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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tea and Coffee on arrival

Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome to Country

Duration: 15 mins
9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

President's Speech

Duration: 25 mins
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Indigenous Dental Association Launch

Duration: 30 mins
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Pyrmont Theatre

Annie Praed Oration - Connection In An Isolated Profession

Having observed a career so far through a public health lens, the Annie Praed Memorial Oration will reflect on the experiences working in wildly differing communities across Australia and the connections between them. From the NT to Tasmania, and eventually settling in New South Wales, there are as many similarities in public oral health as there are differences, and opportunities for personal and professional growth to engage with patients as well as the dental community.

Louise Hanrahan

Presenter Biography Dr Louise Hanrahan is a dental graduate from James Cook University. After... More

Duration: 30 mins
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Pyrmont Theatre

Kurt Fearnley - Motivational Speaker sponsored by Pacific Smiles Group

Kurt Fearnley AO

Kurt Fearnley is a three time Paralympic gold medalist and two time Commonwealth Games gold... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

BRUNCH

Duration: 30 mins
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Pyrmont Theatre

The Role of the Consumer in HealthCare

Norman Swan

The Role of the Consumer in HealthCare Dr Norman Swan hosts The Health Report, the... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Meeting Room C4.5

How to Generate a Flood of New Patients Using Social Media

In this presentation, one of Australia’s most sought-after marketers and business coaches explains how to harness the power of social media to exponentially grow your practice. In this presentation you’ll learn:

  • The 3 M’s of marketing
  • How to be the only logical choice for your patients regardless of price or competition
  • How to convert social media visitors to patients in the chair
  • How to create compelling content your audience will love
  • When to use which platform
  • Maintaining a great online reputation
  • The most common social media mistakes and how to avoid them and much more...
Jesse Green

Presenter Biography Dr Jesse Green is a dentist, business coach, founder of Practice Max... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Pyrmont Theatre

Cracks in the Veneer. The Hidden Costs of Stress for our Healthcare Workforce

Recent trends show that workers find their jobs more challenging than they did ten years ago. The digitalisation of the workplace has also blurred the boundaries between work and home life, increasing the psychological space work occupies. As a result, work-related stress is rising. This is a major issue for our healthcare workforce, who experience some of the highest rates of job-related stress of any profession. In this talk, Dr. Whitton will discuss the latest research on the costs of stress among the healthcare workforce, and what steps healthcare workers can take to build resilience in themselves and their teams.

Alexis Whitton

Presenter Biography Dr Alexis Whitton is a Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute. She has... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Meeting Room C4.4

How to Win the 'War For Talent' in 2022

It has become increasingly difficult to find high-quality candidates. In fact, when the market is like this almost every candidate becomes a purple squirrel (google it!).
If you are finding it harder and harder to source great candidates, or you find yourself losing your people to amazing opportunities elsewhere then this is the event for you. In this webinar you will learn:

  • What attracts a candidate to a role
  • What factors cause an employee to leave for a better role
  • The top 10 actions you can take to increase your chance of finding good people, and enhance your ability to keep them
  • The next steps you can take that day to put you ahead of your competition when it comes to your people
Nina Mapson Bone

Presenter Biography Nina Mapson Bone is the Managing Director of Beaumont People, a specialised... More

Duration: 1 hour
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

LUNCH

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pyrmont Theatre

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby!

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise. Some public health experts have also cautioned about a possible post-pandemic rise. This interactive lecture aims to update clinicians on the oral manifestations of some of these, with practical pointers on broaching the topic and assisting patients with seeking treatment.

Amanda Phoon Nguyen

Presenter Biography Amanda is a Perth Oral medicine specialist, PhD candidate, Adjunct Senior... More

Duration: 1 hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meeting Room C4.5

Applying Value Based Health Care Principles to Oral Health

Can the principles of value-based health care be used to redesign the model of care in public dentistry? Dental Health Services Victoria has been using them to change their approach, address inequities in access to care and improve health outcomes. The principles of value-based health care will be outlined and an example of their application in a service delivery model will be presented.

Martin Hall

Presenter Biography Martin has over 30 years of experience as a dentist working to improve the... More

Clare Lin

Presenter Biography Clare is a dentist and public health professional with experience across... More

Duration: 1 hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meeting Room C4.4

I Intraoral Scanned a Crocodile - Here's What I Learned

  • Learn how the use of intraoral scanners can build patient trust and case acceptance
  • The amazing digital world and what are the possibilities
  • Treatment simulations
  • IO hacks, tips and tricks
  • What are the most difficult types of scanning and how to approach them?
Leif Svensson

Presenter Biography Leif is the Clinical Director of Affordable Smiles Australia as well as a... More

Duration: 1 hour
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pyrmont Theatre

On Purpose - How We Win Trust, Build Engagement and Create a Culture of the Willing

Whether you’re a leader, a manager or a practice owner, your ability to build a connected community and an engaged culture “on purpose” is critical to your success.

Today, communities and cultures have shifted from their geographic origins, evolved beyond simple demographics and are now defined by psychographic factors. In other words, we now build our communities and our loyalties along with shared values and beliefs.

So, what does this mean for those of us who lead, for businesses negotiating new market segments and for brands and practitioners looking to engage a new generation of customers? 

Using the wit and observational super-powers developed during three years on the professional stand-up comedy circuit in the UK, Europe and the US, Dan will explain:
• Why do you need to align your value with your values and transform your beliefs into tangible behaviours.
• Why psychographics is the new demographics and what that means for leaders, marketers and business owners in terms of brand, communication and behaviour design.
• How to build powerful connections between your patients, amongst the different members of your team and from your purpose to your community.

Dan Gregory

Dan Gregory helps leaders and teams explore critical behavioural trends in search of... More

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

Cocktail Function at Luna Park

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

Tea and Coffee on arrival

Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Pyrmont Theatre

Transformative Endodontics: Turning Difficult into Doable

Endodontic treatment can be a stressful procedure for both the patient and clinician alike although with the adoption of some fundamental techniques the stress can be transformed into a controlled and predictable therapy. In order to manage the full spectrum of endodontic care, specific knowledge and techniques well implemented can prepare you to take on even the most complicated of cases. This lecture will provide an insight into a broad range of clinical techniques endodontists routinely use to allow you to identify risks before commencing treatment, manage complications if they occur and overcome those more complex endodontic presentations.

Mark O'Sullivan

Presenter Biography BDSc (Hons) MDSc FRACDS MRACDS (Endo) A co-owner of a large endodontic... More

Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Meeting Room C4.4

Help - I’ve Been Sued for Negligence!

We all know a dental practitioner owes a duty of care to the patient but what is the scope of that duty and what happens if it is breached? Marianne will walk the audience through a typical dental negligence case with reference to real-life examples of ‘wins’ and ‘losses’. The elements of duty, breach, causation and damage will be discussed with an emphasis on tips to avoid being sued in the first place.

Marianne Nicolle

  Presenter Biography Marianne Nicolle is a lawyer and a founding Principal of Meridian... More

Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Meeting Room C4.5

Posturedontics: Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries in Dentistry

The practice of clinical dentistry is physically demanding and often leads to work-related musculoskeletal pain and injuries among dental professionals. Many of these injuries are preventable. The prevention of work-related pain and injury helps to increase clinician comfort, productivity and practice longevity.

Key Topics: Prevalence, risk factors, consequences and prevention of dental work-related musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on strategies to minimise risk. Both intra- and extra-operative prevention strategies will be discussed including workplace ergonomics, posture improvement and preventative exercises.

Jean Wu

Presenter Biography Dr Jean Wu is a general dentist, a Pilates and movement therapy instructor,... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pyrmont Theatre

The Adverse Effects of Commonly Used Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements are used regularly by approximately 50% of Australians. Like all drug products, dietary supplements can cause potential harm such as adverse reactions, drug interactions, monetary cost, delay of more effective therapy, false hope, and increased medication burden. Due to limited regulation, consumers are frequently unaware that dietary supplements have any risks at all, some of which can affect oral health and the outcomes of dental procedures. This presentation will outline the range of potential harms from dietary supplements and how oral health professionals can help consumers use these products, so the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. 

Geraldine Moses

Presenter Biography Geraldine Moses is a doctor of clinical pharmacy specialising in drug... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meeting Room C4.4

Fighting Demons: Personal Development and Team Confidence

Exploration of fear and its implications on personal and team development

Acknowledging and engaging with the ‘elephants in the room’

Developing a courageous and forthright culture

Strategies to regain confidence and assertiveness

David Neal

resenter Biography David Neal is a Director and founder of The Eighth Mile Consulting,... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meeting Room C4.5

A Spoonful of Sugar

One in three Australian children experience tooth decay by the age of 5-6 years, making dental caries one of the most prevalent diseases in our community. The link between dietary sugars and dental caries is a long-standing and relatively uncontroversial one, yet this is rarely mentioned amidst public debate about the role of sugar in obesity and diabetes. The average Australian teenager consumes around 20 teaspoons of added sugar per day, and sugar is hidden in many of the foods that we consume daily. Our food environment is a major contributor to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases. Recent attention has focused on a range of policy measures designed to reduce our addiction to added sugar – a tax on sugary drinks, restrictions on advertising and sponsorship or improved food labelling. There is an important role for dental practitioners to lend their voice to this public advocacy and health education, and to encourage healthier eating for their patients.

