DHAA Symposium 2017: Final Report

DHAA Symposium Day Three - another hugely successful symposium

Three days of learning, networking and fun draw to a close. Read the final wrap-up of the DHAA Symposium 2017. The Gala Dinner is by far the most popular event on the DHAA social calendar. To reflect the Symposium tagline – It’s All About The Smile – this year’s event was “It’s all about the swing”. Everybody fully-embraced the concept, … Read More

DHAA Symposium 2017: Day Two Report

DHAA Symposium Day Two - All the fun of the show!

The DHAA Symposium 2017 rolled into day two. A full line-up of world-class speakers awaited to take us through to the fun and frivolity of the evening’s Gala Dinner – it’s all about the swing! There was an air of positivity as delegates arrived at the Adelaide Convention Centre ready for day two of the Symposium. All-the-more impressive considering that … Read More

Exploring new territory in NT

Image of three presenters at DHAA NT CPD event

DHAA NT held a CPD afternoon to explore new territory at the Esplanade in Darwin on the 10 September, 2017. Attendees heard from Darwin’s visiting periodontists Dr Chee and Dr Kobayashi, and oral health promotion dental therapist Jennifer Lang. Dr Brian Chee discussed implants in periodontically-compromised implants and the integral role of hygienists in implant maintenance. Dr Kere Kobayashi reflected … Read More

Exciting times in the ACT!

Image of Dr Papas from Embrace Orthodontics presenting

On the 21 September the DHAA ACT held an exclusive member-only CPD event in Manuka, where attendees heard from Dr Papas from Embrace Orthodontics. Dr Papas shared with the attendees a range of cases, including expansion cases in adults, correcting crossbites, CLII cases with full correction, severe crowding treated without extractions, and surgical cases aligning teeth with Invisalign (rather than … Read More

Recycle old instruments and get a new one for free!

Image of Hu-Friedy promotion

The Hu-Friedy Environdent Instrument recycling program will be available at the DHAA Symposium Adelaide (SA17) from 12-14 October, 2017. It’s may seem crazy but it’s true. Simply clear out your cupboards of all those broken or unwanted instruments – of any type or brand – from your surgery. Bag and autoclave them and then drop them off at the specially … Read More

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

Instrument Sharpening and Oral Health Care for Baby Boomers

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Close-up image of dental hygienist instruments in a metal tray

Getting the Edge – Periodintal Instument Sharpening with Marcelle Johnson, 2.5 Scientific CPD Hour Oral Health Care for Baby Boomers with Narelle Bird, 1.45 Scientific CPD Hours Limited to 20 Participants. This is a DHAA members only event. If there is enough interest a second session may be opened. To Register BOOK YOUR POSITION   Please direct all enquiries to … Read More

Kids can afford to smile

The child dental benefit cap is to be raised to $1000. It’s pretty rare that we get to say nice things about the government, but here’s a little ray of sunshine for the littl’uns from the Department of Health. In a statement issued on February 8 it said: “The Turnbull Government is increasing the rebate available under the Child Dental … Read More

Why I love being a dental hygienist

As dental hygienists and oral health therapists we face a whole variety of situations every day. Most of these will be routine and unsurprising – that’s the nature of what we do – but just occasionally we will be faced with an out-of-the-box challenge. These challenges may take the form of a previously untried procedure or a piece of equipment … Read More