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 October 2015

TPP Free Trade Agreement And The Dental Industry

The conclusion of negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is good news for the dental industry as it is a step towards eliminating duplicative and unnecessary regulation on dental products.
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ADIA Members Have A Voice At Prime Minister's Summit

A summit of Australian businesses leaders has been convened by the Prime Minister today, and ADIA members are being represented as groups seek to chart a way forward on policies that can be delivered in order to drive Australia's economic growth.
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Manufacturers In Strong Position According To Survey

The Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends has moderated for the September 2015 quarter but the results for the year remain well above those for 2014 and the historic average, leaving the nation’s manufacturers in a stronger position.
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Grants Support Learning For Women In Leadership

Women in the dental industry interested in furthering their learning in management and leadership are encouraged to apply for scholarships to participate in either of Women & Leadership Australia’s two extended leadership programs.
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Dental Media ― October 2015

Fury At Autism Scare Story

4/10/2015 Sunday Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)

Both of Kylie Ouvrier's sons are on the autism spectrum and she says fluoride has nothing to do with it. Ms Ouvrier has made the statement following claims that fluoride causes autism.

Rotten Truth At Core Of Lobbying

6/09/2015 Sunday Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)

This article looks at the campaigns of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), a lobby group advocating for fluoride to be taken out of Australia's public water supplies.

Smiling All The Way To The ASX

9/09/2015 Daily Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)

Pacific Smiles Group began in 2003 when two dentists merged three Hunter Valley dental centres and centralised the back office with the aim of developing a business model to give their profession more time to devote to oral care. Now, Pacific Smiles is a publicly listed company with a market capitalisation of $316 million.

New Fears That Alzheimer's Can Be Caught

11/09/2015 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)

A new study has provided the first evidence that Alzheimer's Disease can spread through "medical accidents," such as from blood transfusions, operations and dental work.

Arbitration Looms After Negotiations Stalemate

11/09/2015 Canberra Times (Newspaper, Aust. Capital Territory)

Contract negotiations between the government and the ACT Visiting Medical Officers Association are on the brink of arbitration, with the parties unable to reach agreement. Visiting medical officers have been used in various areas of speciality in the ACT from surgery, dermatology, dentistry and paediatrics to anaesthesia, urology and ophthalmology.

Roll-ups Can Pay Dividends... So Long As You Know When To Jump

12/09/2015 Weekend Australian (Newspaper, National)

So-called "roll-up" strategies involve buying a large number of smaller operators for perhaps three times their earnings and then putting them into a business that is trading on a price-earnings multiple. Townsville-based 1300 Smiles is a dental company that has had great success using such a model.

Flying In The Teeth Of Neglect

13/09/2015 Herald Sun (Newspaper, Victoria)

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has called on the Federal Government to divert $10 million from a child dental scheme to help buy new semi-trailers fitted with dental chairs and deliver more flights to outback towns.

No Smiles In The Bush

13/09/2015 Sunday Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)

As part of the Daily Telegraph's "Bite Back" campaign which aims to mandate fluoride in all scheme water systems, journalist Sue Dunlevy looks at the state of children's dental health in rural and remote areas.

Decline In Dental Health For Country Children

14/09/2015 Dubbo Daily Liberal (Newspaper, Regional New South Wales)

Children in country areas have double the number of tooth fillings as their city counterparts, according to a new report from the Royal Flying Doctor Service that reveals major disparities in oral health based on where people live.

Filling The Gap report: RFDS Reveals Country-City Dental Divide

15/09/2015 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Online)

The Royal Flying Doctor Service's 'Filling the Gap: Disparities in Oral Health Access and Outcomes Between Major Cities and Remote and Rural Australia' report has found that childhood cavities are 55 per cent higher for children in remote areas and the number of filled teeth is double that of the number for city children.

A Certain Smile

15/09/2015 West Australian (Newspaper, Western Aust.)

A rejuvenated smile can take years off a face, and this article looks at the different solutions one can undertake to brighten a smile.

Plug Into Pay Day

19/09/2015 Daily Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)

Almost everyone qualifies for some kind of scholarship to assist with the financial costs of study. Regardless of whether you're studying dentistry, business, or any other discipline, you just need to know where to look.

