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2019

Friday, 22 November 2019
The Australian Medical Association’s report card on the state of Indigenous oral health, No More Decay, is a damning account detailing poor rates of oral disease, lack of access to treatment and lack of access to fluoridated water in Indigenous communities.
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
The health of older Australians will continue to deteriorate unless sweeping changes are made to oral health care in aged care homes, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) NSW’s submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has outlined.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
With another season of winter sports kicking off across the state, ADA NSW is urging participants to remember their mouthguards and help protect themselves from sustaining potentially serious and costly dental injuries.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
ADA NSW welcomes the commitment by the NSW Government to invest an additional $70 million towards dental care for children, but we would encourage the government to ensure the funding is directed to those most in need.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
ADA NSW welcomes the Grattan Institute report Filling the Gap: A universal dental care scheme for Australia.

2018

Friday, 07 December 2018
The Australian Dental Association NSW is calling for better access to oral health services for older Australians, after a new report found dental treatment was the most difficult medical service for this group to access.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
The NSW Branch of the Australian Dental Association welcomes the news that NSW Health has approved water fluoridation for Gunnedah.
Friday, 02 November 2018
The Australian Dental Association’s NSW Branch welcomes the news that asylum seeker children are being removed from detention on Nauru, and that all remaining children will be relocated to Australia by the end of the year.
Thursday, 20 September 2018
With the announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care, the Australian Dental Association NSW is calling for oral health care to be made a priority for residents of all aged care facilities.
Wednesday, 08 August 2018
The NSW branch of the Australian Dental Association (ADA NSW) would like to reassure the public that the risk of contracting a blood-borne infection during a visit to the dentist is low.
Monday, 06 August 2018
Dental Health Week (August 6 to 12) This Dental Health Week, the Australian Dental Association NSW is highlighting the links between gum disease and diabetes, and reminding people with the disease, to see their dentist for regular check-ups.
Saturday, 04 August 2018
Statement from the President of the Australian Dental Association’s NSW branch, Dr Neil Peppitt: We are appalled by the allegations reported by the Sydney Morning Herald today. It is ADA NSW’s view that children should never be unnecessarily exposed to radiation, and x-rays should only be performed by qualified staff with the appropriate licence.
Monday, 04 June 2018
The Australian Dental Association NSW is urging local residents who want access to the benefits of water fluoridation to email Oberon Council.
Monday, 21 May 2018
The Australian Dental Association NSW is urging Oberon Council to implement community water fluoridation, saying there is overwhelming evidence that it safely prevents tooth decay.
Friday, 13 April 2018
ADA NSW has welcomed new laws banning the use of e-cigarettes in smoke-free areas, with President Neil Peppitt saying the legislation would protect the health of everyone in the community.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
ADA NSW supports the recently released Community Fluoride Strategy Guidelines issued by NSW Health. Water fluoridation at Australian levels is a safe, effective and equitable way to prevent tooth decay in people of all ages.
Sunday, 28 January 2018
With children heading back to school, the Australian Dental Association NSW is highlighting the sugar content of popular lunch box options.
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
The NSW branch of the Australian Dental Association (ADA NSW) would like to reassure the public that the risk of contracting blood-borne infections during a visit to the dentist is extremely low.

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