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Winnipeg Health Officials Warn Against Fluoride Ban

Winnipeg Health Officials Warn Against Fluoride Ban

Health officials in Winnipeg have criticised decisions to stop adding fluoride to water supplies in communities in Manitoba. A number of communities in the north of the region have voted in favour of banning fluoride from water supplies, but health officials claim that the decision will do more harm than good in the long-run, as […]


Poor Oral Health Costs Australian Economy More than $1 Billion a Year

Poor Oral Health Costs Australian Economy More than $1 Billion a Year

A report has suggested that poor oral health costs the Australian economy more than one billion dollars each year. The report, which was compiled by the Christian organisation, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, claims that $1.3 billion is lost each year as a result of people taking time off work and students missing out on […]


Shrewsbury Dentist Returns after Tour Down Under

Shrewsbury Dentist Returns after Tour Down Under

A dentist has returned to Shrewsbury after completing a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Dr Emily Wright left the UK at the beginning of the year to embark on an adventure down under. At the time she was working at the Dental Spa in Shrewsbury after training as a Senior House Officer in the […]


Uproar Surrounding Dental Closures in New Zealand

Uproar Surrounding Dental Closures in New Zealand

Parents and teachers of schoolchildren in New Zealand have reacted angrily to suggestions that more school dental services could be phased out. Sandspit Road School in Auckland is the latest school to suffer, as the dental lab is being shut down this week and children will be forced to visit facilities shared by a number […]


Peterborough School Dental Service could Close

Peterborough School Dental Service could Close

A school dental service in Peterborough, South Australia, could close next year. SA Health planned to close the service last year but pledged to operate the clinic for at least another year after Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan contacted the health minister. The clinic has been up and running since the 1970’s and no modernisation […]


New Health Minister Focused on Improving Dental Services

New Health Minister Focused on Improving Dental Services

The incoming Australian health minister has stated that she is committed to improving dental services. Tanya Plibersek admitted that services were not good enough but refused to commit to the introduction of a universal dental scheme. Talking to ABC Television, Ms Plibersek said that she was not going to make up policies on the spot […]


Dental Group Calls for Urgent Improvements in Dental Care

Dental Group Calls for Urgent Improvements in Dental Care

A dental action group based in New South Wales, Australia, is calling for urgent action to improve access to dental care, following the release of a report, which shows that most Australians cannot afford dental treatment. Members of the Illawarra Dental Action Group said that they were not surprised by the results of the survey, […]


Opposition Calls for Australian Government to Release Dental Report

Opposition Calls for Australian Government to Release Dental Report

The opposition in Australia has called for the Labor government to release a dental report. The opposition is encouraging the federal government to release a report, which suggests the introduction of a universal dental scheme. Leader of the Green Party, a party that joined the coalition after Julia Gillard’s Labor failed to gain the majority, […]


Young Dentists Invited to Attend Dental Careers Day

Young Dentists Invited to Attend Dental Careers Day

Young dentists, people who are interested in changing career and dentists from overseas are invited to attend the 12th annual dental careers day, which will take place on Friday 3rd February. The Career Opportunities is a UK Dentistry event, which is organised by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and the British Dental Association and will […]


5% of LA Dentist Refuse to Treat HIV Patients

5% of LA Dentist Refuse to Treat HIV Patients

A study has revealed that 1 in 20 dentists in Los Angeles refuse to treat patients with HIV or AIDS. The study, which was conducted by the Williams Institute at the University of Los Angeles, California, showed that 5% of those polled refused to provide treatment for patients living with HIV. The survey involved 612 […]