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  • 21 May 2024 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    On 1 May 2024 the National Safety and Quality Primary and Community Healthcare Standards became the benchmark for accreditation assessments for private dental practices. 

    To support practices in their preparation for accreditation, a range of resources are available on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care's (ACSQHC) website, including:

    • fact sheets and advisories
    • mapping of the Primary and Community Healthcare Standards to the NSQHS Standards first edition
    • accreditation process information


    ACCESS THE RESOURCES


    About The Standards - from ACSQHC:

    "Over 5,000 dental practices participate in voluntary dental practice accreditation. Accreditation of practices offers the opportunity to showcase commitment to excellence while aligning with regulatory frameworks.

    Before this transition, private dental practices were assessed against the first edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

    The Commission has worked closely with the Australian Dental Association (ADA) to support the sector’s transition to the new standards. A suite of useful resources and information is also available on the ADA website for their members."



  • 8 May 2024 11:09 AM | Anonymous

    NSW Ministry of Health and Health Education & Training (HETI) currently have Rural Scholarships open for supporting entry to Medicine or Dentistry Programs.

    The Supporting Entry into University Medicine or Dentistry Program Scholarships are designed to provide financial support to prospective students from NSW rural communities who are pursuing a career in medicine or dentistry.

    Please find the full eligibility and application guidelines here

    Applications close on 12 July 2024. 


  • 8 May 2024 10:59 AM | Anonymous

    Therapeutic Guidelines recently provided us with an update relating to the Antibiotic prescribing in primary care: Therapeutic Guidelines summary table.

    In 2023 the table temporarily included alternatives to first-line antimicrobials to provide free access to recommendations to assist healthcare professionals navigating the multiple concurrent antimicrobial shortages occurring in the community.

    The TGA has informed Therapeutic Guidelines that the number and nature of antimicrobial shortages has now returned to baseline. As such, the table containing shortages advice has been replaced.

    The new version follows the previous approach of only providing first-line therapy recommendations.

    View the updated table here.


  • 7 May 2024 4:39 PM | Anonymous

    Women & Leadership Australia (WLA ) has announced new scholarships to enable more women to access world-class leadership and workplace skill development programs.  

    By combining cutting-edge leadership theory with practical application, and a flexible part-time delivery, WLA offers an unparalleled learning experience designed to fit into your busy schedule. 

    With partial scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, there are four programs to suit women in non-leadership roles all the way up to senior executives.  

    Applications close Friday 14 June 2024 unless allocated prior.

    Find out more here.



  • 17 Apr 2024 10:02 AM | Anonymous
    We offer our congratulations to Melbourne Dental School Senior Lecturer and OHP Bree Jones who was recently awarded the Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Award by the International Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research (IADR). 

    "The objective of the award program is to encourage young investigators to undertake research in the prevention of oral diseases and to facilitate their presentation of this work to the international dental and oral health research community."

    Congratulations Bree on this fantastic professional achievement.

    View the IADR Press Release here.


    Photo: Melbourne Dental School Senior Lecturer & OHP Bree Jones with IADR Award. Source: IADR/AADOCR.


    Source: LinkedIn.



  • 16 Apr 2024 2:16 PM | Anonymous

    The Indigenous Wellbeing Conference 2024 now has presenter applications open, with the conference taking place in Aotearoa (Auckland NZ). 

    The Conference theme is Our Stories, Our Strength: A Collective Journey to Indigenous Wellbeing.

    Topics to present on:

    • Cultural Resilience and Identity Preservation
    • Empowering Grassroots Innovation for Community Wellbeing
    • Fostering Whānau (Family) Wellbeing Through Environmental Sustainability
    • Equitable Access and Cultural Inclusiveness for Diverse Populations
    • Racism in Health and Decolonisation of the System

    Click here to read more about the topics and sub-topics of this year's program.

    Presenter applications close Friday 26 April 2024. 

    APPLY TO PRESENT

  • 16 Apr 2024 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    In the Eklund Foundation Press Release of 5 April 2024:



    "€250,000 is the total sum allocated for research within dentistry by the Eklund Foundation in 2024. The application portal will be open during May for the ninth year running, welcoming applicants from all parts of the world in all fields of dentistry.

    Both experimental and clinical studies within all fields of dentistry are accepted, but the foundation will prioritize projects that can be related to periodontology, implantology, or cariology. Researchers may apply for funding for a project in its entirety or for part of a project."



    Read Full Press Release


  • 26 Mar 2024 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    The Australian Dental Council (ADC) held their 30th Anniversary Dinner on 15 March 2024, where ADOHTA Vice-President Jessica Pennay represented us as a VIP guest. 

    Thank you to the ADC for the opportunity to attend this wonderful celebratory evening.



    Pictured L to R: ADOHTA Life Member & Professor Julie Satur, ADOHTA Life Member & Past National President Hellene Platell, ADOHTA Vice-President Jessica Pennay and University of Newcastle Lecturer & Past ADOHTA Board Director Denise Higgins.


  • 26 Mar 2024 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    We're delighted to announce several ADOHTA members as winners of the Dental Care Awards on Friday evening 22 March 2024 at the ADIA Sidcon Gala Dinner.

    Please join us in congratulating the following ADOHTA Leaders on their incredible efforts including:

    • Outstanding Young Dental Professional Award – ADOHTA President William Carlson-Jones
    • Enhancing the Mission of Dentistry Award - ADOHTA NSW ACT Branch Officer Tabitha Acret
    • Exceptional Student Award – ADOHTA Student Member Ben Vu

    On behalf of the ADOHTA Board, we extend our congratulations and our sincere thanks for all that you do for the OHP workforce and the community.



  • 26 Mar 2024 10:02 AM | Anonymous

    ADOHTA NSW-ACT Branch Officer Nathan Aulsebrook attended the recent Investiture at University of Newcastle on 22 March 2024. 

    The Investiture was of the eighth Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, Honourable Patricia Forsythe AM conducted by Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales. 

    Some photos from the occasion:


    Thank you Nathan for representing ADOHTA at this Investiture.  

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