Welcome to the website of the national Dental Assistants Professional Association (DAPA). The Dental Assistants Professional Association is a membership body actively representing dental assistants, receptionists and practice managers across Australia.
DAPA has released a position statement regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations.
We believe vaccination of dental practitioners, dental assistants, receptionists, practice managers and students or trainees undertaking placement will assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable patients and the general community and also protect the healthcare workers from contracting COVID-19 at work.
We are pleased to confirm that following the collective advocacy efforts of ADA, ADOHTA, DHAA, ADPA, dental technicians and others, the requirements for most dentists to register their patient-matched medical devices has been successfully removed.
The CEO of ADA, Damian Mitsch, explains what this means for you: https://youtu.be/ZGOkcHhaaQk
Nominations will open soon for the Vern-Barnett Awards for Excellence in Dental Assisting.
It is time to consider nominating those special members of your Dental Team.
This is the opportunity for Dentists and staff to recognise their indispensable team members for the valuable contribution they have made to the dental practice.
The Vern-Barnett Awards have been established to commemorate the contributions made by Kathy & Dr Brian Vern-Barnett to the education, advancement and recognition of Dental Assisting as an integral part of the dental health team.
Keep updated with industrial changes and access to our new IR and HR hotline for advice about your wage and employment conditions through Platinum level membership.
Your professional body provides advice, education and support for you and your career.
Training Session in Your Surgery customised for your protocols - no staff travel time!
Following the recent Covid-19 pandemic, Infection Control compliance in the dental practice is of paramount importance. DAPA welcomes enquiries about correct procedures for instrument cleaning and reprocessing, environmental cleaning and all infection prevention and control protocols. We are positioned well to assist surgeries to implement and maintain compliant procedures through in-surgery training and we want to help you set up protocols which are manageable.. As a registered training organisation and industry body, our trainers are well qualified to provide you with accurate information and advice customised to your practice needs - all in the familiar surroundings of your clinic. Contact us for more information.