Committee

Jasmine Bulman

Jasmine Bulman

Co-Chair

Jasmine Bulman is the Executive Officer of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association and has a career stemming 15 years within peak professional associations. Jasmine has extensive experience in government relations, policy analysis and advice, compliance management and lobbying. Prior to taking on the role of Executive Officer, Jasmine spent a decade lobbying on behalf of dental prosthetists through her role as Principal Advisor for the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association. Jasmine has also worked for the Commonwealth Government as a policy advisor to a Senator for Queensland and is therefore uniquely qualified to advocate for the needs of oral health practitioners and their patients. Jasmine has a background in Communications (public relations), Law and Justice (policy and governance) and is currently progressing in her post-graduate studies having recently completed AQF8 studies in Infection Prevention and Control; her academic focus is primarily on vulnerable and priority populations including those living with a chronic disease or multiple health conditions, older Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Refugees/Asylum seekers. Miss Bulman is a member of Golden Key: International Honor Society in recognition of her academic achievements, the Australian College of Infection Prevention and Control, Diabetes Queensland and is on the policy committee of the not-for-profit community-owned and operated organisation Encircle. Within oral health, Jasmine holds the role of Secretariat of the National Oral Health Alliance and is an active member of the Victorian Oral Health Alliance and the South Australian Oral Health Plan Monitoring and Older Persons working group.

Bill Suen

Bill Suen

Co-Chair

Bill Suen is currently the CEO of DHAA and has extensive experience in a range of organisations in both the public and private sectors. A pharmacist by trade and with qualifications in health administration and business management, he has held many executive, academic and regulatory roles in the health sector. Previous appointments included clinical director roles in both public and private hospitals, general manager and CEO roles at a range of professional associations, medical supply and health IT companies. He has served on the Pharmacy Board, the Australian Pharmacy Council as well as being an AHPRA examiner and professional standard panel member and chair. He had also held senior lecturer, senior research fellow and other academic positions at the Monash, La Trobe and RMIT universities as well as the Chifley Business School. His academic focuses are on marketing and operations management of clinical services.

Tylen Burt

Tylen Burt

Tylen Burt is the Director of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association. He has been an active member for nine years and has served on the QLD Branch member (since 2017) and actively lobbied on the profession’s behalf as former Director of Advocacy which included writing submissions, attending meetings, and liaising with Directors, staff, and stakeholders to further the Association and members objectives. He feels fortunate to be part of such a dedicated team of Board Directors, Company Secretary, Branch Chairs and Branch Officers and has the ongoing goal to achieve ADOHTA's mission and adhere to its objectives. To have seen and been part of the huge milestones achieved for the Oral Health profession through the hard work and determination of the Association’s leadership, staff and membership. Through his involvement with ADOHTA, Tylen continues to learn from those who are experts in their fields, and it's this continued experience and mentorship (both from within the Association and beyond) that's developed his own leadership qualities.

William ‘CJ’ Carlson-Jones

William ‘CJ’ Carlson-Jones

William 'CJ' Carlson-Jones is the President of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association. He is an Oral Health Therapist currently working as a lecturer with the University of Sydney teaching their Bachelor of Oral Health program. Completing further education in oral health, education and business administration, CJ has strong aspirations to raise awareness of the important roles played by oral health professionals in improving access to care. CJ has also commenced a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with the University of Queensland. His research will focus primarily on the impact the transitional workforce from dental therapist to oral health therapist might have on consumers, public dental services, tertiary institutions, and regional areas. CJ is a strong advocate for a team approach to dental care and continues to strive for high-level corporate governance through his membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Jinous Eighani-Roushani

Jinous Eighani-Roushani

Jinous is a registered Oral Health Therapist/Adult Scope with a strong foundation in both theoretical and clinical knowledge. Currently She holds the position of NSW director for DHAA and National CPD Chair. She has experience working in private, public hospitals, and corporate settings. She has held casual academic positions at Newcastle University and Sydney University, showcasing her passion for teaching and continuing education. Currently, Jinous actively participates in teaching as a Professional Educator for Colgate Palmolive and an oral health promotion committee member within Sydney Local Health District. She is dedicated to making a positive impact on her patients' lives. As a Clinical Lead, Jinous is responsible for delivering training and providing support to dental practices, ensuring they remain compliant with regulations and facilitating improvements in customer care outcomes. She is highly motivated and committed to inspiring learners in oral health promotion and prevention.

Michelle Kuss

Michelle Kuss

Michelle is a Dental Hygienist, having graduated with an Associate Diploma in Dental Hygiene, has over 35 years of experience in clinical practice and currently works in specialist periodontal practice in Adelaide, South Australia. She has been a clinical tutor for final year Bachelor of Oral health (BOH) and 3rd year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students at Adelaide University and was a member of the SA AHPRA Notifications committee for 3 years. She has been an active member of the DHAA at a state level for many years, including as President of the South Australian Committee, she currently holds the role of SA Director and Treasurer on the DHAA National Board. Michelle represented the DHAA at the IFDH HoD meeting, The Hague, 1992. She has been a member of the organising committee for the DHAA’s National Scientific Symposia, 2020/21, 2022 and 2023.

Dr Roisin McGrath

Dr Roisin McGrath

Roisin has worked for over 30 years in the field of oral health and is a qualified dental assistant, dental hygienist and dental therapist. She has worked extensively in private and public dental settings, and is experienced in learning and teaching, research, oral health promotion, dental public health, program management, workforce development and training, supporting organizational change, and implementing new models of care. Roisin is the Director Bachelor of Oral Health Program at the University of Melbourne and Learning, Design and Systems Consultant at Dental Health Services Victoria. She is also a licenced Mental Health First Aid instructor and delivers MHFA training to people in the oral health sector.

Dr Nicole Stormon

Dr Nicole Stormon

Dr Nicole Stormon is the Immediate Past President and current Research and Education Director of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association. Nicole is an Oral Health Therapist, Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and the current Program Convenor of the Doctor of Dental Medicine Program. Since graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2014, Nicole worked as both a clinical Oral Health Therapist and in research where she Nicole observed that many people are denied adequate oral health care, which can have a significant impact on daily life. She's worked on a variety of topics in the field of Dental Public Health and is passionate about improving the oral health of populations such as the socially disadvantaged, people with special needs and Indigenous Australians through research. As past President of ADOHTA, Nicole applied expertise, leadership and governance skills and represented the oral health workforce. She's consulted on several national policy issues, including the Aged Care Royal Commission, recent Senate Select Committee into the Provision of, and Access to, Dental Services, the implementation of oral health professionals obtaining provider numbers and published evaluations of the Federal funding policy of the Child Dental Benefits.

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Sunday, 12 May 2024

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Sunday, 14 July 2024

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Sunday, 14 July 2024

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Thursday, 17 - Saturday, 19 October 2024