Dental profession says ‘no’ to bullying

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The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is proud to be a signatory to a Joint Position Statement Against Bullying, Harassment and Inappropriate Behaviour in the Oral Health Sector—an Australian first for the health sector. The signing was witnessed and endorsed last month by Victorian Health and Emergency Services Minister, the Hon. Jill Hennessy MP.

“The joint statement is an excellent example of collaboration across the sector, in working together to promote respectful workplaces,” said ADAVB president Dr Andrew Gikas.

“We won’t stand by and allow individuals to experience inappropriate treatment or behaviour that affects their personal, emotional or physical wellbeing, and we will stand together to stamp out such behaviour.”

The following organisations have signed the pledge:

  • Dental Health Services Victoria
  • The University of Melbourne
  • La Trobe University
  • RMIT University Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch
  • Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association Inc.
  • Australian Dental Prosthetists Association
  • Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Ltd.
  • Australian Dental Council

You can view the Joint Position Statement here.

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  1. My daughter has just started training as a dental assistant (3 Weeks) and is being bullied by the dental surgeon of this private surgery. What are her rights..


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