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Nepal 2016 – Kliu

Despite the delayed start, we finally made it to the first clinic in Kliu – a small, remote village located within the Annapurna region, about 2 hours drive from Pokhara. The clinic space provided was a large tin shed located just above a children’s day care centre with no furniture, a few power points and […]

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Nepal 2016 – Kathmandu

The start to our mission trip was eventful to say the least. The first few days were spent dealing with various officials within the Department of Labour, the Nepal Medical Council and the Department of Immigration in an attempt to organise working visas for our time here. Since the devastating earthquakes in 2015, there have been many […]

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Dementia and Dental Care

What is dementia? Dementia does not refer to just one single disease but is a collection of symptoms caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is affected enough to interfere with a person’s normal social or working life, affecting their thinking, behaviour and their ability to perform everyday tasks. (Alzheimer’s Australia, n.d.) Dental problems in […]

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Women and Oral Health – Dental Health Week 2016

In commemoration of the upcoming ADA Dental Health Week (1st – 7th August) it is necessary to focus on the significance of oral health of women. Hormonal changes during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause induce many effects on the body however many forget that they can have a significant impact on the state of oral health. […]

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Maintaning Your Oral Health During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be both a wonderful and challenging experience for women, with the body undergoing many stresses and transformations. During this time it is important to regularly assess and maintain your health to ensure a healthy pregnancy. However, many women easily forget that their oral health is just as important to maintain before, during and […]

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Save the Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Earlier this year, the Federal government announced that by 1 July they intend to close the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and replace it with the Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme (caPDS). Due to the Federal election on 2 July, however, the dissolution of both houses of parliament resulted in all legislative changes to be […]

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