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SIDCON and ADX SYDNEY FULL PROGRAM

SIDCON Day 1 - 4 Program

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tea and Coffee on arrival

Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Welcome

Duration: 15 mins
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Darling Harbour Theatre

President's Welcome

Duration: 15 mins
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Darling Harbour Theatre

The Honorable Mr Malcolm Turnbull

The Honorable Mr Malcolm Turnbull AC

Malcolm Turnbull was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia. Prior to entering politics... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Tea

Duration: 30 mins
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Strategies for Change in the Dental Industry Landscape

This talk delves into the rationale behind the consolidation of dental practices, questioning the necessity when traditional clinics remain profitable. We'll explore the impact of private equity in the sector and discuss common oversights in dental business evaluations. I will introduce a structured approach to fostering a culture of innovation within a dental organization. The discussion will challenge the notion of whether success hinges on the strength of 'the chef' or the quality of 'the ingredients'. Key non-negotiable factors for success will be identified, alongside the importance of testing concepts prior to full-scale implementation. Attendees will leave with a foundational strategy to evaluate and create innovative power within their dental organizations, equipping them with the tools to navigate and succeed in the evolving landscape of dental care.

Dr Per Rehnberg

With a robust career spanning over four decades in dentistry, Dr Per Rehnberg’s expertise... More

Duration: 1 hour
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Oral Surgery Update - What’s New?

What are the latest developments in surgical options available to manage difficult dental problems? Using case examples, Lydia will discuss advances and innovation in managing the ankylosed incisor tooth, cystic lesions of the jaws, MRONJ, missing teeth in children and autotransplantation, traumatic and atrophic bone loss, complex occlusal problems and other interesting conditions.

Dr Lydia Lim

Dr Lydia Lim is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Sydney. Dr Lim graduated from Sydney... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

LUNCH

Duration: 1 hour
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Putting Out the Fire! Treatment of Endo Emergencies

Whatever dentistry you do, you will encounter endo emergencies. It is an important part of being a dentist to be able to treat these conditions. They often present a challenge for the clinician but swift and effective treatment can really improve patient confidence. Fortunately with an understanding of the disease process, treatment of endodontic emergencies is not as difficult as it may seem.

Dr Omar Ikram

Dr. Omar Ikram graduated from Otago University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

A Modern and Simplified Approach to Indirect Dentistry

Indirect restorative procedures are highly complex and there are many more options to consider including treatment plans, workflows and techniques. While having options is generally positive, it also creates confusion and uncertainty. It is challenging to keep up with the latest developments and to make the right decisions. In this lecture, Dr Chris Moule will discuss all aspects of the indirect procedure providing simplification and efficiencies to achieve optimal outcomes.

Dr Chris Moule

Chris Moule is a specialist prosthodontist operating a referral-based practice in Sydney's CBD.... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Tea

Duration: 30 mins
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Ms Amna Karra-Hassan

Ms Amna Karra-Hassan

Amna Karra-Hassan is passionate about how people enact change at all levels of society. The... More

Duration: 1 hour
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Ferries to Luna Park

Duration: 1 hour
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Cocktail Function at Luna Park

Duration: 4 hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Breakfast

Dr Richard Harris

Tham Luang cave rescue Hero.       Dr Richard “Harry” Harris has... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Local Anaesthetic Problems? What You Should Do?

Various complications can occur in everyday practice when administering dental local anaesthetic, from common local complications to adverse events such as toxicity, allergic reactions, overdose to failed anaesthesia. We will review various preoperative and post-operative complications, possible causes and how to identify, manage and prevent, and discuss tips to maximise local anaesthetic success. If complications or an adverse event should occur a clinician should know how best to manage them in the short term and long term, from the patient in the chair, right through to local obligations and the monitoring and management for the patient.

Dr Greg Mahoney

BDSc, PhD, MSc(Dent), GradDipClinDent, FADI, FPFA. Greg graduated from University of Queenslands... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

The Future of Dentures: Streamlined Workflows for Accurate Digital Results

Minimise patient visits and deliver better fitting results with Digital Dentures. Digital Dentures have streamlined workflows for clinicians across the globe. With today's most advanced printed prosthetics, there is no longer the need for traditional bites blocks and try-ins. Repairs, relines, replacement dentures and even partial dentures can be delivered in 2+ visits as opposed to the traditional 5+ visits. Join Matt Race to learn how to deliver first-class results without the need for multiple chair-side visits. The future of dentures has arrived.

Mr Matthew Race

Matthew Race is a Director of Race Dental (Australia's largest Dental Laboratory), an LVI Master... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Prettau® Zirconia: The Pursuit of Authentic Aesthetics

Dental restorations can feature high aesthetic values from a dental technical point of view. However, only after placement in the patient's mouth is it possible to define whether they truly meet the desired aesthetic and functional requirements. Constant research has brought forth new materials for the development of more patient-oriented restorations. In this context, by showing real patient cases, DT Samuele Zanini will introduce six different zirconia typologies for the production of individual and highly stable structures either monolithic or slightly reduced from single crowns to full arches. Each zirconia can be further characterised using specific colour liquids and ceramic pastes. 

Mr Samuele Zanini

2016 - present Dental technician at the Steger Dental Laboratory (Zirkonzahn) in Brunico,... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Workshop

WORKSHOP: Infection Control - Most Common Mistakes Made in Dental Practices

This workshop is tailored to members of the dental team. Topics including hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, sealing an autoclave bag and cleaning of the transport container will be covered during the session. There will be audience interaction to provide positive outcomes to learning.

Mrs Sue Sandles

Sue Sandles , started Practice Base Solutions in 2005, she has been in the dental industry for... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

High-Tech Real-World Approaches to Fixed Full-Arch Implantology

Led by a distinguished expert in the field, this engaging session offers an extensive exploration of cutting-edge advancements in full-arch implantology. Delve into innovative concepts, discover the latest digital methodologies and explore surgical applications that are redefining the landscape of implant dentistry. Attendees will gain valuable insights to elevate their proficiency and embrace a comprehensive approach to full-arch implantology and revolutionise their practice through new insights and surgical strategies. Understand clinical fundamentals of procedures for full-arch restorations, gain experience with prosthetic protocols of digital fixed prosthetics and exposure to clinical philosophies and treatment approaches for digital methods for fixed full-arch prosthetics.

Dr Michael Scherer

Dr. Michael Scherer serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for Zest Dental Solutions, is an... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Understanding Bruxism: A Deep Dive into Sleep Studies & Dental Health

This session will cover the prevalence and impact of bruxism on dental health, including common misconceptions. The connection between sleep & bruxism will be explored with sleep studies showing how sleep disturbances correlate with different bruxism patterns. An overview of Aer Healthcare's methodology in studying sleep will provide dental professionals with an understanding of the significance of early detection and intervention and how sleep patterns can better inform dental treatment plans. This presentation will reinforce the need for collaborative efforts between dental and sleep professionals.

