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Friday, 17 December 2021

Time is running out to purchase Early Bird tickets for the unmissable Sydney International Dental Conference (SIDCON22), Australia’s largest oral health and networking event of 2022.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

With thousands of remote NSW patients facing unacceptably long waits for public dental treatment and having teeth unnecessarily removed due to being unable to access a local dentist, the Australian Dental Association New South Wales (ADA NSW) is calling for a transformation of oral health care services in remote and rural areas.

Friday, 05 November 2021

Leading ABC medical broadcaster and physician Dr Norman Swan will join three-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley and an incredible line-up of Australian and international speakers at the forthcoming SIDCON22, which is shaping as an unmissable event for the dentistry community.

Thursday, 07 October 2021

The peak body for dentists in NSW and the ACT, the Australian Dental Association New South Wales (ADA NSW), has elected Dr Michael Jonas as its new President.

Friday, 01 October 2021

ACT patients are being urged to reconnect with their dentist now treatment restrictions have today (October 1) ended and help tackle rising rates of tooth decay and gum disease in the territory.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Applications are now open for the 2021 Australian Dental Association New South Wales (ADA NSW) and BOQ Specialist Recent Graduate Grant, which assists the career growth and development of a young NSW dental graduate.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

World-class speakers, cutting-edge industry exhibitions and a stellar line-up of social events will all feature as part of a new landmark event for the Australian dental profession.

Monday, 06 September 2021

"As the peak body for dentists in NSW, we strongly welcome the decision by Port Macquarie-Hastings councillors to abandon the proposed water fluoridation community poll," Australian Dental Association New South Wales President (ADA NSW) Dr Kathleen Matthews said.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

A new partnership between the peak dental body in NSW and the ACT, the Australian Dental Association New South Wales (ADA NSW) and the Indigenous Dentists’ Association of Australia (IDAA) will explore how to improve oral health outcomes for and inspire the next generation of Indigenous dental practitioners.

Wednesday, 09 June 2021

Dental experts have welcomed the Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) call for a tax on sugary drinks to help safeguard the oral health and overall well-being of millions of Australians.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Older Australians will continue to endure unnecessary pain and an increased risk of life-threatening conditions due to a lack of funding for much-needed oral health in this year’s Budget.

Thursday, 22 April 2021

About 80 first year students from the University of Sydney’s first year Doctor of Dental Medicine gained a valuable insight into the dental profession at an inaugural event.

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s decision to proceed with a non-binding poll costing tens of thousands of dollars asking if fluoride should be removed from the local water supply is a huge backward step for the community, dental experts say.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

'Incredible' volunteers provided tens of thousands of dollars' worth of dental treatment for vulnerable patients at what's believed to have been one of Australia's biggest ever dental charity events.

Tuesday, 06 April 2021

Oberon Council’s fluoridation of its local water supply is a terrific boost for residents’ oral health, dental experts say. “The move by Oberon Council to start water fluoridation is excellent news for the oral health of Oberon residents,” Australian Dental Association NSW President Dr Kathleen Matthews said.

Monday, 01 March 2021

Dental experts have welcomed the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s recommendations transforming older Australians’ oral health, but warn proposals including Medicare-funded dental care for older Australians must be well-designed, implemented and extensively promoted to ensure they work.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

With the winter season approaching and new research underlining their importance, national and state dental experts are urging sports participants across Sydney and NSW to protect their oral health with an appropriate mouthguard from their dentist.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is continuing to put the oral health of thousands of local residents at risk by proceeding with possible plans to remove fluoride from local water supplies, dental experts have said.

Thursday, 28 January 2021

With the new school year approaching, dental experts are urging parents to ditch the traditional unhealthy lunchbox treats and help protect their children’s oral health.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Dental experts are calling on Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to drop its planned community vote on removing fluoride from the local water supply after new data underlined its importance to kids’ oral health.


Thursday, 26 November 2020

Big-hearted volunteers have helped a charity provide hundreds of vulnerable patients with more than $300,000 worth of free dental treatment in 2020.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Two recent graduates have earned vital financial support and access to world-class teaching to further develop their early dentistry career.

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Recent NSW graduates have the opportunity to receive a share of $7500 worth of financial support and access world-class teaching to further support their developing career.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Millions of older Australians will continue to risk developing chronic and life-threatening diseases and suffer unnecessarily unless current oral care health services are transformed.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Medicare-funded oral health check-ups for over-75s, access to daily oral hygiene measures and denture cleaning and more dental health education for aged care workers and carers must be introduced to stop the widespread and unacceptable neglect of older Australians’ oral care.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Dentists across NSW and the ACT are open and treating patients. ADA NSW President Dr Kathleen Matthews said NSW and ACT dentists recently reopened and are poised to safely treat patients with a full list of procedures now possible.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

NSW and the ACT residents are being reminded they can once again see their dentist for all treatments, with restrictions due to COVID-19 now eased further.


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.


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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