NSW - The Progressive Clinician

Come join the NSW committee in Sydney for a full day of CPD!


Featuring speakers:

  • Dr Louis Chan
    • Comprehensive TMJ Assessment, Management, and Orthodontic Intervention Strategies with a Multidisciplinary Approach for Paediatric Patients, integrating Chinese Medicine Principles, and involving Oral Health Practitioners.
  • Associate Professor Sue-Ching Yeoh 
    • Red, Amber Green; Oral Mucosa disease - red flags
  • Dr Gregory Lvoff
    • Dentofacial growth and nasal obstruction/obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Dr Roshanak Boustan 
    • Looking at everyday dental patients through the orthodontic lenses. What to see, How to manage
  • Dr Anthony Chellappah
    • Orthognathic Surgery in the digital age
  • Associate Professor Melanie Aley 
    • Physiological distress, burnouts and self care in dentistry


CPD Hours: 5 hours Scientific/ 1 Non-scientific







Comprehensive TMJ Assessment, Management, and Orthodontic Intervention Strategies with a Multidisciplinary Approach for Pediatric Patients, integrating Chinese Medicine Principles, and involving Oral Health Practitioners. -Dr Louis Chan 

This learning module covers various aspects of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), focusing on understanding its causes, neurological assessments, early evaluations, and interventions for children. Participants will explore the reasons behind TMD, learn how to assess neurological aspects, conduct early evaluations, and provide tailored interventions for kids. Additionally, the module emphasises the importance of collaborating with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care for paediatric TMD patients.

Proposed learning objectives;

  • Investigate the Etiology of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
  • Comprehend Neurological Assessments in TMD Cases
  • Conduct Early Assessments, including Oral Restriction, Airway Evaluation, and Nutritional Considerations
  • Grasp Interceptive Orthodontic Interventions tailored for Pediatric Patients
  • Foster Effective Collaboration with Allied Health Professionals in Pediatric Treatment Approaches


Red, Amber, Green; Oral Mucosa Disease - Red flags - Associate Professor Sue Ching Yeoh

This presentation will provide practical tips and tricks for performing a comprehensive oral mucosal examination. Oral potentially malignant disorders will be discussed, with emphasis on clinical features, management, and prognosis. Clinical red flags will be covered, with emphasis on when and how to refer to an appropriate specialist.

The presentation will cover the following:

  • Techniques for performing a comprehensive oral mucosal examination
  • Normal oral mucosa and variants of normal anatomy
  • Oral potentially malignant disorders; clinical features, management and prognosis
  • Oral mucosal red flags - clinical characteristics that are associated with malignancy
  • When to refer


Dentofacial growth and nasal obstruction/obstructive sleep apnoea - Dr Gregory Lvoff 


Looking at everyday dental patients through the orthodontic lenses. What to see, How to manage -Dr Roshanak Boustan

Proposed Learning objectives: Improving examination skills, correct diagnosis of the need and urgency of treatment. Understanding the role of Oral health therapist/ DT and DH in the treatment process

Learning objectives:

  • Improving examination skills, correct diagnosis of the need and urgency of treatment.
  • Understanding the role of Oral health therapist/ DT and DH in the treatment process


Orthognathic Surgery in the digital age -Dr Anthony Chellappah

A discussion the use of virtual surgical planning and CAD/CAM technology to optimise patient outcomes in orthognathic surgery.
In this presentation, Dr Chellappah will discuss common orthognathic surgery procedures and the use of modern technologies including virtual surgical planning and patient specific implants to optimise treatment outcomes. The role of the dental hygienist and therapist in identifying patients who may benefit from orthognathic surgery will be discussed. The role of the dental hygienist and therapist in the management of the orthognathic surgery patient in the post-operative period will also be explored.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Aims of orthognathic surgery
  • The role of the dental hygienist/therapist in identifying patients who might benefit from a combined orthodontic/orthognathic approach
  • Common orthognathic surgery procedures
  • Digital planning for orthognathic surgery
  • Post-operative care of orthognathic surgery patients

Physiological distress, burnouts and self care in dentistry - Associate Professor Melanie Aley

There is growing evidence that dental practitioners are suffering from psychological distress and burnout at alarming rates. This presentation will begin by exploring why dental practitioners are at an increased risk of poor mental health and the impact this can have both personally and professionally. We will discuss the concept of wellbeing and encourage participants to consider their own self-care practices and how they align with the dimensions of wellbeing. Evidence-based strategies for improving mental health through self-care will be shared from the research, which participants may be able to apply in their own settings to improve their wellbeing.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Understand the prevalence, risk factors and impact of psychological distress and burnout in dentistry;
  2. Understand the concepts of wellbeing and self-care; and
  3. Identify, select and/or develop effective evidence-based strategies for self-care.


Dr Louis Chan

Chinese Medicine Practitioner (MAppSc Acupuncture RMIT) Dentist (BDS Syd Uni)

Dr. Louis Chan is deeply invested in functional health, especially in orthodontics and TMJ treatment since 1998. His research aims to aid both children and adults in achieving optimal body health and facial symmetry.

Driven by a commitment to staying at the forefront of medical advancements, Dr. Chan has pursued numerous courses in orthopaedic orthodontics, sleep, and pain management. Notably, he completed TMJ & Sleep Therapy courses with the renowned Dr. Steven Olmos, leading him to assume ownership of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Sydney in 2014.

