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Davis Dental News

An article in the Sun-Herald newspaper today highlights the problems that are introduced when professional standard are diminished in the worship of 'competition'. Alas bodies like the ACCC think that the historical restrictions on advertising and professional behaviour that ruled dentistry in particular were anti-competitive....

I was recently elected to the Federal Executive committee of the Australian Dental Association.  A great honour to have the recognition and support of my piers on the Federal Council.  This is a particularly demanding role with monthly trips to Sydney so sadly it will put further...

I just returned from Melbourne after attending another Australian Dental Congress, this one being in Melbourne.  They are held every two years with the first one I attended being in Sydney in 1988.  I was a member of the local organising committee for the congress...

There are problems in the world of dental implant education in Australia.  Consumers struggle to determine the level of experience and education of dentists who are providing implants for their patients.  For example I know of a five day course run in Florida, after five...

It has been another busy year.  There have been many new challenges and opportunities for me to expand my research interests and lecturing to dentists in different locations on various topics. The most fun has been a recent trip to Italy to participate in the American...

It's not like me to be so boring with a blog title but I could not think of a clever way to ask this important question.  You as the consumer need to make a really important decision when choosing whom you (may) choose to provide...

Now that title should have grabbed your attention. Like many people I do find the television advertisements with Meerkat actors amusing.  A very clever company made them and I must say well done.   Encouraging people to reconsider their provider of health insurance is a...

(Edited 1/3/15)  It is 30 years since the CEREC concept was introduced to dentistry.  It is a CAD/CAM (which stands for Computer Aided Design/Computer Assisted Manufacture) device.  It is a machine that can capture a digital 3D image of teeth, the operator manipulates the data...

Life has it's funny twists and turns.  Last month I was the chairman of the organising committee for the ADA NSW Convention held in Port Macquarie.  Luckily it went well and there seemed to be general agreement it was a fun couple of days with...

I hope any dentists in NSW who read this will consider coming to the Glasshouse in Port Macquarie for the ADA NSW Convention next week.  I have the privilege of being the chairman of the Local Organising committee (LOC) and my team have developed an...