QLD - Collaborative Care Full Day Event

Join us for a full day event looking at collaborative care for the dental team.


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This event takes a look at collaborative care and takes knowledge from allied health and oral health professionals to help us not only expand our knowledge and our patient care.

Joining us will be Stephen Moor, and Oral Health Therapist working with the Children's Oral Health Service as a member of the multidisciplinary cleft team which has guided his passion for providing care to special needs children. His 90min presentation will go in depth on caring for special needs children, including children diagnosed with ASD, cerebral palsy, complex medical conditions and children born with a cleft lip/palate and cranio-facial anomalies.

Rebecca Donaldson is a Clinical Nurse with Gold Coast Health - Medical Oncology - Thoracic |Cancer Services and will be presenting on oncology care and oral health.

Linda Trewin is a Clinical Nurse and works closely with Leah Hobbs (OHT) in the public health sector to improve patient outcomes. Their presentation will take a look at risky  sexual behaviours and how these relate to oral health - especially when undiagnosed or untreated. They will look at the role oral health practitioners can take in referring for management if we do come across these in our clinical practice.

Kerry Read is a senior craniomendibular physiotherapist at Headline Physiotherapy which provides musculoskeletal treatment exclusively for disorders of the head, neck and jaw, including TMJ, neck pain, headaches, vertigo and facial pain. Her presentation will cover the role of physiotherapy in management of TMJ, head and neck conditions.

Dr Chris Barker is a specialist periodontist and will be adding to the days topics by looking at traumatic occlusion and how this can impact periodontal disease. 


Featuring speakers:

  • Stephen Moor
    • Oral health care for children with special needs
  • Linda Trewin and Leah Hobbs  
    • Risky sexual behaviours in adolescents and young people: How does this impact on oral health?
  • Rebecca Donaldson
    • Oncology Care and Oral Health
  • Kerry Read
    • The role of the Physiotherapist in the treatment of TMD and jaw joint issues
  • Dr Christopher Barker
    • The battlefront is evolving: when tooth movement is not wanted
  • DHAA Update
    • A short update on recent and upcoming changes in the industry


CPD Hours: 6 hours

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Lecture Synopsis:

Oral health care for children with special needs - Stephen Moor

This presentation will highlight the importance of oral health care for children with special needs and demonstrate the important role our profession plays within an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team for this population group. The implementation of an oral health care plan is essential in the overall health management of children with special needs.

Stephen hopes his presentation will interest you in providing oral health care to children with special needs including children diagnosed with ASD, cerebral palsy, complex medical conditions and children born with a cleft lip/palate and cranio-facial anomalies.

Stephen Moor

Stephen Moor is an oral health therapist with 35 years experience and has been employed by the children’s oral health service for the last 23 years. Stephen has developed an interest in patients with special needs and has been an member of the multidisciplinary cleft team for 23 years.

Risky sexual behaviours in adolescents and young people: How does this impact on oral health? - Linda Trewin & Leah Hobbs

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are a serious, yet largely preventable, health risk, especially for adolescents and young adults 15-25 years. The incidence and prevalence estimates that young people make up half of all new STI diagnoses and young people continue to be significantly impacted by STI. The rate of STI are substantially higher in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Many young people engage in risk behaviors and sexual experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes, including oral health outcomes. Collectively, the majority of cases of infection with STI in young people remain undiagnosed and untreated and the oral health practitioner has the ability to refer for management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand risky behaviours and their potential impact on oral and overall health
  • Integrate and apply knowledge, skills and clinical judgement of assessment for patients in a range of environments
  • Provide safe and competent oral health clinical care for patients including identifying patients who require referral pathways for complex care outside your scope of practice
  • Advocate for, and promote, oral health to individuals and groups across diverse community settings in a variety of formats


Leah Hobbs

Leah Hobbs is an Oral Health Therapist with extensive experience in public, private and academic sectors. Leah has qualifications in Health Leadership and Management, Oral Health Therapy, Public Health, Higher Education and Clinical Redesign with a focus on improving access to dental care for vulnerable populations. Leah is passionate about interprofessional collaboration, increasing consumers’ oral health literacy and the provision of quality safe dental care.

