An article in the Sun-Herald newspaper today highlights the problems that are introduced when professional standard are diminished in the worship of ‘competition’. Alas bodies like the ACCC think that the historical restrictions on advertising and professional behaviour that ruled dentistry in particular were anti-competitive. In my humble opinion they are completely wrong and the.. read more →

I was recently elected to the Federal Executive committee of the Australian Dental Association.  A great honour to have the recognition and support of my piers on the Federal Council.  This is a particularly demanding role with monthly trips to Sydney so sadly it will put further strain on the appointment book.  When you call and find.. read more →

13 Jun 2017
June 13, 2017

Another ADA Congress

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I just returned from Melbourne after attending another Australian Dental Congress, this one being in Melbourne.  They are held every two years with the first one I attended being in Sydney in 1988.  I was a member of the local organising committee for the congress in Perth in 1998 so I know how much work.. read more →

28 Aug 2016
August 28, 2016

A new beginning for dental implants

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There are problems in the world of dental implant education in Australia.  Consumers struggle to determine the level of experience and education of dentists who are providing implants for their patients.  For example I know of a five day course run in Florida, after five days of education they declare the successful students are a.. read more →

24 Jul 2016
July 24, 2016

Viva Italia

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It has been another busy year.  There have been many new challenges and opportunities for me to expand my research interests and lecturing to dentists in different locations on various topics. The most fun has been a recent trip to Italy to participate in the American Dental Society of Europe meeting in Florence.  The photo.. read more →