ADA in the News

  • The harmful effects of vaping

    19 July 2023

    Dr Sue Ching-Yeoh, the ADA's spokesperson on vaping says that increased rates of dental decay and gum disease are being noted among younger demographics using vapes and e-cigarettes.

  • Preventing and treating bruxism

    20 June 2023

    Dr Andrew Gikas, a Melbourne-based bruxism and sleep-disordered breathing expert and member of the ADA's Federal Executive, says the pandemic has seen a rise in bruxism in Australia and around the world.

  • Are people putting off dental check-ups due to cost of living pressures?

    6 June 2023

    ADA Tasmania President Dr Fiona Tann talks about how people are cancelling their treatments because they simple can't afford it and why good oral health is critical to overall general health.

  • Better processes for international health workers amid dentist shortage

    5 May 2023

    ADA President Dr Stephen Liew, on behalf of Australia's peak body for dentists, has called for greater support for international health practitioners wanting to work in Australia.

  • How to score big on sports safety for kids

    27 April 2023

    ADA Oral Health Promoter Dr Janani Ravichandran says a sports mouthguard can protect kids from some serious sporting injuries, such as broken jaws and  fractured, cracked or knocked-out teeth.

  • Increasing number of Australians grinding their teeth (video)

    10 February 2023

    Speaking to ABC News, Vice President of the Australian Dental Association, Dr Scott Davis, has warned teeth clenching has long-term damages that cannot be repaired.

  • Should Australia introduce a sugar tax?

    20 January 2023

    ADA President Dr Stephen Liew says Australia needs to join the other 85 countries that have implemented a sugar tax, a measure that he says is effective at reducing the consumption of sugar. (story starts at approx. 22:50)

  • Dentists say teeth grinding has increased

    15 January 2023

    A rise in bruxism has been noted internationally, says ADA Vice-President Scott Davis, likely caused in part by increased stress and anxiety because of the COVID pandemic.

  • Dentists warn of vaping dangers

    6 December 2022

    ADA spokesperson Dr Sue Ching-Yeoh says while it is difficult to confirm the direct effect of vaping on teeth, the mouth drying side effect can lead to mouth infections and tooth decay.

  • ADA President urges patients to reveal more to their dentist

    1 December 2022

    In two radio interviews with ABC NW WA and 2CC Canberra, new ADA President Dr Stephen Liew issued a warning that patients need to be more open about what medications and supplements they’re taking.