Theme: Progress & Innovation

The Convention Committee is committed to developing a comprehensive program and a preliminary program outline can be viewed below. Please visit this page for updates.

WELCOME RECEPTION - Thursday 10 October

Meet the organising committee, sponsors and delegates and get ready to immerse yourself in all things dental in the upcoming days of the Conference.

6:00pm

Welcome Reception

6:00 – 7:00 pm Hotel Bar Open to all delegates, sponsors, organising committee and ADA NSW event staff.

DAY 1 - Friday 11 October

7:30am

Registration

7:30 – 8:00 Main Hall Can’t wait to see you!

8:00am

Opening Ceremony

8:00 – 8:30 Main Hall Welcome to Country

8:30am

Annie Praed Oration

8:30 – 8:45 Main Hall

8:45am

ADA NSW President’s Welcome

Dr Dominic Aouad 8:45 – 9:00 Main Hall

9:00am

ADA NSW Highlight: Advisory Service

Peer Advisors 9:00 – 9:30 Main Hall

9:30am

MORNING TEA

10:00am

A/Prof Christopher Ho
ADHESTHETICS: AESTHETICS AND ADHESIVE DENTISTRY IN SYNERGY

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

A/Prof Christopher Ho 10:00 – 11:00 Main Hall

11:00am

Emerging Lecturer Competition Presentations

11:00 – 12:00 Main Hall 3 Presentations

12:00pm

LUNCH
& Hands on Workshop

2 Sessions: 12:00-12:30 | 12:30-1:00 Palmview Room 24 people per session

1:00pm

Clin A/Prof Tino Mercado
Revolutionising Dentistry: Advancements in Managing Critical Size Defects

Critical size defects are defined as soft tissue and bone wound dimension wherein complete healing of the wound will not occur during the lifetime of the patient.
This presentation will focus on surgical techniques, surgical matrices, biologically active materials, and suturing techniques that dentists use to manage critical size defects. It will detail on the traditional and novel clinical applications of Enamel Matrix Derivative (EMDOGAIN) in the management of bone defects, extraction socket and oral ulcers. It will discuss the speaker’s latest publications on Emdogain combined with connective tissue grafts in the management of recessions with different severity. It will also report on other clinical applications of Emdogain such as reparative/regenerative management of peri-implantitis, alveolar ridge management procedures and wound healing.

Prof Tino Mercado
Periodontics
1:00 – 1:45 Room 1
Dr Diane Tay
ZIRCONIA CROWNS IN PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

With increasing use of social media, parental and patient expectations are changing and the demand for aesthetic options are growing. Zirconia crowns have emerged as a game-changer in the field, offering numerous advantages over traditional restorative materials. This lecture explores its advantages/disadvantages, discussing clinical indicators and case selection for successful outcomes. Additionally, we will examine clinical cases with scientific evidence that demonstrate the effectiveness and longevity of zirconia crowns in paediatric patients. Through this comprehensive overview, participants will gain valuable insights into the role of zirconia crowns in paediatric dentistry and their potential to enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Dr Dianne Tay
Paediatrics
1:00 – 1:45 Room 2

1:45pm

Professor Ian Meyers
A Range of Restorative Regimes: Innovative Approaches for Managing Complex Cases

This presentation will look at how innovations and developments in restorative materials and techniques have enhanced the ability of the clinician to provide an extended range of restorative options for patients. Contemporary management strategies for caries and tooth wear, and the improvements in dental adhesives, composite resins, glass ionomer, and glass hybrid restorative materials will be discussed. Patient cases will be presented to demonstrate the range of restorative opportunities and their use in developing predictable and personalised management regimes for patients.

Prof Ian Meyers
Restorative
1:45 – 2:30 Room 1
A/Prof Geoff Young

A/Prof Geoffrey Young

Dr Leanne Wu

Dr Leanne Wu

Endodontology in the Digital Age

This conjoint presentation by specialist endodontists Dr Leanne Wu and A/Prof Geoffrey Young will take a deep dive into current hot topics in endodontology, including 3D printing applications and laser-activated irrigation in endodontics. Discover the advantages afforded by these new technologies, how they can improve outcomes, and the practicalities of incorporating them into your workflow. Not to be missed!

