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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 Executives

Mariana Cassini

Mariana Cassini

ADOHTA VIC President

VIC President 2018 - 
VIC Public Officer 2015 - 2018
BOH (Otago) HCHSM (La Trobe) GC-DTACP (Melb)


Mariana is an experienced dental program manager and oral health therapist with a demonstrated history in the hospital, community and private health sectors. Mariana recently completed a Master of Health Administration from La Trobe University and a Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) from the University of Melbourne. Her interests include public health policy, clinical governance and quality assurance projects. Mariana joined ADOHTA Inc. Vic Executive Committee in 2015 to become more involved in the advocacy of her profession.
 

Elizabeth Cobbledick

Elizabeth Cobbledick

ADOHTA VIC Councillor

ADOHTA VIC Councillor 2018 - 
Treasurer 2015 - 
Vice President Rural 2014 - 2015 

Liz grew up in Shepparton in regional Victoria and graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Melbourne in 2011. More recently Liz completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice).  Liz has been a member of the ADOHTA Vic Branch Committee since 2014 as a general executive, treasurer, secretary and now ADOHTA National Councillor.

Liz has a strong interest in indigenous oral health and has spent some time working in the remote region of Cape York. Liz currently works at cohealth community health centre in Melbourne and in her spare time Liz enjoys travelling, live music and playing netball.

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.

Christopher Howlett

Christopher Howlett

General Executive

Chris graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Oral Health, and from Melbourne University in 2018 with a Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy. Chris's research on vegans and oral health has been published in the ADOHTA Journal.
 
Having a passion for public health, Chris has worked full time in community health clinics in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula since 2016.

Milly Mengistu

Milly Mengistu

General Executive

My name is Milly and I’m a graduate oral health therapist. I studied at La Trobe university and I currently work in a large public clinic. I spend my days off volunteering in my community, reading and eating out. In the future, I see myself growing my skills in health promotion to improve the oral health of CALD communities.

Claire Mustchin

Claire Mustchin

General Executive

Since graduating in 2004 from the University of Queensland Claire has worked in both private and public dental practice in both Queensland and Victoria. Since moving to Melbourne in 2009 the majority of her practice has been in public sector, where she has held senior oral health therapist and team leader positions. In these positions Claire was active in dental outreach services and oral health promotion.

Claire is completing a Master of Public Health and has completed the Melbourne teaching certificate (Uni Melb).  Claire is currently working at the University of Melbourne as a Clinical demonstrator, sessional lecturer and participates in research. Claire lives with her husband Matt and has two young children Patrick and Edwina.

Nina Tran

Nina Tran

General Executive

Nina graduated in 2017 from the University of Melbourne as an oral health therapist. She works in both private and public practices. Nina has a passion for not only helping the individual patient but also the wider community. Focusing on prevention, she participates in oral health promotion programs in rural Northern Territory and local schools.

Nina enjoys sleeping in on her days off, baking desserts and hiking.

Thoa Tran

Thoa Tran

General Executive

I graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Oral Health before completing the Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program in Melbourne. To extend my scope of practice in direct adult restorations, I completed the Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) at The University of Melbourne in 2016. Currently I work in both public and private sectors as well as being a demonstrator at Charles Sturt University.
 
I am enthusiastic about getting involved in voluntary dental programs and oral health promotion, with the desire to contribute in reducing the prevalence of oral and periodontal diseases as well as increasing the capacity of people to maintain optimal oral health.
 
In my spare time, I enjoy camping, travelling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Jeremy Young

Jeremy Young

ADOHTA Vic Executive Officer

My name is Jeremy Young and I would like to formally introduce myself as the Executive Officer at ADOHTA VIC. I was appointed by the ADOHTA VIC Executive Committee in July 2018. 
 
I am an Oral Health Therapist who was one of the first graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice) from the University of Melbourne. I have been a mentor in the previous Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program, providing guidance and clinical support for newly graduated Oral Health Therapists, as well as lecturing and teaching into the Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Oral Health program.
 
I have experienced a variety of different clinical settings from working in both general and orthodontic private practices as well as community health clinics. Most recently, I have completed a postgraduate law degree and have commenced working in amalgamating my strengths. I am involved at an executive level in health organisations in dealing with employment agreements and scope of practice issues for dental staff to reviewing National Safety and Quality in Health Service Standards and legislative requirements. I look forward to working closely with ADOHTA VIC and each of its members in assisting with the continued growth and development of our organisation as well as advocating for our profession in the community.

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