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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin December 2010
6 DECEMBER 2010 Prices do not include gst and may be subject to change Three-Dimensional Imaging for Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery r un ow au an r te en mon I BN: 9781405162401 • Pa erba k • 320 a es • W ley-Bla kwell $A173 ex st T ree mens onal Ima n for Ort o ont s an Max llofa al ur ery s a major new resour e for s e al sts t at a l es t e r n les of t ree- mens onal ma n . ea ers are ntro u e to 3- ma n , om ar n t w t tra t onal two- mens onal assessments an ex lor n t e bene ts an rawba ks of t ese mo al t es. T e aut ors an e tors are fo usse on t e ra mat a l at on of 3- ma n to real ases t at requ re treatment w t ort o ont s an ran ofa al sur ery. T e book onta ns eta le an llustrate exam les of 3- at ent mana ement n a ly ra t e. Bot 3- stat an mot on analyses are ex lore . T s key text also a resses rowt , ort o ont treatment an sur al re t on, bot stat an ynam , an ex lores t e use of mor n an n te-element analyses w t art ular fo us on sur al ntervent on. T s s an m ortant new resour e for all s e al sts w o ra t se n t e el s of ort o ont s an ran o-max llofa al sur ery. federal council report Dental practice accreditation was considered at length. This topic had also been discussed in detail at the Branch Presidents', Branch CEOs and Federal Executive meeting conducted on the 18 November 2010. It was resolved that ADA Inc. would continue its approach of lobbying to have dental practice accreditation not mandated. It would continue to work with the ACSQHC and the Early Adopters Pilot Scheme to make the dental practice accreditation processes as practical and relevant as possible. In relation to the Early Adopters Pilot Scheme, it would delay action for the moment until resources were gathered and processes put in place. ADA would ensure that a representative mix of rural and metropolitan practices participated in the scheme. The ADA's DentalAccess scheme and its proposed Pre-Budget submission to the Federal government were considered. The ADA's SPC on e-Health also reported upon developments. To keep abreast of developments to ensure what is created meets the needs of dentists and patients, the ADA will seek to have funding provided for an information and training program which takes the e-Health and secure messaging recommendations to dentists across the country. Further, the ADA will seek funding to offer incentives to offset the required e-Health investments that stimulate adoption of e-Health measures by dental practices. The following new policies were adopted: • 'Capitation Dental Schemes', as Policy Statement 2.5.3 within the sub-category of Delivery of National Oral Healthcare: Funding; • 'The Role of Non-Dental Practitioners in Oral Health', as Policy Statement 3.14 within the sub-category of Dental Workforce, Education and Training; • 'e-Health and Dentistry', as Policy Statement 6.15 within the sub-category of Dental Practice; • 'Forensic Dentistry', as Policy Statement 6.16 within the sub- category of Dental Practice; • 'Conscious Sedation in Dentistry', as Policy Statement 6.17 within the sub-category of Dental Practice; and • 'Safety of Dental Amalgam', as Policy Statement 6.18 within the sub-category of Dental Practice. A number of existing policy statements were amended. These policy statements include: • 1.4 'Use of ADA Inc. Crest, Logo and Name'; • 2.2.1 'Community Oral Health Promotion: Fluoride Use'; • 2.2.4 'Community Oral Health Promotion: Tobacco'; • 2.3.3 'Delivery of Oral Healthcare Special Groups: Aged Persons'; • 2.3.5 'Delivery of Oral Healthcare Special Groups: Indigenous Australians'; • 3.1 'Dental Workforce'; • 3.2 'Dentists'; • 3.3 'Allied Dental Personnel'; • 3.4 'Specialisation in Dentistry'; and • 6.1 'Infection Control'. These new and amended policy statements will be published on the ADA's website. Drs Karin Alexander, Bruce Taylor and Carmelo Bonanno were appointed directors of the Australian Dental Research Foundation. Elections to Federal Executive and ADA Standing Committees were conducted -- see page 14 for details of the election outcomes. Proceedings concluded with Dr Shane Fryer being presented with the Presidential Chain of Office by the outgoing President, Dr Neil Hewson. Dr Fryer in turn provided Dr Hewson with his Past President's medallion. Robert N Boyd-Boland Chief Executive Officer
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