Mr Christopher Kelly

Chris Kelly (CERT DT. ADV CERT DP. GradCertScMed(SleepMedicine) USyd) has been a Dental... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

How AI is Solving the Dental Industry's Biggest Challenges

This presentation examines the specific pain points clinicians face and proposes using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to meet diagnostic and treatment planning needs in dentistry. Research shows that dental professionals can miss up to 49% of diseases in x-rays, with even lower rates in CBCT images. We explore how next-generation technology automates the identification of structures and lesions in x-rays, enabling early detection of diseases. AI reduces diagnostic time, minimises errors, and mitigates medico-legal consequences. Radiologists, dentists, periodontists, surgeons, and others benefit. Join us as we explore how AI and Augmented Reality (AR) revolutionise dentistry.

Dr Sen Le

Dr. Sen Le completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Dentistry degrees at the... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Ideal Prep for your Lab and your Patient

Dive into a practical session on restorative dentistry! Learn the ropes of efficient scanning and recording for consistent lab results, minimizing errors and remakes. We'll tackle common pitfalls, offering strategies to cut chair time. Real-life case studies will relate directly to your daily work, making the insights immediately applicable. Improve your practice's efficiency and elevate your outcomes. Join us for a straightforward exploration of success in restorative dentistry, gain practical tools to boost precision and save time. Don't miss this chance to enhance your expertise and satisfaction for both you and your patients!

Mr Mark Lynch

Mark has a background as a Dental Ceramist and Designer in the dental field for over 27 years.... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Emergency Management of Dental Trauma in Paediatric Patients

This presentation will cover how best to approach the emergency dental visit. We will discuss how to optimise outcomes for the child and family, with a patient-centered approach.

Dr Melissa Warren

Melissa is a specialist Paediatric Dentist, having obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Cutting Through The Noise - Business Success Is Simple

Customer success means more than helping you get the best out of your practice management software. We understand how busy your practice is day-to-day and that patient care always comes first, which can mean that aspects of practice management can sometimes slip down the to-do list. In this session, Ross will cover how using your data insights can help you sustain, adapt and grow your business by automating your patient communication, keeping your appointment book full and increasing treatment acceptance, optimising the efficiency of your surgery utilisation and team and reviewing your online presence to build loyalty for patient retention and acquisition.

Mr Ross Drynan

Ross Drynan is Head of Customer Success at Dentally, a Henry Schein One cloud-enabled solution... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Creating Dynamic Teams in a Healthcare Setting

In this session, discover the art of identifying and fostering top talent, as Lisa and Simon share their expertise in value-based leadership and unveil the keys to maintaining an agile team, adept at pivoting with business needs. Explore the power of integrated care and collaboration with healthcare practitioners for enhanced patient outcomes. Learn the importance of open communication and gain actionable insights on effective goal setting within your team. Delve into strategies for staff retention and explore motivational techniques to inspire your dentists. With real-world examples from ForHealths success, this presentation promises to be a beacon for creating resilient, high-performing teams. Don't miss the chance to elevate your team dynamics and propel your healthcare practice to new heights!

Mrs Lisa Conway

Lisa, a dynamic and people-oriented leader, brings an impressive 35-year career in the dental... More

Mr Simon Taylor-Cross

Simon Taylor-Cross, Operations Director at ForHealth, directly oversees the organisations... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Chairside CAD-CAM. Do It? Do You Really Have To?

Maurice will cover the history of Chairside CAD-CAM. Materials and indications ordinarily produced by laboratories and milling centres are increasingly being produced in-house with positive and negative clinical effects. Materials science, expediency, ease-of-use and consideration of finishing, post-processing and characterisation of the output will be discussed. Financial investment is only part of the overall investment of time and energy required for positive clinical benefits and broader business benefits including upskilling and engagement of staff. This balance will be explored as will the role that the laboratory still plays.

Mr Maurice Gesang

Maurice Gesang holds a degree in Electronics Engineering with a speciality in CNC and CAD-CAM... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Healing & Sealing – An Alternative to Traditional Suturing

Since the early 1980s, Photothermal Tissue Welding has been used as an alternative to suturing. However, early success was limited by thermal collateral damage to surrounding tissues. With advances in laser technology, we have been able to overcome many of these issues. A resurgence of interest in this field has seen an abundance of research into the science behind how lasers interact with tissues and the photochemical as well as the photothermal interactions which are integral in successful laser tissue welding (LTW). This presentation aims to distill the science of LTW as well as the beneficial photobiomodulation effects that occur simultaneously with Diode Lasers.

Dr Lan Tran

Dr. Lan Tran graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995 and moved to her own private... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Responding to Practice Operating Challenges Through the Lens of Sustainability

There is an increasing acknowledgement that business cannot be separated from its broader social and environmental surroundings, this includes healthcare.
How can you save the world and address key business challenges faced in dentistry? This presentation looks at the benefits of adopting a sustainable mindset to deal with challenges such as no-shows, rising operating costs and challenges with finding suitable staff.

Ms Kylie Robb

Kylie is a recognised leader in advocating for infection prevention and control (IPC) best... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Fastest Way to Fill your Books Without Spending a Bomb

In an environment of growing competition and rising costs, dentists are having to work harder than ever to avoid white space in their appointment books. Fortunately, multi-award-winning Practice Growth Specialist, Angus Pryor, has found a solution to the problem. On the back of more than 10,000 hours of consulting with Australian dentists, Angus will show you a simple system to get your books full and your team busy and happy. If your books in 2024 are anything less than bursting at the seams, this session is not to be missed.

Mr Angus Pryor

Multi-award-winning Practice Growth Specialist, Angus Pryor, is an author, marketer, and... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Exceeding Patients' Expectations in the Face of Dentistry

In today's world of modern technology in implants and computer-assisted ceramics, direct composites can offer a compelling minimally invasive alternative that will meet patients' needs and exceed their expectations. As a certified Bioclear provider, Dr Geoff has found systems to create predictable, repeatable and natural outcomes with composite. Aesthetic treatments including diastema closure, black triangle closure, Class II, III and IV composite restorations are just the beginning of what can be achieved with the Bioclear Method. Dr Geoff aims to change the face of Dentistry by restoring confidence in his patients and the community through his own experience as a patient.

Dr Geoff Wan

Born in Vancouver, Canada. Dr Geoff discovered an interest in dentistry at the young age of... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The 3 Most Common Mistakes in Clear Aligner Set Ups

In this presentation, many myths associated with clear aligner setups will be broken down. For many years, dentists believed clear aligner setups from any aligner system could deliver ideal outcomes - but nothing is further from the truth. As a dentist, it is our responsibility to diagnose, plan treatment and use the technology that aligner companies have to benefit patients. But it's very important to understand the limitations of aligner company setups and how can we design aligner treatment to provide the most efficient and predictable outcomes for our patients. This presentation will help you understand how to make your treatment more predictable and avoid failures.

Dr Geoffrey Hall

Author, international speaker, and myth-busting orthodontist, Dr Geoffrey Hall has been a... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Self Cure Composites: Why and When to Use

Dr. Vaibhav Garg delves into the world of dental materials, exploring the evolution of self-cure composites and their historical limitations. He navigates through the contemporary landscape, dissecting the current offerings of self-cure composites and shedding light on both self-cure and dual-cure options. Unveiling the pros and cons, Dr. Garg provides insights into the clinical applications, guiding practitioners on when to opt for self-cure composites and when to exercise caution. Join him in this illuminating session to gain a comprehensive understanding of these materials in modern dentistry.

