The Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA) and the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that takes effect immediately.
Together, they represent all Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists in both public and private sectors in Australia.
The MOU confirms the commitment of both organisations to a positive and collaborative working relationship in the interests of oral health professions.
Executives of both organisations will meet and communicate on a regular basis to share information and explore collaborative opportunities that are of common interest. The boards will meet formally in October this year.
“I am excited to continue to build the relationship between our two organisations, and I believe that we can be a unified voice for the profession”Cheryl Dey, DHAA National President
Members of both organisations can access each other’s CPD events for a special rate, and many local joint CPD events are being planned at state level.
At the signing of the MOU, National President of ADOHTA Mrs Leticia Masters said “together we can do more and do it better. ADOHTA looks forward to working more closely with the DHAA to continue to develop the disciplines, strengthen the utilisation of our professional skills and improve the oral health of Australians”.
Ms Cheryl Dey, National President of DHAA agrees. She believes the collaborative effort of both organisations and the strong desire to progressively work towards unity will be highly beneficial to not only the members, but to all oral health practitioners. “I am excited to continue to build the relationship between our two organisations, and I believe that we can be a unified voice for the profession”.