Matt Hopcraft

With more than 25 years in the dental industry, Matt is a recognised leader and expert in dental... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BRUNCH

Duration: 1 hour
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ADX Open

Duration: 8 hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Pyrmont Theatre

Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A Practical and Systematic Method for Software Manipulation and Interpretation

For general dentists and dental specialists alike, the emerging world of three-dimensional (3D) imaging can be an exciting, yet overwhelming venture. Join Dr Brownlee on a journey into CBCT interpretation; a systematic approach dealing with software manipulation of the acquired volumes, and how to ensure that all potential aspects of the acquired scan are reviewed and reported. You will learn tips and tricks and gain a deeper insight into understanding clinically relevant regions within the 3D image. A variety of patient cases, selected for both general practitioners and specialists alike, will be investigated to support the diagnostic approach.

Meredith Brownlee

Dr Meredith Brownlee earned her D.M.D. from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and practised... More

Duration: 1 hour
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Meeting Room C4.5

Connecting the Mouth to the Body: Management of Patients with Special Healthcare Needs

Avanti Karve

Presenter Biography Dr Karve is the principal dental specialist at Mind Body Teeth is excited... More

Duration: 1 hour
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Meeting Room C4.4

How to Make a Practice Green - For the Practice and Patient

Sustainability is more than just a passing fad or ‘going green’. Consumers and employees increasingly embrace social causes and are seeking services and workplaces that align with their values. There is a way to be more sustainable with healthcare provision without having to sacrifice professional growth, patient safety, innovation and the profitability of a dental practice.

In this presentation, Kylie will reveal the difference between ‘Going Green’ and ‘Going Sustainable’ and share practical tips for how you can craft and execute your sustainability strategy. The old way of “me” and “right now” is problematic in light of the challenges we face – what is the role of business to improve environmental and social issues? Is there a way to be more sustainable in healthcare provision while still maintaining patient safety without having to sacrifice professional growth, innovation and the profitability of your practice?

Kylie Robb

Presenter Biography Kylie Robb is the Head of Practice Services for ADA NSW and has been... More

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

PANEL DISCUSSION - All in Good Time: Preparing for Dentistry’s Future

Martin Hall

Presenter Biography Martin has over 30 years of experience as a dentist working to improve the... More

Matt Hopcraft

With more than 25 years in the dental industry, Matt is a recognised leader and expert in dental... More

Mike Covey

Presenter Biography Mike joined Henry Schein in early 2012 and was appointed Managing Director... More

Jenny Kang

Presenter Biography With almost 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Jenny has... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: RISE UP: An Evolution in Leadership

There is this unspoken line of intent in our lives. When we are living and working 'above the line' we feel like we are in control and we are being our best version of ourselves. Often life and our mindset can push us below the line. This interactive keynote explores how we can all choose to live and work above the line more often. Inspiring, reflective and practical this keynote is perfect for work or personal goal-set. It’s about attitude, self-leadership, awareness and striving to be your best you in every context of your life.  Matt’s sessions are high energy, interactive, and top-rated at each and every event.

Matt Church

Matt Church is a seeker of truth, sharing his learning through teaching and writing. As the... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Labs: AI a new technology trend to transform Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been touted as a new technology trend to transform Healthcare, from finance to clinical care. We’ll discuss how AI can prevent or significantly reduce the impact of the next global pandemic. AI has been also referred to as the big brother of “blockchain” (the technology underlying “Bitcoin”). We’ll discuss the impacts of this cutting-edge technology, how it works and how we’re utilising both AI and blockchain to transform the face of healthcare finance. The story behind bitcoin is as fascinating as the technology itself. There is no doubt. The entire dental industry will be changed forever by new technology and software, from finance to clinical care. Are you prepared for this transformation, or will you be overwhelmed by it? 

Rahul Reddy

Rahul Reddy is the founder/CEO of Healthera.AI, a technology solutions provider to the... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Room 3

Going to Cloud Practice Management Software? Pitfalls, Obstacles and Challenges - The Lessons from The Ground

This session overviews the pitfalls, obstacles, and challenges of migrating your practice to cloud application and allows you to ask the right questions and prepare in advance. The course is not about which Cloud Practice Management Applications to choose, but more about developing a clear cloud migration framework to ensure that you are making an informed decision as you journey towards cloud.

 

Jason Shim

Presenter Biography Jason Shim has worked with all major Dental software and hardware vendors... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Room 5

Next Level in Digital Dentistry- Part I: Using the Prosthetic Design Center for Removable Prosthodontics

This course is meant to demystify the workflow involved in creating partial and full arch prostheses using PDC digital technology. The user-friendly methodologies and software modeled in the course will demonstrate an easy and comprehensive way to go from scanning to the final prosthesis using a basic workflow that is not intimidating and offers a logical approach that can be used regardless of the type of scanners or printers you may or may not choose to incorporate into your workplace. This course also serves as a foundation for addressing simple to complex full arch fixed restorations with digital technology that makes precision dentistry more enjoyable.

Candice Zemnick

Presenter Biography Dr. Zemnick is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who spent more than 18 years... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Room 1

Time to Change the Restorative Paradigm

How to create a dream clean adhesive regime - a new game-changing protocol in restorative dentistry. Contemporary restorative dentistry relies on developing the best possible adhesive interface between the tooth structure and the
restoration. Key to this is creating the ideal tooth surface to ensure optimal mechanical and chemical bonding when using adhesive restorative materials. This lecture will look at the clinical management of various restorative cases and discuss the clinical strategies to optimise long term restorative success

Ian Meyers

Presenter Biography Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and an honorary... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Room 4

Dental Lasers – Are You Shining in this Treatment Modality?

This lecture aims to give attendees background on laser light therapy and then delve into the unique applications of
photobiomodulation (PBM) and its non-pharmacological benefits in the arena of health.

Lan Tran

Presenter Biography Dr Lan Tran obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Room 2

“Hey Doc, Can I Die from Sedation?”

The answer is no, not with the use of the well-developed strict dental sedation safety protocols and good patient selection.
This presentation will address the concerns and the undoubted benefits of dental sedation for your patient.
Dental Sedation is an effective means to address “dental anxiety”. As we all know, dental anxiety is stressful for both the patient and clinician alike. A simple procedure can feel like a marathon with both patient and dentist dreading the experience. Intravenous sedation (IV) makes dental procedures enjoyable and relaxing for the patient and, just as important, for the treating clinician. Intravenous sedation is exceptionally safe and effective when performed with the use of continuous patient monitoring and appropriate patient selection.
In order to safely treat patients under IV sedation, specific knowledge and understanding can prepare you to more easily identify suitable patients and manage them under sedation. This presentation will discuss patient selection, “red flags” to look for, vital sign monitoring, and recognition of a deteriorating patient to enable you to identify risks before commencing treatment and recognise the early warning signs so as to prevent any untoward or unexpected complications.

Nancy Chen

Presenter Biography Dr Chen is a Senior Dental Sedationist, Westmead Centre for Oral Health and... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: The Role of Biomaterials in Guided Bone Regeneration, by Geistlich Pharma

The foundation of successful implant therapy is the placement of an implant into a site of adequate bone volume. Unfortunately, this is not always possible; resulting in the exposure of implant threads. Depending on the extent of exposure, such situations can be successfully managed by guided bone regeneration (GBR). Deproteinised bovine bone mineral in combination with a purified resorbable collagen barrier membrane has proven to be an ideal combination for such treatment, as evidenced by hundreds of published clinical studies and decades of clinical experience. Attend this 45-minute seminar to learn more about the principles of contemporary GBR.

Dr George Alexopoulos

Dr George Alexopoulos graduated BDSc from The University of Melbourne in 1997 and worked in a... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Room 2

How To Market Your Dental Practice to Survive in Uncertain Times in

Fact: 80% of all content consumed online is now video. 

Fact: health care professionals have inherently high levels of trust among the community. 

Fact: there is no better (one to many) medium to build trust and rapport with potential patients than using video.

