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Webinar - Career Development Introduction

Webinar - Career Development Introduction
Join us for an introductory webinar looking at career development presented by Melanie Hayes

In today’s society, we no longer have jobs for life; individuals will transition through multiple career and need to adapt to such changes. However, traditional dental education only prepares graduates for one career option: clinical practice.

This introductory webinar will be accompanied by a Career Development workbook containing self directed activities to enhance your career awareness.  

If you have been thinking about ways to supplement or broaden your oral health career and would like to take advantage of this imposed down time to focus on your career future then this webinar is a perfect starting point. 


On completion of the Program, members should have:

  • an increased awareness of their personal career journey, skills and attributes;
  • an increased awareness of the opportunities for alternate career paths for dental hygienists and oral health therapists;
  • an understanding of how we make decisions about our career and the ability to apply that knowledge; and
  • developed strategies to cope with career changes.


Webinar Times:

SA, NT- 7.30 pm
WA - 6pm


Registration cost:

DHAA Members: Webinar registration is free for all categories of DHAA membership. 
Non members: registration is available for non members at a cost of $20 per attendee. 


Workbook & webinar link

All attendees will be emailed the Workbook and link to join when registrations close Tuesday 14th at 8pm.
If you have not received the email by Wednesday morning we ask that you please log into your profile and review your sent emails under the 'Email Preferences' tab. If the email is not displaying here please contact us and we will help out.


Dr Melanie Hayes

Melanie completed her Bachelor of Oral Health in 2007, and then completed an Honours program achieving First Class honours and a Faculty Medal. She completed her PhD in 2013, examining the occupational health of dental hygienists, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal pain. Melanie has had a number of papers published in peer reviewed journals, co-authored a book chapter and presented her research at a number of national and international conferences.

Melanie has been an active member in the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) since graduating, and was the President of the New South Wales Branch from 2010-2012, and National President from 2014-2017. She was the Chief Executive Officer of the DHAA from 2017-2019.

Melanie also has a Masters in Education majoring in Career Development, and has conducted career development workshops for oral health professionals and is undertaking research focusing on the academic workforce and leadership in dentistry.

She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Education at the University of Sydney, teaching Industry and Community Project Units.

4/15/2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Online Webinar AUSTRALIA
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Not a DHAA Member?

You can still attend our events by creating a purchase account at the link above. This will be a non-member account where you can register for CPD events and track your event registrations. It does not allow you access to member benefits or the members portal, these are only accessible by joining as a DHAA member. 

Webinar access: 

All registered members will be sent a link to the webinar 48 hours prior so please ensure you have updated your contact details. You can also find a copy of the email in your Member profile Communications tab.

Our webinars are run through the Zoom.us online platform. Please ensure when logging on to the Zoom platform for the first time that you enter your full name and email address as this information is used to register your attendance and award your CPD certificate. 

If you have never participated in a Zoom webinar before to view their how to video showing you how to download and join a webinar for the first time, you can also join a test meeting on the Zoom website to ensure your internet connection is suitable. 

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