Dr Vaibhav Garg

Vaibhav, (better known as Vai), grew up in New Zealand and completed his Bachelor of Dental... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Cementation Solved! Reduce Cement Complexity and Achieve Success

With the more recent introduction of new, advanced cementation and adhesive materials, there remains some confusion on the appropriate cementation techniques and relevant product options to suit. It's enough to confuse any modern-day clinician. There are numerous steps on that journey to restoration success and the before and during cementation workflow are crucial in the process of ensuring the retention, marginal seal and durability. In this lecture, Dr Andrew See will discuss the pitfalls of everyday cementation and debunk the myths. The goal is to simplify your cementation workflow by applying basic, common-sense guidelines to achieve predictable results.

Dr Andrew See

Dr Andrew See is a highly-trained cosmetic and implant dentist with over 20 years of experience.... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Implant Crowns – The Beginner's Nightmare

Problems encountered, possible solutions and how to move from a hopeless to hopeful outcome. What happens when you attempt to do a crown and you encounter a variety of issues? Who can you ask or what can you do if you are on your own? I will discuss some techniques you can try and salvage your patient-dentist relationship. I will show the possible areas you could get stuck and the potential risks and pitfalls, and discuss some techniques to save face in the event of imminent disaster. I will be discussing and showing what I have encountered and learnt from my mistakes.

Dr Yohan Thomas

Dr Yohan Thomas is a Specialist Prosthodontist, BDS (Adel) Grad Dip (Adel) Doctor of Clinical... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

An Overview of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, Starting with The Essentials

Dr Samuel Kim explores the essentials of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

Dr Samuel Kim

Dr Samuel Kim is an Australian-trained specialist Maxillofacial surgeon with both medical and... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Printed Restorations – Is This the End of the Milling Era?

It's the argument we've had since the dawn of digital dentistry do we mill it, or do we 3d print it? It's time to get out your pitchforks and torches as we conduct a hearty discussion on 3D-printed restorations. What is the difference between milling and printing? Are printed restorations strong enough for long-term use? Are printed restorations aesthetic enough for anterior use? Most importantly, is the mill sitting in the corner of your practice going to end up as an expensive doorstop? In this seminar, Dr Andrew Ip, will go through the current status quo of printed restorations, some novel uses of 3D-printed materials and bust some myths about milling and printing in the process. 

Dr Andrew Ip

Nerd, dweeb, freak Dr Andrew Ip has been called it all. Except now geek is chic. Handy Andy is a... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Shaping the Future of Preventive Care: New Innovative Treatment Concepts

Join Dr Anna Sahafi for a captivating lecture exploring the innovative preventive treatment concepts that are reshaping the landscape of everyday dentistry. Dr Sahafi will delve into the latest developments, technologies and approaches that are revolutionising preventive care, and enabling dental practitioners to provide their patients with more effective and patient-centric treatment options. Novel diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies and evidence-based personalised preventive protocols will be discussed. Learn how to leverage these innovative treatment concepts to enhance patient outcomes and build an achievable ongoing revenue stream in your practice. 

Dr Anna Sahafi

Dr Anna Sahafi (DDS) qualified from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2002. Dr Sahafi... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Smart Marketing for Dentists: Avoiding Costly Mistakes

Marketing is crucial for the growth of your dental practice, but common mistakes can be costly. This session exposes the most frequent errors in dental marketing and practical ways to avoid them. Helping you to understand the fine line between effective marketing and common pitfalls, you'll learn how to connect with the right patients, generate positive word-of-mouth, and ensure that your marketing investments yield valuable returns. We will cover topics including understanding and tracking key practice metrics, identifying your ideal patient, articulating your practice's unique offerings, boosting patient retention and creating a consistent and forward-thinking marketing plan.
 

Ms Carolyn Dean

Carolyn S Dean is one of Australia's leading experts in dental marketing and stands at the... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Medically Complex Dentistry

This presentation will delve into typical clinical scenarios faced in general dental practice, highlighting the importance of risk assessment, management principles, and the safe provision of dental care. Suma will also explore intricate medical cases that may arise in general dentistry, examining the fundamental principles of risk assessment, treatment planning, and ensuring the safe delivery of dental services.

Dr Suma Sukumar

Suma Sukumar completed her undergraduate training in Adelaide and has completed her postgraduate... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Efficiency Unleashed: Streamlining and Enhancing Business Processes with Thryv Small Business Software

Join Jonathan Charatsis for a dynamic session focused on empowering local SMBs with skills from marketing to organisation using Thryv's do-it-all software for seamless business improvement. This session will dive into practical, DIY steps for managing and optimising your business. Discover how to streamline and elevate your business processes independently with Jonathan's expertise.

Mr Jonathan Charatsis

Account Director, Jonathon Charatsis, has worked at Thryv for ten years. He loves to see local... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Pulp Therapy (Pulpotomy) in Children and Latest Techniques

This presentation aims to help clinicians to case select/determine indications for teeth appropriate for pulpotomy procedures vs pulpectomies. We will also discuss the latest materials used, and provide valuable clinical tips and important considerations. We will also discuss how to look for clinical and radiographic signs of failure. 

Dr Diane Tay

Dr Diane Tay is a specialist paediatric dentist, who graduated from the University of Melbourne... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Comprehensive Endodontic management of Complex Cases: A Clinical Approach

Modern strategies in the endodontic management of complex cases will be discussed. Challenges such as intricate canal anatomy, extensive periapical pathosis and failed previous treatments. Accurate diagnosis, aided by cone-beam computed tomography, forms the foundation for successful intervention. Meticulous canal cleaning, shaping and obturation techniques, address anatomical variations. Retreatments, crucial in the face of compromised prior endodontic work, are discussed, emphasizing material removal and disinfection. Clinical cases will highlight the dynamic nature of endodontics in effectively managing complexities for improved patient outcomes.

A/Prof Kranthi Raja Kacharaju

Associate Professor Dr. Kranthi Raja Kacharaju is a graduate of the Manipal University, India.... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Medical Device Regulation in the Dental Sector

This informative session hosted by Rebecca Bateson, Director, Medical Devices Surveillance, Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) will clarify all you need to know about medical device regulations. During the session, Rebecca will discuss changes introduced over the last 12 months, the current regulatory framework and what's ahead for medical device regulation.

Ms Rebecca Bateson

Rebecca Bateson is an Acting Director in the Devices Emerging Technology and Diagnostics... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Adhesthetics: Aesthetics and Adhesive Dentistry in Synergy

The increasing demand for the most beautiful restorations requires use of adhesion and understanding the material selections to achieve optimal results. Knowledge of the optical properties of teeth and restorative materials along with their strengths and limitations allow clinicians to provide aesthetic excellence. The ability to blend restorations harmoniously is a cornerstone of modern dental practice, and attaining beautiful results with longevity and predictability lead to long term success. This lecture will explain the materials we need in our armamentarium and the different adhesive protocols one requires for both direct and indirect restorations.

