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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.

ADA admires Greens dental plan, but says first step should be to address elders’ oral health

The Australian Dental Association has congratulated the Greens for addressing the seismic inadequacy in our dental health system, but it says that Adam Bandt's dental pitch which will cost $8bn a year or $77bn over a decade to provide Medicare-funded dental services, will be a challenge for any government to implement.

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.

Budget reveals Govt places no importance on Australians’ oral health: ADA

The nation's oral health has yet again shown to be of no importance to the Morrison Government, with scant mention of it made in last night's 2022 pre-election Budget, according to the Australian Dental Association.

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

New research reveals commonly prescribed medications may be causing a range of concerning side-effects

Anyone who has experienced dry mouth would agree it is a nuisance, but they may not be aware that it may be contributing towards devastating overall health outcomes in the elderly.

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