During the COVID pandemic, Leah worked in the Metro South Public Health Unit which allowed her to connect with other health professionals for ongoing partnerships. Leah is a long-standing member with the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia and was awarded the 2018 DHAA Clinical Excellence Award for the use of clinical indicators in paediatric dental care to improve consumer outcomes.

Linda Trewin

Linda Trewin is a Clinical Nurse in the area of Sexual Health at Brisbane Metro South Sexual Health Service (MSSH) Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health, in Brisbane. MSSH manages HIV patients and complex sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including patients with symptoms and routine screening for STIs. MSSH is also involved in outreach education for disadvantaged groups, including flexi schools such as Yourtown, Kingston Centre Ed and Youth Justice.

Prior to joining MSSH, Linda spent several years working in a remote Northern Territory Indigenous Health Service, where she was responsible for the health and well-being of residents of all ages, including regular school health checks and liaison with visiting members from many multi-disciplinary teams such as oral therapists, to ensure the community received the best possible dental care. Linda was also involved in the implementation and provision of sexual health education for the teenage members of the community and encouraging discussion and openness about sexual health.

Linda also has a background in Intensive Care Nursing, Community Nursing, Medical Nursing and Palliative Care (both hospital and community). Linda has a passion for ensuring that all persons, regardless of circumstances, have appropriate access to services such as dental therapy and that all staff caring for these patients are trained in the prevention, detection and treatment of STIs.


The battlefront is evolving: when tooth movement is not wanted - Dr Christopher Barker

Our understanding of Periodontal disease includes that it is not just a response to the presence of bacteria. Other factors, such as traumatic occlusive factors and movements, can significantly impact the rate of progression or recovery. This lecture aims to provide an overview of the current understanding of considering occlusive factors and how we can manage them or where to find additional support if it falls outside the scope of confidence.

Learning Objectives:

  • What are the causes of mobility in teeth?
  • When is mobility physiological and when pathological?
  • How do we diagnose traumatic occlusion?
  • How to diagnose Bruxism?
  • Does Occlusal trauma cause periodontal disease?
  • Can Occlusal trauma complicate periodontal disease?
  • How do we treat teeth with mobility caused by traumatic occlusion?
  • What are the reasons we might need to stabilise teeth with physiological mobility?
  • What are our main options for stabilising mobile teeth with healthy but reduced periodontium?


Dr Christopher Barker

B.D.S., B.Sc.Dent. (1st Class Hons), D.Clin.Dent. (Perio), FRACDS, PFA

Dr Chris Barker is a former jackaroo and now a periodontist. He currently practices at his facilities in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and regional Queensland. He graduated from dental school at the University of Adelaide in 2004 and was awarded First Class Honours for completing an honours research program in 2005. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry, specialising in Periodontology, in 2014. He has multiple fellowships, including the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry in California. He is a graduate of the Swiss Dental Academy. He has lectured Domestically and internationally and has been published for his research into bone preservation. Chris is president of the former Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP) and the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS). He is also the director of the Sunshine Coast branch of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the current director of the Australian Branch of the charity, ”Fight Gum Disease”. Chris enjoys time with family, rock climbing, mountaineering and slow-roasting BBQ outside of professional life.


Venue and parking

Our event is being held at voco® Brisbane City Centre

10min walk from Roma Street station

Nationwide Parking - $36 per day when validated at hotel reception.
85 North Quay, Brisbane QLD

Care Park - $36 per day when validated at hotel reception or check prices online for specials.
40 Tank Street, Brisbane QLD

Wilson Parking - Brisbane Quarter - from $5 when booked online.
81 North Quay, Brisbane QLD

Registration Prices

  Early Bird  Regular Pricing 
 DHAA members - $200 $220
 DHAA Student members -    $100
 ADOHTA members -    $275
 Non members -    $330

Early bird registration closes on the 10th of July 2023.

5/08/2023 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Voco Brisbane City Centre 85-87 North Quay Brisbane 4000
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