Fri 19 August 2022 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Day One: ADAVB Convention & Exhibition 2022
Explore regeneration, innovation and transformation in dentistry.
The ADAVB Convention and Exhibition will address and showcase a range of developments and issues that face dentists and dental staff on a day-to-day basis. Earn six CPD hours over one day (or 12 CPD hours over the full two days) as you brush up and take away new practices. The dental profession is expanding and developing at a fast pace. Visiting our two-day combined CPD and exhibition program will give you a comprehensive overview of current evidence-based impacting on our rapidly changing profession. Discover how the many changes affect you, your patients and your team.
Topics and presenters on Day One - 19 August 2022
An extensive line-up of presenters and topics brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across a range of fields. There is something for everyone, whatever your interests or career stage.
WAYS TO PIVOT YOUR PRACTICE TO PROVIDE DIGITAL DENTISTRY – A WIN FOR PATIENTS, THE TEAM AND THE PRACTICE
Presented by Dr Andrea Shepperson, keynote speaker
INDIRECT RESTORATIONS – SELECTION,PLACEMENTS AND LATEST VIEWS
Presented by Dr Bing Lee
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE IN ARRESTING DENTAL CARIES
Presented by Dr Rana Yawary
AN OVERVIEW OF THE ENTIRE TOXIN/FILLER DEBATE IN DENTISTRY IN AUSTRALIA
Presented by Dr Mohammed Meer
Presented by Mr Russell Young and Mr Niall Quigley
IDENTIFYING AIRWAY ISSUES AND SAVING LIVES - THE ROLE OF THE DENTAL TEAM
Presented by Dr Moya Vandeleur and Dr Eric Levi
ANTISEPTICS IN PERIODONTAL AND IMPLANT THERAPY: FACTS AND FICTION
Presented by Dr Marina Kamel
EARLY ORTHO FOR GP DENTISTS
Presented by Dr Jim Bokas
GROWING YOUR PRACTICE - IT'S A TEAM APPROACH
Presented by Dr Geeta Perks
DECISION-MAKING IN DENTISTRY: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Presented by Dr John Cho, keynote speaker
STREAMLINING PERIODONTAL CARE - IT TAKES A TEAM
Presented by Tabitha Acret
THE DIGITAL MOCKUP: A POWERFUL ENGAGEMENT TOOL
Presented by Dr Andrea Shepperson, keynote speaker
MANAGING DEEP CARIES
Presented by Dr Felicity Crombie
SEX, DRUGS AND THE ORAL CAVITY
Presented by Dr Amrita Gokhale
NEW INSTRUMENTATION TECHNIQUES AND EQUIPMENT IN ENDODONTICS
Presented by Dr James Brichko
ANTHONY ROSEMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE: THE ETHICAL AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF MAKING MONEY IN DENTISTRY
Presented by Dr Angela Pierce
Click the speakers tab to the full list of speakers and backgrounds. Please note, rooms to be confirmed and all details are subject to change.
All registrations INCLUDE the exhibition. If you intend to ONLY attend the exhibition please register here.
Your registration includes the Day One scientific program (6 CPD hours) and welcome reception. It DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Delegates need to register for these events separately.
Book online today!
RSVP by 12 August.
Running concurrently with the convention, the exhibition showcases a comprehensive selection of products and services. Take the opportunity to connect with 180+ local and interstate exhibitors, and network with ADAVB staff, councillors and committee members at the ADAVB Lounge.
Entry is free for all convention attendees and dental industry professionals.
Friday 19 August 2022: 9:00am to 6:30pm
Saturday 20 August 2022: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Please note: Photographs will be taken at the ADAVB Convention and Exhibition 2022 and may be used on the ADAVB website, social media or publications to promote ADAVB events and ADAVB membership. Please advise us if you do not wish to be photographed.
Day one keynote speaker
Dr Andrea Shepperson
Dr Andrea Shepperson is an internationally recognised clinician and educator. She established Shepperson Education, building a dedicated training facility in New Zealand, where she runs courses in digital aesthetics, tooth wear and functional occlusion.