So, why is it that so few dentists use video to build their practice!   Join Australia’s no.1 Google-ranked dental marketer, Angus Pryor, to discover:

  • Two simple tactics to overcome your fear of video and produce compelling videos in minutes
  • The secret to achieving a 5 to 1 return on your video efforts
  • The easy-to-implement system that makes coming up with video content a breeze
  • The essential, but often overlooked step that massively boosts engagement with your videos by new patients
Angus Pryor

Practice Growth Specialist, Angus Pryor, is an author, marketer and international speaker. After... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Room 5

Teeth Whitening: What Dental Health Professionals Should Know About this Non-Invasive Procedure

Is achieving whiter teeth the only benefit of teeth whitening? There are many different techniques available for the provision of professionally-supervised teeth whitening, each requiring different protocols. This has led many practitioners to focus primarily on the choice of whitening options, often overlooking the other real benefits that this non-complicated procedure has to offer, such as an increase in enamel health. All dental health practitioners have a duty to understand how teeth whitening procedures can provide the patient with the best possible outcome. This presentation will cover the clinical and scientific aspects that every clinician should understand about Teeth Whitening.

Rouel Vergara

Presenter Biography Dr. Rouel Vergara obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree... More

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

Teeth vs Implants: What influences Our Decision Making?

To present various forms of bias that influence the dentist on whether to maintain teeth or replace them with implants. The presentation will include clinical cases to illustrate possible dilemmas.

Gordon Burt

Presenter Biography Gordon is a Prosthodontist in private practice in Melbourne’s CBD. He... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Room 1

Maximising The Return On Your Marketing Budget for Cosmetics and Aesthetics

A strategic approach to facilitate and enhance communication and case acceptance with patients with cosmetic and aesthetic
needs.

A growing cohort of patients is arising. Patients who see their own image multiple times a day on social media and teleconferences are becoming more conscious of their appearance. Many are becoming increasingly aware of the options available to them but the competition to attract and retain those patients is fierce. Learn how to stand out from the pack and be the practice of choice for this rapidly emerging group of patients.

Brett Churnin

Presenter Biography Brett is the General Manager of Customer Relationships at Prime Practice.... More

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

Key Financial Considerations when Commencing in Practice

Structuring for Tax Efficiency and Asset Protection
• Employees v Contractors v Service Fee arrangements – why does it matter?
• Tax Deductible Debt strategies
• Protecting your biggest asset – your ability to earn income
• Superannuation strategies for commencing in the workforce

Shane Morgan

Presenter Biography Shane joined Cutcher & Neale in January 2005 and became a Partner in... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Rich Dentist, Poor Dentist: Principles of success for modern dentists

Principles and strategies that set high performers apart from the rest.

Dr Cigdem Kipel

Dr Cigdem Kipel is a multi-award winning Sydney based Principal Dentist a 7-surgery facility... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Clinical Decision Making - Where It Goes Wrong

There are numerous factors that can influence a complaint occurring and how swiftly it can be settled, and this doesn’t all come down to clinical errors. To manage these factors, dentists should regularly challenge themselves to be sure their decision-making is appropriate and unlikely to contribute to complaints. Is the assessment sufficient to make a diagnosis? Is the treatment plan realistic and appropriate? Is the treatment proposed within the personal scope of practice? Should the patient be referred to a specialist? Are there enough details in the clinical record to explain the decisions made? This session will explore where this decision-making sometimes goes wrong, according to Guild Insurance’s claims experience.

Christie Boucher

Presenter Biography Christie has over 20 years’ experience as an educator having started... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Room 2

Ditch the Interproximal Bias

Interdental cleaning is one of the most important home care steps for patients to maintain health and prevent disease, however are we always setting the patient up for success? Patients look to dental professionals for advice and instructions on how to maintain or improve their oral health but are we always recommending the latest research or meeting patients' needs and wants. Floss meme and floss advertisements are everywhere we look, brushing and flossing go together like salt and pepper but is floss really
the gold standard? How do we know what’s best for each patient? It starts with understanding embrasure spaces and making recommendations based on individual patients.

Tabitha Acret

Presenter Biography Tabitha Acret is a dedicated and passionate award-winning Dental Hygienist.... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Room 5

Interceptive Orthodontics: How to Avoid Major Problems?

Management of early dental and skeletal orthodontic problems. Some minor dental and skeletal problems can be intercepted before they become major problems. Canine eruption problems, jaw deficiencies, hypoplastic molar’s long-term issues, sleeping problems and the loss of teeth and bone can be managed at early ages, most of the time with a significantly satisfactory outcome. The early management and the interception of these dental and skeletal issues will be explained and discussed.

Ali Darendeliler

Dr Darendeliler is Professor and Chair of Orthodontics, Head of Discipline of Orthodontics and... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: New Personalised Medicine breakthroughs that eliminate common problems in your dental practice

When it comes to medicine, one type doesn’t work for all. Dentists are regularly confronted with clinical issues for which no manufactured medicine exists. This includes:
• Patient allergy to medicines
• Impact of external prescribed medications on treatment
• Lack of properly formulated options for dental use.
But there are new options. Leading Pharmacist Craig Frawley will unravel the new personalised medicines options that can solve many of the problems above and provide a pathway for improved patient outcomes.

Craig Frawley

Craig is a Precision Medicine Pharmacist with Pharmacy, Science, Entrepreneurship and Innovation... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Room 1

Practice Ownership for New and 2nd Time Buyers

A look at the costs of setting up
The prices for buying a practice.
2021 and 2022 benchmarks for dental and the impacts of Covid.

There has been a significant change in the costs to start a practice with Covid, there have also been changes to the prices paid for a dental practice. This course would look at the average costs to start, the prices you could expect to pay for a purchase, and the differences in funding. The key things to look at for a purchase or start-up and consider the benchmarks for dental practices. And finally how to fund 1,2 or 3 dental practices for one owner and the risks associated with them.

Jason Savage

Presenter Biography Jason Savage has been with Medfin for 20 years and specialises in the... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Room 4

Simplified Aesthetic Composite Restorations in Our Everyday Dental Practice

This course proposes an easier comprehension of the optical phenomena of teeth, which in turn will allow clinicians to diagnose and reproduce the natural dentition with predictability, confidence, achieving better results, both aesthetically and economically.

Rafael Beolchi

Presenter Biography Dr Rafael Beolchi obtained his Dental Surgeon degree from the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Madame Tussauds

ADA NSW Recent Graduates present A Night In Wax

Duration: 3 hours
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 4

Prosthodontics 2041

Futurists, Polymaths, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) Researchers have contributed to the discussion of a Technological Singularity – a theoretical moment in time marking the end of the human era, as a new machine superintelligence upgrades itself and advances technologically at an incomprehensible rate. Many contributors believe this will occur by 2041, and all humans know this is not far away. However, key authors argue that it is difficult or impossible for present-day humans to predict what human beings' lives would be like in a post-singularity world.
As Prosthodontists, Health Care Professionals, Educators, and citizens, we embrace the benefits of technology and yet we live in fear of its impact on our personal freedoms and livelihoods. This paradox is what drives the progression of technological advances and its tempering by social and ethical values. Health care and education are major sectors in AIML research and development and dentistry and prosthodontics are prime target disciplines.
This two-part lecture has evolved since 2019 via invited presentations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, International College of Prosthodontists, and International Team of Implantology (Johannesburg SA), and will offer seven predictions across clinical, technological, social, and vocational topic areas. Ken is proud to deliver this at ADX Sydney 2022 as his fifth and final version of this lecture with its broadest scope of topics.


• Our jobs, reskilling, and education technologies.
• Personalised health – the irresistible force.
• Socioethical infrastructure and responsible AI

 

Ken Hooi

Ken is a Prosthodontist with dual qualifications in prosthodontics and implant dentistry.... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 1

Next Level in Digital Dentistry- Part I: Using the Prosthetic Design Center for Removable Prosthodontics

This course is meant to demystify the workflow involved in creating partial and full arch prostheses using PDC digital technology. The user-friendly methodologies and software modeled in the course will demonstrate an easy and comprehensive way to go from scanning to the final prosthesis using a basic workflow that is not intimidating and offers a logical approach that can be used regardless of the type of scanners or printers you may or may not choose to incorporate into your workplace. This course also serves as a foundation for addressing simple to complex full arch fixed restorations with digital technology that makes precision dentistry more enjoyable.

Candice Zemnick

Presenter Biography Dr. Zemnick is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who spent more than 18 years... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 2

Teeth vs Implants: What influences Our Decision Making?

To present various forms of bias that influence the dentist on whether to maintain teeth or replace them with implants. The presentation with include clinical cases to illustrate possible dilemmas.

Gordon Burt

Presenter Biography Gordon is a Prosthodontist in private practice in Melbourne’s CBD. He... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 5

Mistakes Happen! But What Should We Tell the Patient?

This talk will cover common errors that occur during root canal treatment, while also addressing how to avoid them, how they affect the prognosis of root canal treatment, and how to treat them. Any treatment carries the possibility of complications, and root canal treatment is no exception. Often there are some simple clinical tips that can help us avoid these. If a complication arises, it is important to know how it will impact the outcome of the treatment and how it can be remedied.

