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.
ACSQHC COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control Risk Management
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) has developed advice to support health service organisations to undertake a COVID-19 risk assessment and develop a comprehensive Risk Management Plan.
DAPA has received a number of calls from dental assistants in Victoria seeking clarification on workplace safety and restrictions. To all our members and colleagues in Victoria, we are supporting you and understand your frustration during this time. To provide some form of clarification, we have included the main information links which are relevant to dental, but as we hear of some extremely concerning issues occurring in dental practices, we would encourage members to contact this association if you have legitimate concerns for your safety at work.
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.
With all the information floating around today, this presentation by UK Clinical Director, Martin Kiernan provides clear, well resourced information for the health care profession. With 25 years experience in Infection Prevention and Control and a Masters in Public Health and Clinical Research, Martin advises numerous government initiatives and Dept of Health (UK). A very thorough and well explained presentation on this virus and the PPE requried.
Bite - sized learning makes it easy to complete! Have you thought about getting your Certificate III in Dental Assisting but put off the decision for reasons of cost, time, ease of study, work commitments, takes too long? Now is the time to take this new bite-size learning opportunity and enrol in our upcoming course.
DAPA is a registered training organisation National Provider Number 90424 offering Certificate III in Dental Assisting (HLT35015) as both a privale fee paying course or under the Smart & Skilled Traineeship program in NSW.
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.