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News & Media

WA dentists unite to donate their masks and time to hospitals

Posted 26th March 2020

West Australian dentists are compiling their masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to donate to their medical colleagues on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. Dr David Hallett, Australian Dental Association of Western Australia CEO, says the enthusiasm of the dentists involved shows the goodwill of members who prioritise the wellbeing of the community.…

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Government to Announce Level 3 Restrictions

Posted 26th March 2020

News from ADA Federal Branch We have just received information from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), comprised of all state and territory Chief Health Officers and chaired by the Australian Chief Medical Officer. Below is an excerpt from the advice provided by the AHPPC which will be published shortly and provided to the National Cabinet: Dental Services "AHPPC…

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Restrictions on dental practice: a message from the Federal branch

Posted 24th March 2020

Over the last few days, the ADA has been providing expert advice to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the Chief Medical Officer on a framework to support the continuation of essential dental service.  This is based on a staged, proportionate, pre-planned response to the escalation of COVID-19. We have been working with…

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Update from our ADA President: can we keep practising?

Posted 18th March 2020

Over the last 24 hours, we’ve seen mixed messages from international dental regulators and associations about the potential disruption of dental services, deferral of all non-essential treatment and forced closures. Understandably, this has caused confusion and distress about what this means for us as business owners, employees, contractors, academics, researchers and students, and as an entire profession. Last night, we called a meeting…

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World Oral Health Day 2020: Oral Health Tracker Updated

Posted 18th March 2020

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is held annually on March 20 and is an initiative of the FDI World Dental Federation. This year is the third and final year of FDI’s Say Ahh Campaign, in which we're asking the public to #uniteformouthhealth by pledging how they will prioritise and care for their oral health.  About…

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