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 Executives

The ADOHTA Executive Council is made up of a representative from each state or territory.  A representative of the Australian Dental Council and A representative from the Editorial Board of ANZJDOHT (Journal).  The Executive Council meets face to face 2 per year and participates in teleconferences on the months it does not meet.


Leticia Masters (Goss)

Leticia Masters (Goss)

ADOHTA President

ADOHTA President 2018 - 
ADOHTA Vice President 2017 - 2018
ADOHTA Communications Officer 2015 
ADOHTA SA/NT President 2013 -  2016         
SA Councillor 2013 –  2016
Leticia completed the Bachelor of Oral Health degree at the University of Adelaide in 2010. She worked as an Oral Health Therapist at the South Australian School Dental Service in Victor Harbor for two and a half years. Leticia has recently moved to the Eyre Peninsular where she works at the Whyalla School Dental Service and in Port Lincoln Private Practice. She was involved in ADOHTA SA/NT as a student and has been an executive member since graduation; she was elected as President in May 2013. 
Ashlea Furlan

Ashlea Furlan

ADOHTA Vice President, TAS President

ADOHTA Vice President
TAS President 2015 -
TAS Executive Councillor 2014 - 2016

I was born in Hobart, Tasmania but spent my childhood years moving around Queensland. I studied a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Queensland and graduated in 2012. I currently live in Launceston working with Oral Health Services Tasmania. Along with my husband Carlos, we enjoy hiking through all the beautiful places Tassie has to offer.
Hellene Platell

Hellene Platell

ADOHTA WA Council Representative and ADOHTA Immediate Past President

Dental Therapist/Dental Hygienist
ADOHTA Immediate Past President 2016- Present 
ADOHTA WA Committee Member 2017 - 
ADOHTA President 2015 - 2016
WA Councillor 2009 - 2015, 2017
Private Sector Officer 2015 - 2016
ADOHTA Secretary 2001 - 2002
ADOHTA Newsletter Editor 2009 - 2012
ADOHTA Council Member 2009 – 
ADOHTA Life Member 1982

Hellene graduated from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) in 1973. She worked in the School Dental Service for 12 months followed by numerous General, Periodontic and Orthodontic Practices whilst a part time Clinical Tutor with the Dental Therapy Course at Curtin University. In 1996, she did an orthodontic update to gain registration as a Dental Hygienist.  She is currently employed in General Dental Practice, as a Clinical Tutor at Curtin University with the Bachelor of Health (Oral Therapy) Degree as  well as with pre-clinical Periodontic tutoring for  dental students at the University of WA.

Hellene has held many Office Bearer positions within the DTHAWA including, President, Secretary and Private Sector Officer as well as representing members on Special Advisory Committees and Working Parties. In 1982, she was made an Honorary Life Member. Nationally, she was the ADOHTA Secretary for 2 years in 2001/2002 and strongly believes that providing member access to professional development courses is paramount to improving education standards and ensuring safe, effective and up to date delivery of dental treatment to the community. As of May 2009, she was the WA National Councillor, taking on the role of ADOHTA National President in October 2014. 

William Carlson-Jones

William Carlson-Jones

ADOHTA Treasurer, SANT Representative

ADOHTA Treasurer 2017 - 

CURRENT WORK:    William is currently employed with the South Australian Dental Service in Port Pirie as an Oral Health Therapist. After recently graduating from the Bachelor of Oral Health program at the University of Adelaide in 2016, William previously held the positions of BOH 3 & 2 Representative for the ADOHTA SA/NT Branch whilst as an undergraduate, and was also the BOH Representative on the Dentistry Program Board (former Learning & Teaching Committee) for the School of Dentistry at the University of Adelaide. 
WHAT MADE YOU JOIN ADOHTA?      William was eager to join ADOHTA to represent the student voice in SA to the professional organisation, further advocate for the oral health profession, gain access to further-educational development courses, and to meet and establish a strong working network with fellow oral health practitioners.

INTERESTS:     William is passionate about minimal-intervention & preventative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, and holistic patient-centred care. He is also interested in oral health education programs, having participated abroad on exchanges to Siem Reap & Phnom Penh, Cambodia with the university in 2015 & 2016.
Nicole Stormon (Cockburn)

Nicole Stormon (Cockburn)

ADOHTA Secretary, QLD Vice President, ADOHTA QLD Council Representative

ADOHTA Secretary 2017 - 
ADOHTA Council Representative 2017 -
ADOHTA QLD Vice President 2015 - 

Nicole is an Oral Health Therapist who works in private practice in Holland Park and is actively involved in research at the University of Queensland.  Public health, oral health prevention and promotion are the areas of interest Nicole has in research.  She is currently involved in research into hyperpalatable beverages (sweet drinks) consumption and a number of research projects investigating the oral health of groups with special needs; including people living with MS and the elderly. Since graduating from a bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Queensland Nicole has been actively involved in the community. She also enjoys volunteering for the National Dental Foundation who help vulnerable community members and visiting local schools to deliver oral health information to students.

