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NZDA Awards Evening Set To Honour Outstanding Dentists

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 10:10 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is set to honour some of the country’s top members of the dental profession. The third NZDA Annual Awards Dinner will be held in Wellington on Sunday 11 October. The black-tie event has had to be limited ... More >>

NZDA Welcomes Labour Party Oral Health Policy

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 10:57 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) has welcomed the new Labour Party oral health policy. Labour will invest $176 million to improve dental access for the lowest income New Zealanders. NZDA says that their continued advocacy on improving low income ... More >>

NZDA Welcomes Policy To Bolster Dental Spending On Kids

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) has welcomed National Party policy to increase funding for child oral health. NZDA says that their continued and strong view is that the Community Oral Health Service needs more support, a message they ... More >>

Dental Association Doorsteps Parliament On Low Income Dental Access

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 6:03 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is this morning running a mobile dental clinic on Parliament’s forecourt. The Association aims to once again highlight the need to improve access to dental care for low-income and vulnerable New Zealanders. ... More >>

Dental Association Says Kiwi-led Study In ‘The Lancet’ Shows Sugar-tax Benefit

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 9:15 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says a study by leading New Zealand public health experts showing different scenarios on consumer taxes for unhealthy products is worth considering. The study models the benefit of taxes on saturated fats, salt ... More >>

NZDA Congratulates Kiwi Winner Of International College Of Dentists Grant

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 10:10 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) congratulates New Zealand dentist Dr Haneen Alayan for being awarded the 2020 International College of Dentists (ICD) Young Dentists Volunteer grant. Haneen works as a dentist in Gore and teaches dental students at ... More >>

Dentists Reassure About Safety In Level 2; Advises Public To Contact For Appointments

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 10:56 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is reassuring patients that they are safe to book dental treatment under level 2 restrictions from tomorrow, but advises people to phone ahead, instead of simply turning up at clinics. Triaging questions need ... More >>

Large increase in emergency care provided under lockdown

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 11:39 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says more and more dentists are having to reduce hours and lay-off staff. More >>

NZDA Says Oral Health Not A Focus For Government, Feels Shut Out

Friday, 24 April 2020, 10:07 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is saying the Ministry of Health has met with other medical groups via the General Practice Leaders' Forum but say they feel shut out, citing a lack of government funding for oral health translating to a lack ... More >>

Dental Association Issues Dire Warning To Epidemic Response Committee On Dental Care

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) today told the Epidemic Response Committee that an estimated 20,000 New Zealanders every day are missing out on dental care. Speaking to the Committee NZDA President Dr Katie Ayers said she is now aware of ... More >>

Dentists Call On Government To Adopt Chile’s Sugar Reduction Success

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine shows that consumption of sugary drinks in Chile dropped almost 25% after adopting tough new measures. The changes included advertising restrictions, warning labels and restricting sugary-laden food ... More >>

UK evidence shows sugary drinks tax is effective

Monday, 3 February 2020, 11:31 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says a major UK study revealing that sugar in soft drinks sold in the UK has dropped by 30 per cent since 2015 shows that sugary drinks taxes work. More >>

NZDA statement on National Party document Oral Health

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:36 am | New Zealand Dental Association

We welcome the Opposition’s focus on child dental health. The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) has long highlighted the 120,000 children overdue for dental check-ups, and over 40,000 children having teeth extracted due to tooth decay each year. Last ... More >>

NZDA statement on Dental Protection NZ member survey

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) acknowledges the serious and currently real risks burnout pose to the dental profession. A third of survey respondents saying they have ‘considered leaving the profession’ suggests work-life balance still ... More >>

Meeting in Christchurch produces poor outcome

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 8:36 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says the recent meeting in Christchurch of government ministers from Australia and New Zealand agreeing to keep the Health Star Ratings system voluntary is bad news for oral health. Health Star Ratings currently ... More >>

Eliza McCartney backs Kiwis to Switch to Water

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:49 am | New Zealand Dental Association

New Zealand Olympic pole-vaulter Eliza McCartney is pushing the ‘water works wonders’ message this November as part of the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) Switch to Water challenge. More >>

Dentists back call for action on unhealthy food and drink

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 9:29 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is backing the findings of a recent report from Healthy Auckland Together. More >>

Dental Association backs government review on sugar labels

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation has ordered a review looking at labelling of added sugars in food and drinks. An option under investigation is ‘a pictorial approach applied to sugary beverages / sugar-sweetened beverages’ ... More >>

Another study shows levies on sugary drinks work

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

New research shows sugary drink sales dropped 38 per cent in Philadelphia one year after the introduction of a levy on soft drinks and other sugary drinks. More >>

Dentists back calls to restrict junk food advertising

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

A recent article in the New Zealand Medical Journal looked at children’s views on junk food marketing, including advertising, what nutritional information should be provided, and how healthy food is promoted. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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