Dental Industry Red Tape Index
Climbs In FY2014-15 Fourth Quarter

Businesses across the dental industry have reported an increase in compliance costs in the fourth quarter of FY2014-15, notwithstanding the Australian Government's commitment to cut red tape by $1billion a year.

The Australian Dental Industry Red Tape Index is likely to climb over the course of this year as a result of the botched attempt by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) that resulted in higher fees to business.

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Dental Industry News February 2016

AUD Fall Puts Pressure On Dental Product Suppliers

The ADIA Dental Products Business Conditions Survey covering business sentiment for the FY2015-16, Q2 has shown that businesses in the dental industry are optimistic for performance in the coming quarter, but the falling dollar is causing cost pressures.
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64% of Australians Visit Dental Practitioners Says New Report

New statistics released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have shown that sixty-four per cent of people aged five and over had visited a dental practitioner in the previous year.
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3D Printer Tax Depreciation Consultation

As technological innovation continues at a rapid pace, ADIA has lobbied for a simpler and accelerated depreciation regime for 3D printers used by dental laboratories.
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Workplace Relations Productivity Commission Report

The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the workplace relations framework has found that the bulk of relationships between employers and employees are generally harmonious with conflict often arising from poor relationship management.
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Dental Media ― February 2016

Makeover In Malaysia

4/02/2016 West Australian (Newspaper, Western Aust.)

In considering getting dental treatment overseas, Dr Rick Olive of the Australian Dental Association says anyone considering travelling for dental work should also ask: what is the dentist’s training and ethics, do the incentives deflect from the quality of the work, and what is the infection control? “If you are in a country where you can’t drink the tap water, then there are lots of things that can easily go wrong.”
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Hold Your Breath

12/12/2015 Herald Sun (Newspaper, Victoria)

The Herald Sun asked six students from Koonung Secondary College in Mont Albert what courses they hoped to get into following their VCE results, and Daniel Lim from Box Hill is hoping to study dentistry at La Trobe in Bendigo.
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Born This Week

14/12/2015 Daily Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)

Noel Martin became an expert on how fluoride limits tooth decay and was professor of preventative dentistry at Sydney University.
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Curb The 'Nice Little Earners' Behind Health Cost Rises

25/12/2015 Australian Financial Review (Newspaper, National)

Medibank won a skirmish but yet not the war against the huge provider cost growth plaguing the private health insurance industry.
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Dentist raises concerns over quality and cost of treatment

26/12/2015 The Age (Newspaper, Victoria)

A Canberra dentist has described Australia's dental system as broken and failing to improve health outcomes despite an increasing number of practitioners.
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Healthcare Award Winners Are All Smiles

27/12/2015 Canberra Times (Newspaper, Aust. Capital Territory)

The Mobile Dental Clinic for Residential Aged Care Facilities, a service that provides dental care for up to 50 per cent of nursing home residents from 23 aged-care facilities in the ACT, took out the overall win in the ACT Quality in Healthcare Awards.
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Changing Times In Oral Health

1/01/2016 The CEO Magazine (Business Magazine, National)

Managing Director of Henry Schein Halas, Mike Covey, has been at the helm since 2014. He spoke to The CEO Magazine about his attitude toward leadership, Henry Schein's commitment to oral health, and the future of the dental industry in Australia.
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SA Health Minister Pleads For Long-Term Dental Funding From Commonwealth

8/01/2016 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Online)

South Australia's Health Minister Jack Snelling has complained to his federal counterpart about short-term funding deals for adult dental services, which he says are compromising patient care. More than $12 million in Commonwealth money will fund the treatment of an additional 14,617 patients on the public waiting list over the next six months.
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Health Insurance Provides Poor Value And Choice

14/01/2016 Canberra Times (Newspaper, Aust. Capital Territory)

An op-ed from Leanne Wells, CEO of the Consumer's Health Forum of Australia. "After years of increasingly interventionist regulatory protection and many billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded aid meant to spur health insurance, we are left with chronically increasing premiums and chronically confused and frustrated consumers."
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Filling the gaps: Addressing inequity in oral health in outback Australia

14/01/2016 Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA)

Of the many substantial health challenges facing Australia in the 21st century, oral health is arguably the greatest. This is not just because teeth are essential tools, but also because of the association between untreated oral disease and certain cardiovascular diseases, respiratory illnesses, and other chronic diseases.
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This Is Worth Chewing Over

19/01/2016 Northern Territory News (Newspaper, Darwin)

Research has found that cost, more than fear, is the number one reason almost half of Australians avoid or delay going to the dentist. And with gap payments increasing at many major health funds, now is the time to search for extra savings.
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Older Students Fear Uni Fee Hikes

20/01/2016 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)

University applications and offers have fallen this year as mature-age students baulk at the prospect of fee hikes if higher education is deregulated.
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Stone Age Cave Art Replicated

20/01/2016 The Australian (Newspaper, National)

18,000-year-old paintings in the Dordogne region of France have been reproduced over three years by French artisans, engraved, worked and sculpted, chiselled by hand, with little paintbrushes and tools used in dentistry.
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Scale Down Your Dental Costs With These Savings Tips

22/01/2016 The Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)

Research has found that cost — more than fear — is the number one reason why almost half of Australians avoid or delay going to the dentist. And with gap payments increasing at many major health funds, now is the time to search for extra savings.
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University’s Reduction Plans Causing Outcry