In 2022, Dr. Chan attained a Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture from RMIT University, marking a significant milestone in his career. He is presently focused on integrating acupuncture into his TMD treatment and sleep therapy practices, further enhancing his ability to provide comprehensive care to his patients.



Associate Professor Sue Ching Yeoh

BDS(Syd), MDSC(Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology), FRACDS, FRACDS(Oral Med), FICD, FOMAA, MPhil

A/Prof Yeoh is an Oral Medicine Specialist who maintains a specialist private practice in Sydney as well as a clinical appointment at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Sue is the current course convenor of the Oral Medicine training program at the University of Sydney.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (General and Special Fields Stream); the International College of Dentists; the Pierre Fauchard Academy; and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.She is currently the President of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia (OMAA) and the Chair of the Australian Dental Association Therapeutics Committee and is a contributing author to the Therapeutic Guidelines: Oral and Dental V3 (2019).

Sue is committed to continuing professional development having been a frequently invited speaker for the Australian Dental Association CPD programs. She has presented at national and international conferences and has generated publications in peer-reviewed journals and has edited and contributed to several Oral Medicine textbooks. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine. 

Sue's clinical interests include oral mucosal disease, odontogenic and salivary gland pathology, orofacial pain, and temporomandibular dysfunction.


Dr Gregory Lvoff

Ear Nose and Throat Specialist. MB BS (Syd) FRACS, BDS (Hons) (Syd) FRACDS

Dr Greg Lvoff is a graduate in both Medicine and Dentistry from Sydney University. He subsequently completed advanced surgical training in Ear Nose and Throat/Head and Neck Surgery with further training in Maxillofacial Surgery.Greg is the only ENT surgeon in New South Wales to hold a public teaching hospital appointment in both ENT and Maxillofacial Surgery.His special interests are treatment of snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and nasal obstruction in children and assessment of the airway in children prior to Orthodontic treatment.

Dr Roshanak Boustan

Orthodontist DDS, MSC (Lond), MOrth (RCSEd)

Dr Boustan graduated with a doctorate in medical dentistry from Mashhad University in Iran. Straight after graduation, she relocated to Australia and worked as a general dentist in both private practice and public sector for several years.She completed her speciality training in Orthodontics at King’s College London and obtained her membership in Orthodontics from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2019.

After obtaining the experience of practising orthodontics in the United Kingdom, she returned to Australia and immediately took on the role of principal orthodontist at several private practices across Sydney.  Dr Boustan is also a Visiting Orthodontist at Westmead Children’s Hospital Cleft and Craniofacial Department.

As a new generation orthodontist, Dr Boustan has a futuristic approach in combining digital technology with orthodontics. She has a special interest in utilising digital technology in different aspects of orthodontics, including kids’ orthodontics, growth modification and extreme malocclusions.

She is currently the first Australian orthodontist to use clear aligners to treat complex malocclusions in Cleft and Craniofacial anomalies.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, spoiling her two cats and travelling.

Dr Anthony Chellappah

Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. MBBS, BDS, BScDent (Hons), FRACDS (OMS)

Dr Anthony Chellappah is one of Australia’s most contemporarily trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. With degrees in Dentistry and Medicine and a Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, he is an expert in the surgical management of conditions affecting the teeth, mouth, jaws and face.

Dr Chellappah has completed over 16 years of study and training in some of the largest tertiary level hospitals in Australia and the United Kingdom. He is registered as a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with the Dental and Medical Boards of Australia, practising the full scope of his specialty.

West Indian by birth, Sri Lankan by descent and Australian by choice, Dr Chellappah was raised in Sydney. He qualified in Dentistry from the University of Adelaide in 2009 prior to working in general dental practice in Tamworth. In order to pursue a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr Chellappah relocated to Queensland to study Medicine at James Cook University, obtaining his qualifications in 2013.

Dr Chellappah then completed his Medical Internship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital before working as a Principal House Officer in Plastic Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Ipswich Hospital. This was followed by four years of advanced surgical training in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Darwin Hospital and the Gold Coast University Hospital.

After completing his training in Australia, Dr Chellappah travelled to London and worked at the prestigious King’s College Hospital to obtain further subspecialty experience in the surgical management of facial trauma and the correction of congenital and acquired craniofacial deformities as the Craniofacial Surgery Fellow, a position accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). During this time, at the peak of the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in London, Dr Chellappah was involved in the provision of a surgical tracheostomy service for the most unwell patients affected by COVID-19.

Happily married to his beautiful wife Niv, a desire to be closer to home and offer his family the chance to share the same experiences he did as a child has brought Dr Chellappah back to Sydney where he is pleased to offer comprehensive and high quality Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services to the residents of the Northern Beaches, delivered in an empathetic and unrushed manner with a focus on excellent communication and patient comfort.


Associate Professor Melanie Aley

Associate Professor Melanie Aley (nee Hayes) is a registered dental hygienist and academic. She is currently the Program Director for the Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Sydney. She has a PhD and Masters in Education, majoring in Career Development, and has enjoyed a diverse career in clinical practice, teaching, research and management.

Mel is passionate about empowering dental professionals to develop sustainable careers, and has established the Next Step Dental Careers support service. Mel is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education through Flinders University.





Registration Prices


Early Bird
(ending 3rd May)

Regular Pricing 

 DHAA members - $220  $250
 DHAA Student members -   $160 
 ADOHTA members -   $310 
 Non members -   $390 
22/06/2024 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Pullman Sydney Hyde Park 36 College Street Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
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