We’ve had several photos submitted by different associations this issue—representing some of the activities practitioners have been engaged in over recent months.
New Zealand Dental Hygienists' Association
NZDHA President Paula Palmer is standing down as President at this year's AGM and paid tribute to her team and the work they do for the association.
The NZDHA and the New Zealand Dental & Oral Health Therapists' Association are holding their first joint conference this weekend. The Council's Chief Executive, Marie Warner, will address the delegates on Saturday.
Mary Mowbray, of Auckland, was the first winner of the Access Dental NZ Dental Hygienist of the year award for outstanding service and promotion of dental hygiene.
Te Ao Marama
Te Aō Marama is the professional association for Māori oral health professionals.
Collectively, professional represented by Te Aō Marama advocate for ‘Hei oranga niho mo te iwi Māori’—Good oral health for Māori, for life.
This year the association’s Hui a Tau and AGM was held in Wellington on 26-27 May 2017. The theme for the hui was "Influencing positive change", and keynote speakers were Hone Hurihanganui, Moana Jackson and Dr.Helen Tane.
The conference was held at Te Herenga Waka Marae and Te Wharewaka o Pōneke.