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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin July 2011
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Whether you have never restored an implant or have been restoring implants for years, the practical skills taught in this series will greatly benefit your practice. 30 Sept - 2 Oct, 2011 Sydney Phone: +61 2 8883 2122 | Toll Free: 1 800 333 266 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.posortho.com | www.progressiveseminars.com shORt cOuRses Skeletal Anchorage 12 - 14 Aug, 2011 Sydney Mini Residency in iMplAnts Implants & Or thodontics Series Session 1 13 - 15 May, 2011 Sydney Session 2 Session 3 24 - 26 Jun, 2011 26 - 28 Aug, 2011 Sydney Sydney Implant Restoration Series Session 1 30 Sep - 2 Oct, 2011 Sydney Session 2 9 - 11 Dec, 2011 Sydney Session 3 24 - 26 Feb, 2012 Sydney Session 4 23 - 25 Mar, 2012 Sydney Mini Residency in iMplAnts iMplAnt RestORAtiOn Implants & Orthodontic Series (Session 1 of 3) Modern Techniques for the Esthetic Finish (Session 1 of 4) iccde & cpd AccRedited For a full color brochure please email your request to: email@example.com nd MEdICARE CHROnIC dISEASE dEnTAL SCHEME The ADA is aware of recent increased audit activity by Medicare Australia in respect of the Scheme. It is still in dialogue with the Minister and Medicare. I reiterate the advice I provided in my Comments in the May 2011 News Bulletin. Updates on current developments will be published on the ADA website. HEALTH WORKfORCE AUSTRALIA (HWA) Thank you to those who responded to the ADA’s call to participate in the HWA Survey. Those who did participate will be able to see from the way in which the survey was conducted that HWA is investigating reform in relation to the scopes of practice of dental hygienists and therapists. It was a most unusual survey and utilised a process called narrative research. The ADA provided critical comment to HWA on the nature of the survey and we will be interested in reviewing the outcome. It is obvious that what happens in this process and in this forum should be influenced by the statistics discussed above on future dentist numbers. PRACTICE ACCREdITATIOn As you are all aware the haste with which Practice Accreditation (PA) was moving has slowed. The Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care (ACQSHC) is still to complete finalisation of the Standards that are to apply. Until this groundwork is established progress in this area is stymied. The Special Purpose Committee on Dental Practice Accreditation Implementation and its Chairman, Dr Hugo Sachs has led the dialogue with the ACQSHC. The Commission has, in light of the work that is still to be undertaken, revised its expectations with respect to PA in dentistry. I commend to you the article on page 16 dealing with PA implementation. We are now moving in a much more considered fashion which will result in the creation of a much more “doable, non arduous and affordable” process being introduced. The aim of the ADA is to make PA a benefit to dental practice rather than a burden. nib ‘WHITECOAT’ ADA Inc. recently received advice from nib that it has discontinued the proposed ‘Whitecoat’ website. This was reported to you in the Australian Dentist (ADA’s eNewsletter) as was the fact that ADA Inc. has been working with a coalition of professional bodies in expressing concern, reservations and dislike to nib regarding this new business proposal. While such ‘social sites’ may have a place for determining the value of restaurants and hotels, the ADA’s view is that they have no place or benefit to the community in helping to determine which health practitioner to visit. With all due respect to our patients, the type of information that would have been posted to such a site may have served to mislead rather than educate as to the quality of services provided. president’s comments
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