Dr Shepperson is a Digital Smile Design Instructor, an Honorary Life Member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a mentor at the Kois Center in Seattle, USA. She is regarded as a clinician focused on comprehensive care, digital diagnostics and delivery using innovation and technology.
Day one speakers
Dr Amrita Gokhale
Dr Amrita Gokhale specialised in oral medicine at the Melbourne Dental School, then worked in general dental practice in clinics around Melbourne. She realised that oral medicine was her calling, so completed the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Program at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Gokhale consults from her practice in Richmond and Beaconsfield. She has worked at the dental oncology unit at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service Co-operative and the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne’s Oral Medicine Clinic, where she continues her service.
Dr Angela Pierce
Dr Angela Pierce is a current ADA Federal Councillor. She works as a private practice dentist and operates her own law practice, Angela Pierce and Associates. Angela is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Dental Journal, a panel member of Professional Services Review, and a member of the SA Health Practitioners’ Tribunal. She was formerly a registered specialist in Oral Pathology, Associate Dean of the University of Adelaide Dental School, and Deputy Chair of the University Academic Board.
Dr Felicity Crombie
Dr Felicity Crombie is a senior lecturer at the Melbourne Dental School and general practice dentist with over 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors.
Dr Crombie's research interest in dental tissue mineralisation began with a PhD on Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation, before commencing her current academic role and expanding into cariology.
Dr Geeta Perks
Dr Geeta Perks has 20 years dental clinical experience, having practised in the UK and Australia. Dr Perks is CEO of Dental Focus Marketing (DFM), an Australian digital marketing agency helping dentists grow their businesses via compliant, state-of-the-art websites, Google domination, targeted social media and consultancy services. The Dental Focus Group, owned by her family, has helped thousands of dentists globally to grow their businesses.
Dr Perks is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and also co-founder/trustee of the Mouth Cancer Foundation charity.
Dr James Brichko
Dr James Brichko obtained his Bachelor of Dental Science and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics from the University of Melbourne. James has been a clinical tutor at both the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University as well as a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, committee member for the Australian Society of Endodontology and the treasurer of the Asia Pacific Endodontic Confederation.
Dr Brichko is currently in private endodontic practice in Dandenong.
Dr Jim Bokas
Dr Jim Bokas completed his BDSc in 1996, ranking first on the Deans Honours list. In 2003, he received a Masters in Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne. In 2004 Dr Bokas was awarded the Australian Orthodontic Board prize for the best-treated postgraduate case (2001-2003) and in 2005 gained membership in orthodontics through The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
As well as working in private practice, Dr Bokas has consulted and demonstrated in orthodontics and paedodontics at the University of Melbourne since 2015.
Dr Luke Maloney
Dr Luke Moloney obtained his BDSc from The University of Melbourne in 1983 and his MDSc in endodontics from the same university in 1990.
Dr Moloney is in private practice in Camberwell and Brighton, and is a consultant endodontist in the Dentistry Department at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Dr Moloney has been practising as an endodontist since 1991.
Dr Marina Kamel
Dr Kamel is a Brisbane-based periodontist at Westside Perio & Implants. She obtained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with distinction at Otago University in 2012. Dr Kamel completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (periodontics) and specialist implant training at Sydney University in 2019. She has fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) and membership (MRACDS) in periodontics.
Dr Kamel is President of Australian Society of Periodontology and Vice President of Australasian Osseointegration Society in Queensland.
Dr Mohammed Meer
Dr Mohammed Meer is registered with AHPRA as a Specialist Oral Surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1993. Dr Meer completed the coursework for a Master of Science Degree in Dentistry at Wits University in 1995, with paedodontics as a major before being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Surgery from the University of Pretoria in 1996 (with distinction). In 2000, he relocated to Cape Town to specialise in maxillo-facial and oral surgery at the University of Stellenbosch/University of the Western Cape, which he completed in 2004, cum laude.
Dr Meer has been involved in clinical teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in four of the five dental schools in South Africa. He was in private practice in Cape Town and was a consultant at the department of maxillo-facial and oral surgery of the University of the Western Cape before emigrating to Australia in 2007.
