Welcome to ADOHTA


What is ADOHTA?

The Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Association is the peak national body representing dental therapists and oral health therapists. The ADOHTA Council consists of representatives from each state and territory Dental (and Oral Health) Therapists' Association. Click here for more information on the history of the associaiton and Dental Therapy in Australia.

For information on the State and Territory Branches click here.



Want to join ADOHTA?


You are now able to JOIN ADOHTA ONLINE 

Read the benefits of Membership brochure 

Membership Categories and Fees

For membership enquiries please contact our admin support on membership@adohta.net.au

or phone 0498 664 943 


What is a Dental or Oral Health Therapist?

Dental and Oral Health Therapists are highly valued members of the dental team. They provide high quality oral health care for children, adolescents and in some states young adults including examinaton, treatment and prevention. Oral Health Therapists possess qualifications in dental therapy and dental hygiene. Dental and Oral Health Therapists have a strong preventive focus and are strongly committed to fostering positive attitudes to oral health.

Read our Oral Health Therapist Job Profile here


What does it take to become a dental or oral health therapist?

Find out more information by clicking here for details of educational institutions specific to your state.


Employers Advertise your Job Vacancies Here


ADOHTA Council has agreed  to provide job vacancy advertising free of charge as a service to our members.

Click here to Download information on submitting job ads



How does dental decay occur?

 How does decay occur?

 How can you manage your own oral health?

 What kinds of foods are teeth friendly?

 A selection of oral health care and dietary advice are available from the Your Oral Health Page







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Scope of Practice Report Available online NOW!

Date Published: 2012-11-13 15:36:35

The Health Workforce Australia report on the Scope of Practice was released publicly in August. This report is available online at he HWA website. Click here for more details and link to the website.

Future of the Profession

Date Published: 2013-03-21 12:23:53

This article Future of the Profession - The Times They Are Changing was written by our guest editorial L Short. Leonie is an Associate Professor Oral Health, Central Queensland University Australia.

Policy Forum and Call for Commitment

Date Published: 2013-04-22 09:05:28

Why has Dental Health been getting the brush off?

Grow Up Smiling Consultation Paper

Date Published: 2013-05-09 13:20:03

The Department of Health and Ageing are welcoming feedback on the appropriateness of the overall scheme design and on the services included in the draft of the dental services schedule (the schedule is included in the consultation paper).

MARCH 21 2014 ADX14 Sydney

Date Published: 2013-06-13 11:56:24

Registrations are now open for the ADX14 in Sydney on March 21-23 2014. Australia's largest trade show, ADX14 Sydney is organised by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak representative body for suppliers of quality dental products.

OCTOBER 5 Tasmanian Education Day

Date Published: 2013-06-13 14:04:22

The Education day hosted by Adohta Tasmania will be held in October. Merrilyn Hooley will speak on Pain, perception & Behaviour and Dealing with difficult parents while Robe Roseby will speak on Paediatric Asthma and Paediatric pain & distress.

14 NOVEMBER 2013 DHAA 11th National Symposium

Date Published: 2013-06-27 11:34:40

The Dental Hygienist's Association of Australia will be holding its annual Symposium at the Crown complex on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2013 in Perth WA. The conference is an important part of the Association's professional development program

OCTOBER 19 NSW Professional Development & AGM

Date Published: 2013-08-05 10:37:58

"Striving for the Future" NSW Professional Development Day and 2013 AGM. Presented at Wests New Lambton Bowling Club Tauranga Road New Lambton NSW on October 19th. For further information and how to register read on...

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