Why become a member of the DHAA Inc.?
Membership to the National Association is automatic upon joining a State or Territory Branch, and membership fees are tax deductible. For further details on how to join, please visit the website of the Branch nearest you.
Being a full member of the DHAA provides:
Representation at state, national and international levels
Representation of your profession in private, public and political arenas
Promotion of your profession among other allied health organisations, associations and companies through marketing and public relations activities
DHAA Inc. voting rights
Opportunities to develop professional contacts and friendships
Complimentary editions of Hygiene Today - the official journal of the DHAA Inc.
Complimentary editions of The Bulletin - the DHAA Inc. newsletter
Promotional material such as an annual customised Dental Hygienist diary, fridge magnets & luggage tags
Reduced fees for Symposium - the biennial seminar conducted by the DHAA Inc.
Membership of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists
Access to professional education programs and trade exhibitions
Exclusive invitations to product launches by oral health care companies
Free samples of new products from oral health care companies
Invitations to professional education organised by affiliated groups
Recognition, support and possible funding for research or projects that promote the objectives of the DHAA Inc.
Access to the employment register
Opportunities to represent fellow members by holding an Executive or National Councillor position
Employment contract advice
Discounted professional indemnity insurance
Involvement in Dental Health Week and IFDH Day
Strong established relationships with the Australian Dental Association and other dental associations
Participation in the Oral B ISDH Award
As the profession of dental hygiene progresses in Australia we look forward to the involvement of colleagues and wish you every success in your chosen field.
Full membership* is available to persons currently registered with the Dental Board of Australia , and holding a tertiary qualification (Certificate, Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor Degree or equivalent) in Dental Hygiene that is recognised by and registrable with the Dental Board and recognised by the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia Inc.
NB: Dental Board registration must be confirmed.
Associate membership* is available to persons not currently registered with the Dental Board of Australia but holding a tertiary qualification (Certificate, Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor Degree or equivalent) in Dental Hygiene from an accredited school of Dental Hygiene that is recognised by the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia Inc.
Student membership* is available to persons currently undertaking a tertiary undergraduate qualification (certificate, associate diploma, diploma, Advanced Diploma, bachelor degree or equivalent) in Dental Hygiene that is recognised by and registrable with the Dental Board of Australia and recognised by the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia Inc.
Affiliate membership is available to persons otherwise engaged in or associated with the profession of Dental Hygiene who may upon application and at the discretion of the National
Executive be admitted to membership of the Association.
NB: Prior National Executive approval must be obtained.
* This membership category is issued a membership certificate
Becoming a Member
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If you do not have a Visa or MasterCard, you can purchase a prepaid card from most major retail or Australia Post outlets to make your DHAA membership payment. For more information on prepaid credit cards you can visit: Australia Post or Everyday Money.
Please be assured that this is totally secure and your payment details are not visible or accessible by anyone.
The DHAA Inc. is not obliged to refund membership fees if the member resigns or their membership is cancelled for any reason. However, pursuant to rule 23 of the Constitution of The DHAA Inc., the National Executive shall have power in its absolute discretion to remit the payment of the whole or part of any subscription owed by a resigning member. This Refund Policy is subject to the Constitution of the DHAA Inc. and, where applicable, the Constitutions of the Branches.