Your representative in the dental hygiene industry
The DHAA is the peak professional body representing dental hygienists and oral health therapists in Australia. The mission of the Association is to support the continuing development of the oral health professions and preventive models of care.
The key benefits of membership
The National Association was formed in 1991 and the Board meets four times a year to address issues relating to the uniformity of practice and training throughout Australia, and to plan for the continuing growth and application of the profession.
Through this continued growth and development, the DHAA is able to provide high-quality and relevant member benefits, which include the following;
We loving catching up with our fellow oral health professionals and also learning new things at our regular CPD events. Our National Symposium is held every year in November, and always includes a great discount for members, plus a stack of CPD hours!
Creating connections with health promotion campaigns such as “Rethink Sugary Drink” and organisations such as the National Aged Care Alliance help to promote our profession to the wider public, and allow DHAA members the opportunity to be involved in the broader health sector.
DHAA members receive our Bulletin four times a year, as well as regular electronic messages to keep them updated with issues affecting oral health and our profession. We also have a constant presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The DHAA is an Association member of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists, and represents Australia at the House of Delegates (the IFDH governing body). The IFDH hold an International Conference every three years, which gives members the opportunity to connect with oral health professionals all around the globe.
Our missions and goals
Set high quality evidence based standards for the profession
Provide communication and support to members
Provide evidence-based professional development
Promote optimal general health through the provision of quality oral health services by DH and OHT
Advance tertiary and post-graduate education and research
Abide by principles of effective, transparent, ethical and financial governance