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

Tan Nguyen

Tan Nguyen

ADOHTA President, VIC Executive Council, VIC President

ADOHTA President 2017
ADOHTA Vice President 2015 - 2016
ADOHTA VIC Executive Council Rep 2015 -
ADOHTA VIC President 2012 -


Qualifications: BOralHlth GCertDenThrpy MPH (Melb) MSc (Clin Ed) (Edin) MCHSM FHEA FRSPH

Tan began his career as an oral health therapist at Plenty Valley Community Health after graduating from The University of Melbourne. He currently teaches at the Melbourne Dental School, is an Honorary Fellow with the Oral Health Research Stream, Deakin University, and works clinically in both the private and public dental sectors. He holds qualifications with the Master of Public Health, and the Master of Science in Clinical Education, and was appointed President of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Association from 2017. He is a Board Director for a private dental practice at Coburg Hill Oral Care. His research interests include economic evaluation of health services research, particularly in relation to models of primary health care. 

He holds several community committee positions including the National Oral Health Alliance, Dental Health Services Victoria Population Health Committee, Melbourne Dental School Curriculum Advisory Committee, and is an active member of the Australasian College of Health Services Management Emerging Health Managers Special Interest Group. Tan has been successful with several research grants, published peer-reviewed publications and presented in local and international conferences. His key achievement is the recipient of the International Association for Dental Research Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Grant 2016 for his team's work on improving access to dental services for children.

Mariana Cassini

Mariana Cassini

VIC Public Officer

VIC Public Officer 2015 - 
BOH (Otago) HCHSM (La Trobe) GC-DTACP (Melb)

Since graduating from the University of Otago in 2012, Mariana Cassini has been working as an Oral Health Therapist for the public sector in Melbourne and pursuing research projects as well as postgraduate studies. She has published an article in the ANZJDOHT Journal concerning pregnant women and oral health awareness. Mariana has a strong drive for the academic field and a passion to advocate the excellence of our profession. Mariana joined ADOHTA Inc. Vic Executive Committee in 2015 to become more involved in the advocacy of her profession.

Elizabeth Cobbledick

Elizabeth Cobbledick

VIC Treaurer

Treasurer 2015 - 
Vice President Rural 2014 - 2015 

Liz grew up in regional town of Shepparton in Victoria. She relocated to Melbourne for tertiary studies and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Melbourne. As part of her final year studies Liz completed research project on Rheumatic Fever in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, she also completed placement in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and Tiwi Islands.
Liz currently works across the public, private and orthodontic sectors in Shepparton. This is Liz's first year as a member of the ADOHTA Vic Executive Committee.  She has a strong passion for travelling, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Liz also enjoys playing netball for her local football and netball club.
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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