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dental health

Survey says we’re failing to floss and visit our dentist – and not brushing enough

Poorly funded and promoted dental schemes, long waiting lists for public dentistry, price rises in private health insurance premiums and the destructive forces of the pandemic have all joined to form a perfect storm for a dramatic decline in Australia’s oral health.

ADA says it looks forward to working with The Greens on oral health

The Australian Dental Association has congratulated The Greens for including oral health in their 'balance of power' shortlist in the event of a minority party parliament.

Rice discusses Greens aged care plans if they achieve post-election balance of power

Greens Party spokesperson for aged care and community services, Senator Janet Rice, has spoken to COTA Australia CEO Ian Yates in an online webinar about her party’s plans for aged care if they acquire balance of power following the upcoming election. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Greens pledge to bring dental care into Medicare if they hold balance of power

Greens leader Adam Bandt says if the Greens hold the balance of power after the election, his party will tackle the cost of living by getting dental and mental health into Medicare, fixing the housing affordability crisis and wiping student debt.

Medicare covers every part of the body except for the mouth – and it’s time that changed

Older person’s should not be in a position where they have to compromise on their oral care because of affordability concerns. Some say a substantial boost to funding for public dental services is urgently needed. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Dental therapists spread the word on optimising oral health following 2021 Seniors EXPO

Dental therapists Leonie Short and April van den Elsen attended the 2021 Seniors EXPO at Ipswich Showgrounds in Queensland last week, and later shared their newfound knowledge in oral health care training with a group of nurses and carers with Churches of Christ Community Care in Booval.

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