Say goodbye to periodontitis

After 15 years of hard work, researchers at the Oral Health CRC at the University of Melbourne are confident that they have developed a vaccine that could signal the end of periodontitis. Periodontitis, or severe gum disease, is caused by the build-up of a bacterium, called P. gingivalis, that is found in dental plaque on the tooth root in a … Read More

We’re looking for socially responsible dental hygienists

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) believe that we have a social responsibility to address oral health conditions that exist worldwide. For this reason the “Social Responsibility: IFDH Global Oral Health Strategy” conference is currently being planned for 2017. This will be a two-day conference and will bring together experts in leadership, prevention programs, health literacy, and social responsibility, … Read More

Vote for the DHAA Name Change

After an extensive consultation with past Presidents, Life Members, and the wider membership, the DHAA Board of Directors invites all members to vote on the proposed name change of the Association. Voting will remain open until the 30th of September 2016, with the result announced at the AGM in Hobart. VOTE NOW   [two_fifth_last] [responsive][/responsive] [box]

IFDH July 2016 News

The July 2016 news has been released from the IFDH; click here to read. Topics include: • From the President • IFDH News • Member News • Oral Health News & Research • New Board of Directors • New Goals for 2016-2019 • HOD 2016 Business Meeting • New Policy Statement • Biggest ISDH Symposium ever! • Social Responsibility Workshop … Read More

Important Changes to the Australian Schedule of Dental Service and Glossary effecting all Dental Practitioners

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recently released the 11th edition of the Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary. The new schedule sees the removal of item numbers 281 and 282, for a course of non-surgical periodontal treatment and continuation of periodontal treatment, respectively. We recognize that this change is a concern for our members, and that the removal of these … Read More