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    • 11 Mar 2024
    • (AEDT)
    • 15 Jun 2024
    • (AEST)
    • Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville VIC 3010

    About The Exhibition

    This exhibition and publication celebrates and commemorates dental therapists in Victoria since 1972. It traces this journey through the lived experience of the dental therapists and academics associated with their education and training. Importantly, it highlights the crucial role of advocacy in securing the professional frameworks and tertiary education for dental therapists and oral health therapists. Crucial were the industry associations, the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA) and Victorian Dental Therapist Association (renamed VDOHTA in 2008),which advocated for change in Victoria.

    Stories and many of the items in the exhibition and publication were collected from the extended network of practitioners. The exhibition includes  material , such as certificates, class photographs, wax teeth, uniforms, course results and class notes. Significantly, the archive material from the now-defunct VDOHTA, which documents the major legislative and policy changes in Victoria that enabled the practice of dental therapists, has become a substantial addition to the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum collection is also in the exhibition. As well as material that provides evidence of changing social values.


    Organised by Henry Forman Atkinson Museum, the exhibition's on display at the Medical History Museum, Level 2 Brownless Biomedical Library, University of Melbourne.

    Medical History Museum Hours

    • Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm
    • Saturday 1pm - 5pm (during semester)
    • Free admission


    Image detail:

    Dental Therapy School, Department of Health, Victoria (est. 1976, closed 1995),Secondyear dental therapy students Maureen Hahn and Christine Hill with dental assistant, 1977, photograph. HFA4322, Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum.

    • 8 Jun 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
    • Henry Schein, Building 3, Level 6/189 O'Riordan Street, Mascot
    • 8

    GC Class IV Restorations Workshop presented by RL Halili-Castillo

    8:30 am Registrations

    9:00 am-12:00 pm Class IV Restorations Workshop

    Learning outcomes:

    • How to do a class IV cavity restoration in simple and achievable steps
    • Tips and tricks on how to do layering in an efficient workflow
    • Maximise the potential of your composite material and see natural tooth aesthetics can be created easily in a shorter time.
    • Easy to follow finishing and polishing technique

    Please note places are limited - registrations close Friday 7 June 2024.

    GC Trainer RL Halili-Castillo

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    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (AWST)
    • Crown Towers, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood (Perth) WA 6100
    • 5 Jul 2024
    • (NZST)
    • 6 Jul 2024
    • (NZST)
    • Cordis Hotel, Auckland

    Early bird now open with member rates available for ADOHTA and DHAA members - please email to receive the discount code.  Early bird pricing extended until 31 May 2024. 

    • 1 February - 31 May - early bird tickets $599
    • 1 June - 16th June - standard tickets $749
    • Student tickets - $300
    • Non-members - $950
    • Gala Dinner tickets - $135 each

    Visit NZOHA for Full Details & Registrations

    Conference Agenda

    Friday 5 July 2024

    7.45am - Registration Open
    8.30am - Welcome
    9.00am - Superbugs and Surviving Antibiotic Resistance Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles
    10.00am - Morning Tea
    10.30am - Restorative Demin/Remin - Professor Ian Myers
    11.30am - Spot the difference - Oral Pathology Dr Rakesh Jattan
    12.30pm - Lunch
    1.30pm - Oral Microbiome Dr Victoria Sampson
    2.30pm - Laser-Assisted Hygiene: Enhance Patient Outcomes & Practice Efficiency - Dr Angi Papas, BDS SYD
    3.30pm - Afternoon tea
    4.00pm - Dental Trauma Dr Abdul Aziz
    5.00pm - Cocktail Hour
    7.00pm - Gala Dinner

    Saturday 6 July 2024

    9.00am - Mouth Body Connections Dr Victoria Sampson
    10.00am - Morning tea
    10.30am - Can We Do Zero Waste Dentistry? Dr Sarah Kelly
    11.30am - Biofilm Glorious Disgusting Biofilm Dr Victoria Sampson
    12.30pm - Lunch
    1.30pm - TBC
    2.30pm - Forensic Odontology Dr James Goodrich
    3.30pm - Afternoon tea
    4.00pm - The Business of Doing Business Kate Rotella Dental Hygienist
    5.00pm - Closing

      Visit NZOHA for Full Details & Registrations

      • 10 Jul 2024
      • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (AWST)
      • Online via Teams

      Join us this Diabetes Week 2024 (14 July - 20 July) for a webinar focused on lifestyle strategies to lower blood sugar levels. This webinar will support members in identifying appropriate dietary advice/options for patients living with diabetes.