In 2008 and 2009, Dr Meer was the acting discipline lead in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Griffith University. During this time, he completed the Australian Dental Council examination, and was an accredited examiner for the oral surgery component of the clinical examination held by Australian Dental Council, to assess professional qualifications of foreign trained dentists in Australia.
Dr Moya Vandeleur
Dr Moya Vandeleur is a paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine specialist at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Her clinical work involves children with general respiratory and sleep problems, however she has a special interest in caring for patients with sleep disordered breathing requiring ventilatory support.
Dr Vandaleur has a number of research interests that reflect her clinical practice and was awarded her PhD in 2018 (Monash University) which examined the impact of sleep disturbance on mood and quality of life in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. This research was funded by an NHMRC postgraduate scholarship and has received previous funding from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) ResMed Foundation/ Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship and The Royal Children's Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust.
Dr Vandeleur is the paediatric representative on the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) Clinical Committee. She is the coordinator of Advanced Training for Paediatric Sleep Medicine on the Advanced Training Committee in Respiratory and Sleep, RACP.
Dr Niall Quigley
Originally from Ireland, Dr Niall Quigley completed his BDS from the University of Manchester, UK in 2004.
In 2009, he completed a Master’s degree in Oral Surgery. In 2010, Dr Quigley completed a three - month preceptorship programme in Advanced Prosthodontics at the University of California and in 2018, he completed an MclinDent in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics with distinction at King’s College London.
His interests lie with minimally invasive techniques for the worn dentition.
Dr Rana Yawary
Dr Rana Yawary is a specialist paediatric dentist based in Melbourne. She works both as a consultant at the Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne and in her private practice Melbourne Paediatric Dentistry, located in Footscray.
Prior to joining the Royal Children’s, Dr Yawary worked as the State Oral Health Advisor for Dental Health Services Victoria.
Mr Russell Young
Mr Russell Young is a qualified dental prosthetist, who combines clinical knowledge and artistry with his experience as a master dental ceramist. His main areas of interest and passion are clinical and laboratory coordination and communication with dental professionals, Digital Smiler Design, implant design and aesthetics, All-on-4 Concept (where he developed the All-on-4 Lab Team Australia for clinicians).
Mr Young is a member of the Australian Dental Prosthetist’s Association of Victoria and a registered Prosthetist of the Dental Board of Australia and Australian Dental Prosthetists Association. He graduated from RMIT, Victoria as dux of Applied Science of Dental Technology and won the Victorian Chamber of Commerce Study Award and Apprentice of the Year in dental technology. Mr Young was awarded the Overseas Foundation Scholarship by Rotary International to study dental ceramics in New York and Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago. He then returned to Australia and co-founded Omega Ceramics Dental Laboratory, which is today considered one Australia’s leading dental laboratories.Mr Young also works with the founders of the DSD Scientific International Group as their All-on-4 DSD Master. In 2013, DSD launched a Global Digital Smile Design online service to dental professionals, creating DSD simulations for patients. He has lectured widely on aesthetics and art in dentistry around the world and published articles on dental ceramics in numerous international dental journals.
Ms Tabitha Acret
Ms Tabitha Acret is a dedicated and passionate award-winning dental hygienist. She studied a Bachelor of Oral Health at Newcastle University after working as a dental nurse and practice manager for 10 years and graduated in 2008. Since qualifying, Ms Acret has become one of the most sought-after hygienists and educators in Australia and internationally.
Ms Acret was previously the National Vice-President for the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia and has volunteered in many for the Association. She has a passion for educating students and works as a clinical educator for implant maintenance and non-surgical periodontal therapy at Sydney University. Ms Acret lectures and writes regularly for both industry and consumer press on motivating patients, implant maintenance, and disease prevention and periodontal therapy. Winner of the 2018 Leadership Award in Dental Hygiene and the 2019 Award for Clinical Excellence, Ms Acret had dedicated her professional life to continued learning and sharing her passion with the dental community.
Outside of her busy work life of lecturing and working clinically in private practice, Ms Acret volunteers locally and internationally to raise awareness to change the way oral health care is delivered to patients.
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