Labor Pledges To Boost University Funding By $4 Billion

21/09/2015 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Online)

The Federal Opposition makes university funding its first challenge to the Turnbull Government, pledging to boost funding by nearly $4 billion and make courses cheaper.

No Smiles For Wait Time

22/09/2015 Community Newspaper Group (Newspapers, Western Australia)

Western Australia's Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association (CPSU/CSA) has criticised wait times for dental checks in Perth's north coast suburbs, but a health service says they are below average.

Dentists Set For Shanghai Meet

22/09/2015 MICE BTN (Trade Publication, Online)

International prosthodontics experts will convene at the 19th edition of DenTech China - China’s professional event for the dentistry technology industry - at the Shanghai Prosthodontics Symposium 2015 from October 21-22.

Screenings Mark Balibo, 40 Years On

23/09/2015 Brisbane Times (Newspaper, Queensland)

Screenings of the film Balibo will be taking place all over Australia on 16 October 2015, marking the 40th anniversary of the death of five Australian journalists who were covering the Indonesian invasion of East Timor. Proceeds from the screenings will support the establishment of a dental clinic in East Timor.

Keep Uni Fee Rises In Debate: Spence

25/09/2015 Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper, New South Wales)

Professor Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, has commented that the Turnbull government should not be spooked from charging students more to go to university, stating that in many of the University's undergraduate courses, such as dentistry, the University makes a loss.

CSU Academic Secures Advocacy Role For Dentistry

29/09/2015 Australasian Dental Practice (Trade Publication)

Senior Lecturer in the Charles Sturt University School of Dentistry and Health Sciences Dr Sabrina Manickam has been named President of the NSW branch of the Australian Dental Association (ADA NSW).

Spence Sees Fresh Hope Of Increase In Go8 Funding

30/09/2015 The Australian (Newspaper, National)

Large metropolitan universities both historically have the largest research enterprise and therefore bear most of the cost burden of Australia’s research, and also by historical happenstance usually carry the suite of seriously underfunded teaching subjects, such as dentistry.

The More We Age, The Dearer The Doctor

1/10/2015 The Age (Newspaper, Victoria)

As Victoria's population ages, dental and health care is becoming increasingly costly. Cuts to state funding are having adverse effect, before even factoring in federal cuts to adult dental services, Indigenous health and various preventative health measures.

Dental Industry Seminars & Courses

Infection Control for Your Practice

7/10/2015, Eagle Farm - Gunz Dental

This evening seminar covers all aspects of infection control for your practice. You and your team will come away with a good understanding of what is involved in infection control, both now and looking into the future, as we cover in-depth best practice in accordance to ISO standards. With the involvement of Gunz technicians, product specialists and manufacturer representatives, this is also an opportunity to ask questions about your equipment and learn a few tips from the expert.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ADX16 Sydney

18/03/2016, Sydney - ADIA National Office

Recognised by dentists and allied oral healthcare professions as an event that allows them to see more, buy more and learn more, the ADX16 Sydney dental exhibition has a well-deserved reputation as the must-attend event for Australia's entire dental community. 

ADIA Western Australian Christmas Celebration

11/12/2015, Perth - ADIA Western Australian Branch

The ADIA Western Australian Christmas Celebration is a great opportunity to catch up with your industry colleagues in a social setting and reflect on the achievements of ADIA during the year. Ticket price includes a three course lunch with some refreshments, but places are limited so register now to confirm your seat.

ADIA Board of Directors

23/11/2015, Sydney - ADIA National Office

This quarterly meeting of the ADIA Board reviews the strategic direction of the association and reviews performance against key administrative and financial benchmarks.

Endodontic Trouble-Shooting

19/10/2015, St Leonards - ADA CPD

In day-to-day clinical practice, endodontic procedural problems are a frequent and frustrating occurrence. The course is aimed at general practitioners who want first-hand experience in techniques to reduce the incidence of problems to an absolute minimum. This intensive program will be invaluable for clinicians serious about making endodontics an important and growing part of their practice.

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