Members


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

 

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.

 


Membership Categories


Full Membership


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 Member


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 Member


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 Member


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


Please click below to become a member


Payment


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.

 


Refund Policy


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.