      • 1 hour Scientific CPD

      Presentation Details

      This presentation begins with a pragmatic discussion of why the topic of diet and diabetes is relevant to oral health professionals. The different diabetes types and their causes will be briefly covered before moving to explore different lifestyle strategies for blood glucose control. The topical low carbohydrate diet and safety concerns for those with diabetes and the general population will be discussed. The webinar takes a practical focus with skills such as label reading for hidden sugar sources, screening for diabetes in the dental office, collaborative opportunities between oral health professionals and dietitians and resources for use in the dental office identified.

      Learning Objectives

      1. Explain why blood glucose control is important for oral health.

      2. Identify lifestyle strategies to lower blood glucose levels including maintenance of oral health.

      3. Identify different names for sugar and locate them on food packaging.

      4. Discuss the current evidence for and against low carbohydrate diets including safety concerns for those with diabetes and the general population.

      5. Identify collaborative opportunities with nutrition professionals to facilitate best practice care for client/patient outcomes.

      About Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr Emily Calton PhD

      Dr Emily Calton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and Nutritionist with a PhD in Public Health. Emily holds an academic position at Curtin University in Western Australia as a lecturer and researcher. She lectures into both the Masters of Dietetics and Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Nutrition) degrees, where she teaches advances in clinical nutrition including nutritional genomics, gut health, and evaluation of emerging diet trends.

      Her research interests include investigating the impact of diet on inflammation, metabolism, body composition, and surgical outcomes in health and disease states and she co-supervises higher-degree by research students across a variety of health disciplines. Emily is also Dietetics Research Co-Ordinator at two hospitals located in Perth, Western Australia.

      Through her telehealth practice The Nutrition Doctor, she helps clients around Australia make changes to their diets to improve their diet, manage health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, digestive complaints, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and fatty liver. Emily is passionate about working collaboratively with health professionals including allied health, general practitioners and specialists to improve the health and performance of the Australian population.

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      • 10 Aug 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AWST)
      • Clinic Room, Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, 17 Monash Avenue Nedlands WA 6009
      • 22

        Join Oral Medicine Specialist Dr. Amanda Phoon Nguyen for a Head and Neck Examination lecture and demonstration tailored for dental therapists. Reinforce the essential skills required to conduct thorough head and neck examinations, effectively screen for head and neck cancer, and proficiently document a patient’s medical and other relevant histories.

        Dr. Nguyen will provide attendees with valuable knowledge and practical techniques that can be immediately applied in your practice. Don't miss this unique opportunity to enhance your professional skills and elevate the quality of patient care you provide.

        Presentation - 2hrs

        Practical/Workshop - 1hr

        Hands-On Learning Objectives:

        1. Practice hands-on techniques for safe and effective patient assessment during a head and neck examination
        2. Learn the step-by-step process of performing a systematic head and neck examination, including inspection and palpation techniques.

        Proudly sponsored by NSK and Med & Dent.


        Knowledge Learning Objectives:

        1. Understand the importance of conducting a comprehensive head and neck examination in oral health practice.
        2. Identify common signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer during a clinical examination.
        3. Gain proficiency in screening techniques for early detection of head and neck cancers.
        4. Develop skills in patient communication and education strategies related to head and neck examination and cancer screening.
        5. Enhance knowledge of risk factors associated with head and neck cancers and their implications for patient care.
        6. Discuss the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in managing patients with suspected head and neck abnormalities.

