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.

Community Oral Health

The ADOHTA provides leadership, mentoring, support and advice to practicing and prospective dental and oral health therapists as well as oral health policy recommendations to governments and communities.  Government Policies impact on a number of areas of dental and oral health therapist practice.


ADOHTA plays an active role in the organisations listed below and many other advocacy activities.

Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF)

The Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future is a worldwide group of experts who have joined together to promote integrated clinical and public health action in order to stop caries initiation and progression in order to move towards a Cavity-Free Future for all age groups. Overall, the group believes that global collaborative action is needed to challenge global leaders and other regional and local stakeholders to learn the importance of caries as a disease continuum and to participate in action toward the delivery of comprehensive caries prevention and management that can positively influence the continuing problem of caries. By working together on a global, regional and local level, the Alliance challenges these stakeholders to stop caries NOW for the opportunity to have a Cavity-Free Future.


Read our declaration to join the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future and make a collective commitment to take action and elevate the importance of caries prevention and management as a global health issue.

Website link:
The D3 Group (D3G)

Welcome to The D3 Group (D3G) and our Online Education Resource. Formally we are a translational research network spanning the Developmental Dental Defects (DDD = D3) sector in Australia and New Zealand. But actually we are an eclectic bunch of individuals whose lives have been touched by D3 problems one way or another.
Some of our families have experienced D3 first hand, many of us care for people with D3 either as dental practitioners or public health professionals, and many others are engaged in D3 research and education. We are also pleased to have a growing number of medicos and D3-savvy folk from industry amongst us. 
All of us believe that teaming up and pulling together will help get D3 problems such as Molar Hypomin recognised better, understood better, and cared for better. Our ultimate goal is to make many of these problems go away through prevention... 

Website link: http://www.thed3group.org/about-us.html


National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA)

The National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA) represents community, dental and health organisations seeking solutions to the poor access to services and oral health outcomes experienced by many Australians.  We seek commitments from all Parties in this year’s Federal election campaign to undertake clear, direct and effective action to address key priorities in oral health.  An improved oral health system will be part of a more equitable and more effective health system.


Website link: http://www.oralhealth.asn.au/home
National Oral Health Plan (NOHP)

Australia’s first Oral Health Plan “Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives” was developed in 2004. The purpose of the plan is to improve the health and well-being across the Australian population by improving oral health (healthy mouths, teeth and gums) and reducing the burden of oral disease. The plan is due for revision in 2013.

Whether you live in a metropolitan, rural or remote area, whether you are young or old, have small children or adolescents, having a healthy mouth with good teeth is very important to overall health and well-being. The National Oral Health Plan builds bi-partisan support in all States and Territories for improving timely and affordable access to oral health care for all Australians.

The original plan created in 2004 had a ten-year focus.  As such it is now time to review the plan and set revised direction for oral health in Australia for 2014 to 2023.

The review will give a good understanding of how far we have come compared to the previous plan. What has been improved? What new needs have emerged?


Website link: http://oralhealthplan.com.au/




National Oral Health Promotion Clearing House

The mission of the Oral Health Promotion Clearing House is to contribute to the reduction of oral disease in Australia.

The Clearing House builds oral health promotion capacity and fosters the development and implementation of effective prevention and oral health promotion strategies to improve the health of Australians. Please explore these pages for information on resources, events and initiatives on many oral health promotion topics. Please contact us if you don't find what you are looking for or would like to recommend a change or addition to our website.


Website link: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/oral-health-promotion/

National Dental Foundation (NDF)


Many Dental and Oral Health Therapists have assisted underprivileged people to better quality of life by volunteering their services overseas. Many more  would  like  to,  however  the  logistics  of  travelling  overseas  creates barriers to this happening. Now there is a dental charity organisation coordinating the charity efforts of dentists and others to provide volunteer services within Australia.
The National Dental Foundation is an independent dentists' initiated entity, acting as a focal point for charity work in the Australian dental industry.
The National D10/11/2010ental Foundation is keen to hear from any oral health professional regardless of the profession who is interested in volunteering their time and services. There are projects being conducted in many states and territories.

For further information or to volunteer your services or make a donation visit to their website at http://www.nationaldentalfoundation.org.au

  Coalition on Food Advertising to Children (CFAC)


The Coalition on Food Advertising to Children (CFAC) is concerned about all forms of unhealthy food marketing to children. The CFAC is calling for a ban on unhealthy television food advertising during broadcast periods when high numbers of children are watching TV, and also for better regulation of other forms of marketing to children.

Website link: http://www.cfac.net.au/

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