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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin December 2011
10 DECEMBER 20 11 latest news BOTOX AND USE BY DENTISTS DR CHRISTOPHER BOURKE TAKES UP MINISTERIAL PORTFOLIOS NEW MEMBER OF ADA INC. TEAM A number of members have been directing enquiries to the 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 which can be viewed at: www.dentalboard. gov.au/Codes-Guidelines/Policies-Codes-Guidelines.aspx The DBA has stated that the issues surrounding the use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers are complex and the regulatory environment that existed across states and territories prior to the commencement of the national registration and accreditation scheme varied. Although the Board continues to further examine these issues within its mandate of public protection, it has agreed, as an interim measure, to release this policy. The Board recognises that in some jurisdictions botulinum toxin could be used by registered dentists for the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder/dysfunction. However, the DBA Policy only supports the use of botulinum toxin by registered dentists with education, training and competence for the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder/ dysfunction. Robert Boyd-Boland Chief Executive Officer Earlier this year, it was reported in the News Bulletin (June 2011) that Dr Christopher Bourke had been elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly. We can now report that Dr Bourke has been appointed to a seat on the front bench as he takes up the role of Minister for Education and Training. In addition, he has taken on the additi l tf li fC ti and Industrial Relations, and will become the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs; the first Aboriginal person to hold this position. The ADA congratulates Dr Bourke once again on his achievements. Eithne Irving Manager, Policy and Regulation EITHNE IRVING Manager, Policy and Regulation Eithne Irving joined the ADA Inc. team as the Manager of Policy and Regulation in March. She brings to the Association over 30 years' experience in clinical nursing, education and training and health workforce policy. Until 2010, she was the Principal Nurse Advisor/Principal Health Workforce Advisor, Health Workforce Division of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Prior to this role, she was the Executive Officer of the National Health Workforce Secretariat -- the operational arm of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) Health Workforce Principal Committee, Australian Medical Workforce Advisory Committee and the Australian Health Workforce Advisory Committee. In addition, Eithne has held many other significant roles including the National Liaison Officer for AHMAC's Community Services and Health Industry Vocational Education and Training Group, was a Senior Policy Analyst to the National Nursing and Nursing Education Taskforce and Manager of the Nurse Policy Branch of the Department of Human Services in Victoria. When not at work, Eithne spends her time looking after the men in her life -- twin boys, Liam and Sean (14 years); Declan (11 years) and her husband, Paul. The ADA welcomes Eithne to the team and hopes her stay will be a long and happy one. Already her experience in and around governments is proving extremely valuable to the Association. TO ALL OUR READER Season' s Greetings
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