Omar Ikram

Presenter Biography Omar was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He completed his Bachelor of... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 3

Grow Your Daily Practice with Implant Dentistry

With the advent of social media, globalization, and widespread information availability, patients now have more knowledge than ever about their dental treatment options with implants featuring as one of the most highly sought-after rehabilitation treatments. Dental implants have garnered a reputation of being the silver bullet for fixing the edentulous problem without an emphasis on the individual circumstance. However, as clinicians, we are trained in a personalized medicine approach hinged on offering all the options that would suit an individual's circumstances. Dr Marina Kamel is a Periodontist in Brisbane QLD with extensive
experience in periodontics and implant dentistry. She will aim to discuss the key elements of appropriate implant case selection
and the necessary aspects of treatment planning to achieve a favorable outcome. She will further elaborate on ways to
communicate with patients on dental implant options and delve into the financial side of implant dentistry.

Marina Kamel

Presenter Biography Dr Marina Kamel is a specialist periodontist based in Brisbane, Australia.... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: You have the clinical skills... now what?

As a clinician we often improve our training in various individual aspects of the delivery of dental care eg aesthetics, indirect restorations, implants, occlusion/functional, orthodontics etc. This creates high level skills in some areas though may provide challenges when you decided to bring all these skills together. How do they overlap? When do you undertake specific treatment to be efficient? How can you undertake complex, multidisciplinary care in a productive and patient centred way? This general dental practice clinical case study exemplifies “bringing it all together” and is an opportunity to share learnings from the delivery of a complex, multidisciplinary treatment case.

Dr Fred Calavassy BDS FICD FPFA

Dr Fred Calavassy is sought after for his inspiring “no-nonsense” style of education... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 2

Communication and Patient Complaints

As a dentist, your clinical knowledge and skills are incredibly important and at the core of what you do. However, Guild Insurance’s claims experience tells us that communication breakdowns are at the core of patient complaints. Yes, poor clinical outcomes will often lead to complaints. Yet when we delve deeper into the root cause of complaints, we generally find a communication breakdown between the dentist and patient has occurred. This session will help dentists better understand common communication errors and how they can be improved.

Christie Boucher

Presenter Biography Christie has over 20 years’ experience as an educator having started... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 1

Complex Orofacial Pain

Persistent orofacial pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat. The painful trigeminal nerve activates additional less known nerve pathways giving unusual symptoms. Persistent pain can cause frustration, anger, anxiety to both the patient and dentist. The lecture will outline key points in the diagnosis and management. Pain is a complex biopsychosocial problem. The area of the oral cavity, teeth, and face have important physiological functions and psychological significance. Dental pain is predominantly nociceptive. However, its
progression to neurogenic and neuropathic status means the dental clinician must have a good understanding of neuroscience. New therapies are available from advances in biotechnology to attenuate complex pain.

Russell Vickers

Presenter Biography Dr Vickers is a specialist oral & maxillofacial surgeon and pain... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 5

IPS e.max and Digital Transition from Scanning to Inhouse Milling

Digital Trends

- Should you consider introducing digital chairside dentistry into your practice 

- Chairside restorative options

- e.max - is it still relevant?

- science and digital consensus - clinical indications

- some real world examples

Kasen Somana

Presenter Biography Dr Somana has been in private practice for over 15 years and has been... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 3

Going to Cloud Practice Management Software? Pitfalls, Obstacles and Challenges - The Lessons from The Ground

This session overviews the pitfalls, obstacles, and challenges of migrating your practice to cloud application and allows you to ask the right questions and prepare in advance. The course is not about which Cloud Practice Management Applications to choose, but more about developing a clear cloud migration framework to ensure that you are making an informed decision as you journey towards cloud.

Jason Shim

Presenter Biography Jason Shim has worked with all major Dental software and hardware vendors... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 4

3D Imaging - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Although conventional periapical radiography has been the gold standard for dental diagnosis for decades, Cone Beam CT (CBCT) radiography is proving to be increasingly valuable in endodontic diagnosis and treatment. CBCT provides 3D imaging of the maxillofacial region. This 3D imaging modality can provide information on a patient's dental condition that was previously not possible using conventional 2D radiographs. This lecture will provide clinical-based examples of CBCT's functionality in endodontics. CBCT can be used to help aid endodontic diagnosis and restorative treatment planning, assess calcific metamorphosis, better evaluate complex anatomy, trauma, misadventures and prepare the operator for endodontic surgery. CBCT is the next quantum-leap of endodontic technology. You'll be amazed at what 3D technology can do for you and your patients! On the contrary, we must not overuse or abuse this technology. This session will discuss the use of CBCT in endodontics from the perspective of the position paper jointly published by the AAE and the AAOMR. The implications for the use of this technology, its relevance in specific diagnostic tasks, and its limitations will be discussed from a risk-to-benefit ratio perspective that is justifiable. Further, the need for proper documentation of history, indications, and protocol implemented will be discussed. Potential legal implications arising out of inappropriate use of CBCT technology such as choice of limited fields of view, exposure parameters with a high signal-to-noise-ratio yield, misinterpretation and conformance with ALARA principles will be reviewed. In the end, CBCT technology will not replace conventional radiography and the clinician must remember to use their common sense as it is not needed for every case.

Mehdi Rahimi

Presenter Biography Dr Mehdi Rahimi is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Pyrmont Theatre

Make a GREAT Impression! All you need to know about digital and conventional impressions for removable prosthetics.

Open forum  - Impressions are the foundation for successful removable prosthetic outcomes. There are many methods, equipment and materials available to recreate the restorative space including IOS's.

This open forum is an opportunity to answer your questions on conventional impressions and IOS's as well as other aspects of removable prosthetics.

Questions can be either raised during the seminar, or in writing prior and left at the Ivoclar booth (#370).

Stephen McGlynn

Presenter Biography Dental Prosthetist, Licensed BPS Laboratory & Owner, Certified BPS... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 1

Contemporary, Consistent, Conservative Endodontics in General Practice

Endodontics in general practice is a multifaceted challenge that is compounded by the pressures of patient management. Busy general practices rely on technology and techniques that will deliver reliable results which can be difficult with endodontics.  This presentation aims to discuss the anatomical and clinical challenges related to endodontic treatment and various options available to general practitioners. Diagnosis and triaging to appointment management in order to maximise time and patient constraints will be addressed.

Lan Tran

Presenter Biography Dr Lan Tran obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 3

Light Curing – Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

This presentation will cover the science around photopolymerization that must be known by all dental professionals handling a curing light. From the equipment you use to the operator technique, you will see that light curing is so much more. 

Curing lights and light-curing have become an essential part of the dental office. Yet how much were you taught about this essential piece of equipment? It is not just about the irradiance measured on a table with a dental radiometer. The emission
spectrum, active tip size, and power output are all important factors you should consider. This lecture will cover the basics of light curing and how you can easily improve the success of your restorations.

Fabio Fowler

Presenter Biography With over 20 years in the Dental Industry, always involved in Dental... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 4

Head And Neck Cancer And Trauma : The Role Of The Oral Health Team

Head and neck cancers are reported by the WHO to have incidences similar to breast cancer and remarkably nearly twice the mortality!
These cancers and trauma to the craniofacial structures significantly affect all five senses that contribute to our human quality of life. This arguably makes the morbidity of these diseases possibly greater than most others.
The responsibility therefore of the medical and dental professions is to identify the signs and symptoms as early as possible, educate our population and undertake research in the management of these cases to maximise treatment outcomes.

Dale Howes

Presenter Biography A/Prof Howes is a dental surgeon and prosthodontist. His interests lie in... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Rich Dentist, Poor Dentist: Principles of success for modern dentists

Principles and strategies that set high performers apart from the rest.

Dr Cigdem Kipel

Dr Cigdem Kipel is a multi-award winning Sydney based Principal Dentist a 7-surgery facility... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 5

The Toolkit for a Reproducible Glide Path in Root Canal Treatment

Most clinicians find that while molar root canal preparation in general is complex, a lot of problems occur in the early treatment steps. This includes establishing a reproducible glide path without procedural errors. This presentation will provide participants with a list of clinical steps that will make their life in root canal therapy easier and more predictable.
A solid glide path to a correct working length goes a long way to an ideal canal preparation, in particular with engine-driven
instrumentation. Such a glide path may be created by hand or rotary/reciprocation instrumentation or even a combination of the two.The presence of a glide path effectively minimizes the so-called threading-in effect and the associated risk of torsional breakage of instruments. This is accomplished simply by reducing the risk of the taper lock that can occur if the canal cross-section is smaller than the tip of the rotary instrument. Moreover, a glide path reduces the contact area between subsequent shaping instruments and the canal wall and therefore the torsional loads experienced by shaping rotary instruments. The following are steps that are essential to create a solid glide path:
- Understanding the root and root canal anatomy of the case in detail
- Accomplishing early and directed coronal enlargement (“orifice modification”)
- Achieving and maintaining apical patency
- Maintaining dentine shavings in suspension with sufficient irrigation
- Providing adequate and defined space for subsequent instrumentation


There is no doubt that even seemingly small preparation errors such as ledges jeopardise a glide path, and much more the presence of an instrument fragment. Therefore it is essential to use the right material and the right handling to avoid such complications. At the conclusion of this presentation, clinicians will be able to create their individual tool kit from a palette of clinical techniques and surely be able to perform molar endodontics with more confidence.

