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

Edwina Birdseye

Edwina Birdseye

SANT President

ADOHTA SA/NT Vice President - 2016
ADOHTA SA/NT BOH 3 Representative - 2015
ADOHTA SA/NT BOH 2 Representative – 2014

Currently employed as an Oral Health Therapist within general private practice at Jamestown Dental, located 3 hours north of Adelaide in the Mid North. Passionate about advocating for the growing profiles of oral health therapists, dental therapist and hygienists within the dental profession. Completing a B.Dent Sci :(Hons) in maternal and child oral health in coordination with ARCPOH’s SMILE Study. In the future I would like to incorporate public health, teaching and environmental initiatives into the work.
Leticia Masters (Goss)

Leticia Masters (Goss)

ADOHTA Vice President

ADOHTA Vice President 2017 -
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. 
Kylie Innes

Kylie Innes

ADOHTA Treasurer, NT Executive Councillor

ADOHTA Tresurer 2015 -
NT Councillor 2014 - 

Kylie graduated as a Dental Therapist from Curtin University, WA in 1991.  Kylie has spent over 20 years working for the Northern Territory’s health department in urban and remote indigenous communities. Throughout her career she held several positions with the previous Northern Territory Dental Therapist’s Association.  Kylie is currently involved with the Healthy Smiles – Oral Health & Fluoride Varnish Training for Health Professionals Program managed by the NT Oral Health Promotion Unit.
William Carlson-Jones

William Carlson-Jones

ADOHTA Council Representative, SANT Vice President

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.
Amy Knowles

Amy Knowles

SANT Secretary

WORKING HISTORY:     Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program 2014 with SA Dental Service, Dental Hygienist – SA Dental Service Special Needs Unit 2015
CURRENT WORK:         Dental Therapist SA Dental Service
I first joined ADOHTA as a student member and have since maintained my membership. I really enjoy having the ability to engage socially with other Dental and Oral Health Therapists while taking part in professional development opportunities and supporting such a valuable association.
Lana Mustafa

Lana Mustafa

SANT Treasurer

Graduated in 2016 from the Bachelor of Oral Health program at the University of Adelaide. Currently employed as an Oral Health Therapist within a general dental practice in Adelaide. Volunteer at Common Ground Dental Clinic providing oral health care for individuals who have suffered homelessness or have difficulty accessing conventional dental care within the community. Has a strong focus on providing preventative oral care and empowering individuals to gain greater control over their oral health. Passionate about public health and addressing the social inequalities that contribute to poor oral health within our communities.
Tracey Hood

Tracey Hood

SA NT General Executive

Tracey graduated in South Australia in 1989. She has worked with the School Dental Services in several metropolitan and country locations, in South Australia and Western Australia. Tracey completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science Health Counselling in 1996 and a Graduate Diploma of Education in 2005.
Tracey has tutored at the University of Adelaide in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery for 9 years and the Bachelor of Oral Health as needed for the past 5 years. Tracey’s great passion for public oral health lead her to travel to Vietnam in 2011 as part of a volunteer programme providing dental care to patients in under-privileged areas.
Since 2010 Tracey has been a Senior Practitioner with clinical leadership duties for SA Dental Service and will take on the Mentor position for the Oral Health Graduate Year Programme commencing in 2014 for the SA candidates.
Tracey has been a committee member of ADOHTA SA/NT (previously SADTA) and currently holds the position of Past President after many years as President.
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.
Danielle Pestaturo

Danielle Pestaturo

SANT General Executive

Danielle is an Oral Heath Therapist currently working for the South Australian School Dental Service. Danielle graduated in 2010 from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Being a member of ADOHTA since University, Danielle was appointed treasurer of the SA/NT branch in May 2013 until 2016.

Mary Bartel

Mary Bartel

SANT General Executive

Mary Bartel graduated in South Australia and has worked for the SA Dental Service in various locations as a dental therapist over the past twenty years.  Mary mainly works as Senior Practitioner in the North Eastern area of Adelaide but also holds a position in staff development, where she pursues her interest in clinical training.
Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams

SA/NT General Executive

WORKING HISTORY         Graduated in Adelaide in 1984 and has spent 32 years working in various clinics in South Australia in metropolitan and country locations.
Since 2006 has worked as a tutor dental therapist for 3rd year BOH in a number of Adelaide metropolitan clinics.
 CURRENT WORK        Currently work part time for the South Australian Dental Service at 2 metropolitan clinics. One day clinically tutoring 3rd year BOH students. Also work part time in a paediatric dental practice.
WHAT MADE YOU JOIN ADOHTA?  Have previously been a member in my early career years when I was located in a metro clinic and have found it to be a very supportive body of my profession and for the future of the Oral Health profession.
Sanam Rezaei

Sanam Rezaei

ADOHTA SANT Communications Team Member

Sanam is an Oral Health Therapist recently being employed with the South Australian Dental Service, Murray Bridge clinic. Sanam studied the Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Adelaide and graduated in 2016. Sanam also participated in a three week volunteer trip to Cambodia in June 2016, where she provided dental care and education to children in need. Sanam joined ADOHTA as she was eager to represent and advocate the fantastic oral health profession. Sanam is passionate about the changes our profession can make within the community, in motivating health and behaviour change. 

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