Media Releases
27 May 2019
Dentists urge flexible model for implementation of kids’ dental program to ensure timely dental check-ups (PDF)

Victoria’s peak dental body, the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB), has urged the government to take a flexible approach to delivery of their school dental van program to ensure that all children have timely access to the dentist.

20 March 2019
Leading health bodies call for people to rethink sugary drink this World Oral Health Day (PDF)

With new figures revealing almost half of Australian children aged 5-10 experience tooth decay in their baby teeth [1], the Rethink Sugary Drink alliance is urging Aussies to give their teeth a break from sugary drinks and make the switch to water in a bid to protect their oral health. View media release

19 March 2019
Alliance welcomes Grattan laser shining on dental gaps (PDF)

An alliance of dental health professionals, providers and consumers has welcomed the Grattan Institute report ‘Filling the dental gap: A universal dental scheme for Australia’ as a significant contribution to addressing one of the most inequitable and under-funded areas of healthcare in the country.

1 February 2019
Community health centre dentists to take unprecedented 24-hour stop-work action (PDF)

Public sector dentists working at 10 community health agencies across Victoria will walk off the job for a 24-hour stop-work on Monday 4 February as they continue their attempts to negotiate a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) with their employers.

26 November 2018
ADAVB congratulates the Andrews Labor Government and looks forward to working on dental plan (PDF)

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) congratulates Premier Daniel Andrews and the Labor party on their victory in the Victorian State election.

23 November 2018
Victorian Election Dental Report Card (PDF)

With one day to go until the Victorian State election, the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) has run a ruler over the dental policies of the major parties to help you decide where to cast your vote.

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.

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