ADOHTA QLD is excited to bring to members continuing professional development workshops. 
The first one will be held at Central Qld University 
Rockhampton on 29th February 2020

Workshop 1 - Atraumatic Extraction of Primary Teeth using Periotomes, Luxators and  Elevators (Limit 20)

Includes; Lecture, Practical Demonstration, Hands-on-training, Practical Assessment and Theoretical Assessment. This training covers the issues of safety and the physics behind how a lever works before comparing the conventional and atraumatic techniques for extraction of primary teeth. It then describes and explains the use of periotomes, luxators and elevators for extraction of primary teeth. The training then involves a Practical Demonstration, Hands-on-Training, Practical Assessment and Theoretical Assessment. A Certificate from CQUniversity will be sent to successful participants.

A/Prof Leonie Short - Leonie has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree (Wollongong), a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy and a Master of Health Planning (NSW) and is a registered dental practitioner – dental therapist – with the Dental Board of Australia. She has worked at six universities and has helped establish Australia’s first dual-skilled Bachelor of Oral Health degree at the University of Queensland in 1998, Australia’s first new dental school for 57 years at Griffith University in 2004 and the Bachelor of Oral Health degree at CQUniversity in 2012. Leonie has been awarded over $1.8m in competitive research grants and numerous publications in referred journals. Leonie was the first dental therapist to be appointed as a Director to the Australian Dental Council in 2004 and was the first dental therapist to become a member of the Australasian Council of Dental Schools in 2012. Leonie is keen to progress the oral health therapy profession in terms of research, knowledge and skill development.

Leah HobbsLeah is an Oral Health Therapist working with Queensland Health and has previously worked in private practice and academic settings. She has qualifications in Oral Health Therapy, Public Health and Higher Education with her thesis focusing on mentoring in the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program. Leah has recently completed the Queensland Health Step Up Leadership program. Leah is passionate about increasing patient’s oral health literacy, ability to access dental care and ensuring that they receive quality safe care. Leah works with numerous organisations to assist with improving the overall health of patients from vulnerable populations. In 2018, Leah was awarded the inaugural Dental Hygiene Association of Australia Clinical Excellence Award for the use of clinical indicators in paediatric dental care.

Workshop 2 - ADVANCED COURSE (clinician-on-clinician masterclass - Limit 12)

This workshop is the ideal platform for dental professionals wanting to perfect themselves. Participants will have an opportunity to follow the complete Guided Biofilm Therapy protocol step-by-step first on simulation models then clinically on one another in the clinic chair. Dental Professionals will learn to maximize efficiency and patient comfort. Learn how to: 

  • Correctly utilize supra and sub gingival air polishing devices to eliminate biofilm prior to hard deposit removal
  • Correctly apply ultrasonic instrumentation for optimal hard deposit removal
  • The ADVANCED course is limited to the first 12 participants to register and is only available to clinicians who have attended the BASIC course or a previous SDA course and are looking to advance their knowledge.

Dr Chris Barker -  graduated from dental school with Honours at the University of Adelaide in 2004. He worked in government and private practice for a number of years before completing a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry, specialising in Periodontology at Griffith University in 2014. Dr Barker was awarded a grant from the Australian Periodontology Research Foundation for his doctoral research which was an investigation of bone modifying factors of bone resorption and bone production. He is an admitted fellow of the Royal the Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and has completed the Long Surgical Course Certification from Implant Team International (ITI). Chris has been a clinical instructor at Griffith University, is a member of the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP), Queensland Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontitis (ANZAP), International team of Implantology (ITI), the Australian Osteointegration Society (AOS) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).



The ADOHTA as a representative body promotes the internal development of the dental and oral health therapy profession by maintaining its goal "to achieve growth and development in dental and oral health therapy across Australia and the pursuit of excellence".


Please contact the team at ADOHTA with any questions regarding the conference.

M: 0498 664 943