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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs

82 Barrett Drive

Alice Springs, NT 0870


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Join us in Alice Springs for a half day event with two wonderful presenters.

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Roisin McGrath will be presenting on mental illness and Hellen Checker will be joining us to delve into the world of social media.


Mental Health

People living with mental illness, particularly those with complex mental disorders, experience poorer oral health then the general population. As dental practitioners, we need to understand the links between mental health and oral health and what we can do to support people with mental illness in accessing appropriate dental care.

Participants will learn about:

• The prevalence of common mental disorders

• The oral health risks associated with mental illness

• The barriers to oral health experienced by people living with complex mental illnesses

• Strategies to support people living with mental illness in accessing dental care

Roisin will also be doing a presentation on Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV), the lead public oral health agency in Victoria, which is implementing Australia’s first Value Based Health Care (VBHC) Model for general dental services. This model aims to shift the focus from outputs (volume of services) to outcomes that matter to clients (value).

DHSV’s innovative VBHC model is underpinned by the core principles of: improving outcomes; focusing on prevention and early intervention; providing the ‘right services, by the right person, in the right place, at the right time’; enabling clinicians to work to their ‘top-of-scope’; measuring outcomes and costs for every client and reducing unwarranted variation in treatment provision.

This presentation will outline lessons learned from the initial ‘proof of concept’ phase, in relation to:

· Co-design

· Workforce skill mix

· Interdisciplinary care

Pause before you Post: Social Media for Oral Health Professionals

This presentation will enable oral health professionals to:

- Identify different types of social media used by oral health professionals

- Recognise different forms of law in Australia

- Recognise legal and ethical obligations under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Uniform Legislation) Act, The Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) and applicable state and territory statutory legislations pertaining to Health Records and Information Privacy and Australian Consumer Law and the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2007

- Be able to locate and reference laws and current guidelines and resources, workplace or association social media policies and importantly recognise posts that may be unlawful or may have the potential for litigation

- Be able educate your workplace to Pause before you Post!


DoubleTree by Hilton (event venue) has offered a 20% discount to attendees. To book accomodation at the discounted rate please phone them on (08) 8950 8000 and let them know you are attending the DHAA function on site.


Dr Roisin McGrath

Dr Roisin McGrath is a Lecturer in Oral health at the Melbourne Dental School and Value Based Health Care Implementation Lead at Dental Health Services Victoria. She is also an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor. Roisin has 30 years of experience in the oral health field and has worked in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings, in both the UK and Australia. In addition to her dental qualifications (dental assistant, dental hygienist and dental therapist), Roisin has a PhD in oral health promotion (promoting oral health for people with severe mental illness), a Graduate Certificate in International Health and a Master of Public Health (Sexual Health). Roisin has been actively involved with the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia for many years.

Hellen Checker

Hellen has worked as a dental hygienist in private practice and the public sector in Alice Springs. She volunteered internationally on seven work trips to Vietnam. She has held industry leadership and advocacy roles, including Presidency of peak body, the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia Inc. (DHAA) and a was a member of the National Minimal Intervention Dentistry Workshop and Alliance for Caries Free Future. Hellen is currently completing a Master degree in Leadership (Health and Human Services) University of Tasmania School of Medicine. She was a Research Fellow at UWA International Research Collaborative for Oral Health and Equity and previously worked for University of Adelaide as a clinical tutor and as a research officer and clinician for the Perio- Chronic Kidney Disease study based in Alice Springs

Event Regulations:

Contact for this event - directornt@dhaa.info and chairnt@dhaa.info

DHAA Members - To obtain the discounted DHAA Ltd Membership price you are required to be a member of DHAA Ltd on the date of purchase.

Student Members - Student Members must be an eligible and current student member of DHAA Ltd at the time of purchasing the ticket. Student Membership expires June 30th following your graduation. Student Membership to the DHAA Ltd is free.

Dietary Requirements - We will attempt to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please send through any restrictions to directornt@dhaa.info or chairnt@dhaa.info at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy - Ten (10) days notice must be given in writing to directornt@dhaa.info or chairnt@dhaa.info, if you cannot attend, to receive a refund. Reimbursements will not be made after this time. Failure to advise of cancellation may result in you being invoiced for the cost of catering. Registration can be transferred to another person of the same membership status.

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