July 23, 2018
Infection Control Management Plans for Queensland Dental Practices
All dental practices have a legal responsibility to ensure the risk of spreading infectious diseases is prevented or minimised. The Dental Board of Australia set a number of industry guidelines, in particular, every practice must have a customised infection control manual.Read more
May 20, 2018
Latest information on AS/NZS 4187 and AS/NZS 4815 – to merge?
The Scoping Workshop was organised in response to the large volume of enquiries on AS/NZS 4187 & AS/NZS 4815 and was an opportunity for HE-023 Committee members and industry to clarify the relationship of the two documents, and to identify steps to resolve the current confusion.Read more
April 20, 2018
Staying on top of infection control
Preventing the spread of infectious agents is a constant ‘duty’ for every member in a dental practice. It starts from the moment the practice is unlocked in the morning, is ongoing throughout the day, and finishes up only after the last patients leave. It impacts on everything every we do.Read more
July 19, 2017
Dental Practice Closure Prompts Tougher Laws to Target Unsafe Health Facilities in Queensland
Dr Wright stressed to us West Australians that infection control is the "new weapon that will be used in the coming years to discipline dentists more broadly through both health funds and also through State Governments and the federal regulator being AHPRA.”Read more
September 14, 2016
Protecting Baby Teeth – Made Simple!
Many people still believe that baby teeth aren’t important as they will fall out and be replaced by adult teeth. But children need strong healthy baby teeth to chew and speak clearly. And some baby teeth stay around till at least 12 years of age! And, who wants to see their child, or any child, in pain?!Read more
June 29, 2016
Dental Practice Accreditation – Compliance Check or Quality Improvement?
Do you ever wonder if your dental practice is compliant with current legislation and regulations? After all, you don’t want to be putting yourself, your staff, or your patients at any risk.Read more