Welcome Back Communique: January 2022
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Welcome to 2022
Given the increasing cost of doing business and the expansion of activities of the DPA, the Exco has decided to increase the membership fee by 7,7% or R300-00. The membership fee for 2022 will thus cost R4200-00, and it can be paid either in full or via monthly debit order payments of R350-00. This is the first increase in three years, and we hope that it will be accepted by the members.
Supervised Clinical Practice
The minimum required period for supervised clinical practice is 12 months. Employers are therefore asked to offer at least 12-month employment contracts to the graduates which will allow them to register for independent practice.
The DPA has not issued any guidelines regarding salaries as this is best negotiated between the employer and employee. Nonetheless, we urge both employers and employees to perform a market analysis of the salaries as this will assist their negotiation. The DPA will be issuing a standard employment contact that will assist the employers to formalise the employment relationship of the interns.
Dental Protection will also be holding online workshops on various ethical topics. Only the members of Dental Protection will be invited to these workshops.
Annual General Meeting
Once the financial reports are completed and approved by Exco, an announcement will be made regarding the date of the AGM. We deeply regret the lapse in such an important area of governance.
Chairperson: Dental Professionals Association (DPA)