ADAQ President's Update - June 2021
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
NOMINATE FOR THE ADAQ AWARDS
Nominations for the ADAQ Awards are now open. Every year, ADAQ recognises members and individuals in the community who have rendered honourable and distinguished service to ADAQ or to the dental profession as a whole, or who have worked toward better oral health outcomes for Queenslanders.
We encourage you to nominate your fellow ADAQ Members for the following awards:
- Distinguished Service
- Service Medallion
- Life Membership
- Honorary Membership
Non-members are eligible for these awards:
- Award of Merit
- Honorary Membership
For more information on each award and how to nominate, please go to adaq.org.au/awards
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Thank you all for your ongoing and continued support. Over the last 18 months, ADAQ has clearly demonstrated the benefits of belonging to your Professional Home. We offer you a nation-leading, comprehensive range of services that support you in every aspect of dentistry.
These include: free and discounted CPD with new, relevant courses being added all the time; our Member Assistance Program; our Member Support service which will hold your hand through dealing with complaints or notifications; and many other services. You also support advocacy for the profession, something of great current importance to all of us in relation to recent TGA advice.
With your continued Membership, we can continue to deliver benefits and services to support you, our members.
AFTER-HOURS ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS
We have recently met with Queensland Health to discuss the provision of after hours and emergency dental services. Do you advertise an out-of-hours option in your practice? If you do advertise, this is a gentle reminder that you (or someone in your practice) do need to be available to provide that service.
ADAQ has given an undertaking that we will provide an updated list of emergency dental providers to 1300 HEALTH. If you would like to be included on this list, please email your practice details to firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s all this month, so in closing, remember to renew, so we can be there for you!
Alexander S. Forrest
MDSc, GCEd, FFOMP(RCPA), FICD