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The Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch brings you the latest news and need-to-know information from the world of dentistry.
- What’s happening now
- What you need to know
- Your questions answered. Email us at comms@adavb.org

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Ausdentalvic. Visit us at adavb.org

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The Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch brings you the latest news and need-to-know information from the world of dentistry.
- What’s happening now
- What you need to know
- Your questions answered. Email us at comms@adavb.org

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Ausdentalvic. Visit us at adavb.org

    Episode 33: Prof Marie Bismark - Hearing the voices of healthcare workers

    Episode 33: Prof Marie Bismark - Hearing the voices of healthcare workers

    As part of Mental Health Month, Dental Central is focusing on mental health. In this episode Emily and Matt are joined by Professor Marie Bismark – a doctor, psychiatry trainee, lawyer and researcher with qualifications in bioethics and public health, and one of Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence in 2019.
    We dive into: 
    The experiences of health care workers during the pandemic, detailed in Marie’s book ‘Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic – in their own words.’ The importance of recognition for health care workers The impact of the ‘health care heroes’ label Mental health findings during the pandemic Ahpra complaints/notifications and the impact on practitioner wellbeing Mental health and mandatory notification Note: some listeners might find some of this content difficult or confronting. If it does cause distress, there are support services available, including:
    Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636 Lifeworks - 1300 361 008 Dental Practitioner Support - 1800 377 700 And don’t forget to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes.

    • 30 min
    Episode 32: Is this really the final COVID-19 update?*

    Episode 32: Is this really the final COVID-19 update?*

    The pandemic declaration in Victoria expired on 12 October, bringing to an end a suite of mandates that have been governing our lives for much of the past two and half years. Although the pandemic isn’t over, with Victoria still seeing more than 9000 cases per week, Emily and Matt discuss what the end of the pandemic declaration means for dental practices in Victoria, including:
    Mandatory vaccination for dental staff Isolation and testing requirements Measures to reduce transmission in dental practice such as face masks, patient screening, rubber dam and preprocedural mouthrinse Don’t forget to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes.
     
    * Although we would like to guarantee that no more pandemic updates will be required, given the unpredictable nature of pandemics we can’t be absolutely certain.

    • 20 min
    Episode 31: World Mental Health Day with Dr Peter Baldwin, Black Dog Institute

    Episode 31: World Mental Health Day with Dr Peter Baldwin, Black Dog Institute

    As part of Mental Health Month, Dental Central is focusing a series of episodes on mental health and wellbeing.
    This week we talk to Dr Peter Baldwin (Clinical Psychologist), the Head of Clinical Research at the Black Dog Institute, the leading mental health research institute in Australia. Peter talks about:
    What the Black Dog Institute does How the pandemic has impacted on the mental health of health care workers Why overcoming the stigma associated with mental health is so important Some of the common mental health issues including anxiety, depression and burnout The key issue of suicide The Essential Network – resources and support for health practitioners For more information, go to blackdoginstitute.org.au/the-essential-network
     
    Note: some listeners might find some of this content difficult or confronting. If it does cause distress, there are support services available, including:
    Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636 Lifeworks - 1300 361 008 Dental Practitioner Support - 1800 377 700

    • 51 min
    Episode 30: Supporting Public Sector Dentists

    Episode 30: Supporting Public Sector Dentists

    This week on Dental Central, Emily and Matt talk about how ADAVB is supporting dentists working in the public sector.
    The episode focuses on:
    The current enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations Why it’s important for the ADAVB to be involved Why it’s an important issue for all dentists What you can do to help support your colleagues in the public sector For more information, go to adavb.org/respectpublicdentistry
    And don’t forget to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes.

    • 22 min
    Episode 29: The Life of a Regional Public Dentist, with Dr Jane Lynch

    Episode 29: The Life of a Regional Public Dentist, with Dr Jane Lynch

    This week on Dental Central we talk to Dr Jane Lynch about working in regional Victoria.
    We speak about:
    Why she decided to become a dentist Growing up in a small rural town of less than 300 people The challenges and benefits of working in regional Victoria, particularly the variety and scope of clinical work Experiencing burnout and her comeback to dentistry in the public sector As Jane says, for those thinking about a move to practice in a regional area or the public sector - ‘embrace the challenge, it’s an adventure.’
    If you are experiencing struggles, remember that the ADAVB offers from confidential counselling through Lifeworks on 1300 361 008, or you can call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Dental Practitioner Support on 1800 377 700.
    And don’t forget to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes.

    • 27 min
    Episode 28: Eryn Agnew, Community Relations Officer

    Episode 28: Eryn Agnew, Community Relations Officer

    This week on Dental Central we speak to the manager of the Community Relations team at ADAVB, Dr Eryn Agnew. We talk to Eryn about:
    Why she decided to become a dentist, and then train as a specialist periodontist. How she became involved in the Community Relations team. The role of a Community Relations Officer (CRO) and the support they provide to members. Some of the common issues that arise when managing patient complaints. Key tips to minimise risk. The important partnership with ADAVB and Guild Insurance. For more information on Guild Insurance, go to www.guildinsurance.com.au/dentists
    And don’t forget to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes.

    • 27 min

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