ACT - Crowne Plaza Full Day Event

Enjoy a full day at the Crown Plaza Canberra.

Featuring speakers:

Dr Rob Fell - The periodontal re-evaluation: How do we decided when surgery is necessary

Dr Salkeld - Modern Oncology for Dental professionals

Dr Mark Wotherspoon & Brenda Fry - Healthy Ageing: From Talk to Walk

CPD Hours: 6 hours Scientific


Healthy Ageing: From Talk to Walk

We know the population is aging. We know our patients are retaining more natural teeth and complex dentistry. We also know from the research, our own clinical experience, and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, that our seniors are very often suffering from poor oral health that significantly impacts their quality of life and dignity. Advances in digital and portable technology have created an opportunity for our profession to extend our services outside the walls of our fixed practices, offer a new source of revenue and assist our patients enjoy their twilight years with the respect and comfort they deserve.

Learning objectives:
  • Hear an executive summary of the Royal Commission and Aged Care Commission oral health recommendations.
  • Learn the importance and clinical implications of preparing our patients for healthy ageing.
  • Observe a “real world” portable dental service start up.
  • Learn the latest in Oral Health and Hygiene education and workshops for Aged Care workers.

Speaker Biographies

Dr Mark Wotherspoon

Oral health Activist
Successful General Dental Practitioner who wears a number of hats. Mark has had many years in private practice as Principal and practice owner as well as experience in the Public Service, Military Service and even Corrective services. He firmly believes in establishing best practice oral hygiene routines for his patients and educating other health professionals and the public as to the close link between oral health and general health. Mark is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer and Clinical Team Leader [Portable Dentistry] CSU and has extensive clinical experience, treating patients in over 15 different ACFs as well as housebound residents in their private homes. In 2016 he developed his own part-time portable dentistry business, Dentist To Your door and clearly understands the costs, logistics, challenges and opportunities for small business to play a major role to meet the growing oral health needs of the ageing population.

Brenda Fry

Dental Hygienist

Brenda Fry is a dental hygienist and owner/director of Bright Smiles Professional - a mobile dental hygiene practice here in Canberra. Brenda graduated from University College of Cork, Ireland with first class honours and was dux of her course in 2004. Since then she has worked in general, periodontic, prosthodontic and orthodontic practices across London, Sydney and Canberra. Brenda set up her mobile dental hygiene practice in 2022 and is now servicing 17 Aged Care homes in Canberra and surrounding New South Wales.


Dr Robert Fell

Specialist Periodontist

Dr Alison Salkeld

Oncology Radiologist

Registration Prices

  Regular Pricing 
 DHAA members - $180
 DHAA Student members - $100 
 ADOHTA members - $225 
 Non members - $270
25/11/2023 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Crown Plaza Canberra 1 Binara Street Canberra, ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA

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