Media Releases
19 November 2018
Victoria’s hidden health crisis now in the spotlight - making dental health a priority (PDF)

A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a timely reminder of the importance of good oral health as politicians debate dental policy in the lead-up to this weekend’s Victorian State election. Governments, both state and federal, still have a long way to go to help improve community oral health.

18 November 2018
ADAVB welcomes increased focus from Labor on child dental health (PDF)

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) cautiously welcomes the election pledge from the Labor party that promises to provide free dental care at all public primary and secondary schools throughout Victoria.

14 November 2018
Finally, … it’s a health plan because it includes dental! (PDF)

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) welcomes the announcement from the Victorian Greens today to invest an additional $160 million into the public dental care system to double the number of eligible people accessing public dental treatment. Waiting times for public dental care have increased 70 per cent over the past four years to over 20 months, impacting on the health and well-being of thousands of vulnerable Victorians.

1 November 2018
Two and a half million Victorian mouths ignored (PDF)

“Despite a range of good health measures in the ALP’s election platform, there is still a large hole – public dental care for the 2.5 million Victorians who are eligible” said Tony McBride, Spokesperson for the Victorian Oral Health Alliance (VOHA) today.

11 October 2018
New data reveals alarming increase in number of children receiving dental treatment under general anaesthetic (PDF)

An increasing number of Victorian children are requiring hospitalisation to treat preventable dental problems, with new data accessed by the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) revealing the devastating impact that poor oral health is having on vulnerable children.

14 September 2018
Community health dentists 24-hour work stoppage on 17 September 2018 (PDF)

Victorian dentists employed in community health centres (CHCs) are making a significant stand against unfair pay and working conditions by stopping work on 17 September for 24 hours and holding a demonstration at Parliament House at 12pm.

21 August 2018
Victorian community health dentists set to take unprecedented strike action (PDF)

Community health dentists set to take unprecedented strike action in support of reducing waiting times and increasing access to public dental care.

10 August 2018
ADAVB and BOQ Specialist reveal winner of $10,000 CPD bursary (PDF)

Dr Sathyan Saranathan, owner of the Goulburn Valley Dental Group, was today awarded the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) and BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary at a ceremony attended by 700 dental professionals at the ADAVB Convention in Melbourne.

7 August 2018
Map highlights sorry state of public waiting lists for dental care in Victoria. (PDF)

A new fully interactive map released today by the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) exposes the unacceptable length of time people are waiting for public dental care in every Victorian electorate - advocacy.adavb.org

27 July 2018
Bite into good habits this Dental Health Week. (PDF)

Dental Health Week (6–12 August) is a good time to bite into some good oral hygiene habits to make sure you are looking after your whole mouth, not just your teeth!

29 June 2018
Victorian public dentists and dental specialists reach historic pay deal with 19.2% compounded pay increase. (PDF)

 The Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs) for dentists and dental specialists employed in the public sector expired in May-June 2017. Over the past 12 months, the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) and Professionals Australia have engaged in extensive negotiations for new EBAs.

26 June 2018
Victorian dentists: Industry pledge is an attempt to avoid the regulation required to make a meaningful impact on health (PDF)

 The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) says the new pledge from the Australian Beverages Council to reduce sugar across the industry’s product range is really an attempt to avoid the regulation required to make a meaningful impact on health.

4 May 2018
State dental funding a welcome but small step forward for people on public dental waiting lists (PDF)

The Victorian Oral Health Alliance (VOHA) has welcomed the State Budget announcement of $267.4 million for public dental services.

3 May 2018
Dentists welcome budget increase for public dental services, and urge government to do more (PDF)

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) welcomes the announcement in the Victorian Budget of an increase in funding for public dental services.

28 February 2018
Victorian dentists urge parents to consult their dentist for a custom-fitted mouthguard (PDF)

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is reminding parents and sport players to consult their dentist for a custom-fitted mouthguard for the sporting season ahead.

14 February 2018
Victoria’s peak dental body: RCH poll shines the spotlight on Victoria’s growing oral health crisis (PDF)

The new poll released by the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) last week has further highlighted significant problems with oral health in Australian children, again prompting concerns from the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) that not enough is being done to promote good oral health.

1 February 2018
Victoria’s peak dental body: State Government needs wake-up call about Victoria’s oral health crisis (PDF)

Dentists urge the Victorian Government to act on the State’s oral health crisis and stop the blame game.

11 January 2018
It's a slippery slurp to toxic fat (PDF)

With more than 20 teaspoons of sugar in one hit, a new ad campaign shows the heavy health cost of cheap frozen drinks.

29 November 2017
Health Ministers Ignore Consumer Demands for Better Food Labelling (PDF)

ADAVB is disappointed that Health Ministers delayed making a decision about added sugar labelling when they met at the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation on 24 November.

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