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.
Paid family and domestic violence leave is now in effect across Australia, replacing the existing unpaid leave on offer for those affected by family and domestic violence.
Full-time, part-time and casual employees will all have the right to access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period
Save the date: for the FDI World Dental Congress, 24–27 Sept 2023, Sydney, Australia
After four long years the FDI World Dental Congress is returning face-to-face, in Sydney, Australia from 24 to 27 September 2023. The event will be jointly co-hosted with the Australian Dental Association.
FDI represents more than one million dentists worldwide and is the global voice of the dental profession. FDI works with its member organisations to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health and its vital role in securing overall health and well-being.
Many would remember the video produced by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) entitled "If Saliva were Red". This resource was widely used to demonstrate the extent of pathogenic contamination within the dental setting. OSAP is a US based dental membership association for oral health care professionals that focuses exclusively on dental infection prevention and patient and provider safety.
Keep updated with industrial changes and access to our IR and HR hotline for advice about your wage and employment conditions through Platinum level membership.
Watch this space for upcoming network meetings and professional development opportunities!
Your professional body also provides advice, education and support for you and your career.
Training Session in Your Surgery customised for your protocols - no staff travel time!
Following the recent Covid-19 pandemic, Infection Control compliance in the dental practice is of paramount importance. DAPA welcomes enquiries about correct procedures for instrument cleaning and reprocessing, environmental cleaning and all infection prevention and control protocols. We are positioned well to assist surgeries to implement and maintain compliant procedures 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.