        About Oral Medicine Specialist Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen BDSc (UniMelb), MRACDS (GDP), DClinDent (Oral Med) (UWA), MRACDS (OralMed), Cert ADL, FOMAA, FPFA, FICD, FADI, MAICD, GCHL, MICDA, FDSM

        Before undertaking Oral Medicine specialist training, Amanda graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science, served in the Royal Australian Navy as a Dental Officer and worked in both public and private practice in Western Australia.

        Her public appointments include Consultant at the Perth Children’s Hospital, and Senior Lecturer and Unit Coordinator for Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Pharmacology at Curtin University.

        Amanda has multiple roles with the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) and the Australasian Sleep Association Dental Sleep Medicine Council, amongst others. She is on the Board of Directors for three not-for-profit charities.

        For her services to dentistry, she has been awarded several honorary fellowships and awards.

        In her spare time, Amanda enjoys socialising with friends and family and trying new restaurants, as well as spending time with her two west highland white terriers.

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          • 16 Aug 2024
          • 3:00 PM (AEST)
          • 17 Aug 2024
          • 4:00 PM (AEST)
          • Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street, Sydney NSW 2010

          iTOP Advanced Course 2024 - 8hrs CPD/Two Day Seminar

          Join us for an exciting 2 day in-person seminar, the iTOP Advanced Seminar, happening in Sydney on Fri 16th August and Sat 17th August 2024.

          During this course, you will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills through interactive sessions, practical workshops and engaging discussions with industry experts. From mastering advanced oral hygiene techniques to learning about cutting-edge methods, this event is designed to take your dental expertise to the next level.


          Friday 16 August 2024 - 3pm to 6pm AEST


          Saturday 17 August 2024 - 8:45am to 4:00pm AEST


          1. Dr Tihana Divnić-Resnik
          2. Tabitha Acret
          3. Dr Mark Wotherspoon
          4. Dr Chris Barker

          Learning Objectives

          This program aims to prepare students to become effective instructors who will teach patients how to use prophylactic tools and methods appropriately.

          Registration Fee: $480

          PLUS, as a special bonus, each participant will receive a FREE Hydrosonic Toothbrush (RRP $295) and an Interdental Brush Chairside Box (Retail Price $129) upon registration.

          Book via Eventbrite

          Act fast to secure your place. For any questions about the course, email

          Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your career and make a lasting impact in the world of oral health.

          This seminar's proudly sponsored by Curaprox Australia.

          About iTOP (Individually Trained Oral Prophylaxis Program)

          iTOP is committed to advancing dental education and supporting professionals and enthusiasts in their quest for excellence in oral health. Our classroom courses and webinars are designed to enhance skills in managing oral biofilm and encourage adopting preventive care practices, helping practitioners guide their patients towards sustained oral health.

          • 8 Sep 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ACST)
          • Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton SA 5063
          • 49

          Event Details

          8:30am arrival

          9:00am start / morning tea

          9:30am - 11:00am Presentation - Dr Gabrielle Smart

          11:00am lunch

          12:30pm raffle / event closes

          Presentation Summary

          How can we improve the friendliness of our practice spaces and our actual practice to ensure that it is affirming for everyone?

          We will take a look into some background and current definitions / classifications to refresh ourselves before we dive into what Dr Gabrielle Smart has done in her practice space, but also her own personal approach to practicing dentistry to attempt to be accommodating for all.

          We will then look at some case reports and work through step by step what was done to support each patient (family) when developing their individualised treatment plans and how Dr Smart went about executing these plans successfully.

          Learning Objectives

          • Understand common conditions often referred to as "neurodivergent"
          • Explore how to make our own practices neurodivergent affirming
          • Treatment planning of patients with ASD

          About Paediatric Dentist Dr Gabrielle Smart BDS BSciDent (Hons) DClinDent (Paed) FRACDS (GDP) FRACDS (Paed)

          I completed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery with a concurrent Bachelor of Applied Science in Dentistry (Honours) at the University of Adelaide in 2010. I have since completed a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry), also at the University of Adelaide in 2015. I am a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in both General and Specialist Dental Practice. I worked at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital as a Consultant Paediatric Dentist until mid 2023 and have now taken on the dream of my own practice, with the support of my husband Jimmy and two young children. Away from work I enjoy time with family, horse riding, water skiing and pottering with the kids in the veggie patch.