A/Prof Christopher Ho

Dr Christopher Ho is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Special Field Member of the Royal... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Exceeding Patients' Expectations in the Face of Dentistry

In today's world of modern technology in implants and computer-assisted ceramics, direct composites can offer a compelling minimally invasive alternative that will meet patients' needs and exceed their expectations. As a certified Bioclear provider, Dr Geoff has found systems to create predictable, repeatable and natural outcomes with composite. Aesthetic treatments including diastema closure, black triangle closure, Class II, III and IV composite restorations are just the beginning of what can be achieved with the Bioclear Method. Dr Geoff aims to change the face of Dentistry by restoring confidence in his patients and the community through his own experience as a patient.

Dr Geoff Wan

Born in Vancouver, Canada. Dr Geoff discovered an interest in dentistry at the young age of... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Can Technology Eliminate Clear Aligner Treatment Refinements?

Combining treatment plans with the required overcorrections and AI-driven patient monitoring, case refinements can be reduced to less than 5%. Improve your treatment plans and learn how to leverage AI to perform precise mid-treatment IPR to ensure your clear aligner cases never go off track.

Dr Luke Cronin

Dr Luke Cronin is a graduate of the University of Queensland (2000, 2013) and the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Medical Device Regulation in the Dental Sector

This informative session hosted by Rebecca Bateson, Director, Medical Devices Surveillance, Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) will clarify all you need to know about medical device regulations. During the session, Rebecca will discuss changes introduced over the last 12 months, the current regulatory framework and what's ahead for medical device regulation.

Ms Rebecca Bateson

Rebecca Bateson is an Acting Director in the Devices Emerging Technology and Diagnostics... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Vital Pulp Therapy - A New Lease on Life

Maintaining pulp vitality has numerous advantages. Until recently treatment protocols available for vital pulp therapy were limited as a result of unpredictable outcomes. The suggested best treatment for carious exposure was a full pulpectomy and the role of vital pulp therapy often was overlooked. With the new generation materials, vital pulp therapy is rapidly expanding and evolving, generating predictable outcomes not only with caries-affected teeth, but also in teeth with signs and symptoms indicative of irreversible pulpitis and in cases we previously thought impossible. The best treatment results happen in teeth that preserve the vitality of the pulp.

Dr Lan Tran

Dr. Lan Tran graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995 and moved to her own private... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Practice Ownership for New and Second Time Buyers

During this session, Rodney will discuss costs to start a new practice, advantages and disadvantages of buying an established practice or starting new and considerations of starting a second practice. He will also look at benchmark costings and all things finance.

Mr Rodney Jago

Rodney has a background in BCom (Economics and Accounting); MA (Management), and with over 20... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Printed Restorations – Is This the End of the Milling Era?

It's the argument we've had since the dawn of digital dentistry do we mill it, or do we 3d print it? It's time to get out your pitchforks and torches as we conduct a hearty discussion on 3D-printed restorations. What is the difference between milling and printing? Are printed restorations strong enough for long-term use? Are printed restorations aesthetic enough for anterior use? Most importantly, is the mill sitting in the corner of your practice going to end up as an expensive doorstop? In this seminar, Dr Andrew Ip, will go through the current status quo of printed restorations, some novel uses of 3D-printed materials and bust some myths about milling and printing in the process. 

Dr Andrew Ip

Nerd, dweeb, freak Dr Andrew Ip has been called it all. Except now geek is chic. Handy Andy is a... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Teeth Whitening on a Silver Platter

The teeth whitening market is ever-evolving and keeping on top of all the patient options and marketing strategies can be quite the challenge. The temptation is for patients to opt for non-professionally prescribed options that are easily accessible but can have detrimental side effects. This session will provide the practice team with the science, and a comprehensive overview of all the whitening options. It will give you the tools to ensure patients are only tempted by what your practice has to offer. You will walk away with practical and effective tools to boost patient engagement and make your practice a whitening leader with your team and patients as your greatest marketing assets.

Dr Fabio Fowler

With over 20 years in the Dental Industry and always involved in Dental Education, Dr Fabio... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Cementation Solved! Reduce Cement Complexity and Achieve Success

With the more recent introduction of new, advanced cementation and adhesive materials, there remains some confusion on the appropriate cementation techniques and relevant product options to suit. It's enough to confuse any modern-day clinician. There are numerous steps on that journey to restoration success and the before and during cementation workflow are crucial in the process of ensuring the retention, marginal seal and durability. In this lecture, Dr Andrew See will discuss the pitfalls of everyday cementation and debunk the myths. The goal is to simplify your cementation workflow by applying basic, common-sense guidelines to achieve predictable results.

Dr Andrew See

Dr Andrew See is a highly-trained cosmetic and implant dentist with over 20 years of experience.... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Fotona LightWalker, the Swiss Army Knife of dental lasers

Dental lasers are now being used to treat many conditions in clinical practice with great success and have become an indispensable tool. Many different brands and wavelengths are now available.
This presentation will be giving an overview of the possible applications of the dental laser in clinical practice and the versatility of the Fotona LightWalker. Explore the types of wavelengths in lasers which are particularly useful in dentistry and their possible clinical applications.

Dr David Barnard

Since 1996, David Barnard has been in full-time specialist Endodontic practice in Castle Hill in... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Self Cure Composites: Why and When to Use

Dr. Vaibhav Garg delves into the world of dental materials, exploring the evolution of self-cure composites and their historical limitations. He navigates through the contemporary landscape, dissecting the current offerings of self-cure composites and shedding light on both self-cure and dual-cure options. Unveiling the pros and cons, Dr. Garg provides insights into the clinical applications, guiding practitioners on when to opt for self-cure composites and when to exercise caution. Join him in this illuminating session to gain a comprehensive understanding of these materials in modern dentistry.

Dr Vaibhav Garg

Vaibhav, (better known as Vai), grew up in New Zealand and completed his Bachelor of Dental... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Understanding Bruxism: A Deep Dive into Sleep Studies & Dental Health

This session will cover the prevalence and impact of bruxism on dental health, including common misconceptions. The connection between sleep & bruxism will be explored with sleep studies showing how sleep disturbances correlate with different bruxism patterns. An overview of Aer Healthcare's methodology in studying sleep will provide dental professionals with an understanding of the significance of early detection and intervention and how sleep patterns can better inform dental treatment plans. This presentation will reinforce the need for collaborative efforts between dental and sleep professionals.

Mr Christopher Kelly

Chris Kelly (CERT DT. ADV CERT DP. GradCertScMed(SleepMedicine) USyd) has been a Dental... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Shaping the Future of Preventive Care: New Innovative Treatment Concepts

Join Dr Anna Sahafi for a captivating lecture exploring the innovative preventive treatment concepts that are reshaping the landscape of everyday dentistry. Dr Sahafi will delve into the latest developments, technologies and approaches that are revolutionising preventive care, and enabling dental practitioners to provide their patients with more effective and patient-centric treatment options. Novel diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies and evidence-based personalised preventive protocols will be discussed. Learn how to leverage these innovative treatment concepts to enhance patient outcomes and build an achievable ongoing revenue stream in your practice. 

