The benefits of being an ADAWA member are plentiful, from having a hotline to our CEO in times of trouble to having a discount card for Bunnings. Here, we round up your ADAWA membership benefits, so you don’t miss a trick.
Our regular emails keep members up to date with news, events, education and training. Keep a look out for these ADAWA emails in your inbox, as each one contains valuable information.
The Western Articulator is a high-quality magazine, created specifically for WA dental practitioners. In each edition of this six-weekly publication you’ll find stories from your dental community, plus industry news and clinical articles.
ADAWA members can list Professional Notices in the magazine, free of charge (published for three months).
You can read the Western Articulator online at Issuu, or you can receive a hard copy of the magazine by emailing Jenny Catto, email@example.com
Our new website is more user-friendly than ever. Easily book your WA Dental CPD courses, access professional resources, submit a classifieds advert, and read the latest industry news. adawa.com.au
The ADAWA Members’ Facebook Group is a supportive online community.
Ask questions and network with other members in the private group. To join, go to facebook.com/groups/322615201761580/
Since the start of the pandemic, we have advocated for our members and ensured they have been kept up to date every step of the way. This has been through regular updates in the Facebook Group and Facebook Live events, and filtering through Government messaging to provide specific information via EDMs. Recently, we have also liaised with industry partners to ensure access to critical resources, including RATs and N-95/P2 masks.
Regular general meetings allow members to network and socialise and keep abreast of ADAWA happenings. A highlight of each meeting is a guest speaker to both engage and educate attendees
The WA Dental CPD program has a reputation as a world-class program, featuring in-demand speakers and interesting courses. The program doesn’t omit our regional members, with this year’s program including courses in Karratha, Darwin and Albany. For information on upcoming courses and to easily book online, go to adawa.com.au/cpd
Remember, as an ADA member, you also have access to CPD opportunities via the ADA Federal Branch. Go to ada.org.au/CPD-Portal/Home
We don’t forget our new practitioners, with the ADAWA New Practitioner Program. This program allows dentists who have graduated within the last five years to meet up at study clubs to learn in a safe and supportive setting. The program ends with the Young Dentists’ Conference, which is an all-day education conference for new practitioners.
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. To access the service, go to ada.org.au/pharmaadvice
ADA provides access to its HR Advisory Service. Through this member benefit, you can access information on workplace topics, including contracts, disciplinary and performance management, and contracts. Go to ada.org.au/membership-services/HR-Hub
We understand it’s more difficult than ever to find staff, so we have a number of ways to help our members find the right team member.
ADAWA members have access to a quality product through MDA National and Dentolegal and risk management support through DPL.
Partners in Practice is a Facebook group open to everyone in the WA dental community, including dental assistants, oral health therapists and practice owners. Non-member practice staff can also sign up to receive periodic emails from ADAWA. To join go to: facebook.com/groups/757742305160879
The ADAWA website also features dental practice resources to download, including patient resources, practice resources, and social media assets. Go to adawa.com.au/pip
Advertising opportunities are available in the Western Articulator, on the website and across social media.
We welcome clinical articles and good news stories for the Western Articulator and social media.