DHAA - Dental Hygienists Association of Australia
DPBV Requirements What Is A Hygienist
What are the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) requirements? Your responsibilities when practising in Australia. The role of a dental hygienist is to remove plaque, stain and calculus (tartar) from teeth and to teach patients how to maintain oral health.
Welcome to the DHAA Victorian Branch

The DHAA Inc is continually striving to improve standards of care and conduct in relations between allied health professionals, patients, the public and other dental hygienists.


AHPRA CPD (Continuing education/professional development) NEW cycle is now 1st July 2013 to 30th June 2016
Dental hygienists are required to have completed a minimum of 60 hours of CPD activities over three years. 80 per cent of the minimum 60 CPD hours must be clinically or scientifically based. For more information visit Dental Board of Australia:

October 2012
Department of Veterans' Affairs Update

Oral Health Therapists to recommence provision of preventive oral health services for DVA Patients from November 1st 2012. More info see announcement www.dhaa.info

  Latest News

Practice registration standard and guidelines
The Dental Board of Australia has released a revised Scope of practice registration standard and associated Guidelines ? Scope of practice registration standard.

Registration Standards
Policies Codes Guidelines

DHAA Official Media Release
Integrity and Skills of Dental Hygienists Endure - 29th January 2013

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Membership Update

Memberships Expire Annually (12 months after your certified joining date).

All members will be sent an email prior to their membership expiration with a link to renew. New Memberships available at the National website www.dhaa.info. Please contact memberships@dhaavb.asn.au with any enquiries regarding memberships.