WA - June Full Day Event

Join us for a full-day CPD event at the picturesque Pagoda Resort and Spa in the Historic Ballroom.


This event is a must-attend for dental professionals looking to expand their knowledge and learn from some of our local leading specialists.

Dr. Graham Carmichael, a specialist prosthodontist, will be sharing his clinical insights, offering valuable knowledge to attendees. Elouise Hawkins from the Child and Adolescent Health Service will be presenting on the Early Childhood Dental Program, highlighting the importance of early dental care. Specialist Periodontist Dr. Melanie McAlpine, will be discussing Halitosis and how to manage it, while Dr. Amanda Phoon Nguyen, an oral medicine specialist, will be presenting on the impact of vaping in oral health. And last but not least Dr Lalima Tiwari will be joining us again and discussing Sleep Bruxism and its effects and management.

There are limited places at this event so register now to ensure you don't miss out.


  • Dr Graham Carmichael
    • Specialist prosthodontist sharing his clinical insights with 'What is Prosthodontics'
  • Elouise Hawkins
    • Child and Adolescent Health Service – “Early Childhood Dental Programme”
  • Dr Melanie McAlpine
    • Specialist periodontist presenting on Halitosis
  • Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen
    • Oral Medicine Specialist presenting Smoke gets in your eyes: Vaping
  • Dr Lalima Tiwari
    • Oral Medicine Specialist presenting on Sleep Bruxisum
  • Aileen Lewis
    • Volunteering is a Work of Heart

CPD Hours: 6 hours Scientific

Our speakers:

Smoke gets in your eyes: Vaping - Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen

Using electronic cigarettes or a vape is a practice commonly known called as ‘vaping’. It is estimated that 1.2% of Australians now vape, and this number is increasing. Shockingly, children as young as 5 years of age have been reported to vape. There exist many misconceptions on vape use, such as it being “harmless”, and while there are increasing regulations around vaping, to date, it is still accessible. Amanda will discuss some of these misconceptions and regulations, research on the topic, and an approach to discussing cessation with patients.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the effects of vaping on the oral cavity
  • Identify common misconceptions on vaping
  • Gain familiarity with some of the current research on vape use
  • How to approach conversations about vaping with patients

Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen

Amanda is a Perth Oral medicine specialist, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, and Consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about oral medicine, and her professional roles include co-chair of the Australasian Sleep Association Dental Sleep Medicine Council, and is the College News Editor and an Examiner of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. She is also on the Board of Studies in Oral Medicine for the RACDS. She is President of Women in Dentistry WA, Vice President of the Dental Specialists Society of WA, secretary of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons WA, Treasurer of the International Association for Dental Research (Perth region), on the board of directors of the Jaye Radisich Foundation and Uniting Smiles, and on various other committees. She was the former Vice President of the Australian Dental Association Western Australian (ADAWA).

She represents her specialty at several multidisciplinary meetings and at the Ehlers Danlos Society. An accomplished international and national speaker, she is passionate about her speciality, regularly lecturing and teaching and sharing educational content online. Amanda has received multiple awards and commendations, including a peer review award, an ADA Valuable Service award and ADHF Wrigley Community Service Grant for her work. A keen researcher and clinician, she regularly publishes and reviews for renowned journals. Her interests include oral mucosal disease, orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, dental sleep medicine and paediatric oral medicine.


What is Prosthodontics - Dr Graham Carmichael

Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or maxillofacial tissues. How does a Prosthodontist manage a patient in 2023

Learning objectives:

  • To broaden the understanding of what a Prosthodontist does, when to refer and what to expect

Dr Graham Carmichael

Dr Graham Carmichael is a Specialist Prosthodontist and a director of the Brånemark Center in West Perth. His referral based practice involves surgical, implant and advanced Prosthodontic reconstructions. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Western Australia and a Consultant Prosthodontist at Princess Margaret Hospital. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and has been actively involved in the teaching and education of prosthodontics, surgical and implant therapy since 2006. He has delivered over 100 lecture programs and continuing education courses. His research interests include immediate placement and loading, influence of prosthesis design on treatment outcomes, and patients’ response to implant treatment.


Elouise Hawkins - Presenting on the Early Childhood Program

Engagement Coordinator - Early Childhood Dental Program
Elouise has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to improving health outcomes in both the private and public sectors. Her passion for providing equitable access to healthcare has led her to focus on serving rural and remote communities where access to healthcare services can be particularly challenging. As a champion for patient centred care Elouise believes in the importance of including the perspective on people accessing care in the development of health programs. By actively seeking out and incorporating the voices of consumers, she ensures the programs she develops are responsive to the unique needs of the communities they serve.


