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DTL Media Offer for OHASA Members

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Oral Health Awareness

Posted by Stella Pascale on Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:56


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Level 3 First Aid Training

Posted by Stella Pascale on Monday, 16 April 2018 12:51

First Aid Level 3: 

Find below the details...

If you know someone that might be interested you can forward the email to them.

We need to be at least 8 to make this a reality.

The reason for having it over 2 weekends is to limit time away from work.


Can you please complete and return the attached booking form for the invoicing department.

Use the email address on the booking form please: centre.pel@stjohn.org.za

Please CC ohasa.eastern.cape@gmail.com  for headcount purposes.

Banking details are attached. 

When sending your forms mark it as an OHASA booking in order for them to allocate it.

The price is valid for this course only.


The price for the training will be R1450 per person.


Venue:  St John Training Centre, 47 Pickering Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)

Time:    08h00 – 16h00

Dates: 19,20 and 25, 26, 27 May 2018


Seeing that we are doing the course over weekends the catering option is not available.

Kindly provide your own lunch.


Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further queries.


Kind regards,


Shaya Pillay (Chairperson)



Mart-Marie' Potgieter (CPD Coordinator)





See below for Unette (St John) contact details.


Unette Jacobs
Training Co-ordinator
St John – P E Centre
Tel: +27.413642701
Fax: +27.413642730
47 Pickering Street, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, 6045, South Africa
PO Box 7398, Newton Park, 6055, South Africa





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World Oral Health Day - 20 March 2018

Posted by Stella Pascale on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:00


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Posted by Stella Pascale on Monday, 12 March 2018 19:01

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone old and young.

It is organized by FDI World Dental Federation and is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health.

WOHD spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being.

It is a day for people to have fun – that should be a day full of activities that make us laugh, sing and smile!


Why is WOHD Important?

Because 90% of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime and many of them can be avoided with increased governmental, health association and society support and funding for prevention, detection and treatment programmes.

In addition, World Oral Health Day offers the dental and oral health community a platform to take action and help reduce the overall disease burden.


Why on the 20th of March?

  • Seniors must have a total of 20 natural teeth at the end of their life to be considered healthy
  • Children should possess 20 baby teeth
  • Healthy adults must have a total of 32 teeth and 0 dental cavities
  • Expressed on a numerical basis this can be translated as 3/20 hence March 20


The theme for 2018

Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health


The Say Ahh theme is a three-year campaign launched in 2018, starting with Think Mouth, Think Health as the first sub-theme. It empowers you to keep a healthy mouth and helps you maintain your general health and well-being. A healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand. Maintaining a healthy mouth is crucial to keeping it functioning correctly and for maintaining overall health and quality of life.

The theme focuses on four main messages:

1.    Oral health is much more than a nice smile

2.    Oral health and general health have a two-way relationship

3.    The mouth cannot be isolated from the rest of the body

4.    Most oral diseases share common risk factors with other diseases


For more info and campaign posters, etc. please visit http://www.worldoralhealthday.org  http://www.worldoralhealthday.org/resources

We would like to encourage OHASA members, their patients, their families and friends to celebrate WOHD 2018 with the FDI! Be part of an international initiative!

We cannot create enough awareness about the importance of oral health and its link to our health in general.

All the things being advocated are things we make our patients aware of on a daily basis.


Mentioning a few things that some of you might know already…

  •          Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  •          Use a toothbrush with a small or medium sized head and soft bristles.
  •          Make small, gentle circular motions to clean teeth.
  •          Remember to clean your tongue
  •          Floss in the evenings or use interdental brushes to clean in between teeth.
  •          If you have braces, implants and/ or a bridge you need to do additional maintenance.
  •          Change your toothbrush regularly, especially if you were ill.
  •          Oral Hygiene visit and dental check-up at least twice a year.
  •          Fissure Sealants for permanent teeth as they erupt into the mouth.
  •          For customised advice ask your Oral Hygienist – each mouth is different…

Some other things to be reminded of…

  •          Limit sugary drinks, including fruit juice.
  •          Limit sweets to after meal times.
  •          Be careful of sucking sweets – high sugar content.
  •          Have sugar free chewing gum if you need to.
  •          Limit alcohol and stop smoking.