Dr Leanne Wu & A/Prof Geoffrey Young
Endodontics
1:45 – 2:30 Room 2

2:30pm

Dr Robert Santosa
The Journey Forward To The Past?: Advancements, Outcomes, and Complications in Full Arch Implant Prosthodontics

In this lecture, we explore the evolution of full arch implant prosthodontics, tracing advancements from the past to the present while considering future prospects. We delve into the transformative impact of digital dentistry, including CAD/CAM technology and 3D printing, which have expanded treatment options and enhanced precision. Emphasizing patient-mediated outcomes, we discuss diverse treatment modalities and their effects on satisfaction and quality of life through case studies and empirical data. Despite technological progress, we underscore the importance of adhering to fundamental treatment planning principles to mitigate complications, emphasizing comprehensive assessment and strategic planning. Join us as we reflect on progress in full arch implant prosthodontics, reiterating timeless principles to navigate the path forward.

Dr Robert Santosa
Prosthodontics
2:30 – 3:15 Room 1
Dr Zanab Malik
Obesity and Dentistry: Are you Prepared for the Global Epidemic?

According to the World Health Organisation, obesity is one of today’s most neglected public health problems. An escalating global epidemic of overweight and obesity – “globesity” – is taking over many parts of the world, Australia included. Yet for most dental professionals, we haven’t been exposed to obesity related education and hence may feel unprepared. What is the relevance of obesity to our clinical practice? How do we overcome clinical challenges? What can we be mindful of as the dental team? Are you prepared for this global obesity epidemic? This lecture will equip the audience with the latest evidence based findings, tips and techniques for the dental management of people living with obesity.

Dr Zanab Malik
Special Needs
2:30 – 3:15 Room 2

3:15pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3:30pm

Dr Robert Santosa

Dr Robert Santosa

Dr Diane Tay

Dr Diane Tay

Professor Ian Meyers

Prof Ian Meyers

Dr Krishnan Parthasarathi

Dr Krishnan
Parthasarathi

Dr Robert Santosa, Dr Diane Tay, Prof Ian Meyers, Dr Krishnan Parthasarathi 3:30 – 4:45 Main Hall

4:45pm

Workshop x 2 TBA

4:45 – 6:15 Palmview Room | Charles Throsby Room 90 minutes

7:45pm

Convention Gala Dinner

7:45 – 11:30 Main Hall Roaring Twenties Renaissance: A Celebration of Innovation in Dentistry

DAY 2 - Saturday 12 October

9:00am

Dr Narayan-Gandedkar

Dr Narayan H
Gandedkar

Dr John Cho

Dr John Cho

Dr Ken Hooi

Dr Ken Hooi
(Moderator)

Dr Selena Liu, Dr Narayan H Gandedkar, Dr John Cho 9:00 – 10:30 Main Hall

10:30am

MORNING TEA

11:00am

AProf Ramesh Balusabramaniam
Unveiling the Secrets of Oral Appliances in Dental Sleep Medicine

Oral appliances are considered effective treatments for snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and sleep bruxism. However, dentists receive little training in sleep disorders at dental school. This keynote presentation explores the role of oral appliances in dental sleep medicine. Attendees will learn about the various oral appliance designs, their mechanism of action, their effectiveness compared to other available treatments, and potential side effects. The presentation will also debunk myths propagated by self-proclaimed “dental sleep gurus”. Ultimately, this presentation aims to enlighten attendees on the latest scientific information and provide a clinical guide on oral appliances in dental sleep medicine.

A/Prof Ramesh Balasubramaniam OAM 11:00 – 12:00 Main Hall

12:00pm

LUNCH
&

The Future of Dentistry is Powered by AI
with Gamma Tech & Pearl

Whether you’re already working with radiologic AI, are considering taking the AI leap, or simply want to learn more about how this incredible technology is shaping the future of dentistry, this workshop is for you. Through a hands-on, interactive approach, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of AI-driven radiologic software and how it can enhance your daily practice.

