Posts Tagged ‘Australian Dental Association’

Australian dentists issue warning over dangerous DIY tooth whitening

Australian dentists issue warning over dangerous DIY tooth whitening

The Australian Dental Association has issued a warning over the dangers of DIY tooth whitening following an increase in the number of patients visiting their dentist with symptoms like mouth ulcers and chemical burns.  Tooth whitening has become incredibly popular in the last decade as a result of the proliferation of the selfie and reality […]


Vulnerable patients forced to wait up to 3 years to see a dentist in Victoria, Australia

Vulnerable patients forced to wait up to 3 years to see a dentist in Victoria, Australia

Patients, including those from deprived areas and vulnerable groups, are waiting up to three years to see a dentist in parts of Victoria, Australia, it has been revealed. Data suggests that pensioners, health card holders and refugees are being forced to join lists with an expected waiting time of more than 30 months, despite the […]


Patients in Victoria waiting years for dental treatment

Patients in Victoria waiting years for dental treatment

Patients in the state of Victoria in Australia are waiting up to four years for treatment, new data has revealed. Recently, the Victoria branch of the Australian Dental Association released data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The information confirmed that some patients had waited up to 48 months for general dental treatment. Chief […]


Rates of Childhood Decay Alarmingly High in Queensland

Rates of Childhood Decay Alarmingly High in Queensland

Rates of childhood decay are alarmingly high in Queensland, Australia, it has been revealed. Figures show that 3,223 children under the age of 10 were admitted to hospital in Queensland in 2013-2014. More than 50 percent of children seen by public dentists in the state in 2014-2015 also had signs of dental decay. The average […]


Australian Prime Minister Reveals Plans for $5 Billion Dental Scheme for Children

Australian Prime Minister Reveals Plans for $5 Billion Dental Scheme for Children

Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has revealed plans for a new dental scheme that will cost $5 billion and promises to ensure that every child in the country has access to dental care. Mr Turnbull confirmed that the existing scheme will be scrapped because it has not proved to be as effective as the Labor […]


Australian Dentists Anxious Over Future of Children’s Dental Programme

Australian Dentists Anxious Over Future of Children’s Dental Programme

Representatives from the Australian Dental Association have expressed concern at the future of a multi-billion dollar dental programme, which has provided around one million children with free dental care over the last two years. Dentists are worried that the scheme, which was introduced at a cost of $2.7 billion in 2014, will be scrapped in […]


Australian Dentist Urges Sports Players to Wear Good Quality Mouth Guards Following Hockey Incident

Australian Dentist Urges Sports Players to Wear Good Quality Mouth Guards Following Hockey Incident

Dentists in Australia are urging sports players to invest in dentist-made mouth guards after a young hockey player suffered extensive injuries. Christina Johnson now requires extensive dental treatment after she lost a tooth and damaged a number of others during a hockey game in Tasmania. Ms Johnson was hit with a hockey stick and now faces […]


Australian Dental Association Issues Oral Health Warning to Sports Stars

Australian Dental Association Issues Oral Health Warning to Sports Stars

The Australian Dental Association has warned sports stars they may be risking their oral health by consuming sugar-laden, acidic energy drinks. Committee chair Dr Peter Alldritt has urged athletes to stick to water and avoid drinking sports drinks in a bid to reduce the risk of decay brought about by acid erosion. Many popular energy […]


Unregistered Dentist Could Have Exposed Blood-Borne Viruses to Patients

Unregistered Dentist Could Have Exposed Blood-Borne Viruses to Patients

According to the state health department, due to poor control procedures and infection prevention, a man who allegedly posed as a dentist in Victoria could have exposed patients to various blood-borne viruses. It is alleged that Muhammet Velipasaoglu provided dental treatment from a residential property in Meadow Heights, Melbourne, from 2003 up until May this year. […]


Australian Dentists Issue Warning After Government Confirms Budget Deferral

Australian Dentists Issue Warning After Government Confirms Budget Deferral

The Australian Dental Association has warned that changes to the dental budget, which were recently confirmed by the Government, will have a negative impact on standards of oral health. Officials have confirmed that the National Partnership Agreement has been deferred for a year from this summer. The agreement has helped states to make drastic cuts […]