Dental care requires federally funded universal system, health experts say

Jalal Khan has seen a lot of desperate patients during his time as a dentist.

Key points:

  • Patients on the public dental scheme often wait more than 12 months for treatment
  • 80 per cent of eligible patients miss out on treatment each year
  • There were 70,000 avoidable hospitalisations due to acute dental conditions in 2015-16

“I’ve had patients that have had teeth held together with paper clips,”

Calls for pensioner dental vouchers to help older Aussies with medical costs

An Australian charity is calling on the government to better support older Aussies and their dental health by addressing financial hardships faced by many across the country who are relying on the Age Pension.

The Benevolent Society has thrown its support behind local politician and federal member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, as she kicks off a campaign to assist those in need – by lobbying for the creation of a dental voucher which would allow pensioners to claim up to $1000 for dental work in any two-year period.

Europe Dental Software Market to Worth Over $861.2 Mn Says Dental Industry Professional with Recent Advancements and Opportunities by 2023

This report studies the Europe Dental Software Market status and outlook of Europe Market 2019. The report begins with the overview of Industry Chain structure, and describes industry environment, then analyses market size and forecast of Paint Protection Film.

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Australian 3D printing firm takes on Invisalign in multibillion-dollar global clear aligner market

An Australian medical 3D printing company is hoping to take on $30 billion giant Invisalign in the lucrative clear aligner market by offering a faster, more dentist-friendly alternative.

SmileStyler, founded by serial entrepreneur and Melbourne Rebels rugby union club chair Paul Docherty, has already signed up 115 dentists after launching in July and forecasts revenue of $6 million this financial year.

Reminder: sugar is (still) terrible for your teeth

In all the hype about how bad added sugars are for our waistlines, it’s easy to forget the original “quit sugar” message dentists have been shouting about for years – it’s disastrous for our teeth.

With our fluoride-filled water supply, twice-a-day teeth-brushing habits and odd check-up at the dentist, many of us consider our oral health well taken care of.

Andrews pledges free dental care for state school kids

Labor has promised that every state school student will receive free dental care if re-elected on Saturday.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday that his government would fund dental care vans which would travel to Victorian state primary and secondary schools to deliver free check-ups and procedures.

The government says this could save families $400 per child,

Dental tourism: Things to consider before going that extra mile for your smile

We don’t have firm numbers on exactly how much Australians spend on dental procedures.

But we know for sure dental implants, crowns and bridges (prosthetic devices implanted to cover a damaged tooth or missing teeth), endodontics (such as root canal treatments) and other cosmetic dental procedures are becoming highly desirable.