New DHAA Directors Elected

The DHAA are very pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors, and the re-election of two more, to the DHAA Board. The DHAA recently called for Nominations for Director vacancies in the ACT, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. We received four nominations from enthusiastic and suitably qualified members, which have subsequently been approved by the Board. … Read More

DHAA Ltd appoint a new CEO

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The Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Melanie Hayes as the new Chief Executive Officer of the association, effective 28 August 2017. The appointment of a CEO was determined to be a strategic priority of the DHAA at the Leadership Day and subsequent board meeting held in May this year, and signals … Read More

Feel Good Factor in Tassie

Image of the DHAA Tasmania full day CPD event really had the feel good factor

Tassie turned on the weather – a beautiful high of 14 degrees – for a full day CPD event at Peppers Seaport in Launceston, on Saturday 29 July. Our four guest speakers for the day included: Linda King refreshed our knowledge on the impact of incorrect posture and ergonomics on the musculoskeletal system, after observation of some local hygienists. Dr Yohan … Read More

Help to improve motivational interviewing skills

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“The effect of training videos on dental practitioners Motivational Interviewing skills, knowledge and confidence.” You are invited to participate in a research project which is being conducted by the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne. The Responsible Researcher is Dr Melanie Hayes, at the Melbourne Dental School. This project has been approved by The University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics … Read More

A full day of CPD in the Victorian country

The recent CPD event in Daylesford was attended by about 40 guests and generously sponsored by Colgate and GSK. The event was held at the Grange Bellinzona, an Edwardian conference venue set in the heart of historic Hepburn Springs. A full day of guest speakers included industry colleagues and specialist presentations. Having received great positive feedback from the day we … Read More

New DHAA insurance package is a huge success

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The recent addition of Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance to DHAA membership has received outstanding support. The June 30 watershed has seen a huge spike in renewal activity and the future is looking pretty rosy for the dental hygienist and oral health therapist community. “The DHAA board took a decision to extend the number of benefits available to our members, and … Read More

Continuing the fight for our award-free status

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This is the DHAA response to ADOHTA Industrial Relations Update that was published 27 May, 2017 The DHAA notes that ADOHTA recently communicated with its membership regarding their position on seeking Oral Health Therapists on the Health Professional and Support Services Award. This communication made a number of false statements about the DHAA and presented various inaccuracies about the issue … Read More

Award-Free Status Under Threat

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As always, the DHAA listens to its members concerns, as well as any voiced by the wider profession. In recent weeks we have noticed an increasing volume of concerns about industrial relations issues, in particular the lack of an award for our profession and potential for a union to represent our needs. The DHAA would like to clarify some of … Read More

Hands-On Periodontal Workshop

The day that periodontist, Dr Alex Du Bois, chose to relocate from Adelaide to Hobart was a lucky day for DHAA members in Tasmania. While ordering periodontal instruments to establish his new practice, Dr Alex formulated the idea to hold an exclusive event with Hu Friedy. The addition of our existing partnership with Hu Friedy brought the idea to life … Read More

Understanding the new DHAA membership package

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Last week we announced the new, and improved, DHAA membership package. Here’s some further information about the exciting additions, cost, coverage and more. The Dental Hygienists Association of Australia has a responsibility to provide its members with superior services and continue to enhance member value. This is something we take seriously and are constantly engaging with members and key strategic … Read More