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Annual HPCSA Fees 2018

Posted by Stella Pascale on Thursday, 8 March 2018 02:47

Practitioners can renew the HPCSA annual fees online by following these easy steps online – remember to first create an account after which the renewal process can be followed. Our Call Centre agents are on stand-by to assist with this process. You can reach them on 012 338 9300 or 012 338 9301.

Once you have gone through the renewal process online, including making the appropriate payment, you will be able to view and print your electronic “QR code” practitioner card for 2018/19. This is an official HPCSA practitioner card that has replaced the previous physical practitioner card.

Please note:

  • The walk-in facility of annual fee payments at HPCSA offices are no longer available due to safety concerns.
  • Exemptions from payment of 2018/19 annual fees:

Should you no longer be practicing your profession due to ill health, you may be exempted from payment of the 2018 annual fee. A medical report, issued by a medical practitioner, must accompany such application, which should reach the Council’s offices before 1 April 2018.

Exemption from paying the annual fee may be granted from the year in which you turn 71 (if you turn 71 before 1 April 2018) except for practitioners registered in Professional Boards for Environmental Health Practitioners, Medical Technologist, Radiography & Clinical Technology, Dietetics and Nutritionists, who may be granted exemption from the year in which they turn 66.

  • Voluntary erasure:

Written application for voluntary erasure under section 19(1)(c) of the Act must be received by Council on or before 31 March 2018 and 2018/19 annual membership fees will not be due and payable on successful finalisation of application by Council.

  • Allocation of monies received from practitioners:

Monies received from practitioners will be allocated against oldest debt first. It is important that practitioners therefore use the Online Renewals Portal to ensure that there are no other monies due and payable.

  • Erasure from relevant register due to non-payment of 2018/19 annual fees:

The non-payment or partial payment of 2018/19 annual fees will result in a Registered Person being suspended from the register and the need for restoration which in all cases attracts a penalty fee.

HPCSA Roadshows 2018

Posted by Stella Pascale on Thursday, 8 March 2018 02:46

The HPCSA will be hosting interactive symposiums and roadshows across the country in 2018.

The roadshows are aimed at increasing stakeholder engagement and improving relations between the HPCSA and practitioners. These events allow the HPCSA to gain valuable insights on issues affecting practitioners enabling Council towards becoming more engaging and more customer-centric.

In addition, the HPCSA will also conduct a series of symposia on ethics, medical law, undesirable business practices, how to avoid litigation, and how you as a practitioner are impacted by the latest ethical rules, proposed fitness to practice and performance assessments models.

Attending practitioners will earn CEUs.

The events for 2018 are as follows:

Date HPCSA Event Region Town/City
28 March 2018 Symposia  Gauteng  Pretoria
17 April 2018 Symposia Eastern Cape Queenstown
25 April 2018 Symposia KZN Durban Central
29 May 2018 Symposia Limpopo Thohoyandou
7 June 2018 Symposia KZN Richards Bay
13 June 2018 Public Awareness Gauteng Winterveldt
17 July 2018 Practitioner Roadshow Western Cape Central
31 July 2018 Public Awareness Free State TBC
2 August 2018 Symposia North West Klerksdorp
29 August 2018 Symposia Gauteng Pretoria
19 September 2018 Symposia Mpumalanga Middelburg
16 October 2018 Symposia Western Cape Khayelitsha
30 October 2018 Symposia Eastern Cape PE Central
7 November 2018 Symposia Free State TBC
5 December 2018 Symposia Western Cape Paarl
31 January 2018 Symposia Northern Cape TBC
26 February 2019 Symposia KZN Ladysmith
19 March 2019 Practitioner Roadshow North West Mahikeng
20 March 2019 Public Awareness North West Mahikeng



March - Dental Awareness Month

Posted by Stella Pascale on Monday, 5 March 2018 19:16


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Posted by Stella Pascale on Monday, 5 March 2018 12:51

The Health Professions Council of South Africa, in terms of the authority granted to it
by the Minister of Health in terms of section 62 (1) under Government Notices R.2281
and R.2283 of 3 December 1976, hereby prescribe the annual fees payable by
registered practitioners as set out in the Schedule.
1. The annual fees payable by persons registered in terms of the Health
Professions Act, 197 4 (Act No. 56 of 197 4 ), shall be as set out in this schedule
and shall be due and payable with effect from 1 April 2018.

TT Dental Therapist 1860.00
OH Oral Hygienist 1860.00
DA Dental Assistant 775.00


DP Dentist 1830.00
DP Dentist (Specialist) 1865.00

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