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

National Symposium – Six Months Away!

Time is travelling ever-faster and amazingly we’re only six months away from the 2017 National Symposium. Last year’s event in Hobart was acclaimed as one of our best ever and the Symposium Adelaide organising committee have taken the challenge to make this year’s event even better. Top speakers are already confirmed and a range of outstanding workshops are being organised. … Read More

Exciting times to be a DHAA member

The DHAA has been listening to its members and has exciting news about how it’s enhancing member value that will be announced in the coming weeks. For now, here’s a hint. The main addition is particularly relevant at this time of year, as many of us start to think about renewing our Professional Indemnity insurance (PI). Meeting your obligations as … Read More

Give dental hygiene a voice in Australia!

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The DHAA would like to encourage its members to apply for appointment to state and territory committees of the Dental Board of Australia. Dental hygienist registration numbers are increasing and the majority of oral health therapists are working predominantly in dental hygiene (as per AHPRA data); as such, it is important that the profession increases our representation on the Dental … Read More

Last chance to apply for research funding

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Get your application in before the end of April for the Dental Hygiene Research Fund. In 2010, the DHAA introduced the Dental Hygiene Research Fund (DHRF) which is available for any members working in research projects. The objective of the Research Fund is the provision of better dentistry, support for leadership and professional development for Dental Hygienists within the dental profession. It is … Read More

2017 New Perio Numbers Released

The 12th Edition of the Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary has just been released. The schedule is published by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) will take effect from 1 April 2017. The decision to release another edition so soon after the last was prompted by sustained concern about the deletion of items 281 and 282 from the the periodontal … Read More

Cathryn Carboon wins IFDH Award

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It is with great pride that the DHAA can announce that our very own own Cathryn Carboon has been awarded first place in the 2016 IFDH Social Responsibility Awards. This is a much-deserved recognition of the hard work that Cathryn and the Carevan Foundation Sun Smiles program does in the community. Cathryn manages the oral health promotion and fluoride varnish program in public schools in … Read More

Live Mouth Smart – World Oral Health Day 2017

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World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is on March 20. This is a global matter and it’s our chance to make a difference! Did you know that oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide? With untreated dental caries impacting almost half of the world’s population (44%) it is the most prevalent of all the 291 conditions included in the Global Burden of DiseaseStudy¹. It’s … Read More

Win an Orthodontics Introduction course worth $2500

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The DHAA have secured a two-day pass to one of the country’s leading orthodontics courses – and you could be going! Thanks to the nice people at EODO (Excellence in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics) we have a two-day pass to give away. This mini-residency course in Orthodontic Diagnosis with Dr Derek Mahoney would normally cost $2500, but one lucky person will be going … Read More

Volunteers Needed For Primary Oral Care Program

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We are seeking volunteer hygienists, therapists or oral health therapists interested in participating in a four month trial program. The program is focused on care of 0-4 year-olds commencing in March. Our project focus is a primary oral health intervention model of care. The program will target 0-4 year olds and their parents who attend family centres and local child … Read More