NZDA members

 

Welcome to the members section of the NZDA website. This is where you will find all our member resources and information. While some information is public, most pages will require you to log in. If you are having difficulty logging in, please contact Holly Grammer on (09) 579 8001, or email Holly.

 

 

 


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News

"Self Care for Dentists" Book

NZDA is proud to announce the launch of 'Self Care for Dentists' written by Linda Jones and Jeff Annan.  A copy of each book will be available for all NZDA members and is available for download. (Please log in for link)

 

 

The Dental Trauma Guide www.dentaltraumaguide.org

This online resource replaces the 'Dento-Alveolar Trauma: A Desktop Guide' and is a is a non-profit website dedicated to optimising worldwide treatment of dental trauma.

 

The site covers treatment guidelines for primary and permanent teeth. The website is developed in cooperation between the Copenhagen University Hospital and the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT).

 

NZDA encourages all dentists to refer to this online resource it is kept up-to-date by world experts and is designed for dentists in the 'moment' of dealing with dental trauma. This website assists with the diagnosis of the injury with animations which are helpful for patient education. It is constantly updated and contains up-todate evidence-based treatment information.

 

The Desktop Trauma Guide can be downloaded here.

 

 

Intergovernmental Treatment on Mercury (and Dental Amalgam) - March 2013

In early 2009 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) agreed on the need to develop a global legally binding treaty on mercury. Governments were tasked with negotiating a treaty through a series of five conferences called Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) meetings. Beginning in 2010 they were concluded in January 2013. The last of the meetings, which brought together over 140 countries, resulted in a global legally binding treaty on mercury. This wide ranging agreement aims to reduce mercury emissions and releases to the air, water and land.

 

The UNEP treaty on mercury is highly relevant to oral health, as it will include provisions for dental restorative materials, specifically dental amalgam.

 

The treaty, just announced, is known as the Minamata Convention and will be signed in Minamata (Japan) later this year. It will enter into force once it has been ratified by 50 countries. This will regulate a range of areas, including the use of mercury in products and industrial processes. The treaty requires countries with coal fired power plants to install filters and scrubbers on all new plants and to commit to reducing emissions from existing operations to prevent mercury from coal reaching the atmosphere. The treaty requires governments to draw up national rules to comply and could take between three and five years to take effect.

 

For more information please refer to the following documents Global Mercury Assessment and Mercury - Time To Act.