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ADOHTA Membership Fees

 
ADOHTA Membership Fees are annual from 1 July to 30 June
 

Full Membership – $330 (Inc. GST)

Currently registered as a Dental or Oral Health Therapist and/or Hygienist
 

Associate Membership – $275 (Inc. GST)

Not currently registered as a Dental Therapist or Oral Health Therapist and/or Hygienist but wish to retain associate membership; or are engaged in the industry of dental and oral health but not working as a Dental or Oral Health Therapist or Hygienist.

Graduate Membership - $165 (Inc. GST)

For students who graduated in the last 6 months, this is an introductory membership offer valid for one year only.

Student Membership – Free

Free for the duration of their undergraduate degree [Bachelor of Oral Health or equivalent] and including up to 6 months following graduation up until the renewal period following their graduation. Students are required to enter their Student ID number and the Name of the University they are studying at for verification of eligibility.

Pro Rata Membership – after 1 October calculated at;

$33 (Inc. gst) per month for remaining months of financial year
Pro Rata Membership is only available to 1) new members for the first year of membership only or 2) those with lapsed membership of more than 2 years for the first year of re-joining only. Currently registered as a Dental or Oral Health Therapist and/or Hygienist.
 

Life Membership – Free

Only available to members nominated by their State or Territory Branch for outstanding contribution to the profession and/or the association.
Free for the life of the member or until member resigns from the association.
 

Honorary Membership – Free

Only available to members nominated by their State or Territory Branch and supported by ADOHTA Council for special contribution to the profession and/or the association.
Free for the duration determined by the ADOHTA Council or until member resigns from the association.

ADOHTA Victoria History


The Australian Dental & Oral Health Therapist Association Inc Victorian Branch (ADOHTA Vic) is a non-profit organisation originally formed in the 1970’s by and for dental therapists, offering professional advice and support in Victoria.
 
By 1986 the Victorian Dental Therapists Group (VDTG) as it was known then, was a well organised group with a structure that represented dental therapists from across the Departmental of Health regions of Victoria, providing professional development and working closely with members, the VPSU and the Department of Health for better wages and conditions. 

 


In October 2008, VDTG, with a majority vote by members, was changed to the Victorian Dental & Oral Health Therapist Association Inc. This move was to acknowledge and provide support for the now dual degree graduating oral health therapists from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, Bendigo, whose qualification incorporates dental therapy and dental hygiene thus being termed Oral Health Therapists.


In July 2013, the associations name again changed, by majority vote, to become the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association Inc. Victorian Branch. The change supports both the standardisation of dental and oral health therapists’ scope of practice in all states of Australia as well as a display of strength that dental and oral health therapists in all states are overarchingly one profession and one voice.    
 
The colours of ADOHTA Victorian Branch are purple, white and green. They stem from the original suffragette movement and its colours exemplify strong women. Originally as only women were selected to train as dental therapist, the colours were chosen to encourage dental therapists to develop into strong practitioners that gave direction to their own profession.

 
Purple is the royal colour. It stands for the royal blood that flows in the veins of every woman, the instinct of freedom and dignity; white stands for purity in private and public life; green is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring.

 
 

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