It's open now!! Registration to the National Dental Assistants Conference

Register early for good accommodation and travel deals. A fantastic day of popular presenters and excellent topics to celebrate the dental assisting profession. In its 11th year, we have included in the program topics which will see you "Aiming High" - our theme for the event. We want to expand your hoizons, enthuse your motivation and recognise your skills and potential at this Conference.

National Award Wage Review – July 2016

In Australia, the minimum wage is reviewed annually by the Fair Work Commission and the decision is then passed on to all national awards.

Most dental assistants in private practice will be covered by the HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND SUPPORT SERVICES AWARD 2010. Dental assistants are classified as Support Services according to Schedule B of the award as either Level 1 (new employee no prior experience), Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 (qualified), Level 5 or above.

The implementation date for the changes is 1 July 2016.

Are you the dental assistant extraodinaire we are looking for?

The prestigious Vern-Barnett Awards for Dental Assisting Excellence are NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!!!
These sought after awards are now in their sixth year and are attracting some fantasic applicants in the dental assisting profession. The Dental Assistants Professional Association knows how valuable you are to your employer, their practice and to the industry. We know how much you go above and beyond the call of your role and we want to acknowledge your commitment and dedication and reward your loyalty. Nominate your employees before Wednesday 27th July 2016, awards will be presented at the National Conference Cocktail hour 17th September.

Enrol in Certificate III in Dental Assisting for new Bite-Size Learning Course !

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.

Infection Prevention and Control

Training Session in Your Surgery customised for your protocols.

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.