Dr Anna Sahafi

Dr Anna Sahafi (DDS) qualified from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2002. Dr Sahafi... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Responding to Practice Operating Challenges Through the Lens of Sustainability

There is an increasing acknowledgement that business cannot be separated from its broader social and environmental surroundings, this includes healthcare.
How can you save the world and address key business challenges faced in dentistry? This presentation looks at the benefits of adopting a sustainable mindset to deal with challenges such as no-shows, rising operating costs and challenges with finding suitable staff.

Ms Kylie Robb

Kylie is a recognised leader in advocating for infection prevention and control (IPC) best... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

AI-Enhanced Dental Marketing: The ChatGPT Revolution in Practice Growth

In a landscape where artificial intelligence is rapidly evolving, it's crucial for dental practices to keep pace with the latest marketing tools and strategies. This session will explore how AI technologies, particularly ChatGPT, can significantly improve how dentists engage with their audience and achieve marketing objectives. Practical guidance on how AI and ChatGPT compare to traditional marketing methods, the ethical considerations of using AI, and how dentists currently use these tools will be covered. The most promising AI marketing tools, best practices for implementation, and tips for personalising patient communication through AI will be highlighted.

Ms Carolyn Dean

Carolyn S Dean is one of Australia's leading experts in dental marketing and stands at the... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Best Practice for your Practice – Correct Instrument Reprocessing

Reprocessing of instruments is a critical aspect of infection control for all dental practices. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of correct instrument reprocessing, requirements in national standards and guidelines, what can go wrong in the process and how we can ensure we get the best out of our process to ensure we adopt best practice for our practice, but most importantly for our patients!

Ms Lauren Kontus

Lauren is an environmental scientist by background and has been working for GKE Australia for 6... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Elevating Dental Care: Collaborative Paths to Patient Success

Imagine a world where oral health practitioners collaborate, pooling their experience to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Picture failures not as setbacks but as stepping stones for growth and learning. Envision a reality where objective measures of clinical success propel the dental industry into a new era of excellence. This presentation delves into value-based care, drawing inspiration from aviation and medicine. You’ll be introduced to a personal clinical project with the goal to deliver high-quality patient-centered outcomes. Join this exploration and become part of a narrative where excellence is the norm, and collaboration paves the way for a brighter future in dentistry.

Dr Troy McGowan

Dr Troy McGowan is an Australian-trained periodontist with more than a decade of experience in... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Comprehensive Endodontic Management of Complex Cases: A Clinical Approach

Modern strategies in the endodontic management of complex cases will be discussed. Challenges such as intricate canal anatomy, extensive periapical pathosis and failed previous treatments. Accurate diagnosis, aided by cone-beam computed tomography, forms the foundation for successful intervention. Meticulous canal cleaning, shaping and obturation techniques, address anatomical variations. Retreatments, crucial in the face of compromised prior endodontic work, are discussed, emphasizing material removal and disinfection. Clinical cases will highlight the dynamic nature of endodontics in effectively managing complexities for improved patient outcomes.

A/Prof Kranthi Raja Kacharaju

Associate Professor Dr. Kranthi Raja Kacharaju is a graduate of the Manipal University, India.... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Future of Dentures: Streamlined Workflows for Accurate Digital Results

Minimise patient visits and deliver better fitting results with Digital Dentures. Digital Dentures have streamlined workflows for clinicians across the globe. With today's most advanced printed prosthetics, there is no longer the need for traditional bites blocks and try-ins. Repairs, relines, replacement dentures and even partial dentures can be delivered in 2+ visits as opposed to the traditional 5+ visits. Join Matt Race to learn how to deliver first-class results without the need for multiple chair-side visits. The future of dentures has arrived.

Mr Matthew Race

Matthew Race is a Director of Race Dental (Australia's largest Dental Laboratory), an LVI Master... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Reconstruction of the Compromised Posterior Tooth

Treating the compromised posterior tooth can be a challenge and there can often be confusion over when to choose a direct or indirect approach. Regardless of the treatment modality chosen, it is critical to ensure that an advanced adhesive approach is applied in order to ensure that the completed tooth-restorative complex functions as one; such that it bends and flexes as one unit. Furthermore, these adhesive techniques allow the dentist to preserve more tooth structure and achieve more predictable results even in the most challenging of situations. 
Dr Yo-Han Choi

Dr. Yo-Han Choi completed his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland with... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Pharmacological Management of Dental Pain

How comfortable are you managing one of the most common symptoms seen in dental practices - Pain? Pain is a complex unpleasant experience influenced by biological, physiological and social factors. This talk will discuss pharmacological strategies to manage acute dental pain and explore case studies of commonly encountered scenarios of pain in a general dental practice.

Dr Gina Arora

Gina is a pharmacist and pharmacy educator. She completed her PhD at the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

The Latest Injection Moulding Techniques for Fast Chairside Restorations

Have you tried injection moulding in the past? It could be time to revisit this important technique. Innovative new materials have solved many of the problems traditionally associated with injection moulding, and many dentists are now achieving ceramic-like results with faster, simpler, less invasive and more affordable composite injectables for aesthetic restorations.  Dr RL Halili-Castillo, Professional Development Manager at GC Australasia Dental, will discuss the latest innovations in injection moulding and set out a simple workflow for dentists. 

Dr RL Halili-Castillo

Dr RL Halili-Castillo obtained her degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine in the Philippines... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Workshop

Revolutionising Dentistry: Dr. Jong Cheol Kim's Expertise in Facial Precision

Embark on a revolutionary journey into the future of dentistry with Dr. Jong Cheol Kim as he introduces Rayface, an advanced 3D face scanner crafted for precision in dental treatments. Dr. Kim, a distinguished general dentist and trailblazer in digital dentistry, will unveil Rayface's transformative capabilities in this engaging presentation. Explore how Rayface transcends traditional limits, providing a comprehensive understanding of facial structures beyond the ordinary. Dr. Kim will walk participants through the advanced features of this cutting-edge technology, highlighting its pivotal role in redefining treatment planning, diagnostics, and patient care. Join us for an immersive experience where innovation meets expertise, discovering firsthand how Rayface is set to reshape the landscape of dentistry.

Dr Jong Cheol Kim

Dr. Jong Cheol Kim, a distinguished general dentist and Adjunct Professor at the School of... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

How to Handle Implants in Periodontal Patients: Your Ultimate Guide

Join periodontist, Dr Meredith Owen and explore the critical aspects of managing dental implants in patients with periodontal conditions. The long-term success of dental implants is heavily influenced by the maintenance of a healthy peri-implant environment. Understanding how to navigate the complexities of periodontal disease in implant patients is essential for all dental practitioners. Participants will gain insights into implant survival rates and learn how to evaluate patients' suitability for implant placement. By the end of this lecture, participants will be well-equipped to handle dental implants in periodontal patients to achieve optimal implant outcomes and overall oral health.

Dr Meredith Owen

Dr. Meredith Owen (BSc (Hons), BDent (Hons), DClinDent (Perio), MRACDS (Perio)) received an... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning - The Role of the Restorative Dentist

Treatment planning is one of the most important aspects of dentistry. For many patients, a multidisciplinary approach is required to ensure a successful outcome for both the patient and clinicians involved, whether it involves managing a single tooth or rehabilitating an entire dentition. This presentation will use a variety of cases to illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary treatment planning and the role the restorative dentist plays in this process.

