A broken collarbone in France

2019-08-22T13:50:58+08:00August 22nd, 2019|

Earlier this year our clients Robert * and Sue* were on a holiday in France. Two weeks into their trip, Robert unfortunately broke his collarbone. This meant Robert needed to seek medical treatment overseas which involved x-rays, weekly consultations and pharmacy costs. Fortunately we had arranged travel insurance for Robert and Sue with TravelCard and [...]

Health Professionals – the leaders in data breaches!

2018-08-09T10:53:53+08:00August 9th, 2018|

The latest report of data breaches from the Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) reports a big increase in data breaches but disturbingly for our dental and medical clients, health professionals reported the highest number of breaches. The trend of increasing breaches is likely to continue to escalate as business becomes more aware of their responsibility [...]

Conference Season

2018-05-03T10:06:40+08:00April 19th, 2018|

From the desk of Murray Bruce, Managing Director March and April was conference season for us. In late March, Brooke, Jessica, Chris and myself attended ADX18, the largest conference of its type for dentists and suppliers to the dental industry. Brooke, Chris, Murray and Jessica, ADX18 Held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition centre in [...]

Notifiable Data Breaches legislation: Everything you need to know, and how to be prepared

2018-02-15T11:46:50+08:00February 8th, 2018|

Whether it’s your customer lists, customer preferences, patient medical records or client financials, personal information and data is the lifeblood of any organisation. Effective 22nd February 2018, organisations that are covered by the Privacy Act will be required to notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to result [...]

New Mandatory Breach Notification Laws Carry $1.8 Million Penalties

2018-01-25T13:37:36+08:00January 10th, 2018|

After three years of uncertainty Australia will have a mandatory breach notification scheme which will come into effect on 22 February 2018. The aim of the new laws are to better protect client data in our increasingly online world. Businesses (over $3 million turnover) and ALL healthcare organisations have a year to make sure their [...]

Changes are coming!

2017-12-14T11:25:40+08:00December 14th, 2017|

2018 will bring about positive and exciting changes for both Dental Essentials and Professional Essentials. Through the last half of 2017 we have been working hard in securing a relationship with a new insurer and we are really excited to now be able to share this with you. The New Year will see a move [...]

Fraud is Evolving

2017-10-12T11:43:36+08:00October 12th, 2017|

For better or worse the world is going through a rapid period of change. Few industries are being left out of the technological revolution that is upon us, so much so that even fraudsters and con men are aboard the wave of change. New types of fraud are having significant success, largely because the methods [...]

Dental Essentials sponsors the UDSS

2017-06-08T16:34:02+08:00June 8th, 2017|

Dental Essentials is pleased to announce a new sponsorship of the University Dental Students’ Society (UDSS) in 2017. The UDSS is a student-run, professional and not-for-profit organisation that represents the Dental Students of Western Australia. The society was formed more than 65 years ago and has had significant involvement in a number of student matters [...]

Commercial Lease Agreements – A trap for the unsuspecting???

2018-02-16T15:05:08+08:00February 13th, 2017|

Lease agreements are an insurance trap for any unsuspecting business owner operating from rented premises. Commercial leases nearly always impose insurance requirements and additional legal responsibilities upon the tenant, if these are not identified up front and addressed by adjusting the lease terms or your insurance policy you could find you are required to meet [...]