Ove A. Peters

Dr. Ove A. Peters joined The University of Queensland School of Dentistry in 2020 as a professor... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 2

Something’s Gotta Give: Meeting Your Patients’ New Digital Expectations

In the last few years, your patients’ expectations for how they find a dentist, how they book, and how they communicate with your practice have gone through some dramatic changes - has your dental website kept up? If your website is simply acting as an online brochure, you’re alienating potential patients who demand modern conveniences and tools.
By providing patients with the technology and convenience they have grown accustomed to, you can win more new patients who
are looking for a dentist who can accommodate their needs, many of which are reasonable and easy to handle!
From creating a website and Google My Business profile to connecting online scheduling and patient forms, we’ll cover ways to make your online presence stand out from your competition and acquire new patients.

Jeff Gladnick

Presenter Biography Although Jeff comes from a family of 8 dentists, he never received... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Alveolar Ridge Preservation, by Geistlich Pharma

Loss of alveolar bone is an inevitable consequence of the natural healing process following dental extraction. Of particular significance is loss of horizontal and vertical dimensions; both can have an impact on future treatment. Use of deproteinised bovine bone mineral with a protective collagen membrane at the time of extraction can significantly compensate for this loss of bone volume. In most instances, implants can be placed at a future time without the need of additional augmentation. Attend this 45-minute seminar to learn more about the principles of ridge preservation and the benefits this can offer both you and your patients.

Dr George Alexopoulos

Dr George Alexopoulos graduated BDSc from The University of Melbourne in 1997 and worked in a... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 3

Top Tips To Writing Policies and Procedures: Increase YOUR Efficiency

  •  What is a policy? What is a procedure?
  •  How do we write them? How do we get staff to read them?
  •  What are the documents you need for Accreditation?
  •  Letters of offer, job descriptions, performance evaluation, make them useful for you and staff
  •  Registers that you need - Immunisation, Risk, Complaints, environmental cleaning the list goes on....
Cathy Shiel

Cathy Shiel is currently working at TAFE Digital as a dental teacher. She has 25 years of... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 1

Updates on Indication and Process in Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is traditionally thought of for the correction of dentofacial deformities. We are seeing an increased number of patients come in adulthood. This lecture will provide updates on indications for orthognathic surgery, and patient's presenting.
Also included is an update on orthognathic processes

Krishnan Parthasarathi

Krishnan Parthasarathi completed Dental, Medical, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training in... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 2

Incorporating Digital Clinical and Technical Technology Into Your Practice

Digital denture technology has been developing rapidly over the last few years. There are many aspects from technical to clinical
applications to consider and how best to incorporate them into your practice. This lecture will take you through my personal journey
and how these processes have enhanced our conventional denture practices.

Stephen McGlynn

Presenter Biography Dental Prosthetist, Licensed BPS Laboratory & Owner, Certified BPS... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 5

Time to Change the Restorative Paradigm

How to create a dream clean adhesive regime - a new game-changing protocol in restorative dentistry.

Contemporary restorative dentistry relies on developing the best possible adhesive interface between the tooth structure and the restoration. The key to this is creating the ideal tooth surface to ensure optimal mechanical and chemical bonding when using adhesive restorative materials. This lecture will look at the clinical management of various restorative cases and discuss the clinical strategies to optimise long-term restorative success.

Ian Meyers

Presenter Biography Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and an honorary... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 4

The Importance of Restorative Contours in Implant Prosthodontics

Understanding the form and contour of implant restorations plays a major role in the aesthetic outcomes of our treatment.
Furthermore, this can also influence the accessibility for oral hygiene along with improper contours being a risk factor for peri-implant problems. The presentation will highlight important features that will enhance the outcomes and provide long term
strategies for optimal peri-implant health.

Christopher Ho

Presenter Biography Dr Christopher Ho is a Specialist Prosthodontist who received his Bachelor... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Labs: How to leverage AI-driven remote care and virtual practice solutions to grow your dental practice?

Create a AI-driven 360 degree virtual practice and stand out by providing a patient experience with increased convenience and transparency. Learn how you can use the power of AI-driven patient engagement, remote and virtual practice solution to build trust with patients, offer an engaging patient experience (PX), increase your case acceptance, pre-triage your patients, boost patient reactivation, and increase patient retention. Learn how this will help you to save time for your dentists, improve productivity of your staff, and drive profitability of your practice.

Padma Gadiyar

Dr. Padma Gadiyar is a dentist, practice owner, Artificial Intelligence enthusiast &... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 2

What Are The Keys for Successful Periodontal Outcomes

Periodontal disease is not decreasing in prevalence and over the last 10 years the numbers have been on the rise.
Why? what are we missing?
Often its the importance of individually focused home care instructions for our patients. This lecture will cover new tools, tips and ideas that can be implemented to improve patient outcomes and discuss the ‘WHY’ our patient's teeth and/or gums are not healthy and what one can do to change that, from behaviour to using different tools and techniques.

Tihana Divnic-Resnik

Presenter Biography Tihana Divnic-Resnik is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Periodontics... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 3

Chairside 3D Printing In Your Practice

In dentistry, the development and adoption of additive technology i.e. 3D printing has been increasing globally at a rapid rate. Dr Andrew Ip will present a general overview of the current state of 3D printing in clinical dentistry and what is available for dentists to use now. He will detail his journey from being a hobbyist 3D printer to where he is now, with a significant portion of his clinical dentistry involving 3D printing and digital dentistry in some way or another.
He will go through why 3D printing adds so much value to his general dental practice and what treatment options and workflows are available with the adoption of fast, accurate and reliable chairside 3D printers to his practice. Not only can models be printed reliably and efficiently, but with increased speed and accuracy, same-day temporary or long-term restorations can be printed chairside for patients who cannot afford more traditional ceramic options.
Like with all things, 3D printing has its own learning curve. Learn from someone who has made all the mistakes beginners make, so you can avoid making them yourself. Dr Ip will also go through simple tips and tricks to make your 3D printing journey easier and more consistent, without some of the headaches some users face at the start.
Finally, we will briefly go through what may be around the corner for 3D printing – from printing clear aligners directly, to stronger
and longer-lasting restorative resins. It is an exciting time to enter the 3D printing world!

Andrew Ip

Presenter Biography Dr Andrew Ip is a Sydney-based private general dentist. He completed his... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 1

Streamlined Digital Workflows for Cosmetic Veneers

How to deliver perfect cosmetic results and give patients exactly what they want. This course provides everything required to enhance the cosmetic dentistry practice.

Matt Race

Presenter Biography Matthew Race is the Chief Operating Officer of Race Dental... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 4

Digital Integration Optimized for Implant Fixed Prosthodontics/Full Arch Reconstruction- PDC Level II

This program is intended to support and demonstrate an approach to fixed implant prosthodontics using a digital process that still appreciates the foundational and traditional approaches we are most familiar with. Starting with initial scanning of mounted models or use of intraoral scans, the participant will learn how it is possible to become comfortable with user-friendly software centered on occlusion that will facilitate tooth positioning on an adjustable virtual articulator, customizable to adapt to any anatomical, functional or esthetic requirements. Participants will be able to appreciate gingival contouring without complicated tools or interfaces. Occlusal mapping and jaw simulations will be included as well. The process of printing a screw-retained try-in will also be reviewed as well as the exportation of designs to Stoneglass Laboratories for final processing.

Candice Zemnick

Presenter Biography Dr. Zemnick is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who spent more than 18 years... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 5

Ditch the Interproximal Bias

Interdental cleaning is one of the most important home care steps for patients to maintain health and prevent disease, however are we always setting the patient up for success? Patients look to dental professionals for advice and instructions on how to maintain or improve their oral health but are we always recommending the latest research or meeting patients' needs and wants. Floss meme and floss advertisements are everywhere we look, brushing and flossing go together like salt and pepper but is floss really the gold standard? How do we know what’s best for each patient? It starts with understanding embrasure spaces and making recommendations based on individual patients.

Tabitha Acret

Presenter Biography Tabitha Acret is a dedicated and passionate award-winning Dental Hygienist.... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Immediates - Extracting the most from a digital denture workflow

In this presentation we will dive into the digital workflow of immediate dentures. We look at on trend and standard best practice processes that can contribute to a well planned and executed treatment plan using a digital platform. We examine the demands from patients, their satisfaction and the positive impacts that using a digital workflow brings. We examine how the digital denture workflow assists the dental practice’s ability to deliver a therapeutic transition to prosthetic privacy, with efficiency, skill set, and technology delivered outcomes.

