Home' News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin May 2016 Contents INVITATION TO
Pre-opening ceremony function
FDI Congress, Poznan, Poland
The Australian Dental Association will be hosting an informal
get-together prior to the Official Opening Ceremony on
Wednesday, 7 September 2016.
An invitation is extended to all ADA members and
accompanying persons who will be attending the Poznan,
Poland FDI World Dental Congress in September 2016 to join
with the ADA delegation at this event.
The function will take place prior to the Official Opening
Ceremony [time and venue to be confirmed] with drinks and
Attendees will then proceed to the Opening Ceremony together
to form an Australian contingent at the Ceremony. Please bring
something with you to reflect an Australian theme, i.e. flag
See you in Poznan!
Those wishing to attend must RSVP to Sheree Stiff on 02 9906 4412 or
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 12 August 2016.
for older patients
A new user guide, The Seattle Pathway, which summarises the key
elements of the pathway for oral care for older patients, has been
developed for practising dentists, pharmacists, physicians and other
A meeting of experts held in Seattle, Washington in 2013 reviewed
the existing scientific evidence and through a series of workshops
developed a cohesive means of defining prevention and treatment
modalities for this growing section of the population.
The guide is the result of this
work and it is hoped that
practitioners will find it useful
in managing and planning care for older patients.
A healthcare professional
guide to oral care for
The Seattle Pathway
Access the guide from
Appointment a major win
for rural health
In a major win for rural health, Dr Ralph Kelsey, a former president
of the ADAQ has been appointed to Goondir Health Clinic at Dalby.
Dr Kelsey will take on the dental services team leader role at the
University of Queensland School of Dentistry satellite clinic.
The partnership between UQ and Goondir Health Services aims to
provide dental services to the community, with a particular focus on
Acting head of school, Associate Professor Pauline Ford said they
were extremely fortunate to have Dr Kelsey on board.
"Ralph has spoken enthusiastically about the opportunity to
contribute to the knowledge and experience of future dental
practitioners," she said.
"His experience in both private practice and hospital clinics provides
an excellent basis for others to learn from and serve Dalby and
Bachelor of Dental Science honours students are being given
the chance to complete their clinical placement at Goondir Health
ADA presents top election
priorities to Greens
Continuing its strong advocacy efforts, the ADA recently attended a
health roundtable organised by the Australian Greens in Canberra.
This meeting was designed to allow key health stakeholders, such
as the ADA, to present their top three priorities for the 2016 election
and to hear from the Greens on their emerging health priorities.
Attendance at this important meeting is part of the ongoing dialogue
the ADA is having with political leaders across the spectrum. The
effectiveness of which was evidenced recently by the Association's
campaign to retain the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) which
attracted strong backing and support from both Labor and the Greens.
During this meeting, the ADA spoke to the recently-launched
Australian Dental Health Plan (ADHP), which seeks to use the CDBS
as a model for delivering dental services to disadvantaged groups
throughout the country.
The leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale
reaffirmed the party's willingness to keep working closely with the
ADA on a range of dental issues.
Senator Di Natale indicated that the Greens supported a targeted
gradual approach to the public funding of dental care and indicated
his intention to redirect some of the funds saved by the axing of
the private health insurance rebate to ensuring disadvantaged
Australians receive better access to dental care.
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