoing high quality and safe services are provided so that the oral health of Australians continues to improve.”

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