Dr Bevan Chong

Dr Bevan Chong completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago in 2005 and... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Aesthetics with Direct Resins using the Injection Technique

This short lecture presents a novel injection technique for composite restorations that provides a precise and predictable method for translating a diagnostic wax-up or a pre-existing diagnostic model into composite restorations by the utilisation of highly filled flowable materials. This presentation will include considerations for the flowable injection technique, digital versus analogue processes and the digital workflow.

Dr Anthony Mak

Dr. Anthony Mak obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Sydney University before completing... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Management of Caries, Erosion and Hypersensitivity Risk with a Saliva Biomimetic and Stannous Fluoride

Casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP), a saliva biomimetic derived from bovine milk, is in a variety of oral care products (eg tooth crème, dental varnish and GIC) and has been shown to remineralise and regress early stages of enamel and dentine demineralisation. Recently CPP-ACP has been shown to interact synergistically with stannous fluoride (SnF2) to stabilise and enhance delivery of stannous ions (Sn2+) and fluoride ions to produce a superior remineralisation system for both enamel and dentine. The scientific evidence and clinical application protocols for the different CPP-ACP and F combinations and products will be presented.

Prof Eric Reynolds AO

Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds AO is Chief Executive Officer and Research Director of the Oral... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Efficiency Unleashed: Streamlining and Enhancing Business Processes with Thryv Small Business Software

Join Jonathan Charatsis for a dynamic session focused on empowering local SMBs with skills from marketing to organisation using Thryv's do-it-all software for seamless business improvement. This session will dive into practical, DIY steps for managing and optimising your business. Discover how to streamline and elevate your business processes independently with Jonathan's expertise.

Mr Jonathan Charatsis

Account Director, Jonathon Charatsis, has worked at Thryv for ten years. He loves to see local... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Orthodontics in Upper Airway Obstruction: Which Treatment for What Age?

Dr Nour Tarraf's engaging presentation aims to explore the crucial role of orthodontics in addressing upper airway obstruction and determining appropriate treatment approaches based on age-specific considerations. Upper airway obstruction can impact overall health and orthodontic interventions can play a pivotal role in improving airway function and quality of life. Dr Tarraf will discuss the etiology and potential consequences of airway obstructions and the orthodontic interventions available to manage and alleviate these issues. Furthermore, he will highlight the importance of tailoring treatments to significantly influence the success of orthodontic therapies.

Dr Nour Tarraf

Dr Nour Tarraf completed his Bachelor of Dentistry at Cairo University with Honours in 2001,... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Simplifying Direct Restorations in the Complex and Compromised Cases

Patients frequently present with complex and difficult restorative issues which may often suggest the need for a complex indirect restorative approach. In many instances, indirect restorations may not be possible, nor may they be the best option. This presentation will discuss a range of common clinical conundrums and look at direct restorative management as a viable and effective strategy for retaining and maintaining the patient’s dentition. A number of clinical cases will be presented to highlight these restorative options and review the outcomes.

Prof Ian Meyers

Prof. Ian Meyers has 35 years of combined experience in dental research, clinical dentistry,... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

The Composite Edge: The Little Details that Matter

What are the little things that we can do as clinicians to give us the maximum return when it comes to direct composite resins? It's in the details that true beauty exists. Creating beautiful anterior restorations with direct composite that mimic the natural dentition requires the dental practitioner to understand shape, colour and texture. This lecture will cover planning, execution, finishing and polishing techniques, providing a systematic approach to anterior composite dentistry.

Dr Bharat Agrawal

Dr. Bharat Agrawal completed his Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Prettau® Zirconia: The Pursuit of Authentic Aesthetics

Dental restorations can feature high aesthetic values from a dental technical point of view. However, only after placement in the patient's mouth is it possible to define whether they truly meet the desired aesthetic and functional requirements. Constant research has brought forth new materials for the development of more patient-oriented restorations. In this context, by showing real patient cases, DT Samuele Zanini will introduce six different zirconia typologies for the production of individual and highly stable structures either monolithic or slightly reduced from single crowns to full arches. Each zirconia can be further characterised using specific colour liquids and ceramic pastes.

Mr Samuele Zanini

2016 - present Dental technician at the Steger Dental Laboratory (Zirkonzahn) in Brunico,... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Tears, Tantrums, Treats: Tips for Treatment in Tots to Teens

Many clinicians find treating children difficult. Various behaviour management strategies for managing children of all ages, including those with behavioural challenges and/or special needs will be discussed as well as clinical tips to clinicians to help make treatment of their younger patients easier!

Dr Mala Desai

Mala has a busy and innovative private specialist practice restricted to paediatric dentistry in... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Workshop

Mastering Reciprocation - NEW ZenFlex One by Kerr Endodontics: A Hands-On Endodontic Workshop

Join us for this exclusive hands-on workshop limited to 25 participants, on our new endodontic file, ZenFlex One - Reciprocation file (launching at ADX24) as well as hands-on experience with our Traverse Glide Path and obturation device, Elements IC.

In this workshop we will demonstrate and use the latest Reciprocating files, Zenflex One and the Orifice Opener and Glide Path file, traverse and learn how to use them in various clinical situations, from simple to complex, and of course how to obturate the canal in warm vertical technique, that it is still the reference in root canal obturation using the element IC.

A/Prof Mark Evans

A/Prof Mark Evans obtained his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from the University of... More

A/Prof Mehdi Rahimi

Dr Rahimi is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University (Orange)... More

Duration: 1.5 hours
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Dental Erosion and Tooth Wear – Injecting New Ideas into Restorative Management

Patients with dental erosion and tooth wear are becoming increasingly common in dental practice and they often present a significant challenge for the clinician. Consideration of aesthetics, occlusion and function are all critical to determining management strategies.  This presentation will look at assessment of patients and the procedures available for undertaking conservative and cost-effective restorative management of eroded and worn dentitions. A number of patient cases will be presented to demonstrate the strategies which can be employed to assist with aesthetic and functional rehabilitation of the patient’s dentition.

Prof Ian Meyers

Prof. Ian Meyers has 35 years of combined experience in dental research, clinical dentistry,... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Microbiome Modulation with a Saliva Biomimetic for Periodontal Health

The transition from health to gingivitis is associated with an accumulation of plaque at the gingival margin resulting in inflammation, an increase in microbial diversity and soft tissue swelling to form a pocket. A saliva biomimetic, CPP-ACP, has been shown to increase the level of plaque commensal/beneficial bacteria and significantly reduce periodontal disease in a dose-dependent manner. The change in microbial composition, represented by a Plaque Eubiotic Index (PEI) was inversely associated with gingival inflammation. Modulating plaque microbial composition by increasing the fitness of commensal/beneficial bacteria can improve mucosal homeostasis and periodontal health.

