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Media Coverage in The Central Coast Express Advocate: Why You Should Brush Kids' Teeth Until They're Nine Years

Monday, 15 July 2019

The ubiquity of sugar, a lack of parental intervention and an increase in dentists referring children for treatment under general anaesthetic are among a number of factors blamed for an alarming rise in hospitalisations for tooth decay.

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Studies Show Significant Support for Sugar Tax

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Almost half of Australians would unequivocally support a ‘sugar tax’ to help fund programs to fight their damaging effects, including those on oral health, a study has shown.

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Dr Neil Peppitt speaks to News Corp on how sugary treats are affecting the oral health of children

Sunday, 07 July 2019

Too much “hidden” sugar in food and too many sugary drinks is being blamed for a massive surge in children hospitalised with decaying teeth.

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Media Coverage in Australian Ageing Agenda: Stop the rot in oral care for elderly Australians

Friday, 05 July 2019

The ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted several shocking deficiencies in the care of older Australians including the lack of oral care, writes Dr Kathleen Matthews.

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Early Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer and the importance of regular dental check-ups

Friday, 05 July 2019

The earlier mouth cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances of recovery. That’s why it’s important to be aware of changes in your mouth and to have your mouth checked regularly by your dentist.

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Media Coverage in The Daily Examiner - Dentist Calls it a Day

Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Retiring ADA NSW member Wayne Pearson’s globetrotting and vital career in dentistry has been profiled by the Daily Examiner newspaper.

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Media Coverage on NBN News: Children hospitalised for tooth decay in New England

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

More children in the New England are being hospitalised for tooth decay than ever before.

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Media Coverage in The Senior newspaper: No requirement to clean residents' teeth says ADA chief

Monday, 01 July 2019

Residents of NSW aged care facilities may go days or even weeks without having their teeth cleaned, according to the Australian Dental Association NSW.

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The Newcastle Herald Media Coverage: Hospitalisations due to tooth decay and cavities have nearly doubled in Hunter children since 2001

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The number of Hunter children needing hospital treatment for tooth decay or cavities has almost doubled since 2001, new data shows.

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ADA NSW Vice-President Dr Kathleen Matthews asks: How has oral health fallen behind toenails and hairdressing in our aged care homes?

Monday, 17 June 2019

Read this exclusive blog piece by ADA NSW Vice-President Dr Kathleen Matthews for the Aged Care Insite website.

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