What the Association offers you:

We publish and distribute:

  • the OHASA Journal, the official mouthpiece of the Association - a communication tool on everyday oral hygiene and a forum for publishing clinical and scientific articles other useful publications for the oral hygiene profession and the public

Members can receive 6 Dentistry South Africa Journals per year at a reduced subscription fee

We consult and negotiate on members’ behalf with

  • The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • The South African Dental Association (SADA)
  • Financial Institutions
  • Dental Traders

Through our Regional Branches members can

  • Attend branch meetings with selected guest speakers where they can air their views and enjoy social events free of charge
  • Attend CPD Activities at reduced registration fees
  • attend branch CPD activities/meetings/seminars with selected guest speakers where they can air their views and enjoy social events free of charge enjoy the camaraderie of their colleagues
  • obtain assistance and information from regional branch committees

We maintain fellowship with, inter alia

  • International Federation of Dental Hygienists (OHASA is a registered Association Member of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists)
  • National Oral Hygienists’ Associations abroad
  • Other Healthcare Organisations

We arrange continuing education courses (including a five-yearly International Congress) and accredit courses for CPD points

We negotiates reduced registration fees for congresses, symposiums, seminars, symposiums etc

We provide our members with an OHASA member's certificate and number (linked to their HPCSA registration number) as proof to qualify for reduced fees with registration for congresses, symposiums, seminars etc

We provide members with OHASA business cards at a minimum cost

We provide members with general advice and regular updated information

We provide members with a basic employment contract

We provide members with a copy of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

We negotiates prizes and lucky draws for our members

We offer an affordable indemnity package from an international legal company that includes a legal helpline to assist members with profession-related matters

We promote and support public oral health care awareness programmes eg.

  • National Oral Health Month
  • International Federation of Dental Hygienists’ Day
  • Smile Hygiene / Dental Wellness Programme

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