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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 >>

Dental Association calls for low-income adult dental access

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 9:42 am | New Zealand Dental Association

Dental Association calls for greater low-income adult dental access on World Oral Health Day More >>

Sugary drink tax a prevention measure needed in NZ

Monday, 11 March 2019, 11:08 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The Californian city of Berkeley has now seen a 50 per cent decrease in sugary drink consumption and Kiwi dentists are not surprised. More >>

Spring in to the Switch to Water Challenge

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:31 am | New Zealand Dental Association

New Zealand Olympic pole-vaulter Eliza McCartney is the face of the New Zealand Dental Association’s (NZDA) Switch to Water challenge. More >>

Naenae community market for sugary drink stance

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:18 am | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is applauding the Naenae community market in Lower Hutt for their approach to sugary drinks. More >>

Samoan communities to receive free dental care from Kiwis

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:58 am | New Zealand Dental Association

Two New Zealand dentists are the recipients of a US$5,000 Wrigley Company Foundation dental grant to help improve dental care and education in the Pacific Islands. This year’s Pacific Region Grant by Wrigley, with support from New Zealand Dental Association ... More >>

Dental Association ‘cautiously optimistic’

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is pleased a sugary drinks tax has formed part of the Tax Working Group’s Interim Report released today. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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