Welcome to the website of the national Dental Assistants Professional Association (DAPA). The Dental Assistants Professional Association is a membership body actively representing dental assistants, receptionists and practice managers across Australia.
Following on from the 2017 Minimum Wage Decision, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has released the new pay rates in respect of the HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND SUPPORT SERVICES AWARD 2010.
The new pay rates come into force from 1 July 2017.
You should ensure that your payments are consistent with the new rates from this date and that any penalties or entitlements paid reflect these changes.
The Annual National Dental Assistants Conference is now in its 12th year and represents one of the biggest dental assistant gatherings in Australia, attracting assistants from all over our country.
This year our Conference will be held in the newly refurbished Sydney International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour Sydney. Book your weekend in Sydney now and enjoy a day at this outstanding venue overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbour.
We are honoured to have some highly respected clinicians presenting this year. Some of the highlights of the program will be:
2017 Vern-Barnett Awards For Excellence in Dental Assisting
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Vern-Barnett Awards for Excellence in Dental Assisting.
It is time to consider nominating those special members of your Dental Team.
This is the opportunity for Dentists and staff to recognise their valued team members for their contribution made to their practice.
This year your association has partnered with the Australian Health Industry Group to offer members access to Industrial Relations, Human Resources Management and Legal Services for support and advice.
Bite - sized learning makes it easy to complete! Have you thought about getting your Certificate III in Dental Assisting but put off the decision for reasons of cost, time, ease of study, work commitments, takes too long? Now is the time to take this new bite-size learning opportunity and enrol in our upcoming course.
We have combined the value of classroom learning with the ease of distance. You can attend a selection of dates at our training centre then complete assignments in the comfort of your home.
Training Session in Your Surgery customised for your protocols - no staff travel time!
Following the recent Dental Council alerts concerning Infection Control compliance, the DAPA welcomes enquiries about correct procedures for instrument cleaning and reprocessing. We are positioned well to assist surgeries to implement and maintain compliant protocols through in-surgery training and we want to help you set up protocols which are manageable.. As a registered training organisation and industry body, our trainers are well qualified to provide you with accurate information and advice customised to your practice needs - all in the familiar surroundings of your clinic. Contact us for more information.
New membership opportunities available now! Keep updated with industrial changes and access to our new hotline IR and HR for advice about your wage and employment conditions through Platinum level membership.