John Howard's Advice To CSU Orange Students: "Stand Together"
17/12/2014 Central Western Daily (Newspaper, Regional New South Wales)
Former Prime Minister John Howard visited the Orange campus of Charles Sturt University on Tuesday to inspect the dentistry facilities his government helped to fund - for its contribution, he was named doctor of the university. However, in accepting what he called an “exceptional honour”, Mr Howard said he could not address the students without acknowledging the events in Sydney earlier that morning, which left three people dead.
This Should Leave You Smiling
25/11/2014 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)
Lidums Dental in Adelaide is realising a vision to build the ultimate centre of excellence in dentistry for people demanding better quality and health outcomes. Dr Lidums, a prosthodontist, wanted to establish a dental centre that would improve patient experience, and ultimately, improve their health and quality of life.
#VicVotes: So Many Health Promises, So Little Vision
27/11/2014 Crikey (Online, National)
In a contribution to the Crikey health blog, Dr Christine Walker of the Chronic Illness Alliance notes that in the promises being made by candidates for the Victorian election, mental health figures well in all promises across Greens, Labor and the Coalition; however only the Greens recognise the need for more funding for dental services.
Health Clinic Upgrade Goes To Tender
29/11/2014 Northern Territory News (Newspaper, Darwin)
Kaltukatjara health clinic in Central Australia is to be upgraded, with upgrades to include provision of an emergency room, a new dental clinic and children's consultation room.
Red Tape No Panacea For Investor Ignorance
30/11/2014 Sunday Mail (Newspaper, Queensland)
Columnist Noel Whittaker argues that governments cannot protect consumers, despite good intentions, by increasing red tape. He says all the red tape in the world can’t protect investors from loss and that financial education coupled with an understanding of risk and reward are the key ingredient.
Praise For Indigenous Dental Clinic
2/12/2014 Blue Mountains Gazette (Newspaper, Regional New South Wales)
The positive work being achieved by Katoomba Hospital's Aboriginal dental health initiative has been acknowledged by New South Wales state MPs Roza Sage and Assistant Health Minister and Minister For Mental Health Jai Rowell.
Small Improvement In Indigenous Dental Health: Report
2/12/2014 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Online)
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a report on the federally funded Stronger Futures program, which offers preventative dental programs such as fluoride varnish and fissure sealants, as well as clinical services such as check ups, fillings and extractions.
Uni To Foot Dental Bill
3/12/2014 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)
Up to 50,000 extra public patients will be treated at a new dental school to be
opened next to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2017, being funded by the University of Adelaide.
Dropouts Should Cost Unis
3/12/2014 The Australian (Newspaper, National)
In speaking about Labor's plans for universities, opposition higher education spokesman Kim Carr noted his concern about an oversupply of dental and veterinary science graduates, and pitched alternative policy aimed at focussing the demand-driven system of uncapped places.
The Summer I Tried To Turn Pro
5/12/2014 Courier Mail (Newspaper, Queensland)
Before Mel Buttle became a well-known Australian comedian, she spent her teenage years trying to decide between a career as a professional surfer or a dentist.
Mythbusters Reveal What Its Really Like
6/12/2014 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)
Know what you're in for before you choose a career. Statistics show that the common career choices for teenagers leaving school, such as chef, lawyer or nurse, have some of the highest dropout rates. Meanwhile, a starting salary for a lawyer is around $55,000, while other academic fields fare better, such as dentistry ($80,000) and engineering ($64,000).
My Crazy Rules: TV Chef Cops Big Serve
7/12/2014 Sunday Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)
Celebrity chef Pete Evans, currently starring on My Kitchen Rules, has met with advocacy group "Fluoride Free," which claims that fluoride tap water is unethical and leads to disease, to discuss 'ideas.'
A Trend To Get Your Teeth Into
7/12/2014 Sunday Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)
Experts are reporting that orthodontists are having to turn away children eager to have braces before they're ready, with parents seeing the work as a worthy investment. Trends are also showing that adults are increasingly turning to orthodontics, with twenty percent of adult dental patients now having some sort of orthodontic work being done.
Lab Tested Therapy
7/12/2014 Courier Mail (Newspaper, Queensland)
Under Queensland state legislation, certified assistant dogs are now on the same legal footing as guide dogs. Only surgical procedure rooms, including dental surgeries, can ban them.
