Dental Hygienists Association of Australia


Phone: 0412 831 669



The Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) is the peak professional body representing dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists in Australia. The mission of the Association is to support the continuing development of the oral health professions and preventive models of care.  DHAA provides support and advice to its members, and collaborates with other health professional groups and stakeholders to strive for better access and optimal care for all Australians.


DHAA members are registered dental practitioners with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  Their scope of practice includes provision of oral health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management and education for the prevention of oral disease to promote healthy oral behaviours.  They work in both private and public sectors, covering both general and specialist dental practices across Australia.

Our strategic goals
1.  Set high quality evidence-based standards for the profession.
2.  Provide communication and support to members.
3.  Provide evidence-based professional development.
4.  Promote oral health literacy.
5.  Advocate in the interests of members, increase the profile and be a unified voice for preventive oral health.
6.  Advance tertiary and post-graduate education and research.
7.  Abide by principles of effective, transparent, ethical and financial governance.