ADPA is the body representing the interests of Australian dental prosthetists and their patients.
The Association’s principal purpose is to advance, improve, support and foster the interests, development and status of dental prosthetists and to increase awareness and recognition of the profession across all sectors of society.
Dental prosthetists work as independent practitioners in the assessment, treatment, management and provision of patient-removable prostheses, including implant-retained overdentures, and flexible mouthguards for sport.
Dental prosthetists are registered nationally with the Dental Board of Australia, the same board that registers dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental and oral health therapists and dental specialists. They are subject to the same registration requirements, guidelines and codes of practice as other registered members of the dental team.