Simon Ashworth

Simon is an accomplished clinical dental technician with nearly 40 years in... More

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

2977 Intraoral Scans Later, Here's What I've Learnt

Leif Svensson

Presenter Biography Leif is the Clinical Director of Affordable Smiles Australia as well as a... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Room 1

Clear Aligner Orthodontics For Better General Dental Treatment Plans

How can clear aligners make general dental treatment plans better? We'll discuss all the different ways that pre-restorative
orthodontics can enhance comprehensive treatment outcomes and how to incorporate clear aligners into general practice.

Clear aligner orthodontics has an increasing role to play in achieving ideal outcomes for our general dental patients. This lecture will demonstrate how orthodontic and restorative treatment planning can be brought together in a predictable way with outstanding results.

Cigdem Kipel

Presenter Biography Dr Cigdem Kipel is a multi-award-winning Sydney-based Principal Dentist in... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Room 2

Mouth Cancer - What Every Dentist Should Know

Carsten Palme

Carsten Palme is a respected Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgeon and Associate Professor in Surgery... More

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

Simplifying Decision Making in Indirect Dentistry

Materials and adhesive techniques have evolved so quickly that it is hard to keep up. This lecture aims to simplify decision making and the clinical workflow for indirect restorations

When can I use a partial coverage restoration? What material should I select? How do I maximise the bond strength of various materials? Do I need to do this for every case? These are common questions in prosthodontic teaching. It is preferable to have a predictable workflow with systems for different clinical situations in restorative dentistry ranging from simple (every day) to complex techniques when required.

Chris Moule

Presenter Biography Chris Moule is a specialist prosthodontist operating a referral-based... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Room 3

Record Keeping Obligations and Clinical Decision-Making

Dental records are a requirement for every patient every day, however many practitioners dental records fall below an acceptable standard and are often seen as an administrative burden. This presentation will outline what and how you can reach your record keeping obligations with the added benefit of dental records helping you achieve better clinical outcomes.

Kate Amos

Presenter Biography Dr Kate Amos was born in Coffs Harbour and her family has been in the area... More

Dominic Augustine Aouad

Presenter Biography Dominic is a general dentist and partner at his own dental practice in... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Infection Control – Monitoring Cleaning and Sterilisation Processes in your practice

The cleaning and sterilisation of instruments in a dental practice is one of the core pillars in infection control for the practice. This presentation will help to navigate the requirements of current standards and guidelines, as well as standards soon to be released. We will look at the importance of the cleaning process, the factors involved for a successful process and how it can best be monitored. We will also look at the requirements for monitoring sterilising processes, the indicators available to monitor the process and the information they give us.

Lauren Kontus

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

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 4

Prosthodontics 2041

Futurists, Polymaths, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) Researchers have contributed to the discussion of a Technological Singularity – a theoretical moment in time marking the end of the human era, as a new machine superintelligence upgrades itself and advances technologically at an incomprehensible rate. Many contributors believe this will occur by 2041, and all humans know this is not far away. However, key authors argue that it is difficult or impossible for present-day humans to predict what human beings' lives would be like in a post-singularity world.
As Prosthodontists, Health Care Professionals, Educators, and citizens, we embrace the benefits of technology and yet we live in fear of its impact on our personal freedoms and livelihoods. This paradox is what drives the progression of technological advances and its tempering by social and ethical values. Health care and education are major sectors in AIML research and development and dentistry and prosthodontics are prime target disciplines.
This two-part lecture has evolved since 2019 via invited presentations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, International College of Prosthodontists, and International Team of Implantology (Johannesburg SA), and will offer seven predictions across clinical, technological, social, and vocational topic areas. Ken is proud to deliver this at ADX Sydney 2022 as his fifth and final version of this lecture with its broadest scope of topics.

- Disruptive clinical technologies

- robots

- optical coherence tomography scanners

- clinical decision support systems

- carbon nanotube membrane technology for dental materials

- stem cells

Ken Hooi

Ken is a Prosthodontist with dual qualifications in prosthodontics and implant dentistry.... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 5

Digital Integration Optimized for Implant Fixed Prosthodontics/Full Arch Reconstruction- PDC Level II

This program is intended to support and demonstrate an approach to fixed implant prosthodontics using a digital process that still appreciates the foundational and traditional approaches we are most familiar with. Starting with initial scanning of mounted models or use of intraoral scans, the participant will learn how it is possible to become comfortable with user-friendly software centered on occlusion that will facilitate tooth positioning on an adjustable virtual articulator, customizable to adapt to any anatomical, functional or esthetic requirements. Participants will be able to appreciate gingival contouring without complicated tools or interfaces. Occlusal mapping and jaw simulations will be included as well. The process of printing a screw-retained try-in will also be reviewed as well as the exportation of designs to Stoneglass Laboratories for final processing.

Candice Zemnick

Presenter Biography Dr. Zemnick is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who spent more than 18 years... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 2

The Toolkit for a Reproducible Glide Path in Root Canal Treatment

Most clinicians find that, while molar root canal preparation in general is complex, a lot of problems occur in the early treatment steps. This includes establishing a reproducible glide path without procedural errors. This presentation will provide participants with a list of clinical steps that will make their life in root canal therapy easier and more predictable.
A solid glide path to a correct working length goes a long way to an ideal canal preparation, in particular with engine-driven
instrumentation. Such a glide path may be created by hand or rotary/reciprocation instrumentation or even a combination of the two. The presence of a glide path effectively minimizes the so-called threading-in effect and the associated risk of torsional breakage of instruments. This is accomplished simply by reducing the risk of the taper lock that can occur if the canal cross-section is smaller than the tip of the rotary instrument. Moreover, a glide path reduces the contact area between subsequent shaping instruments and the canal wall and therefore the torsional loads experienced by shaping rotary instruments. The following are steps that are essential to creating a solid glide path:
- Understanding the root and root canal anatomy of the case in detail
- Accomplishing early and directed coronal enlargement (“orifice modification”)
- Achieving and maintaining apical patency
- Maintaining dentine shavings in suspension with sufficient irrigation
- Providing adequate and defined space for subsequent instrumentation
There is no doubt that even seemingly small preparation errors such as ledges jeopardise a glide path, and much more the presence of an instrument fragment. Therefore it is essential to use the right material and the right handling to avoid such complications.
At the conclusion of this presentation, clinicians will be able to create their individual tool kit from a palette of clinical techniques and surely be able to perform molar endodontics with more confidence.

Ove A. Peters

Dr. Ove A. Peters joined The University of Queensland School of Dentistry in 2020 as a professor... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 3

How To Be a Healthcare Hygienist

Gone are the days of our job just being flicking of calculus. Dental Hygienists and Oral Health Therapists are the prevention
SPECIALISTS of Dentistry. We not only help prevent oral diseases but we are also an integral part of the health care team helping our patients achieve overall health.
Oral bacteria have been contributed to several systemic diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular disease. We know that chronic inflammation in the mouth may increase the inflammatory markers in the bloodstream and secondly that the oral cavity may act as a reservoir for pathogenic bacteria to enter the bloodstream.
Armed with this knowledge it's important that each oral health professional understands the systemic links and how to work as part of the health care team. This lecture will discuss the importance of referrals, interprofessional relationships and working together as a team to help achieve optimal health for our patients.

Tabitha Acret

Presenter Biography Tabitha Acret is a dedicated and passionate award-winning Dental Hygienist.... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 1

Insurance Claims - Why me?

One in 10 practitioners is likely to have a claim against them in the next decade. Hear more about what influences patients’
decisions to make complaints or claims against dentists, the legal and social environment that drives it and what to expect if it happens to you.

Rhett Clayton

Presenter Biography Rhett has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Rhett has... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Why Digital Dentures for the Elderly & Nursing Home Patient?

This presentations explores how traditional workflows and protocols can be modified to treat those patients who are aged, frail or in care. We will explore the special needs of this patient group along with the difficulties faced with their treatment. This presentation will examine 3 keys aspects of the digital approach which set it apart from traditional processing, and will offer you strategies for implementation to achieve outstanding outcomes.

Sam Dias

Sam Dias has been working within the Dental Laboratory field since 1994. In 2005 he... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 2

“Hey Doc, Can I Die from Sedation?”

The answer is no, not with the use of the well-developed strict dental sedation safety protocols and good patient selection.
This presentation will address the concerns and the undoubted benefits of dental sedation for your patient.
Dental Sedation is an effective means to address “dental anxiety”. As we all know, dental anxiety is stressful for both the patient and clinician alike. A simple procedure can feel like a marathon with both patient and dentist dreading the experience. Intravenous sedation (IV) makes dental procedures enjoyable and relaxing for the patient and, just as important, for the treating clinician. Intravenous sedation is exceptionally safe and effective when performed with the use of continuous patient monitoring and appropriate patient selection.
In order to safely treat patients under IV sedation, specific knowledge and understanding can prepare you to more easily identify suitable patients and manage them under sedation. This presentation will discuss patient selection, “red flags” to look for, vital sign monitoring, and recognition of a deteriorating patient to enable you to identify risks before commencing treatment and recognise the early warning signs so as to prevent any untoward or unexpected complications.

