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

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

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

Infection Control in the Dental Setting

On Saturday 18 February, we were lucky to have an update on infection control procedures by Megan Reilly from Hands On Infection Control. It was great to have a refresher to check that we are all still doing the right things with regard to infection control.  The DBA guidelines apply to all registered dental practitioners (dentists, hygienists, therapists & OHT) Some interesting … Read More

Over 100 attend Byron Bay full-day seminar

An impressive turn out enjoyed everything on offer at the joint NSW & QLD full-day seminar in Byron Bay. The DHAA would like to thank all the attendees, hard working committee members, speakers and sponsors for their contribution to the full-day seminar in Byron Bay. A year ago when we sat down as a committee, and started to plan the … Read More

Getting the oral health message to the kids

Senior Oral Health Therapist, Sue Fleming, reports on promoting oral health to the children of Southern Queensland. Sue has a long background in Queensland Health School Dental Service as an Oral Health Therapist and health promotion has always been a passion. When she started at Granite Belt Dental (GBD) – a small but growing practice in the rural town of … Read More

Great fun at Children’s Week Event

The volunteer team from DHAA WA attended a Family Fun Day to coincide with Children’s Week at Whiteman Park on Sunday 23 October, 2016. Each year the Dental Hygienists of Australia stand was themed ‘Prevention of Dental Disease’ and is always very popular with the public, as we have various activities children can be involved in. Kids were kept occupied … Read More

DHAA Vic has a back-to-back CPD meeting in September

DHAA Victoria held a back-to-back CPD event with DPL in September. The attendance was so good that it looks to be an annual event now. One of the guest speakers was former hygienist Dr. Durka Jegatheesan who is now a practicing osteopath. Dr. Jegatheesan gave us some tips on some daily movements to keep our bodies happy throughout our busy … Read More

Tasmanian AHPRA Stakeholders Meeting

Linda Thomas (DHAA Tasmania Chair) and Danielle Gibbens (DHAA Tasmania Director) were fortunate enough to be invited to the most recent AHPRA Tasmania stakeholders meeting to be updated on all this AHPRA specific for Tasmanian members. They were lucky enough to meet the whole team that takes care of dental matters for AHPRA along with other stakeholders such as the ADA … Read More

Breakfast CPD and Carol Tran

Queensland’s last event for 2016 featured Carol Tran presenting an update on ultrasonics and air polishing on Saturday 15 Oct at the Women’s College, UQ. We started the day with a beautiful breakfast in a relaxed setting, chatting with fellow hygienists and oral health therapists. Once we moved into the playhouse Carol spoke at length on how ultrasonics work including a … Read More