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The hidden sugars you need to know about

Posted 31st July 2020

Nearly half of all adults (47.8%) consume too much sugar, figures from the Australian Dental Association (ADA) today reveal for Dental Health Week 2020 (August 3-9).  Add to this the fact that one in three (32.1%) adults is walking around with untreated tooth decay (compared to one in five or 20% the last time it…

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Australia’s Oral Health is Tracking in the Wrong Direction

Posted 31st July 2020

The increasing prevalence of tooth decay and gum disease among Australian adults are disturbuing new trends in the nation’s oral health.  Australian adults* are keeping their teeth for longer - but one in three of us is walking around with untreated tooth decay, while one in four has periodontal disease with periodontal pockets 4mm or…

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How Much Sugar is Hiding in your Trolley?

Posted 29th July 2020

Time to take a closer look at your supermarket purchases. They’re not as healthy as you might think. Being healthy is something that most of us aim for. We brush our teeth twice a day. We go for a jog around the neighbourhood. We eat a handful of nuts instead of chomping on a chocolate.…

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Dental Health Week 2020: Be Sugar Savvy

Posted 29th July 2020

How much sugar is hiding in your patients’ trolleys? You can’t go food shopping with your patients, but you can start the discussion during Dental Health Week, from August 3 to 9 Chairside discussion Dr Fleur Creeper, committee member of the Oral Health Committee and spokesperson for ADAWA, says although it can be hard to find the time during busy chairside sessions to talk about sugar, it’s…

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Dr Ted Adler receives a well-deserved honour

Posted 29th July 2020

After a remarkable career, Dr Ted Adler was recently named in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours. As we discovered, it was the most well-deserving of honours. By Brooke Evans-Butler  An hour chatting with Dr Edmond (Ted) Adler OAM seems to go by in a moment – at 92 years old, he is an engaging conversationalist,…

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