Dr Melanie McAlpine


Dr Melanie McAlpine completed her undergraduate degree with Honours at The University of Western Australia in 1993. This was followed by a Masters in Periodontology at the same university, completed in 1999. Immediately following graduation Melanie moved to London, England where she enjoyed a combination of private specialist practice in Guildford, Surrey and a teaching position at St Bart’s and The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. Melanie returned to full time specialist Periodontal practice in Perth in 2002 and is the practice principal at Western Periodontics in Northbridge. She is also a Consultant Paediatric Periodontist at Perth Children’s Hospital where she has been involved in the cleft lip and palate program since her post-graduate years. Western Periodontics has a keen interest in the management of periodontal and peri-implant disease, as well as a strong implant referral base focusing on predictable and aesthetic osseointegrated implant treatment.

Professionally Melanie has been an active member of local and federal societies including the Australian Society of Periodontology, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists, the Australian Osseointegration Society, she is a founding executive committee member of both Women in Dentistry and the Dental Specialists Society of Western Australia. Melanie has been named as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International. Melanie is also a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI); she is the current regional co-ordinator for the ITI in Western Australia and an ITI Study Club director.


DR Lalima Tiwari

BDSc (UWA), MRACDS (PDS), DClinDent (OralMed) (UWA), MRACDS (OralMed), FOMAA

Dr Lalima Tiwari is an Oral Medicine Specialist providing comprehensive care in all aspects of clinical oral medicine, including diagnoses and management of Oral Diseases, Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine. She obtained her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry from the University of Western Australia and currently practices at Perth Oral Medicine and Dental Sleep Centre. She also holds appointment at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia as an adjunct clinical senior lecturer for the DCD Oral Medicine Program. She is a Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Australian Dental Association. She is also serves as vice president of Women in Dentistry (WA) Inc and as a general council officer for the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia. Lalima also has multiple peer reviewed publications on topics including oral oncology, epigenetics and orofacial pain, with a particular interest in digital healthcare.


Volunteering is a Work of Heart - Aileen Lewis

My presentation will cover my overseas volunteer ventures to Vietnam, and Mongolia as well as local volunteering in Perth and it will include a variety of interesting photos. I will share my volunteering travels and dental services with:

  • Rotary Melbourne in 2016 to the Mekong province of Vietnam 2017
  • with my husband, Steve and the Children’s (formerly Christian) Health Aid Team in North Vietnam for one week in 2018,
  • traveling with my sister Joe (a school teacher) to Mongolia for four weeks throughout the rural communities visiting orphanages of the CARITAS Catholic Church and local families along the route. I provided oral health lessons and toothbrushing instruction while my sister taught basic English to the children. Some had mild to severe special needs, and some had never seen many foreign people let alone had a dental visit.
  • my volunteer work RUAH (Northbridge) and uniting care West Tranby Centre (East Perth), community agency AYLA (Assisting Your Life to Achieve) with the LGBTQIA+ community and the Sydney World Pride event in 2023.
  • the WA Children’s Week that is advocated by DHAA and encourages OHT students to volunteer every year at Wynnum Park at Caversham. This session will share the joys and passion that comes with volunteering and improving oral health outcomes for those in need.

Learning objectives:

  • To encourage other clinicians and interested people to volunteer either within Australia or internationally to improve health outcomes and to add the humanitarian cause
  • To impart awareness of the health, disparities overseas, and what volunteering can do to help


Aileen Lewis

Aileen trained initially as a dental therapist, mainly employed in rural areas of the wheat belt of WA when a new graduate in 1983. With almost 42 years of experience in the dental field with many various roles, however, her specialty areas of prevention and oral health promotion are one of her main passions, empowering people to improve their oral health status, especially with the aboriginal and LGBTQIA+ communities.

In 1985, she undertook a conversion course to hygiene with the health department and extended into private practice and the general dental government clinic in Rockingham until 2014. She completed her Community Services Certificate IV in 2018 and after she worked for Residential Crisis Care ALYA as a residential house manager for crisis housing for LGBTQIA+ youth in danger and case management of residents. She continues to advocate for this agency and other homeless community causes.


Our Event Sponsors:


Our event hand hygiene products and masks are kindly sponsored by Erskine Oral Care.


Registration Prices

  Regular Pricing 
 DHAA members - $150
 DHAA Student members -  $80
 ADOHTA members -  $187.50
 Non members - $300

17/06/2023 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
Pagoda Resort & Spa 112 Melville Parade Como, WA 6152 AUSTRALIA
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