During the workshop, you’ll also learn how to maximise this technology in your practice to improve patient education and communication, build trust, increase case acceptance, and take your business to the next level. You will experience a live demonstration of Pearl’s Second Opinion® software, the first, real-time chairside pathology detection AI software cleared by the TGA and Medsafe, and get the opportunity to participate in a radiologic skills challenge, testing yourself against the software. At the end of the day, it’s about equipping dental professionals with the best tools possible, to provide the best healthcare outcomes, for their patients.

1 Session: 60 mins Palmview Room 24 people maximum,
bookings essential.

1:00pm

Dr John Cho
The Pilgrim’s Progress: Faithful Benchmarking of the New Against the Old

The onslaught of innovations in our profession appears to be never-ending, and at times, overwhelming. The main questions we need to be asking as we approach novel materials, techniques, and paradigms are: “Is this better than what I have now?” and, “How can I know?” Consciously or otherwise, these are the stakes we raise whenever we grapple with something new. This presentation will seek to shed light on how we might navigate this increasingly bewildering world of choice as we plot a path to clinically excellent and ethical practice.

Dr John Cho
Prosthodontics
1:00 – 1:45 Room 1
Dr Jess O'Neill
Furcation Speculation: Condemnation or Elation?

If your approach to treating furcation’s has not changed for years, but you are wondering if it should have, this lecture is for you. We will visit recent changes to treatment guidelines, recent literature and share some cases. Could you be treating furcation involvement more successfully for your patients?

Dr Jess O’Neill
Periodontics
1:00 – 1:45 Room 2

1:45pm

Dr Tim Manzie
Modern Approach to Reconstruction in Head and Neck Cancer

Reconstruction of defects in the oral cavity have continued to evolve allowing an improved focus on survivorship. The introduction of virtual surgical planning has allowed for occlusal based planning as well as the increased use of zygomatic dental implants allowing comprehensive dental rehabilitation. The presentation will discuss the most up to date technologies and techniques in head and neck reconstruction.

Dr Tim Manzie
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1:45 – 2:30 Room 1
Dr Narayan H Gandedkar
From Diagnostic Aids to Treatment Modalities: What’s New in Orthodontics?

The field of orthodontics is undergoing tremendous transformation. This presentation explores how cutting-edge technologies are revolutionizing diagnosis and treatment, making beautiful smiles achievable for a wider range of patients. 3D Cone Beam CT scans offer a virtual world of the teeth and jaw, enabling precise treatment plans. Further, the presentation will look at advancements in clear aligners, temporary anchorage devices (TADs), and orthognathic jaw surgery (surgery-first approach) which are transforming treatment options. We will also explore the collaborative efforts in treating children with cleft lip and palate. Finally, the presentation will highlight the impact on general dentists, showcasing how these advancements pave the way for a more collaborative approach to patient care.

Dr Narayan H Gandedkar
Orthodontics
1:45 – 2:30 Room 2

2:30pm

Dr Brendan White
Infection Prevention & Control: Risk Management

This presentation will discuss the various aspects of understanding risk in dental practice and how this understanding can improve Infection Prevention and Control compliance, as well as simplify practitioners’ decision-making. Real-world scenarios, including examples relevant to the new guidelines, will be presented.

Dr Brendan White
Infection Prevention & Control
2:30 – 3:00 Room 1
Dr Krishnan Parthasarathi
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction: Update

TMD diagnosis
TMJ outcomes
Role of surgery and novel conservative treatment of trismus

Dr Krishnan Parthasarathi
Oral Surgery
2:30 – 3:00 Room 2

3:00pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3:15pm

Professor Heiko Spallek

Prof Heiko Spallek

Dr John Cho

Dr Martin Gale

Dr Sen Le

Dr Sen Le

Dr Ken Hooi

Dr Ken Hooi

Foundations for Understanding Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Practice

Introduction by Dr Ken Hooi

Taking data science concepts into clinical sciences of dentistry, this presentation will equip dentists with the essential working knowledge of AI systems. By learning what’s under the hood, you will become capable in discriminating good from bad and right from wrong when evaluating the relevance of diagnostic systems in your own practice and professional development.

Prof Heiko Spallek, Dr Ken Hooi, Dr Martin Gale, Dr Sen Le 3:15 – 4:30 Main Hall

4:30pm

Barefoot Bowling and Pub Crawl

4:30 – 8:00 Wiseman Park Bowling Club Recent Graduate Event

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