30 episodes

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

Dental Central Australian Dental Association

    • Health & Fitness

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 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
    Episode 27: The Last COVID Update (until the next one)

    Episode 27: The Last COVID Update (until the next one)

    This week on Dental Central we update you on everything that you need to know this month:
    The pandemic hasn’t gone away (with around 4,000 cases per day across Victoria), and we talk about the important things that you need to be doing to stay safe at work. The impact of the pandemic on dental practice busyness and staff shortages. A brief update on the new enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations for public sector dentists. Mental health and wellbeing initiatives that the ADAVB is undertaking. If you are experiencing struggles, remember that the ADAVB offers free 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.

    • 19 min
    Episode 26: Dr Mark Wotherspoon

    Episode 26: Dr Mark Wotherspoon

    This week on Dental Central, we speak with Dr Mark Wotherspoon about his unique journey in dentistry. Mark trained in Perth, then worked in remote Western Australia and in the school dental service before joining the Army and moving to Wagga Wagga in regional NSW. We talk to Mark about:
    Working in remote communities His passion for mobile dentistry and nursing home dental care How he became a product innovator and entrepreneur with Dr Mark’s HyGenie - https://drmarkshygenie.com/  The ADAVB Convention is coming up on 19-20 August – it’s not too late to register. And don’t forget to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes.

    • 33 min
    Episode 25: ADAVB's newest Council member, Dr Conny Qian

    Episode 25: ADAVB's newest Council member, Dr Conny Qian

    This week on Dental Central, we speak with the newest member of ADAVB Council, Dr Conny Qian.
    Conny is a recent graduate from La Trobe University, and currently splits her time working between Bendigo and Melbourne. She shares some of her insights studying and working in regional Victoria, the importance of mentoring, why she decided to get involved with the ADAVB and what she hopes to achieve on Council.

    • 22 min

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