News & Media

News & Media

Community Service Grant gratefully received

Posted 12th September 2019

Huge congratulations to Dr Jilen Patel and his team from UWA Dental School, who have received a community service grant towards their project, "From Clinics to Communities". The program engages with various community groups, ranging from primary schools through to aged care, with a focus on vulnerable cohorts. Students from UWA Dental School play a…

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Suicide in the medical profession – the myths and facts

Posted 9th September 2019

Lorna MacGregor, CEO of Lifeline WA, says suicide is a low-prevalence condition, thereby making it difficult to establish statistically reliable data on discrete populations. “It is generally considered that dentists, vets and other health professionals have higher suicide rates than the general population, but this is subject of some debate,” she says. “Further confounding things is…

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Talk it through

Posted 9th September 2019

Lifeline WA’s mission is to prevent suicide, support people in crisis and create opportunities for emotional wellbeing. Drs Christine Pears, Don Rechichi and Clive Moody are all retired ADAWA member dentists who now volunteer their time as Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporters. “Like all dentists, I spent my life looking after people,” Clive says. “When I retired,…

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Breastfeeding and Dentistry

Posted 3rd September 2019

By Dr Jacinta Vu, Oral Medicine Specialist Breastfeeding is something that is, and has been, literally and metaphorically, close to my heart over the past four years and counting, as I continue my breastfeeding journey with my third and fourth children – eight-month-old twin girls. Dentists are not usually taught much about breastfeeding at dental school,…

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