Medicare Rewrite Shifts Slug To Doctors
10/12/2014 West Australian (Newspaper, Western Aust.)
The Coalition has replaced the proposal for the $7 GP co-payment with a rebate for doctors, which would require doctors to decide which non-concessional patients will pay an optional co-payment, forecast to generate $800 million over four years.
Results Arrive And Thousands Ponder Future
14/12/2014 The Age (Newspaper, Victoria)
ATAR results have come in for Victoria's Year 12 students, and for individuals contemplating their future, health science degrees in medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy remain the more competitive fields to get into.
'Soft' Kids A Knockout For Dentists
14/12/2014 Sunday Mail (Newspaper, Queensland)
A trend toward children being given a general anaesthetic for routine dental procedures such as fillings means parents are facing treatment bills in excess of $1000 so their child doesn't have to have any pain or anxiety.
La Trobe Academic Wins International Award
17/12/2014 Bendigo Advertiser (Newspaper, Regional Victoria)
In recognition of his work promoting oral health amongst children in Nepal, La Trobe Rural Health School’s Ron Knevel has won this year’s Social Responsibility Award from the Global Child Dental Fund (GCDF) and the International Federation of Dental Hygienists, (IFDH).
ADIA Western Australian Branch Meeting
6/02/2015, Perth - ADIA Western Australian Branch
The ADIA Western Australian branch meeting allows for employees of member businesses to come together to discuss changes to the local commercial and regulatory environment.
Advanced Clinical and General Photography
18/11/2015, St Leonards - ADA CPD
This is an advanced course for dentists and staff with some understanding and experience of digital photography, who wish to expand their skills in the taking of photographs and the manipulation of digital images.
2015 ADIA Queensland Dental Show
23/10/2015, Brisbane - ADIA Queensland Branch
It's back - Queensland's largest state-based dental event is returning. Over 23-24 October 2015 come to the Royal International Convention Centre to meet the leading local suppliers of the latest products from Australia and overseas.
Australasian Osseointegration Society Conference
14/10/2015, Canberra - Australasian Osseointegration Society
This distinctive event is an international meeting of world class standard with highly respected speakers who mix clinical knowledge and ground-braking new techniques with solid scientific background. The event will provide something for everyone: dentists, technicians, hygienists and staff, with multiple parallel sessions, oral presentations, training workshops, and a large exhibition with all the global leading companies offering the latest products and technological innovations.
3/09/2015, Sydney - Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA)
"AesthetiCon" is the region's first dental conference/exhibition focussed solely on dento-facial aesthetics. Designed to be as entertaining as it is educational, AesthetiCon features an unrivalled line-up of international/local talent, delivering spell-binding presentations, the likes of which have never been seen in the region before. In 2015 AesthetiCon's "CIRCUS" themed extravaganza will be held amongst the glitz and glamour of Australia's premier entertainment destination - THE STAR.
Medical Emergency Certification Training
31/07/2015, St Leonards - ADA CPD
This hands-on program leads to certification in Advanced Life Support for dentists and staff. The training is designed to provide the practitioner and their support staff with a simple algorithm for the management of medical emergencies within the practice.
Participants will learn about the most common life threatening medical conditions, how to recognise them and how to conduct a quick and accurate clinical assessment and lead the practice team in providing effective treatment.
ADIA-ISC Industry Skills Committee Meeting
2/06/2015, Teleconference - ADIA National Office
This meeting of the ADIA-ISC Industry Skills Committee will review dental industry skills needs to address skills shortages in addition to overseeing upcoming of courses and seminars that the ADIA delivers nationally.
Dynamic New Silanated Fibres
17/04/2015, Maitland - ADA CPD
This course will provide scientific and clinical information with a “Hands-on” experience using fibre reinforced endontic posts, posterior and anterior fibre reinforced restorative materials and techniques to create aesthetic and high strength restorations.
Anterior and posterior fibre reinforced bridges will be demonstrated with material handling and clinical experience combining to ensure the successful outcome.
Four Handed Dentistry for the Dental team
18/02/2015, St Leonards, NSW - ADA CPD
This program will provide training for the dental team to help them work together in a productive and efficient way. It will demonstrate how to lessen fatigue, stress levels, improve posture and to work together as a cohesive team. It will also improve the dental assistant anticipation of procedures. Participants will be shown how to make minimum movements throughout the procedure to facilitate four handed dentistry.