Prof Eric Reynolds AO

Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds AO is Chief Executive Officer and Research Director of the Oral... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

The Future of Healthcare and the Digitally Enabled Patient

Dr. Sophia Moscovis leads a presentation on healthcare's digital revolution, spotlighting digital empowerment and AI's role in real-time health data analysis. The transformative impact of digital biomarkers and medication sensors is explored, promising significant advancements in patient care. Tailored for dental, digital transformation, and digital health sectors, the presentation aims to inspire and educate on navigating industry shifts. Dr. Moscovis will guide the audience through seamless healthcare experiences and the interconnected, private, predictive, and preventative nature of evolving patient health data. Attendees can expect insights into the future of healthcare under her expertise.

Dr Sophia Moscovis

Dr Sophia Moscovis, PhD, GAICD is a scientist with a PhD in immunology and genetics and 20+... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Ideal Prep for your Lab and Patient

Dive into a practical session on restorative dentistry! Learn the ropes of efficient scanning and recording for consistent lab results, minimizing errors and remakes. We'll tackle common pitfalls, offering strategies to cut chair time. Real-life case studies will relate directly to your daily work, making the insights immediately applicable. Improve your practice's efficiency and elevate your outcomes. Join us for a straightforward exploration of success in restorative dentistry, gain practical tools to boost precision and save time. Don't miss this chance to enhance your expertise and satisfaction for both you and your patients!

Mr Mark Lynch

Mark has a background as a Dental Ceramist and Designer in the dental field for over 27 years.... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

How to Handle Implants in Periodontal Patients: Your Ultimate Guide

Join periodontist, Dr Meredith Owen and explore the critical aspects of managing dental implants in patients with periodontal conditions. The long-term success of dental implants is heavily influenced by the maintenance of a healthy peri-implant environment. Understanding how to navigate the complexities of periodontal disease in implant patients is essential for all dental practitioners. Participants will gain insights into implant survival rates and learn how to evaluate patients' suitability for implant placement. By the end of this lecture, participants will be well-equipped to handle dental implants in periodontal patients to achieve optimal implant outcomes and overall oral health.

Dr Meredith Owen

Dr. Meredith Owen (BSc (Hons), BDent (Hons), DClinDent (Perio), MRACDS (Perio)) received an... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Composite Edge: The Little Details that Matter

What are the little things that we can do as clinicians to give us the maximum return when it comes to direct composite resins? It's in the details that true beauty exists. Creating beautiful anterior restorations with direct composite that mimic the natural dentition requires the dental practitioner to understand shape, colour and texture. This lecture will cover planning, execution, finishing and polishing techniques, providing a systematic approach to anterior composite dentistry.

Dr Bharat Agrawal

Dr. Bharat Agrawal completed his Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Unlocking Profitability. Why and How Preventative Care is a Profitable Investment for your Practice and your Patients

Dr. Joseph Badr will present an open and engaging discussion for practice owners and dentists considering the next step of practice ownership in their career, equipping them with the mindset to lead a team to a highly productive and profitable practice. With over 25 years experience as a leading dental industry figure, Joseph Badr has established D-spa, a well-renowned dental brand in Melbourne with an innovative approach to dentistry that changed the dental landscape and the way dentists view hygiene-led dental clinics. Joseph will deliver strategies and actionable goals for you to grow your clinic and career to improve productivity and grow profitability in your clinic.

Dr Joseph Badr

Dr Joseph Badr is the Founder and CEO of Australia's leading sustainable at-home oral healthcare... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Crafting Brilliance - Expert Tips for Exceptional Porcelain Veneers

Dr Aodhan will share his extensive expertise on the art of crafting exquisite porcelain veneers. His lecture will offer comprehensive insights on navigating through the digital workflow, using the ‘APT technique’ for achieving predictable results, reliable methods for temporising veneers, facially driven smile design as well as practical tips on maximising communication with the lab to foster a collaborative relationship that aims to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients.

Dr Aodhan Docherty

Dr Aodhan Docherty is passionate about mentoring and teaching and examined the postgraduate Oral... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

The Formula for Building a Productive Team

Every practice owner and manager finds themselves in the same situation; they are not sure who to select for their business, who to avoid, and how to tackle recruitment when they face a shortage of candidates. Creating and growing successful businesses requires the right people on the team. If you are struggling to find the right people, this session is for you. During this workshop Negar will cover - the biggest barrier to building teams, the formula for successfully hiring the right people, how to find hidden talent and increase competitive edge when hiring, and the most important thing to concentrate on when building your team and growing your pool of quality candidates.

Ms Negar Riazati

Negar Riazati is a driven business professional, blending passion, discipline, and strategic... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

What really matters for long-term implant success?

An increasing number of dental implants are placed every year. Unfortunately, the number of implant complications and failures is increasing as well. The aim of this presentation is to outline and evaluate various factors that need to be considered to prevent implant complications and to facilitate long-term implant success. These factors extend over the whole range of implant dentistry, including patient selection, important technical implant features, biological and surgical aspects, restorative considerations as well as implant maintenance and early intervention of implant complications.

Prof Axel Spahr

Prof. Spahr is the Director of Oral Rehabilitation and Head of the Discipline Periodontics, as... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Illuminating Dentofacial Aesthetics with Lasers

It has become well-recognised that lasers play an important role in the beauty industry, but how does this translate to Dental Aesthetics? Laser are a unique modality of treatment that allows not only for surgical removal of lesions and blemishes but also non-surgical management of inflammatory conditions. Both uses can minimise, and in some instances avoid, scarring altogether, especially when used adjunctively with Photobiomodulation Therapy. This presentation will shed light on the areas of Dentofacial Aesthetics that can be practically applied to dental practice, from Orthodontics to Oral Pathology.

Dr Lan Tran

Dr. Lan Tran graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995 and moved to her own private... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Orthodontics in Upper Airway Obstruction: Which Treatment for What Age?

Dr Nour Tarraf's engaging presentation aims to explore the crucial role of orthodontics in addressing upper airway obstruction and determining appropriate treatment approaches based on age-specific considerations. Upper airway obstruction can impact overall health and orthodontic interventions can play a pivotal role in improving airway function and quality of life. Dr Tarraf will discuss the etiology and potential consequences of airway obstructions and the orthodontic interventions available to manage and alleviate these issues. Furthermore, he will highlight the importance of tailoring treatments to significantly influence the success of orthodontic therapies.

Dr Nour Tarraf

Dr Nour Tarraf completed his Bachelor of Dentistry at Cairo University with Honours in 2001,... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Reconstruction of the Compromised Posterior Tooth

Treating the compromised posterior tooth can be a challenge and there can often be confusion over when to choose a direct or indirect approach. Regardless of the treatment modality chosen, it is critical to ensure that an advanced adhesive approach is applied in order to ensure that the completed tooth-restorative complex functions as one; such that it bends and flexes as one unit. Furthermore, these adhesive techniques allow the dentist to preserve more tooth structure and achieve more predictable results even in the most challenging of situations.

