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.
The ASSCID / DHSV Walkabout Conference 2019, 'Caring Together', brings together oral health clinicians and key people who collaborate with them to deliver care to those with special needs.
Keynote speaker, Dr Lyn Goldberg from Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania will set the tone on Day 1 with 'Why inter-professional education and collaborative care produces quality care'.
Bookings & Program
ADA NSW are conducting volunteer dental days and are seeking volunteer dental assistants to help out on those days.
This year the vocational qualifications of Certificate III and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting are due to be reviewed and any required changes made.
A Technical Advisory Committee has been convened under the Dental Industry Reference Committee for Skills IQ and this committee had its initial meeting in mid January. DAPA has representation on both these committees.
DAPA is seeking a qualified and highly experienced trainer/assessor to join our vocational education team delivering Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting.
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.
DAPA is a registered training organisation National Provider Number 90424 offering Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT35015) as both a privale fee paying course or under the Smart & Skilled Traineeship program in NSW.
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.