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2021

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Oberon Council’s fluoridation of its local water supply is a terrific boost for residents’ oral health, dental experts say. “The move by Oberon Council to start water fluoridation is excellent news for the oral health of Oberon residents,” Australian Dental Association NSW President Dr Kathleen Matthews said.

Monday, 01 March 2021

Dental experts have welcomed the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s recommendations transforming older Australians’ oral health, but warn proposals including Medicare-funded dental care for older Australians must be well-designed, implemented and extensively promoted to ensure they work.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

With the winter season approaching and new research underlining their importance, national and state dental experts are urging sports participants across Sydney and NSW to protect their oral health with an appropriate mouthguard from their dentist.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is continuing to put the oral health of thousands of local residents at risk by proceeding with possible plans to remove fluoride from local water supplies, dental experts have said.

Thursday, 28 January 2021

With the new school year approaching, dental experts are urging parents to ditch the traditional unhealthy lunchbox treats and help protect their children’s oral health.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Dental experts are calling on Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to drop its planned community vote on removing fluoride from the local water supply after new data underlined its importance to kids’ oral health.

2020

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Big-hearted volunteers have helped a charity provide hundreds of vulnerable patients with more than $300,000 worth of free dental treatment in 2020.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Two recent graduates have earned vital financial support and access to world-class teaching to further develop their early dentistry career.

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Recent NSW graduates have the opportunity to receive a share of $7500 worth of financial support and access world-class teaching to further support their developing career.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Millions of older Australians will continue to risk developing chronic and life-threatening diseases and suffer unnecessarily unless current oral care health services are transformed.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Medicare-funded oral health check-ups for over-75s, access to daily oral hygiene measures and denture cleaning and more dental health education for aged care workers and carers must be introduced to stop the widespread and unacceptable neglect of older Australians’ oral care.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Broken jaws, fractured, cracked or dislodged teeth, cut lips and tongue wounds are among the serious injuries sustained by Australian sports participants every year - injuries which could be avoided by wearing a suitable mouthguard.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Dentists across NSW and the ACT are open and treating patients. ADA NSW President Dr Kathleen Matthews said NSW and ACT dentists recently reopened and are poised to safely treat patients with a full list of procedures now possible.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

NSW and the ACT residents are being reminded they can once again see their dentist for all treatments, with restrictions due to COVID-19 now eased further.

2019

Friday, 22 November 2019

The Australian Medical Association’s report card on the state of Indigenous oral health, No More Decay, is a damning account detailing poor rates of oral disease, lack of access to treatment and lack of access to fluoridated water in Indigenous communities.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

The health of older Australians will continue to deteriorate unless sweeping changes are made to oral health care in aged care homes, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) NSW’s submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has outlined.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

With another season of winter sports kicking off across the state, ADA NSW is urging participants to remember their mouthguards and help protect themselves from sustaining potentially serious and costly dental injuries.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

ADA NSW welcomes the commitment by the NSW Government to invest an additional $70 million towards dental care for children, but we would encourage the government to ensure the funding is directed to those most in need.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

ADA NSW welcomes the Grattan Institute report Filling the Gap: A universal dental care scheme for Australia.

2018

Friday, 07 December 2018

The Australian Dental Association NSW is calling for better access to oral health services for older Australians, after a new report found dental treatment was the most difficult medical service for this group to access.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The NSW Branch of the Australian Dental Association welcomes the news that NSW Health has approved water fluoridation for Gunnedah.

Friday, 02 November 2018

The Australian Dental Association’s NSW Branch welcomes the news that asylum seeker children are being removed from detention on Nauru, and that all remaining children will be relocated to Australia by the end of the year.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

With the announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care, the Australian Dental Association NSW is calling for oral health care to be made a priority for residents of all aged care facilities.

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The NSW branch of the Australian Dental Association (ADA NSW) would like to reassure the public that the risk of contracting a blood-borne infection during a visit to the dentist is low.

Monday, 06 August 2018

Dental Health Week (August 6 to 12) This Dental Health Week, the Australian Dental Association NSW is highlighting the links between gum disease and diabetes, and reminding people with the disease, to see their dentist for regular check-ups.

Saturday, 04 August 2018

Statement from the President of the Australian Dental Association’s NSW branch, Dr Neil Peppitt: We are appalled by the allegations reported by the Sydney Morning Herald today. It is ADA NSW’s view that children should never be unnecessarily exposed to radiation, and x-rays should only be performed by qualified staff with the appropriate licence.

Monday, 04 June 2018

The Australian Dental Association NSW is urging local residents who want access to the benefits of water fluoridation to email Oberon Council.

Monday, 21 May 2018

The Australian Dental Association NSW is urging Oberon Council to implement community water fluoridation, saying there is overwhelming evidence that it safely prevents tooth decay.

Friday, 13 April 2018

ADA NSW has welcomed new laws banning the use of e-cigarettes in smoke-free areas, with President Neil Peppitt saying the legislation would protect the health of everyone in the community.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

ADA NSW supports the recently released Community Fluoride Strategy Guidelines issued by NSW Health. Water fluoridation at Australian levels is a safe, effective and equitable way to prevent tooth decay in people of all ages.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

With children heading back to school, the Australian Dental Association NSW is highlighting the sugar content of popular lunch box options.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The NSW branch of the Australian Dental Association (ADA NSW) would like to reassure the public that the risk of contracting blood-borne infections during a visit to the dentist is extremely low.

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