Nancy Chen

Presenter Biography Dr Chen is a Senior Dental Sedationist, Westmead Centre for Oral Health and... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 4

Implant Complications - Prevention and Treatment

An increasing number of dental implants are placed every year. Unfortunately, the number of implant complications is increasing as well. The aim of this lecture is to show how a large number of these implant complications can be prevented and, if it happens, how they can be early diagnosed and treated. This presentation will explain the factors associated with peri-implant diseases and the loss of periimplant bone and soft tissue. It will discuss ways to prevent these problems and also explain possible treatment options.

Axel Spahr

Presenter Biography Prof. Axel Spahr Dr. med. dent. habil., MRACDS (Perio) Prof. Spahr is... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 5

The Adhesive Blueprint

Bonding can be confusing and challenging but when done correctly, it is one of the most brilliant things in dentistry we can provide for our patients. We can confidently bond onto tooth substrate without utilising any retentive and resistive form. The restoration types we have today differ greatly than what we had 20 years ago. Crownlay, veneerlay and tabletops are only possible due to our increasing confidence in bonding. Hence, we are conserving more tooth structure than ever before. However, one must understand that it is an extremely technique-sensitive procedure that when done incorrectly results in complications for our patients, such as post-op sensitivity and marginal leakage.
We will analyse the latest adhesive bonding strategies, debunk a few myths and describe the differences between the current adhesive systems available today: etch-and-rinse, self-etching and universal and the difference in resin bonding strategies - self-adhesive and adhesive.
A firm understanding of adhesive and resin bonding strategies is necessary for direct and indirect restorative dentistry. This presentation aims at providing a set of guidelines for use to maximise clinical outcomes and to avoid post-operative sensitivity through a summary of current evidence and through a series of clinical cases.

Andrew See

Presenter Biography Dr Andrew See is a highly-trained cosmetic and implant dentist with over 18... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 3

Endodontic Irrigation Enhancement

Endodontic irrigation has traditionally been a simple procedure based on positive pressure needle irrigation. The physical limitations and fluid dynamics encountered in root canal systems make it difficult to effectively eliminate biofilm bacteria using conventional irrigation modalities, especially in the apical third. Enhanced irrigation strategies have been developed with the aim of more thoroughly disinfecting the entire root canal system and thereby improving treatment outcomes. This lecture will discuss the current status of irrigation enhancement strategies and their impact on clinical treatment outcomes based on current best evidence.

Geoffrey Young

Presenter Biography Dr Geoff Young was the first Endodontist in NSW awarded Fellowship of the... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 1

IPS e.max and Digital Transition from Scanning to Inhouse Milling

Digital Trends
- Should you consider introducing digital chairside dentistry into your practice
- Chairside restorative options
- e.max - is it still relevant?
- science and digital consensus - clinical indications
- some real world examples

Kasen Somana

Presenter Biography Dr Somana has been in private practice for over 15 years and has been... More

Duration: 45 mins
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: How Clean is your CLEAN? Surface decontamination in dental practice

COVID -19 has highlighted the critical importance of environmental hygiene within the dental space. We now move from pandemic to endemic, but the lessons learnt during COVID should not be forgotten. Flu season, closely followed by Norovirus season, is just around the corner. This practical session will focus on the importance of surface cleaning and disinfection to protect clinicians and patients from potential transmission of infection. The principles of cleaning, considerations when choosing a detergent/disinfectant, and measuring “clean” will all be discussed in this informative presentation.

Kate Smith

Kate joined GAMA Healthcare in January 2018 and now holds the position of Head Clinical... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Dental practice establishment and expansion, the tools to help

Starting and growing your own dental practice is a big financial commitment and the process can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused, but it doesn't need to be such a daunting project. At BOQ Specialist, we aim to make the financial process as smooth as possible. Whether you are looking to start a new practice, buy an existing practice or become a partner in a practice, we will take you through the ins and outs of each approach and equip you with the necessary financial knowledge to help you choose the right path for you.

Luke Truscott

Luke Truscott is a senior finance specialist with over 20 years of healthcare banking and... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 4

The Importance of Restorative Contours in Implant Prosthodontics

Understanding the form and contour of implant restorations plays a major role in the aesthetic outcomes of our treatment.
Furthermore, this can also influence the accessibility for oral hygiene along with improper contours being a risk factor for periimplant problems. The presentation will highlight important features that will enhance the outcomes and provide long term
strategies for optimal peri-implant health.

Christopher Ho

Presenter Biography Dr Christopher Ho is a Specialist Prosthodontist who received his Bachelor... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 3

Practice Ownership for New and 2nd Time Buyers

A look at the costs of setting up
The prices for buying a practice.
2021 and 2022 benchmarks for dental and the impacts of Covid.

There has been a significant change in the costs to start a practice with Covid, there have also been changes to the prices paid for a dental practice. This course would look at the average costs to start, the prices you could expect to pay for a purchase, and the differences in funding. The key things to look at for a purchase or start-up and consider the benchmarks for dental practices. And finally how to fund 1,2 or 3 dental practices for one owner and the risks associated with them.

Jason Savage

Presenter Biography Jason Savage has been with Medfin for 20 years and specialises in the... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 5

Mouth Cancer - What Every Dentist Should Know

Carsten Palme

Carsten Palme is a respected Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgeon and Associate Professor in Surgery... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 1

Game of Periodontal Prevention - New Avenues in Chemical Plaque Control

Are the “tools and potions” for prevention and maintenance we have so far sufficient to satisfy the demands of future patients?
Mechanical biofilm control is mainstream in the prevention of most common oral diseases; however, chemical biofilm control may be necessary to implement as an adjunct in certain cases. Numerous products for chemical biofilm control are commercially available, but not all of them have been proven effective in clinical practice.
Due to emerging evidence related to increased adverse effects, the search for avenues in designing new agents for chemical control of biofilm is underway.

Tihana Divnic-Resnik

Presenter Biography Tihana Divnic-Resnik is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Periodontics... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 2

Are You Really Protected By An N95/P2 Respirator

Are you really protected by an N95/P2 respirator?

• Types of Respirators

• How particulate filters work

• Particulate filter ratings

• Protection Factors

• Achieving protection

• Importance of Fit

• Role of fit testing

• When to change an N95/P2 respirator

Mark Reggers

Presenter Biography Mark Reggers is a passionate Occupational Hygienist, the Chair of... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: The Role of Collagen in Soft Tissue Management, by Geistlich Pharma

The quality and quantity of soft tissues around teeth and prosthetic rehabilitations plays an important role in aesthetics, maintenance, and long-term treatment success. Deficiencies in soft tissues may exist in relation to width of attached keratinised mucosa and/or soft tissue volume. In addition to its well-known mechanical functionality, it is now appreciated that collagen also plays a central role in healing and regeneration of oral tissues at cellular, and even molecular levels. Purified xenogeneic collagen matrices have developed to help assist the regeneration of soft tissues. Learn more about the properties and application of these materials during this 45-minute seminar.  

Dr George Alexopoulos

Dr George Alexopoulos graduated BDSc from The University of Melbourne in 1997 and worked in a... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 1

So You Want to Get Into 3D Printing – But Where Do You Start?

We are entering a fantastic time to get into 3D printing in dentistry. There are now many options out there for the budding digital dentist, but which printer should you choose for your clinic and why and what else do you need to make your workflow fluid?
Dr Andrew Ip will present a brief overview of what’s available in the Australian market and will focus on validated workflow systems (an increasingly important factor specifically with regards to future-proofing your TGA requirements). He will also go through the other equipment and materials you will need to get started in dental 3D printing – it’s not just about the 3D printer!
He will go topics such as the cost of resin, safe recycling of washing fluids and safe handling of resin – all important topics to consider when determining whether bringing in a 3D printer into your practice is the right thing to do.
Along the way, we’ll bring up some useful tips and tricks to help you on your way and we’ll mention some useful tools and gadgets that will make your 3D printing journey more satisfying and less stressful.

Andrew Ip

Presenter Biography Dr Andrew Ip is a Sydney-based private general dentist. He completed his... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 2

Teeth Whitening: What Dental Health Professionals Should Know About this Non-Invasive Procedure

Is achieving whiter teeth the only benefit of teeth whitening? There are many different techniques available for the provision of professionally-supervised teeth whitening, each requiring different protocols. This has led many practitioners to focus primarily on the choice of whitening options, often overlooking the other real benefits that this non-complicated procedure has to offer, such as an increase in enamel health. All dental health practitioners have a duty to understand how teeth whitening procedures can provide the patient with the best possible outcome.

