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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin April 2011
8 APRIL 2011 latest news GOOd RETURn fOR dEnTAL PRACTICE SURvEY 2010 dEnTAL RELIEf fOR fLOOd vICTIMS AdA MEMbERS CAn ACCESS fAIR WORK AUSTRALIA AWARd MOdERnISATIOn dEnTAL bOARd Of AUSTRALIA COnTInUInG PROfESSIOnAL dEvELOPMEnT Members have responded well to the latest Dental Practice Survey. A reminder has now been sent to members who had not yet responded, and to the 5 per cent who chose not to put a name on their return envelope. Confidentiality of returns has been maintained. If you have not already done so, please take the time to complete and return this important questionnaire. PD Barnard In an open letter to Queensland and Victorian dentists, Ivoclar Vivadent Australia and Variety have announced a joint dental relief program in response to the recent floods in Queensland and Victoria. Ivoclar Vivadent Australia, as well as all Australians, were moved by the scale of destruction and suffering as a result of the floods earlier in the year. The company wanted to do something to help the affected communities. Following discussions with the company’s global CEO, Mr Bob Ganley, who was in Australia during the floods, Ivoclar Vivadent Australia in conjunction with Variety, have instigated the Ivoclar Vivadent / Variety Dental Relief Program. The plan is to help those affected by the floods, but will closely involve dentists. Hence the following details are provided for members regarding the relief fund: • $100,000 has been donated by Ivoclar Vivadent to Variety Australia. Variety Queensland and Victoria will implement a relief program to identify those people affected by the floods and in need of dental care that they currently cannot afford. • This assistance will take the form of 400 x $250 dental assistance vouchers, redeemable through any dental clinic. Vouchers for dental work will be allocated by Variety and given to individuals requiring assistance. The individuals go to the dentist who completes the dental work. The dentist bills Variety up to $250. Variety will then pay the dentist’s bill. • The scheme allows Ivoclar Vivadent / Variety to help those affected by the devastating floods and in turn, help the professionals in the dental industry. • Ivoclar Vivadent / Variety are sure that this unique relief program, in conjunction with the many other donations and support offered by Australians, will further assist the recovery effort and provide real support to those affected by the floods. Phil Jolly Managing Director Ivoclar Vivadent Pty Ltd Source: Open letter to Queensland and Victorian dentists, 14 March 2011. ADA members, with the exception of unincorporated employers in Western Australia, can now access new rates of pay, calculators and instructions available for the transition to the Fair Work System for unincorporated employers. New schedules are applicable to both incorporated and unincorporated employers through Australia, except in Western Australia. To view these documents members can log in to the ADA website go to the Practice Management menu and AIRC Award Modernisation. Please note, these changes and wages increase are effective from the first full pay period to commence on or after: • 1 July 2010 for incorporated employers, or • 1 February 2011 for unincorporated employers. Members are referred to the Dental Board of Australia’s FAQ advice published in the March News Bulletin. For dentists who are registered in the categories: a) non practising registration; b) limited registration in the public interest; or c) student registration; it should be noted that the CPD requirements set out in the Guidelines do not apply to these practitioners.
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