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Funding uncertainty for public dental care is over, at least for now, with the Australian Government announcement today that the National Partnership Agreement on dental funding has been extended for 12 months. While this extension is welcome, can...

‘It’s very pleasing that Health Minister Greg Hunt has stated publicly in Canberra this afternoon that he is confident that there will be continuing Commonwealth funding for adult public dental services’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

‘Today is World Oral Health Day—but the news is not good for Australian adults who cannot afford private care’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association spokesperson Dr Chris Bourke. Dr Bourke, who is Australia’s first Aboriginal dentist,...

‘Today’s announcement by the Australian Government of a $14 million grant for development of a vaccine for gum disease is welcome—but at the same time rather ironic’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison...

‘It is high time that we as a nation got serious about improving our oral health’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Acting Chief Executive Dr Linc Thurecht. ‘And to that end we applaud the Australian Greens for today drawing...

The National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA) today called on the Australian Government to take the lead on oral health disease prevention by boosting public dental health services. ‘This week is Dental Health Week, and a good time to again call for more...

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