Seeking ADA committee members If you are a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and believe you have the skills and expertise to make a valuable contribution to the profession and the future of dentistry, why not consider nominating yourself for an ADA committee? As a committee member, you will be exposed to a broad range of information and issues that dentists are unlikely to have the opportunity to discuss and debate in a practice setting. The role provides the opportunity to learn about the broader profession and the landscape it operates in, and to acquire a set of skills that come from working in a collaborative and complex environment. Visit www.ada.org.au/nominate to review the terms of reference for each committee and download the application form. Nominations must be submitted by close of business on 22 October 2018. If you wish to find out more about a committee before submitting an application, email email@example.com and one of the ADA team members will be in touch with you.
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A recent survey shows that teenagers feel more confident after having a tooth alignment treatment
Teens make good business cents Invisalign Australia’s 2018 Teen Confidence Survey, which polled 1000 teens nationwide, found that one quarter of teens don’t feel comfortable in their own skin, with three in four saying this was down to the way they look, for example, when they smile. Nearly three quarters of those surveyed believe a smile demonstrates self-confidence, yet a third said they are dissatisfied with their teeth and that they smile with their mouth closed or while looking away. Consequently, over half said they would like to improve their teeth. “Teenage years have always been hard. Providing teens with an effective,
easy and non-invasive way of realigning their teeth gives them a simple way to boost their confidence. They don’t feel the need to hide every time a phone camera is brought out,” said child psychologist Clare Rowe. Indeed, of those who’d had tooth alignment treatment, over threequarters reported feeling far more confident after treatment, even if during treatment some felt awkward and under-confident because they were wearing braces. Hence the majority of those who want to undergo tooth alignment treatment in the future said they would prefer to do so with clear aligners.