25/01/2016 Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper, New South Wales)

The University of Sydney is facing mounting opposition to a move to slash the number of faculties from sixteen to six and cut elected positions from its decision-making body. A new faculty that is yet to be named will comprise Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.
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Australia Day Honours 2016

26/01/2016 The Age (Newspaper, Victoria)

Five dentists from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria have been honoured for their service to dentistry during this year's Australia Day Honours.
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Gender Policy Only A ‘Small Win’ For Women

27/01/2016 The Australian (Newspaper, National)

An analysis of audits at the University of Melbourne’s faculty of medicine, dentistry and health science found a newly implemented policy improved gender equity at the faculty level and within some of the schools. However, in other schools gender representation became more unequal.
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NT Teeth Suffer As Dentists Fill Cities

31/01/2016 Sunday Territorian (Newspaper, NT)

The Northern Territory has the second lowest number of dentists per capita in the country, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, with 38.7 full time equivalent dentists practising in the NT for every 100,000 residents.
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Something In Water

31/01/2016 Sunday Mail (Newspaper, Queensland)

For three years or so, about 700,000 people have been denied the dental protection enjoyed by almost four million other Queenslanders, due to councils opting out of fluoridation.
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Health Cover Due For A Test Of Fitness

2/02/2016 Northern Territory News (Newspaper, Darwin)

With two months remaining until the annual health insurance premium increases kick in, it is a good time to reassess your cover. This article gives three quick fixes to finding the best value health insurance for your needs.
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Dental Industry Seminars & Courses

Creating Beautiful Smiles

10/03/2016, St Leonards - ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

In this masterclass you will look over the shoulder of one of Melbourne’s leading prosthodontists as he demonstrates how he efficiently and predictably creates attractive, life-like smiles for his patients.
The process of rejuvenating a smile with composite resin; from the initial assessment, to the clinical technique and beyond will be covered in depth. Participants will receive course notes, see live demonstrations, and practice their newly-learned techniques on pre-prepared, acrylic models.

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Pain and Anxiety Control - Module 2

26/08/2016, St Leonards - ADA NSW Centre For Professional Development

Module Two builds on the pain and anxiety control techniques taught in Module One.
Administer Penthrox successfully and in a safe manner with minimal risk to patient and operator. Understand the utilisation of analgesics in a Dental Office in terms of how they work and prescribing appropriately. Administer local anaesthetics successfully and in a safe manner with minimal risk to patient and operator utilising infiltration and regional nerve block techniques. Gain experience with the Wand.
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Workshop in Advanced Endodontics

17/08/2016, St Leonards - ADA NSW Centre For Professional Development

This is an advanced module in hands-on Endodontics designed for general dentists who regularly perform simple endodontic treatments and want to move a step forward towards moderately challenging cases. The day course is primarily hands-on workshop for access preparation, locating canals and shaping of the root canal system. The participants would gain ample practice on extracted teeth using high magnification devices with a view to gradual and smooth transition slowly translate into their clinic
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Restoration & Preservation of Compromised Tooth

6/07/2016, St Leonards - ADA NSW Centre For Professional Development

This lecture and hands-on workshop will look at a range of clinical situations involving weakened and functionally fatigued teeth and discuss the conservative restorative management of these teeth to preserve the remaining tooth structure and maintain the patient’s dentition.
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2016 ADIA Victorian Dental Show

17/06/2016, Melbourne - ADIA Victorian Branch

The 2016 ADIA Victorian Dental show combines a regional trade show with the biennial state convention convened by the Australian Dental Association - Victorian Branch. This important eventis widely recognised as the best state-based dental trade show.
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2016 ADIA Victorian Dental Show

17/06/2016, Melbourne - ADIA Victorian Branch

The 2016 ADIA Victorian Dental show combines a regional trade show with the biennial state convention convened by the Australian Dental Association - Victorian Branch. This important eventis widely recognised as the best state-based dental trade show.
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2016 ADIA Victorian Dental Show

17/06/2016, Melbourne - ADIA Victorian Branch

The 2016 ADIA Victorian Dental show combines a regional trade show with the biennial state convention convened by the Australian Dental Association - Victorian Branch. This important eventis widely recognised as the best state-based dental trade show.
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Overcoming Back and Neck Pain: Part 2

9/04/2016, St Leonards - ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

This second part of Overcoming Back and Neck pain in Dental Surgery is an advanced workshop and is designed to further assist dentists, who attended the full day workshop, with recognition of harmful habitual movement and posture patterns and the steps to optimum musculoskeletal health.
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IDEM Singapore 2016

8/04/2016, Singapore - Koelnmesse

The 2016 edition of IDEM Singapore continues the traditions its conference established since its inception in 2000 - the very best of clinical dental practice, innovative techniques, and emerging biomaterials all presented and discussed by many of the worlds experts in practice, education and research. Join us from April 8 - 10, 2016 in Singapore to discover the latest innovations and trends in dentistry.
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Direct Composite Masterclass

1/04/2016, St Leonards - ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

This practical interactive hands-on course is designed to teach dentists how to apply contemporary direct composite techniques that can then be utilised to produce an efficient and truly, high quality aesthetic result. With two full days of intense content and hands on experience, different scenarios in the anterior and posterior direct restorations will be covered.
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Australian Dental Industry Association Website Overview —
             

   

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ADIA An Introduction

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Events

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Related websites

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