We’re keen to hear from you.

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the Dental Assistants Professional Association (DAPA) are seeking insights from Dental Assistants on your work experiences and ideas.

Your individual responses are anonymous unless you leave your name and details, which is completely optional.

This initiative will be helpful in guiding us towards a fulfilled and sustainable dental workforce, and helping us design strategies to attract and retain talent.

This survey is conducted by the ADA, in collaboration with DAPA. The ADA will receive results of the responses to the survey, and will also share those results with DAPA.

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* 1. Are you a:
(Please tick as relevant)

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* 2. Are you now, or have you in the past worked as a Dental Assistant?

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* 3. What is your gender?

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* 4. What is your age?

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* 5. What is the location of your practice?

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* 6. What is highest level of education you've completed?

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* 7. What is your Dental Assisting qualification?

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* 8. Do you believe that a Cert III qualification (or higher) should be required to work as a Dental Assistant?

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* 9. How did you find your current job?

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* 10. What's your current employment type?

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* 11. Have you worked and studied under a Dental Assisting traineeship?

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* 12. What average hourly rate are you being paid in your Dental Assistant role/s?
(Please input $ amount, without $ sign)

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* 13. How long have you been working at your current workplace?

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* 14. How many years in total have you worked as a Dental Assistant?

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* 15. Which strategies would help attract or retain Dental Assistants at your workplace?

(Please drag to arrange in descending order from most important to least important)

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* 16. If considering a new role, would you value attending that clinic to observe treatment for a part or full day?

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* 17. What attracted you to your first Dental Assisting role?
(Please drag to arrange in descending order from most important to least important).

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* 18. If you answered 'other' to q. 17, please specify what attracted you to your first Dental Assisting role?

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* 19. Are there any responsibilities that you could perform as a Dental Assistant which you have not performed so far, but would like to?

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* 20. What keeps you interested in your current role?
(Please drag to arrange in descending order with the most important interest at the top and the least important at the bottom.)

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* 21. If you answered 'other' to q. 20, please describe what keeps you interested in your current role?

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* 22. Are you a DAPA member currently?

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* 23. Would you share your positive experiences as a Dental Assistant if the ADA or DAPA were to promote the profession publicly?

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* 24. (Optional) If you answered 'yes' to q. 23, please indicate the content type/s you'd be comfortable contributing content via:

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* 25. (Optional) If you answered 'yes' to q. 23, please let us know your name, location, and contact information so we can get in contact if needed.

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