Dr Yo-Han Choi

Dr. Yo-Han Choi completed his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland with... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Cutting Through The Noise - Business Success Is Simple

Customer success means more than helping you get the best out of your practice management software. We understand how busy your practice is day-to-day and that patient care always comes first, which can mean that aspects of practice management can sometimes slip down the to-do list. In this session, Ross will cover how using your data insights can help you sustain, adapt and grow your business by automating your patient communication, keeping your appointment book full and increasing treatment acceptance, optimising the efficiency of your surgery utilisation and team and reviewing your online presence to build loyalty for patient retention and acquisition.

Mr Ross Drynan

Ross Drynan is Head of Customer Success at Dentally, a Henry Schein One cloud-enabled solution... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

How to Attract Cosmetic, Implants and Ortho Dental Patients

Are you looking to do more of the high-end treatments and position yourself as the premium go-to dentist in your area? Join this session to learn how to build a base to attract and convert the right patients.

Mr Prabin Gautam

Prabin Gautam is the head of Australia’s trusted full-service Dental Marketing Agency... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Peri-implantitis - Can it be Successfully Treated?

Peri-implantitis is a pathological condition in tissues around dental implants, characterized by inflammation and progressive bone loss. Clinically there are increased probing depths and bleeding on probing with crater-like bony defects around the implants. Peri-implantitis is an ever-increasing issue, occurring in over 15% of patients and 6% of implants. Successfully managing peri-implantitis is often more difficult to manage than treating periodontitis due to the difference in the anatomical structures around implants compared to teeth. This lecture will describe the aetiology & diagnosis of peri-implantitis as well as give examples of different treatment modalities

Dr Susan Wise

Dr Susan Wise graduated as a dentist from the University of Melbourne in 1994. She worked as a... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Local Anaesthetic Problems? What You Should Do?

Various complications can occur in everyday practice when administering dental local anaesthetic, from common local complications to adverse events such as toxicity, allergic reactions, overdose to failed anaesthesia. We will review various preoperative and post-operative complications, possible causes and how to identify, manage and prevent, and discuss tips to maximise local anaesthetic success. If complications or an adverse event should occur a clinician should know how best to manage them in the short term and long term, from the patient in the chair, right through to local obligations and the monitoring and management for the patient.

Dr Greg Mahoney

BDSc, PhD, MSc(Dent), GradDipClinDent, FADI, FPFA. Greg graduated from University of Queenslands... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Transform Your Practice: Mastering Social Media to Win New Patients

This session will uncover the transformative impact of social media and demystify the complexities of social media marketing. While many dental professionals recognise the potential of social media, they often face challenges in effective utilisation. We'll explore why social media is an essential tool for contemporary dental practice, identify effective platforms, discuss common pitfalls and how to avoid them and master content creation. A comprehensive guide to planning and implementing a strategic and successful social media strategy for your dental practice will allow you start seeing tangible results in patient engagement and practice growth.

Ms Carolyn Dean

Carolyn S Dean is one of Australia's leading experts in dental marketing and stands at the... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Aligning Dental Practice's Business and Data Strategies for Success

This session is designed to explore the powerful synergy between data and dental practices. Through real-life examples, Sean Perera will demonstrate how to harmonise business objectives with robust data strategies, promoting not only growth but also ethical integrity. Participants will gain valuable insights into the critical realms of data governance, privacy, and security and make the transition from mere data awareness to genuine data empowerment. Whether looking to open a new practice, expand an existing one, or simply wishing to gain a better understanding, this session is suitable for individuals with varying levels of familiarity with data and related strategies.

Mr Sean Perera

Sean Perera brings 19 years of expertise in the Australian Dental industry, with 15 years... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

The latest Injection Moulding Techniques for Fast Chairside Restorations

Have you tried injection moulding in the past? It could be time to revisit this important technique. Innovative new materials have solved many of the problems traditionally associated with injection moulding, and many dentists are now achieving ceramic-like results with faster, simpler, less invasive and more affordable composite injectables for aesthetic restorations. Dr RL Halili-Castillo, Professional Development Manager at GC Australasia Dental, will discuss the latest innovations in injection moulding and set out a simple workflow for dentists.  

Dr RL Halili-Castillo

Dr RL Halili-Castillo obtained her degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine in the Philippines... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Developing High Performance Teams that Deliver Outstanding Patient Experiences

In this presentation, Dr Kipel discusses her top tips on helping your associates to excel, including setting the bar and other expectations from the outset as well as creating wins for them based on their individual motivators. This will be a practical blueprint for owners to action immediately.

Dr Cigdem Kipel

Dr Cigdem Kipel is a multi-award winning dentist, educator and entrepreneur. She is the Director... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Workshop

Mastering Endodontic Rotary Techniques - ZenFlex by Kerr Endodontics: A Hands-On Workshop

Join us for our second hands-on workshop limited to 25 participants, on our latest endodontic file, ZenFlex - Rotary file as well as hands-on experience with our Traverse Glide Path and obturation device, Elements IC.

In this workshop we will demonstrate and use our latest Rotary files, Zenflex and the Orifice Opener and Glide Path file, Traverse and learn how to use them in various clinical situations, from simple to complex, and of course how to obturate the canal in warm vertical technique, that it is still the reference in root canal obturation using the element IC

A/Prof Mark Evans

A/Prof Mark Evans obtained his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from the University of... More

A/Prof Mehdi Rahimi

Dr Rahimi is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University (Orange)... More

Duration: 1.5 hours
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Evidence Based Biofilm Management

This presentation will use academic evidence to reinforce correct oral hygiene techniques for effective and safe biofilm management. A focus on tailoring such advice to suit each individual will be explained and reinforced.

Mr Andrew Terry

Andrew Terry is a Senior Lecturer in Dental Hygiene working at The University of Sydney with... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Revolutionising Communication in Dentistry

In an increasingly disconnected world, the value of effective face-to-face communication has never been more important! Connecting and forming real relationships with our patients, by actively listening to their concerns and reducing fear and anxiety, is a vital aspect of a clinician's role. Dr Dish aims to uncover and teach methods of communication that can be used at every level of a dental practice, including clinicians working as associates, dentists opening a new practice and owners looking to scale their existing clinics. Join Dr Dish to elevate your interpersonal communication skills to a new level, form trusting relationships with patients and enjoy a profitable practice.

Dr Adhishwar Ghose

Dr Dish is a multi-practice owner and general dentist practicing out of Melbourne, Victoria.... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Lingualised Occlusion - Managing Denture Set Ups

In this presentation, Nikolaos will discuss how to approach a full/full lingualised setup. The discussion will include impression techniques according to the Swiss Concept, use of Gothic arch, and individual characterisation of dentures. Analog and digital setups will be covered.

Mr Nikolaos Georgopoulos

Nick holds a bachelor of dental prosthetist from Griffith University where he is also a... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Avant Dental Learning Lab

Efficiency Unleashed: Streamlining and Enhancing Business Processes with Thryv Small Business Software

Join Jonathan Charatsis for a dynamic session focused on empowering local SMBs with skills from marketing to organisation using Thryv's do-it-all software for seamless business improvement. This session will dive into practical, DIY steps for managing and optimising your business. Discover how to streamline and elevate your business processes independently with Jonathan's expertise.

Mr Jonathan Charatsis

Account Director, Jonathon Charatsis, has worked at Thryv for ten years. He loves to see local... More

Duration: 45 mins