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          • 17 Oct 2024
          • (AEDT)
          • 19 Oct 2024
          • (AEDT)
          • Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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          Call for abstracts and early bird registration now open. 

          • 9 Nov 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ACDT)
          • TBC - Adelaide
          • 16

          GC Class IV Restorations Workshop presented by Paula Clark

          Venue TBC

          8:30 am Registrations

          9:00 am-12:00 pm Class IV Restorations Workshop

          Learning outcomes:

          • How to do a class IV cavity restoration in simple and achievable steps
          • Tips and tricks on how to do layering in an efficient workflow
          • Maximise the potential of your composite material and see natural tooth aesthetics can be created easily in a shorter time.
          • Easy to follow finishing and polishing technique

          Please note places are limited - register today.

          GC Trainer Paula Clark

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          • 12 Nov 2024
          • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (AWST)
          • ADA House, 54-58 Havelock Street, West Perth

          Dental Research: Who Cares? I'm A Clinician

          This presentation explores the intersection of dental research and clinical practice, narrated through Dr Jilen Patel's personal experiences as a clinician. The majority of dental professionals do not initially pursue a career in dentistry with the intention of engaging in research; instead, research opportunities often arise unexpectedly. This lecture will delve into the research minefield and explore a number of different areas including dental volunteering, child safeguarding, tele-dentistry, silver diamine fluoride and even an intriguing account of how a dentist became involved in water testing in the Goldfields.

          Learning Objective

          Understand the integration of research in dentistry, explore its applications across various domains such as volunteering and tele-dentistry, and identify opportunities for professional growth.

          About Paediatric Dentist Dr Jilan Patel  PhD, DClinDent (Paed Dent), BDSc (Hons), MRACDS (Paed), FADI, FICD, FPFA, SFHEA

          Dr. Jilen Patel is a specialist paediatric dentist, senior lecturer at UWA, consultant at PCH and principal at Castlegate Family Dental Care. For over a decade, Jilen has been involved with providing volunteer dental services to remote Aboriginal communities and is the current chairman of the Kimberley Dental Team (KDT).

          Jilen's research interests include dental public health and cariology, and he is the clinical lead for the WA Early Childhood Dental Program. His PhD created an evidence-based quality improvement framework for dental care to Indigenous communities and studied the impact of volunteer services to remote communities.

          More recently he has been involved with translating and adapting the KDT model to address areas of unmet need in the Central Great Southern implementing a community based oral health promotion program seeing 80% of all 0-4yr old children in the region.

          He has also been involved with asynchronous tele-screening for children to increase the reach of dental services in Perth as well as a large city-wide study currently in progress in Saudi Arabia.

          Jilen is passionate about unravelling and conveying evidence to help clinicians better understand complex concepts and he has received both the Royal Australasian College Emerging Lecturer Award, the ADA/Pierre Fauchard Academy's Young Lecturer Award and recently received the ADA Outstanding Young Dentist Award for his contribution to the profession.

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          • 30 Nov 2024
          • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (AEDT)
          • Henry Schein, 9/369 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
          • 19

          GC Class IV Restorations Workshop presented by Paula Clark

          8:30 am Registrations

          9:00 am-12:00 pm Class IV Restorations Workshop

          Learning outcomes:

          • How to do a class IV cavity restoration in simple and achievable steps
          • Tips and tricks on how to do layering in an efficient workflow
          • Maximise the potential of your composite material and see natural tooth aesthetics can be created easily in a shorter time.
          • Easy to follow finishing and polishing technique

          Please note places are limited - register now.

          GC Trainer Paula Clark

          Event Cancellations & Refunds

          See our Event Cancellation & Refund Policy here.

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