News & Media

News & Media

DBA Scope of Practice Standard is changing

Posted 4th November 2019

On Friday, health ministers approved the proposed Dental Board of Australia’s Scope of Practice Standard.  The new Standard will take effect from July 2020 and will remove the requirements for dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists to work in a structured professional relationship (SPR) with a dentist. The ADA constantly campaigned on this…

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All change at ADAWA

Posted 1st November 2019

After two years in the top job, it’s time for ADAWA’s first female president, Dr Jenny Ball, to pass the baton on. Brooke Evans-Butler caught up with Jenny and incoming president, Dr Sean Archibald, to discuss ADAWA’s past, present and future. ADAWA has seen many changes over the last two years – much of which…

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Instagram influencers under scrutiny for teeth-straightener push

Posted 18th October 2019

Instagram influencers are being paid thousands of dollars to promote teeth-straightening products online, sparking complaints from the dental industry that laws governing disclosure of these arrangements are being broken. Clear orthodontic teeth aligner products such as Invisalign have exploded in popularity in recent years, in part due to exposure from North American pop stars such…

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Singapore bans sugary-drink adverts

Posted 15th October 2019

Singapore is to become the first country to ban adverts that promote drinks with a high sugar content. The ban was announced by Edwin Tong, senior minister of state for law and health at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress. The ban will apply to adverts across print, broadcast and online platforms. It is understood to…

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The sun will rise tomorrow

Posted 11th October 2019

The story of Dr Alissa Jacobs and her husband Dr Hosam Ehdeyhed could be one of darkness and despair. Instead, it’s a tale of hope, love and support, with a message for us all, as Brooke Evans-Butler discovers. From the outside looking in, Alissa and Hosam are a fairly average family. With three children (aged…

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