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  • 24 May 2022 9:58 AM | Anonymous

    ADOHTA, DHAA, ADA & Services Australia presented a Provider Number Update via an online webinar on the 17th May 2022.  The recording is available to view on the link below.

    Click here to view the Provider Number Webinar



  • 1 Apr 2022 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    The Department of Health continues to work towards implementing the policy change to allow dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists to apply for a provider number from Services Australia.

    220331 Joint Provider number member update.pdf 


  • 25 Mar 2022 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    The AMA has joined the Rethink Sugary Drink alliance – a partnership between 19 other health and community organisations who all share the united goal of reducing the consumption of sugary drinks in Australia.

    220324 AMA Joins Rethink Sugary Drinks.pdf


  • 18 Mar 2022 1:43 PM | Anonymous

    All South Australians should be able to eat, talk, smile and live a life from oral pain or infection. The South Australian Oral Health Plan 2019 - 2026 identifies Frail Older People as one of the priority groups at greater risk of oral health inequity. This plan builds on the inaugural 2014 plan and provides the South Australian response to the goals and principles of 'Healthy Mouths- Healthy Lives, Australia's National Oral Health Plan 2015 - 2024'. 

    Please see below the Position Statement: Oral Health for Older People. This evidence based document reflects an agreed position on oral health funding requirements for older people. 

    SAOHP_MG_Position_Statement_Oral_Health_for_Older_People.01.pdf

  • 18 Mar 2022 12:18 PM | Anonymous

    On World Oral Health Day the Victorian Oral Health Alliance is posing this question of State and Federal Governments: how long will the mouth be seen as less worthy of health care than all other parts of the body?

    VOHA Media Release - World Oral Health Day.pdf

  • 2 Mar 2022 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    Please see the guidelines for healthcare practices in the community in a high and very high caseload environment [3] for information on close contacts in the community healthcare settings, risk assessment and furloughing of health care workers. 

    COVID19-guidelines-for-health-care-practices-in-the-community_18022022.pdf

  • 23 Dec 2021 10:35 AM | Anonymous

    Now, researches from The D3 Group (based at The University of Melbourne, Australia) and the University of Talca in Chile, have discovered the mechanism causing molar hypomineralisation, the commonest type of chalky teeth.

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  • 2 Dec 2021 9:32 AM | Anonymous
  • 19 Nov 2021 12:22 PM | Anonymous

    Oral health and nutrition: collaboration supports better health

    To achieve better outcomes for Australia’s nutrition and oral health, it’s vital Accredited Practising Dietitians and oral health professionals work together. That’s one of the key messages shared in the Oral Health and Nutrition Joint Position Statement by Dietitians Australia and Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV), released today.

    “Teeth and mouths have an important function, ensuring people are able to eat food and meet their nutrient requirements across the lifespan,” said DHSV Chief Executive Officer Sue McKee.

    “But too much or not enough of certain foods can increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay and this is where support from both nutrition and oral health professionals can be beneficial.”

    Oral health and nutrition have a bidirectional relationship, and this statement identifies key markers across the different stages of life where collaboration and cross-referral need to take place.

    The statement also identifies areas where the disciplines can collaborate to enhance their research, knowledge and practice, as well as advocate for joint public health initiatives.

    “Malnutrition is one example of a condition that is both a consequence and cause of poor oral health,” said Dietitians Australia Chief Executive Officer Robert Hunt.

    “Collaboration between dietitians and oral health professionals means we can more effectively stop malnutrition in its tracks – and improve the quality of life for those most effected.”

    The position statement has been endorsed by the Australia Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association, Oral Health Services Tasmania, Dental Hygienists Association of Australia and Deakin University. These agencies, as well as the Department of Health Victoria and the Australian Dental Association contributed to the development of this resource.

    To highlight real-world examples of the positive outcomes of this collaboration, Dietitians Australia is hosting a complimentary webinar on Wednesday 1 December 2021. A range of speakers will share their experiences to demonstrate how collaboration between dietitians, nutrition and oral health professionals can help support the health of Australians.

    Register for this upcoming webinar via the Dietitians Australia ‘Oral Health and Nutrition’ events webpage.

    Registrations close Monday 29 November 2021.

    To read the Joint Position Statement via the Dietitians Australia website and the Dental Health Services Victoria website.

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