Bringing West Australian dentists together

Member organisations provide professional support to their members; however, we go beyond that. For us, it’s not enough to ensure that our dentists are registered and compliant, thereby meeting their professional obligations.  

We support our members throughout their professional careers, from the point at which they begin their journey at UWA Dental School, to their eventual and well-deserved retirement.   

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Membership benets

One of our members recently told us: ‘The ADA is like a bus shelter. You always know where it is, but you only seem to need it when it rains.’ You know your association is here for professional and peer support, advocacy, networking, practice accreditation and for your all-important insurance, but what are some of the other benefits available to members? 


The WA Dental CPD program is world-class, delivering a comprehensive program, even during the challenges of COVID restrictions. 

The ADAWA New Practitioner Program is another way for recent graduates to tick off some CPD points via interesting study clubs held throughout the year, in a supportive setting that allows for valuable networking.

Let’s not forget the high-quality CPD opportunities from the ADA Federal Branch, available to members, including the Digital Media Library, allowing access to free audio and video content that count towards CPD points. 


ADAWA members are entitled to a 12% discount on health cover each year, when premiums are paid by direct debit.

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HR Advice

ADA provides access to its HR Advisory Service. Through this member benefit, you can access information on a range of workplace topics, including contracts, disciplinary and performance management. You will also find regular HR articles in the Western Articulator.

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Call the Hotline

Members are advised to contact the friendly Team at the ADA HR Hotline for any employment enquiries. You will need to quote your ADA Membership Number.

P  1300 232 462

The service is available from 8:30am – 5:00pm AEST Monday to Friday.

Pharma Advice

Drawing on the advice of clinical pharmacist, Dr Geraldine Moses, Pharma Advice is an invaluable medical information service, allowing ADA members to seek advice on prescription, over-the-counter medicine and nutritional supplements.

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Legal Advice

The ADAWA member benefit program with Panetta McGrath Lawyers entitles ADAWA members to an initial 30-minute consultation with the boutique law firm. In addition, ADAWA members are also entitled to a 15% discount off their standard rates.

Referrals can be obtained through ADAWA CEO, Dr David Hallett. Click the button link below to find out more about their services.

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Lifestyle Benefits

The newly refreshed ADA Lifestyle Benefits portal offers exclusive access to member-only discounts and special offers.

Now packed with a wider range of categories including instant gift cards, electronics, white goods, automotive, travel plus lots more. 

We're constantly adding more products and services to the portal to ensure there is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a gift for yourself or equipment for your practice, the Lifestyle Benefits portal has something for you. ‍

Please check the website for the most current offers & brands.

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Professional Indemnity

ADAWA members have access to a quality product through MDA National and Dentolegal and risk management support through DPL.


There are several ways to keep you in-the-loop with all the news from ADAWA. The Western Articulator (as a printed copy or to read digitally) keeps you up-to-date with CPD events, industry news and introduces you to the stories of your peers and colleagues. 

Our email blasts deliver the latest that you need to know straight to your inbox, and you can ask questions and network with other dental professionals via the ADAWA Members' Facebook Group. 

In addition, as a collaborative approach to engage with all parts of the dental industry in Western Australia, your non-dentist staff and colleagues can engage via the ADAWA Partners in Practice Facebook group.

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Volunteerism Opportunities

AThe opportunity to give back not only benefits the people receiving treatment but is a great opportunity for our members. The Australian Dental Health Foundation coordinates pro bono dental treatment via programs including Adopt a Patient, Dental Rescue Days and Rebuilding Smiles. For details go to

ADAWA members also have opportunities to volunteer with a range of organisations or via a number of volunteering programs, depending on what is the best fit for the individual member. 

Practice Services

ONDA is a member benefit for ADAWA members, giving back something that you cannot put a price on – time! ONDA are a unique financial services provider that deliver outsourced administration services to individuals, families and businesses on a fixed fee basis. Their services are designed around wellbeing and reassurance, to give you back time and provide clarity and peace of mind around your financial administration. For more about ONDA go to

Finally, Invedent is our latest member benefit. A dental stock management and ordering system that allows you to know exactly what is in your stock room and allow easy reordering - to save time and money. ADAWA members receive a 10% discount. Go to 

Professional Support

The most-important service offered by ADAWA is also, perhaps, the less well-known. In fact, it’s a service that is only needed when the storm clouds roll in. ADAWA offers support to its members, whether in the form of professional advice or a friendly ear to listen and console. We’re here for each and every one of our members, at every stage of their career – and beyond.

How to become a member

If you are a dentist who would like to join the Australian Dental Association (WA Branch) Inc, please download, print and complete the application forms, making sure to answer all questions fully.  

Once you have been granted membership of the ADA (WA Branch) Inc, you will have access to the members’ area of the website, where you will be able to download copies of other relevant publications. Student dentists are only required to complete the Student Membership application form. No fees are payable for student membership.

Our Partners & Affiliates

ADAWA works closely with a number of partners and affiliates, resulting in strong relationships with like-minded organisations and associations. We also work with partners to provide member benefits for ADAWA members, including discounts on advantageous products and services.

Can you help?

Medical Supplies needed for Ukraine.

As the war progresses in Ukraine, the medical supplies that help civilians and soldiers are becoming harder to source.
ADAWA Members and practices can donate supplies.


From the

mouths of members

At Dental School I learnt the art and science of dentistry. Since graduating, I have found ADAWA to be my most valuable resource, both in negotiating the challenges of managing patients and the realities of the business of dental practice.
Dr Melanie McAlpine
Western Periodontics, Northbridge
Being an ADAWA member means that there is always a friendly face and an ear to listen when help and advice is needed.

Dr Lisa Bowdin

First Smile, South Perth
ADAWA is my local family of like-minded professionals who are always supportive, reliable and completely dependable. As a member for over 10 years, they have played an essential role in my dental career and future.

Dr Stephen Chan

The Dental Quarters, Claremont