Thursday, July 19, 2018

Reducing the daily smoking rate to 5% by 2025 will save $4 billion

Today we joined 23 organisations at the launch of Quit Victoria's #Target2025 campaign.

The goal? To reduce the daily smoking rate in Victoria from 13% to 5% by 2025.

Reducing the rate to 5% by 2025 will save $4 billion in tangible costs to our economy.

In 2015-16, smoking cost the Victorian economy approximately $3.7 billion in tangible costs and $5.8 billion in intangible costs associated with premature deaths.

A projected 450,000 Victorians who currently smoke will die prematurely if they continue to smoke long-term. The prevalence of adults smoking each day was 13.5% in 2014-15.

Quit Victoria believe it’s possible to reduce the daily smoking prevalence to 5% by 2025 and the ADAVB supports this vision. Victoria could be one of the first jurisdictions in the world to reach a 5% daily smoking rate. We can work together to save lives and boost the Victorian economy. #Target2025

Reference and further information: Target 2025 Quit Victoria website

Three things you may not know about ADAVB membership

Have you renewed your ADAVB membership or are you thinking of joining? Now is the time!

We'll help you with everything that only a peak body for dentists by dentists, can provide - like quality CPD, professional support and networking. But we know you need more than that.

Enjoy some reward for all your hard work. Here are three things you may not know about your ADAVB membership:

1. Need some me-time?
Enjoy free yoga, and get discounted cinema tickets, airfares (Qantas/Virgin), theme park entry and magazine subscriptions. Need something extra? Call Optum, our lifestyle support service, for free counselling and personal advice.

2. Moving out of home or relocating?
Get fantastic savings on white goods, banking, financial advice and insurance. Set yourself up with discounted household goods from The Good Guys and JB HiFi!

3. Looking to upgrade your car?
Our car assist service will help you with great deals on Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Mazda and Volkswagon and you can also access huge discounts directly through luxury car dealers such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi.

Contact us
There are so many benefits that our members enjoy every day. We're dentists too, from all walks of life, so we understand your needs. We'll support you, stand up for you, bring you the best and latest training and free/discounted CPD and resources. 
If you have any questions about your membership please contact us and we'd be happy to help.
Thinking of joining? We can take you through the membership classes and the discounted rates available. Membership is less than $2 per day for first year dentistry graduates and less than $4 per day for second year graduates. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

ADATas announces new President, Dr Angie Nilsson

The Australian Dental Association Tasmanian Branch welcomes its new President, Dr Angie Nilsson.

Angie graduated from Leeds University in the north of England in 2003 and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute in 2009. She is currently studying a Master of Health Professional Education and is developing a pilot aged care curriculum for final year dental students on clinical placement as part of her research. Angie recently completed a Women in Leadership Australia program through Monash University.

Angie is passionate about advocating for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. She has worked both in the public and private dental sector. Through her role on council with ADATas, she has enjoyed being involved in initiatives that work towards making a difference to local communities.

Angie's other main area of interest is education and collaboration. In 2017 she facilitated a seminar and workshop that involved a collaboration between various champions of oral health promotion. The seminar encouraged the formation of long-lasting relationships between professional bodies of the dental profession, contributing to a solid foundation for improving oral health outcomes.

Angie said, "Being part of the ADA has given me the opportunity to be part of some really worthwhile projects that can make a difference to people's lives. During my short time on Council, I've met the most amazing people; from dental students to dental specialists, to world renowned dental academics. I feel honoured to have been elected to the role of ADATas President, and am excited to lead and support the branch and members over the next two years".

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Closing soon! Your chance at $10,000 for your dental practice

Don't miss your chance at $10,000 - The 2018 ADAVB and BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary - Recognising and supporting quality learning in the dental practice

ADAVB members in private practice are invited to apply for the ADAVB BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary. The Bursary recognises and supports dental practices that are committed to quality learning through continuing professional development for every practitioner and professional staff in the practice.

We're awarding a grant valued at $10,000 to be used for professional development and training purposes only, of which:

  • $2,000 must be applied to any CPD courses and/or training programs offered by ADAVB; and
  • $8,000 can be applied to any CPD and/or training programs offered by ADAVB or other providers.

Applications will be assessed and reviewed by the Bursary panel, comprising of appointed senior representatives from ADAVB and BOQ Specialist.

Please review application eligibility and criteria using the weblink below, and apply today!

Further information and to apply:

Applications close: 5.00pm, 22 July 2018

Enquiries: Caroline Kaur, CPD Unit Manager, or 8825 4600.

The ADAVB BOQ Specialist CPD Practice Bursary will be presented to the successful applicant at an ADAVB award ceremony at the ADAVB Convention on Friday 10 August 2018.