Media Releases
28 November 2019
Auditor General’s report shows Victorian Government still failing public dental patients (PDF)

The Victorian Auditor General’s Office tabled a report in Parliament today on the follow up to the 2016 audit of Access to Public Dental Services in Victoria. This follow-up report examined how the public dental sector and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has performed in responding to VAGO’s 11 recommendations from 2016.

27 November 2019
Go to the dentist before a sore tooth takes you there (PDF)

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is launching a new campaign today to encourage Victorians to take control of their dental health by visiting a dentist regularly.

4 September 2019
Make time for oral health during Women’s Health Week (PDF)

During Women’s Health Week (2-6 September) the ADAVB is encouraging women to make time to see their dentist for a check-up. Dental health is often overlooked, however poor dental health can have a huge effect on our overall health.

30 August 2019
ADAVB and BOQ Specialist announce recipient of inaugural recent graduate bursary (PDF)

A Yarra Ranges dentist committed to ongoing professional development has been awarded the inaugural Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Bursary.

26 August 2019
ADAVB and BOQ Specialist announce recipient of $10,000 CPD bursary (PDF)

Dr Anand Makwana, owner of Warragul Dental Care, was today announced as the recipient of the 2019 Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) and BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary.

27 May 2019
Dentists urge flexible model for implementation of kids’ dental program to ensure timely dental check-ups (PDF)

Victoria’s peak dental body, the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB), has urged the government to take a flexible approach to delivery of their school dental van program to ensure that all children have timely access to the dentist.

20 March 2019
Leading health bodies call for people to rethink sugary drink this World Oral Health Day (PDF)

With new figures revealing almost half of Australian children aged 5-10 experience tooth decay in their baby teeth [1], the Rethink Sugary Drink alliance is urging Aussies to give their teeth a break from sugary drinks and make the switch to water in a bid to protect their oral health. View media release

19 March 2019
Alliance welcomes Grattan laser shining on dental gaps (PDF)

An alliance of dental health professionals, providers and consumers has welcomed the Grattan Institute report ‘Filling the dental gap: A universal dental scheme for Australia’ as a significant contribution to addressing one of the most inequitable and under-funded areas of healthcare in the country.

1 February 2019
Community health centre dentists to take unprecedented 24-hour stop-work action (PDF)

Public sector dentists working at 10 community health agencies across Victoria will walk off the job for a 24-hour stop-work on Monday 4 February as they continue their attempts to negotiate a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) with their employers.

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