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Diseases

How your dentist can tell a lot more about your health than you think

Dentists check more than just your oral health. From cancer to diabetes and even mild strokes, they can tell a lot more about your health than you think.

News

Beware the potential pain in dental tourism

Around 15,000 Australians are travelling overseas each year and spending up to $300 million on healthcare, including dental procedures, but what are the risks?

Lifestyle

Connections: Back problems guaranteed, so who’d be a dentist?

It’s the final day of Dental Health Week. We thought it timely to talk with dentist Steven Colman because he has seen it all after 45 years in the business.

Medicare

Medicare-funded dental system

Tony Abbot called for the introduction of a Medicare-funded dental system on Tuesday this week. The Opposition Leader stated in his first major speech for the year that cheaper dentistry was “an aspiration not a commitment” and that such a program would not be possible until the Budget returns to a strong surplus.

Tony Abbot promises dental care. Or does he?

Because, on closer inspection, Tony Abbot didn’t actually say anything. All he did was promise to think about introducing a dental element to the current Medicare system after “the Budget returns to a strong surplus”.

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