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

Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin

ADOHTA WA President

Rachel began her career in the dental field as a dental clinic assistant after completing her training at Perth TAFE in 1988 and then two years later she was accepted at Curtin University and successfully completed an Associated Diploma in Dental Therapy. After graduating she began work with the School Dental Service working in both metropolitan and country locations, being deployed for two years on a Community Dental Unit in the Great Southern Region.  Upon returning to Perth she worked in various locations as an Area Dental Therapist and then in 1997 went into a private specialist Paediatric practice in West Perth until she left to have her own family.
After having children Rachel recommenced employment in the private sector in a general dental practice where she remained for 15 years, the last 3 years having moved back into the specialist Paediatric area she loves and is still currently practicing in.
During this time she has been involved in both the School Dental Therapy Association and and Dental Therapy Association of WA (which then amalgamated and is currently now ADOHTA). Rachel held the position of President in both Associations and now again holds the position of President of the WA Branch of ADOHTA.

Sandy O'Brien

Sandy O'Brien

WA Immediate Past President

ADOHTA WA Immediate Past President 2018 - 
ADOHTA WA President 2016 - 2018

Sandy was a Perth Dental Hospital Dental Nurse prior to studying Dental Therapy at Curtin University in 1988/89.  She worked in the metropolitan area for Dental Health Services from January 1990 until December 2010.  This included 8 years at the Mt Henry Dental Clinic where she spent 2 years as a Tutor dental therapist.  She still loves working with children and now works in a specialist private paediatric practice in Bicton.

Until 2015 Sandy was the WA Education Officer and now has taken over the role of WA President
Hellene Platell

Hellene Platell

ADOHTA WA Council Representative and ADOHTA Immediate Past President

Dental Therapist/Dental Hygienist
ADOHTA Immediate Past President 2016- Present 
ADOHTA WA Committee Member 2017 - 
ADOHTA President 2015 - 2016
WA Councillor 2009 - 2015, 2017
Private Sector Officer 2015 - 2016
ADOHTA Secretary 2001 - 2002
ADOHTA Newsletter Editor 2009 - 2012
ADOHTA Council Member 2009 – 
ADOHTA Life Member 1982

Hellene graduated from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) in 1973. She worked in the School Dental Service for 12 months followed by numerous General, Periodontic and Orthodontic Practices whilst a part time Clinical Tutor with the Dental Therapy Course at Curtin University. In 1996, she did an orthodontic update to gain registration as a Dental Hygienist.  She is currently employed in General Dental Practice, as a Clinical Tutor at Curtin University with the Bachelor of Health (Oral Therapy) Degree as  well as with pre-clinical Periodontic tutoring for  dental students at the University of WA.

Hellene has held many Office Bearer positions within the DTHAWA including, President, Secretary and Private Sector Officer as well as representing members on Special Advisory Committees and Working Parties. In 1982, she was made an Honorary Life Member. Nationally, she was the ADOHTA Secretary for 2 years in 2001/2002 and strongly believes that providing member access to professional development courses is paramount to improving education standards and ensuring safe, effective and up to date delivery of dental treatment to the community. As of May 2009, she was the WA National Councillor, taking on the role of ADOHTA National President in October 2014. 

Robyn Riley

Robyn Riley

ADOHTA WA Treasurer / Education Officer

Robyn graduated from the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia in 1991 as a dental therapist.  She has been fortunate to have had a wide variety of work opportunities including general private practice, tutoring dental therapy students, a 6 year government posting in the Indian Ocean Territories and many years working closely with a private paediatric dentist.  She is currently also a mentor in the OHTGYP (Oral Health Therapists Graduate Year Program) which she enjoys immensely.
In 2001 Robyn volunteered as part of a Rotary project in Vietnam, treating under privileged children in remote communities and would like to do more volunteer work in the future. 
Robyn was a past president and treasurer of DTHA (currently known as ADOHTA WA) before having a break to have her children.  She took on the role of private sector officer 2 years ago on the ADOHTA WA committee and has recently been elected as WA national councillor for ADOHTA for 2016.
Michelle Vegar

Michelle Vegar

ADOHTA WA Secretary / Private Sector Officer


ADOHTA WA Private Sector Officer 2017 -

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