Rouel Vergara

Presenter Biography Dr. Rouel Vergara obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 4

Complex Orofacial Pain

Persistent orofacial pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat. The painful trigeminal nerve activates additional less known nerve pathways giving unusual symptoms. Persistent pain can cause frustration, anger, anxiety to both the patient and dentist. The lecture will outline key points in the diagnosis and management. Pain is a complex biopsychosocial problem. The area of the oral cavity, teeth, and face have important physiological functions and psychological significance. Dental pain is predominantly nociceptive. However, its progression to neurogenic and neuropathic status means the dental clinician must have a good understanding of neuroscience. New therapies are available from advances in biotechnology to attenuate complex pain.

Russell Vickers

Presenter Biography Dr Vickers is a specialist oral & maxillofacial surgeon and pain... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 5

Time to Change the Restorative Paradigm

Contemporary restorative dentistry relies on developing the best possible adhesive interface between the tooth structure and the
restoration. The key to this is creating the ideal tooth surface to ensure optimal mechanical and chemical bonding when using
adhesive restorative materials.
This lecture will look at the clinical management of various restorative cases and discuss the clinical strategies to optimise long-term restorative success.

Ian Meyers

Presenter Biography Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and an honorary... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 3

How To Train Your Staff and Get Systemised

We all know that systems = success, scalability, profitability.
Sounds good, but in the real world, putting systems in place is hard and getting your team to adopt them is even harder.
I'll show you, step-by-step, how to get started with building your practice systems AND get your team's buy-in so that they champion the process of writing, learning and teaching the processes and procedures that make up your practice.
This talk will be filled with practical advice, do's and don'ts and troubleshooting tips to make systemisation and team alignment a reality.
Realise the full potential of your business and your team.

Cigdem Kipel

Presenter Biography Dr Cigdem Kipel is a multi-award-winning Sydney-based Principal Dentist in... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Cloud technology and the ‘new normal’ – Building better patient experiences?

The pandemic highlighted the importance of being able to adapt to changing circumstances whilst looking after both patients and staff. But how can practices manage the increasing demands of patient expectations and at the same time keep staff happy and engaged? In this session we’ll share practical and actionable steps to help you leverage cloud technology for a better patient and staff experience. We’ll also cover key insights from the thousands of practices we’ve worked with and supported through the pandemic.

Mark Van Zuylekom

Mark Van Zuylekom is the General Manager for Henry Schein One Australia and New Zealand. He is... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 1

The Wide World of Social Media

Social media is an ever-growing and continually changing communication tool. Its use has many benefits for a dental practice, yet it also comes with risks. A dentist's personal and professional use of social media could potentially damage the reputation of the individual practitioner as well as the practice. This session will look at common mistakes people make when using social media and provide tips for safer, smarter use.

Craig Hockley

Presenter Biography Craig is the Head of Marketing for Guild Insurance. With almost 25... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 4

Mistakes Happen! But What Should We Tell the Patient?

This talk will cover common errors that occur during root canal treatment, while also addressing how to avoid them, how they
affect prognosis of root canal treatment, and how to treat them. Any treatment carries the possibility of complications, and root canal treatment is no exception. Often there are some simple clinical tips that can help us avoid these. If a complication arises, it is important to know how it will impact the outcome of the treatment and how it can be remedied.

Omar Ikram

Presenter Biography Omar was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He completed his Bachelor of... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 2

Grow Your Daily Practice with Implant Dentistry

Grow your daily practice with implant dentistry - the art of case selection, treatment planning, patient communication and understanding dental implant economics.

With the advent of social media, globalization and widespread information availability, patients now have more knowledge than ever about their dental treatment options with implants featuring as one of the most highly sought-after rehabilitation treatments. Dental implants have garnered a reputation of being the silver bullet for fixing the edentulous problem without an emphasis on the individual circumstance. However, as clinicians, we are trained in a personalized medicine approach hinged on offering all the options that would suit an individual's circumstances. Dr Marina Kamel is a Periodontist in Brisbane QLD with extensive experience in periodontics and implant dentistry. She will aim to discuss the key elements of appropriate implant case selection
and the necessary aspects of treatment planning to achieve a favorable outcome. She will further elaborate on ways to
communicate with patients on dental implant options and delve into the financial side of implant dentistry.

Marina Kamel

Presenter Biography Dr Marina Kamel is a specialist periodontist based in Brisbane, Australia.... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 5

Simplified Aesthetic Composite Restorations in Our Everyday Dental Practice

This course proposes an easier comprehension of the optical phenomena of teeth, which in turn will allow clinicians to diagnose and reproduce the natural dentition with predictability, confidence, achieving better results, both aesthetically and economically.

Rafael Beolchi

Presenter Biography Dr Rafael Beolchi obtained his Dental Surgeon degree from the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 3

Updates on Indication and Process in Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is traditionally thought of for the correction of dentofacial deformities. We are seeing an increased number of patients come into adulthood. This lecture will provide updates on indications for orthognathic surgery, and the patient's presenting.
Also included is an update on orthognathic processes

Krishnan Parthasarathi

Krishnan Parthasarathi completed Dental, Medical, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training in... More

Kristian Van Mourik

Kristian is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Sydney, Australia. He completed his dental and... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: How to Choose & Use ANY Clear Aligner System

This session covers the key criteria on how to choose an aligner system, as well as AORTA's SAC (Simple, Advanced, Complex) Protocol on how to use aligners safely, by assessing patient suitability and case complexity; to better communicate aligner treatment that will speak to your patient's wants in order to better fulfil their needs. The final part of the session will be LIVE interactive Software Setups to help you get the most out of your clear aligner treatment - irrespective of the system!

John Hagiliassis

Dr. John Hagiliassis graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dentistry in... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Room 1

Essential Superannuation Strategies for Dentists in 2022

In this presentation, Shane Morgan will highlight some of the vital current superannuation strategies including:
• Purchasing your practice premises through a SMSF – is this still a viable strategy?
• Essential contribution strategies for tax efficiency and wealth creation
• Pension strategies including maximising your Transfer Balance Cap
• Important SMSF estate planning strategies

Shane Morgan

Presenter Biography Shane joined Cutcher & Neale in January 2005 and became a Partner in... More

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

Streamlined Digital Workflows for Cosmetic Veneers

How to deliver perfect cosmetic results and give patients exactly what they want. This course provides everything required to enhance the cosmetic dentistry practice

Matt Race

Presenter Biography Matthew Race is the Chief Operating Officer of Race Dental... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Room 2

Something’s Gotta Give: Meeting Your Patients’ New Digital Expectations

In the last few years, your patients’ expectations for how they find a dentist, how they book, and how they communicate with your practice have gone through some dramatic changes - has your dental website kept up? If your website is simply acting as an online brochure, you’re alienating potential patients who demand modern conveniences and tools.
By providing patients with the technology and convenience they have grown accustomed to, you can win more new patients who
are looking for a dentist who can accommodate their needs, many of which are reasonable and easy to handle!
From creating a website and Google My Business profile to connecting online scheduling and patient forms, we’ll cover ways to make your online presence stand out from your competition and acquire new patients.

Jeff Gladnick

Presenter Biography Although Jeff comes from a family of 8 dentists, he never received... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Room 3

Maximising The Return On Your Marketing Budget for Cosmetics and Aesthetics

A strategic approach to facilitate and enhance communication and case acceptance with patients with cosmetic and aesthetic
needs.

A growing cohort of patients is arising. Patients who see their own image multiple times a day on social media and teleconferences are becoming more conscious of their appearance. Many are becoming increasingly aware of the options available to them but the competition to attract and retain those patients is fierce. Learn how to stand out from the pack and be the practice of choice for this rapidly emerging group of patients.

Brett Churnin

Presenter Biography Brett is the General Manager of Customer Relationships at Prime Practice.... More

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

Cracks and Coronal Restoration: What You Need to Know

Diagnosis, prognosis assessment and appropriate treatment planning are three of the most challenging aspects of endodontics: the clinician must predict success. Hence in today’s world, litigation also becomes an important issue in dentistry.

A lack of consensus exists among dentists and endodontists in managing cracked teeth. Accurate clinical evaluation, imaging and diagnosis is paramount to proper treatment planning of these teeth. With the resurgence of the philosophy of saving compromised teeth over extraction, and our patients’ desire to save their teeth, the question remains: which cracked teeth should be treated and which cracked teeth should be extracted? This evidence-based presentation will address the classification and diagnosis of different types of cracks and the role of CBCT imaging in these cases, as well as the prognosis and treatment outcomes of endodontically treated cracked teeth.

When a crack is suspected or is detected prior to endodontic therapy, extraction should also be considered and it is critical to obtain informed consent. At times when we come up with the best treatment option for the patient, we may fall into many grey areas and treatment dilemmas, which can make the scenario more difficult.

After this presentation, you may never look at pending endodontic treatment the same way again.

Mehdi Rahimi

Presenter Biography Dr Mehdi Rahimi is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Rich Dentist, Poor Dentist: Principles of success for modern dentists

Principles and strategies that set high performers apart from the rest.

Dr Cigdem Kipel

Dr Cigdem Kipel is a multi-award winning Sydney based Principal Dentist a 7-surgery facility... More

Duration: 45 mins