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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin November 2011
33 NOVEMBER 2011 Delivery of Oral Health Care 3.2 Dentistry is an essential health service and should be available to every individual. 3.3 The dentist, by providing a full spectrum of care, is the primary provider of dental services to the community. Dentist-based systems of care and delivery must be accorded top priority. Where allied dental personnel are utilised, they must be part of a dental team. 3.4 The provision of dental services to the community should be based primarily on private practice and freedom of choice. 3.5 An essential part of public health dentistry is the identification and targeting of special needs groups. These include children, adolescents, elderly, disabled, those living in rural and remote areas, those with language difficulties and indigenous Australians. 3.6 The administration and planning of any oral health scheme or services at a national, state or local level should include dentists as the core experts. 3.7 A Division of Oral Health is required within the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to ensure appropriate advice is given to the Federal Government. 3.8 Federal and State funding should be available for oral health care for disadvantaged members of the community. Research 3.9 It is imperative that the Federal Government conducts regular national oral health surveys. 3.10 There should be continuing research into the causes and control of dental diseases. 3.11 Government funding should support dental research adequately. 3.12 Dental research should receive additional support and funding from the dental profession and the community. 3.13 Where dental commercial interests fund research, these interests must be transparent at all times to members of the dental community. Workforce Training 3.14 Universities that provide training for dentists, postgraduate training for dental specialists and continuing professional development activities for graduates should be funded adequately. 3.15 State and Territory Governments have a responsibility to allow dental workforce students to acquire clinical skills in workplaces providing public dental care. This is a fundamental contribution of State and Territory Governments to national oral health. 3.16 Training must match the oral health needs of the community. 3.17 Australia must be largely self-sufficient with regard to the training of its dental workforce and Federal, State and Territory Governments must ensure adequate funding to achieve this situation. Do you have a clinical article you wish to have published in the NEWS BULLETIN? If you have a clinical technique or a matter of clinical interest that works for you and you’d like to share this with other members, please consider publishing it in the News Bulletin. As an outcome of the last Readership Survey when members requested more clinical content in the publication, a regular feature was introduced in the form of an ‘Opinion page’. This is not meant to be a means of publishing a research paper as submissions will not be significantly peer-reviewed. However, authors may be called upon to elaborate on some aspect if letters of interest are received. Guidelines for submission for these articles are available from the News Bulletin office (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). All submissions will be referred to the Continuing Education Committee who will deem submitted material suitable or unsuitable for publication. Members are encouraged to send material of interest to Robert Boyd-Boland, Editor, News Bulletin, ADA Inc, PO Box 520, St Leonards 1590. Email: email@example.com Appendix A to Policy Statement 2.1 National Oral Health The Australian Dental Association's Policy Statement 2.1 National Oral Health is consistent with the principles for health promotion as outlined in the Ottawa Charter. Five broad actions are proposed therein: 1. Create supportive environments, i.e. ensure that the physical and social environments in which people live maximise the possibility of leading healthy lives. 2. Ensure that governments and the community develop sound health-directed public policies. 3. Strengthen community action. 4. Help individuals to develop personal skills to achieve healthy outcomes. 5. Redirect health services away from a treatment-based model to a preventive one (WHO 1986). Policy Statement 2.1 Adopted by ADA Federal Council, November 15/16, 2001. Amended by ADA Federal Council, November 21/22, 2002. Amended by ADA Federal Council, April 22/23, 2004. Amended by ADA Federal Council, April 12/13, 2007. Amended by ADA Federal Council, April 14/15, 2011. ada policy statement
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