Jelena Pavlovic

Jelena Pavlovic

ADOHTA ACT Representative

Jelena graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014 before being one of the successful applicants to the Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year program. After completing the program in Moruya she continued full time employment at the ACT Dental Health Program.

As a oral health therapist Jelena enjoys being challenged to find management strategies for complex clinical cases and exploring communication techniques for achieving patient empowerment and disease prevention.

A member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Association (ADOHTA) Jelena enjoys learning from her colleagues. 

Away from the clinic, Jelena loves being outdoors with her friends and family.
Erica Miskovits

Erica Miskovits

ADOHTA NT Council Representative

Erica is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, and is currently working as an Oral Health Therapist in the public dental service in the Northern Territory. She spends time in school dental clinics, community health centres and remote NT communities. She has an interest in community health and health promotion.

Michelle Davidson

Michelle Davidson

ADOHTA Council Representative, NSW Treasurer

Bachelor of Oral Health (Hygiene/Therapy) (BOH) – Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga)

Working History: I have been employed in the dental industry as a dental assistant for 27 years. I was lucky enough to be employed in my first job by Dr Victor Kiven in Melbourne, where he instilled a love in me for periodontics and dentistry in general. I can say I have loved every minute of my career as a dental assistant and have been lucky enough to work in fields from private practice, periodontics, orthodontics, corrective services, to public health and been lucky enough to assist a visiting Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon in theatre in Cairns.

Current Work: After the death of my husband in 2008, I decided to further my career and try to enrol in university in the Bachelor of Oral Health program. I spent a year at Sydney University doing a university preparation course in maths and science. I was then accepted to the Bachelor of Clinical Science at CSU in Orange and after completing first year, transferred over to Bachelor of Oral Health (Hygiene/Therapy) at CSU in Wagga Wagga, which I successfully completed in 2014. I am currently employed as an Oral Health Therapist in private practice in Wagga Wagga. My work has largely been as a hygienist but am now slowly integrating more therapy work.

What made you join ADOHTA: As an Oral Health Therapist, ADOHTA is my professional body. I wanted to be a part of the group who seeks to further our profession for the better. I attended the professional development day in Sydney in October and met women there who had been therapists for a very long time and who were still just as excited about their careers. Therapy and hygiene have come a very long way but also still have a very long way to go. Changing perceptions to our role is something I want to be a part of. At the professional development day, I nominated and was successfully elected as Treasurer for the ADOHTA NSW branch.
Interests: My special interests include encouraging my 3 children to be the best they can be, travelling, cooking, and eating out. I love to spend time outdoors, whether that is picnicking, swimming, bushwalking, hiking, or simply lazing in the hammock.
Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller

Education and Research Executive Councillor

Jenny Miller is a member of the academic staff on the School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide. She has qualifications in Dental Therapy, Health Care Management and Adult Education and is currently completing her PhD at Uni of Adelaide.
Julie Satur

Julie Satur

Chair, Editorial Board ANZJDOHT (Journal)

Dr Julie Satur Dip.Appl.Sci (Dental Therapy), M Hsci (Health Prom), PhD
ANZ Journal DOHT Editor 

Dr Satur has a background in dental therapy and spent 18 years working as a dental therapist for the School Dental Service in Victoria, in health promotion with local government and, more recently working part-time in orthodontic practice. She is currently Associate Professor of Oral Health and Head of the Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Melbourne’s Dental School. Her work involves BOH program leadership and teaching in Research, Health Promotion, Community Health, Health Policy and Ethics and post graduate program development. She is a past president of VDOHTA, and has been an active member of ADOHTA over many years, and is currently Editor of the ANZ Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy. Julie's research has been in oral health promotion and dental and oral health therapy workforce regulation and practice issues, is widely published and has made many conference presentations. She has participated over a number of years in public oral health and in the policy area around dental therapy and hygiene practice, participating in committees and working parties for state and commonwealth governments and more recently policy debates in the USA around dental therapy practice. She is also an executive member of the College of Oral Health Academics.

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