2017 New Perio Numbers Released

The 12th Edition of the Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary has just been released. The schedule is published by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) will take effect from 1 April 2017. The decision to release another edition so soon after the last was prompted by sustained concern about the deletion of items 281 and 282 from the the periodontal … Read More

VIC – Managing your special needs patients

Steve Moore

The Australian Dental Association are hosting a full-day CPD event that has something for the whole dental team. Topics and speakers include: Dr Helen Marchant – “Treating patients with disabilities – access is the key!” Dr Avanti Karve – “Recognition and management of swallowing and muscular problems including dysphagia” Professor Laurie Walsh – “Immunosuppressed and oncology patients” Dr Kerrie Punshon … Read More

Kids can afford to smile

The child dental benefit cap is to be raised to $1000. It’s pretty rare that we get to say nice things about the government, but here’s a little ray of sunshine for the littl’uns from the Department of Health. In a statement issued on February 8 it said: “The Turnbull Government is increasing the rebate available under the Child Dental … Read More

Call for teeth-whitening case studies

The DHAA are joining forces with the Australian Dental Association (ADA) in a bid to ensure safe and effective tooth whitening for the public. Any whitening treatment should only be performed by registered dental professionals who have been formally trained in the procedure and who can accurately diagnose the causes of tooth discolouration and oral health problems. As part of … Read More

Private Health – Let’s right the wrongs

It’s great to have health insurance, right? The feeling that you have you and/or your loved ones securely wrapped up in all the additional benefits that private health gives you over the mighty Medicare. Plus there’s the additional tax benefits that having private cover gives you. What could be better? The answer is quite a lot actually. Choosing the right … Read More

ADA Request Feedback on Changes to Schedule

Following our recent communication with the ADA regarding changes to item numbers 281 and 282 in the Schedule, we have received the following advice to disseminate to our members: Following the release of the Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary, 11th Edition in early March, there has been concern expressed about the removal of item numbers 281 and 282, … Read More