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News & Media

Family ties

Posted 6th October 2020

The old adage that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree certainly seems to hold true in dentistry, with so many ADAWA members working alongside their family Family It’s all in the family at Warwick Family Dental Care, with practice principal Dr Peter Brooke working alongside his practice manager wife Sharon, associate dentist son…

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A family legacy

Posted 23rd September 2020

As a fourth-generation dentist, Dr Grace Cooper is following in her family’s footsteps. Grace’s great grandfather graduated with a dental degree in England in 1920, after which her grandfather, father, and then Grace, all followed suit.  However, even with her family history, Grace’s future career was never pre-ordained. Nor, indeed, was her father’s – Dr…

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Meet Professor Hien Ngo

Posted 23rd September 2020

Meet the new Head of School, Dean of UWA Dental School and Director of the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, Professor Hien Ngo  He may still be new to the job, but it’s clear that Professor Hien Ngo is ready to make a big impact at UWA Dental School, which he sees as having…

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World Cavity Free Future Day: October 14

Posted 23rd September 2020

“Dental decay is the most common non-communicable disease in the world,” says Dr Fleur Creeper, committee member of the Oral Health Committee and spokesperson for the Australian Dental Association of Western Australia. “It is expensive to treat, impacts quality of life and can cause hospitalisation. It is entirely preventable through relatively simple and cost-effective interventions. Therefore, global…

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ADAWA helping to end unhealthy food advertising 

Posted 22nd September 2020

On September 7, 2020, all Western Australian MPs were sent a statement signed by WA’s leading non-Government health agencies and associations, including ADAWA. The statement calls for an immediate ban on the advertising of unhealthy foods and drinks on State-owned assets, with no exceptions. There is substantial evidence that unhealthy food advertising influences children’s food…

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