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News & Media

Celebrating our defence dentists

Posted 21st April 2021

To commemorate ANZAC Day, we’re respectfully acknowledging our active service personnel – including the Australian Defence Force Dental Officers who look after the oral health of defence-force serving members  DR AMANDA PHOON NGUYEN Our ADAWA treasurer Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy for three years.  She first met…

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Treating patients on the autism spectrum

Posted 28th March 2021

Treating a patient on the autism spectrum needn’t require longer appointments and specialist referrals; a little knowledge, patience and understanding can go a very long way. In acknowledgement of World Autism Awareness Day this month, Brooke Evans-Butler discovered the simple methods that can be used to get great treatment outcomes  No matter if you work…

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World Oral Health Day reminds us to be proud of our mouth

Posted 18th March 2021

New data has found that more people are looking after their mouths better - though there are still some bad oral health habits that need eradicating, according to the Australian Dental Association. On Saturday March 20 it’s World Oral Health Day (WOHD), the global health campaign focusing on the message ‘Be proud of your mouth’,…

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Enjoy the Easter break with low-sugar recipes

Posted 16th March 2021

It will come as no surprise that Australians consume a large amount of confectionery. In fact, data from the Australian Oral Health Tracker indicates 48% of adults and 75% of children eat too much sugar. Around Easter there are many sweet temptations (milk chocolate is approximately 45% sugar) and this is not good news for…

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The Legend: Dr Ron Townsend 

Posted 16th March 2021

By Dr Lynette M Loreck B.DSc. (UWA) BA (Curtin U.) FADI, FICD   When we think of dental education, we think of universities, lecturers, tutors, and clinical practise. Or we might think of postgraduate courses, seminars, and study groups. But, as we all know, the best form of clinical education is clinical experience. And (possibly) the best…

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