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International Dental Graduates caring for their new communities

December 28, 2012
Four International Dental Graduates (IDG) will provide much needed dental care to rural Victorians after passing their Australian Dental Council exams recently.  Dental Health Services Victoria ... 


Australian-first for research team at Dental Health Services Victoria

December 18, 2012
In an Australian-first, Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) is investigating a painless method of treating tooth decay in young children.A research team led by Professor Hanny Calache is conducting ...


Dental professionals awarded for dedication to public sector

November 30, 2012
Three extraordinary dental professionals were honoured with Public Oral Healthcare Awards last night for their care and commitment to public dental services.The awards, presented annually by Dental ...


Hi-5 selected as Victoria's new dental health ambassadors 

November 21, 2012
Children’s musical group Hi-5 has been awarded the Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) 2012 Smile of the Year award ...


Babies don't need Bebi fruit drinks

November 15, 2012
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) is strongly opposed to Bebi fruit drinks being marketed to babies as young as 6 months old ...


World Diabetes Day 2012 - Diabetes increases the risk of damaging dental disease

November 14, 2012
Research has shown that people with poorly-controlled diabetes are up to three times more likely to develop severe cases of the dental disease periodontitis - a gum disease that affects...


DHSV Annual General Meeting 2012

November 8, 2012
Join us at the Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) Annual General Meeting for the announcement of the winners of the 2012 Public Oral Healthcare Awards, the DHSV service awards and for the ...


World Oral Health Day 2012!

September 12, 2012
World Oral Health Day is a chance for everyone across the globe, in every country and every community, to celebrate the importance of good oral health!Your dental health affects so much more than ...


Public Oral Healthcare Awards 2012

September 7, 2012
Entries are now open for the Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) Public Oral Healthcare Awards 2012. Now in their third year, these prestigious awards recognise outstanding dedication by public dental ...


Dental reform welcomed but continued support needed for people with chronic diseases

August 31, 2012
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) welcomes the $4.1 billion investment in public dental services announced yesterday by Federal Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek MP and Greens Senator Richard ...


Public dental gets a leg-up

August 29, 2012
Dental Health Services Victoria welcomes the $4.1b investment in public dental services announced today by Minister for Health Hon. Tanya Plibersek and Greens Leader Richard DiNatale ...


Breakthrough new tobacco laws

August 16, 2012
Cigarette packaging can no longer act as a mobile billboard thanks to the decision of the High Court of Australia to instate Australia’s world-leading plain packaging tobacco laws. From 1 December ...


Minister for Health launches exciting new dental program for Victoria

August 7, 2012
Some of Victoria’s most isolated and disadvantaged communities will get much needed dental care with the launch of a new mobile dental program by the Victorian Minister for Health, The Hon. David ...


Dental Health Week 2012 - Stop the rot!

August 6, 2012
By age six, almost half of all Australian children will have tooth decay. Tooth decay is largely preventable and during national Dental Health Week (6 - 10 August), Dental Health Services Victoria ...


Refugee and asylum seeker services at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

June 19, 2012
Did you know The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) has services to help refugees and asylum seekers who are now living in Victoria to receive dental care?  Refugees and asylum seekers are ...


Teeth whitening tips

May 27, 2012
How does tooth whitening work? Tooth whitening attempts to make teeth appear ‘paper-white’ by bleaching the enamel surface of the tooth. Adult teeth are not naturally ‘paper-white’ ...


Dental package a boost for public sector

May 7, 2012
Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) is excited about the future of public dental care following yesterday’s announcement that the 2012-13 Federal Budget includes a $515.3 million dentistry package ...


How State dental services can improve access for those most in need

May 3, 2012
Dr Deborah Cole, CEO, Dental Health Services Victoria, features in this month's Health Voices journal* with her article titled 'How State dental services can improve access for those most ...


Baby teeth podcast interview with ABC Melbourne

April 25, 2012
As a parent you have a big responsibility to care for your baby's teeth until they're able to manage for themselves, but what is that age? How careful do you have to be with teeth they will eventually ...


Enjoy Easter treats and be kind to your teeth

April 4, 2012
With Easter comes the temptation of all those delicious chocolate eggs and lollies and it is important that we don't forget about our oral health. Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) advises that ...


Dental therapists work autonomously (Correction: DHSV Quality of Care Report 2011)

February 3, 2012
The Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) Quality of Care Report 2011, states that dental therapist Sharon Richardson “works under the supervision of a dentist” (pg.17). This is incorrect. ...


Stand up to cancer: Know the signs, know the risks

February 3, 2012
Saturday 4 February was World Cancer Day. DHSV encourages all Victorians to get to know their bodies and conduct self checks regularly. It’s one of Australia’s least understood diseases yet ...


Tony Abbott says universal dental care is an aspiration, not a commitment

January 31, 2012
Today, in an address to the National Press Club, Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott announced that Medicare funded dentistry is an “aspiration – not a commitment”. Though he conceded ...

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