Partnership Projects

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) supports and collaborates with not for profit, health and government organisations to promote oral health.

The ADAVB and Professionals Australia (PA) work together to represent the workplace rights of public dentists to improve their pay and working conditions. All dentists at all Victorian public sector dental clinics are now covered by new EBAs successfully negotiated by the ADAVB/PA alliance.

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The ADAVB collaborates with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria and Dental Health Services Victoria in provision of the Flying Doctor Dental Clinic (FDDC). The FDDC provides oral health practitioners and mobile equipment to deliver dental care to those living in remote areas of Victoria.

Learn about the FDDC.

On behalf of the ADA, the ADAVB actively supports the Rethink Sugary Drink campaign, an alliance of 20 health organisations working together to advocate on behalf of the community to reduce the harmful effects of sugary drinks. This includes restricting the sale and marketing of sugary drinks to children, government lobbying for a sugar tax, improved added sugar labelling, and reducing consumption and access to sugary drinks.

Learn about Rethink Sugary Drink.

The ADAVB is a strong supporter of LiveLighter, a program that encourages Australians to lead healthier lifestyles by making healthier choices.

Learn about LiveLighter.

The ADAVB supports the H30 Challenge – a VicHealth initiative that asks people to make a simple 30-day pledge to replace every sugary drink they would normally drink with water.

Learn about the H30 Challenge.

The ADAVB supports Yarra Valley Water’s ‘Choose Tap’ campaign, which educates the community about the benefits of drinking tap water as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Learn about Choose Tap.

Volunteer members of the ADAVB attend the Melbourne show each year to provide oral health advice to young families.

Learn about the Show.  

Volunteer members of the ADAVB attend the Diabetes Expo to promote awareness about the link between diabetes and oral health, such as periodontal disease.

Learn about the Expo.

The ADAVB supports the eviDent Foundation, which facilitates dental practice-based research in dental care and health promotion.

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The ADAVB provides in-kind support to the ADHF Victoria/Tasmania through the use of facilities as needed. We also run promotional editorials about ADHF projects in Victorian Dentist.

Learn about the ADHF.

The ADAVB partners with the Department of Health and Human Services, and Dental Health Services Victoria on Quit Victoria’s Smokefree Smiles pilot project. The project aims to integrate an updated smoking cessation ‘brief intervention’ protocol within the existing flow of dental consultations.

Learn more about Smokefree Smiles.

The ADAVB participates in the Water Fluoridation Program Reference Group. We support the Department of Health’s work on this important public health initiative and assist in communicating water fluoridation information to dentists.

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A member of the ADAVB Oral Health Committee represents ADAVB on the DHSV’s Healthy Families, Healthy Smiles Reference Group, which oversees the Healthy Families, Healthy Smiles initiative. The initiative aims to improve the oral health of pregnant women and children aged 0–3 years through education via early childhood professionals.

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