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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin November 2011
10 NOVEMBER 2011 latest news dEnTISTS RECEIvE nATIOnAL HEALTH And MEdICAL RESEARCH COUnCIL GRAnT fUndInG fOR 2012 REMIndER – dbA REGISTRATIOn REnEWAL On 17 October 2011 the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, announced the single largest investment in grants for health and medical research in Australian history. The Australian Government is providing $673.7 million for 1,140 grants to support researchers, research projects and research institutions Australia-wide. This investment, through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), will ensure that Australia continues to expand the frontiers of health and medical research. The NHMRC is Australia’s peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in healthcare and in the conduct of health and medical research. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) would like to congratulate the following recipients of funding for various projects associated with dentistry and oral health: • Professor Mark Bartold Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis $544,261 • Professor Eric Reynolds Virulence coat in P. gingivalis $800,860 • Professor Eric Reynolds Vaccine in periodontitis $693,375 • Associate Professor Neil O’Brien-Simpson T cells in periodontitis $562,260 • Professor Peter Ebeling Treatment for osteonecrosis $346,175 The ADA acknowledges the assistance that these NHMRC grants provide to the research community to continue to make cutting edge discoveries that improve the diagnosis, treatment and cure of illnesses for all Australians. The ADA hopes that the NHMRC will continue to provide additional assistance to dental research in future funding rounds. To view the full media release visit www.nhmrc.gov.au – Media releases. The list of all recipients that of NHMRC Project Grants that are commencing in 2012 can be found under Grants – Project Grants – NHMRC Project Grants commencing 2012. Go to the Dental Board of Australia website to renew your registration as soon as possible if your registration is due to expire on 30 November 2011. For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 8708 9001 (overseas callers). UPdATEd fEE SCHEdULES fOR MEdICAL And ALLIEd HEALTH SERvICES bOTOx And ITS USE In dEnTISTRY The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is making it easier for members to access DVA Fee Schedules. The new DVA Fee Schedules will be available from 1 November 2011. To download a copy of the fees, go to www.dva.gov.au, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Medical and Allied Providers Fee Schedules icon. From there choose the appropriate provider type and download your Fee Schedule in either PDF or Microsoft Excel format. Letita Hope National Manager, Primary Health Department of Veterans’ Affairs For more information on DVA Fee Schedules please call Paul Gunning on 07 3223 8554. A number of members have been directing enquiries to the Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA) as to what they are permitted to do in relation to the use of Botulinum Toxin (Botox). Members are advised to be aware of and comply with the Dental Board of Australia’s (DBA) Interim Policy on the use of Botox. The ADA stresses members should review the DBA’s Interim Policy on the use of Botox. The Interim Policy states that whilst the use of Botox and Dermal Filters is under review to remove variations between States and Territories to conform with the formation of a national body, the DBA only “supports the use of botox by registered dentists with education, training and competence for the treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder/Dysfunction (TJD).” For further information or any queries submit a question online or contact the Dental Board of Australia at www.ahpra.gov.au/ about-ahpra/contact-us/make-an-enquiry.aspx.
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