SA - Full Day at Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Join DHAA at the Entertainment Centre in SA for a full day event with a range of topics.

It is important as health professionals to keep updated with general, advance clinical and legal requirements. Our list of great presenters will dive into numerous exciting topics including Periodontics, Endodontics and Peri-Implantitis. 

Featuring speakers:


  • Dr Andre Bendyk [Periodontist]
    • Focus on periodontics
  • Dr Barb Plutzer [Endodontist]
    • Should We Save This Tooth? An Endodontic and Periodontic Perspective

  • Dr Vaibhav Garg [Dentist]
    • Supporting Remote Australians    
  • Sue Aldenhoven
    • The History of the DHAA especially 30th anniversary of DHAA Inc


CPD Hours: 6hrs

Our Event Sponsors:

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



Should We Try To Save The Tooth? An Endodontic and Periodontic Perspective - Dr Barbara Plutzer 

Daily patients seek our expertise as to whether we treat and maintain periodontally, endodontically or restoratively compromised teeth - or make the call to extract and potentially replace. In this presentation we aim to examine factors influencing this decision making process; including patient related factors such as age, health and cost of treatment, through to tooth-specific factors including periodontal status, endodontic disease, structural integrity and restorability. The overall aim is to identify the teeth that through high quality dental intervention can be predictably maintained for reasonable time frames.


Peri-Implantitis - Causation, Prevention and Treatment - Dr Andre Bendyk

With more implants being placed than ever before and time in situ for many implants extending well beyond 10 years the management of peri-implantitis is a rapidly growing and challenging part of dental practice. The anatomy of the threaded, roughened implant surface inherently makes treatment difficult. This presentation will look at the pathogenesis of periodontitis, treatment options and why preventing the disease process from commencing is so critical.


Supporting Remote Australians - Dr Vaibhav Garg

Patients in remote Australia suffer a disproportionate burden of chronic disease including oral disease, have poorer access to health care and many other disadvantages. An Integrated Primary Health approach which includes Oral health in a meaningful way allows us to support patients in these locations to not only improve their Oral health but also General health. The RFDS is aiming to pioneer this approach through their prevention program utilising Hygienists as a key drivers of change.


Speaker Biographies:

Dr Andre Bendyk

Andre completed his specialist training in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the University of Adelaide in 2007. He is a Past President of the Australian Society of Periodontology, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists. He is frequently invited to give lectures and training courses to dentists and study groups around Australia. He has been a Senior Lecturer and Examiner at the University of Adelaide. His clinical and scientific interests are in the areas of dental implantology, hard and soft tissue grafting and advanced periodontitis. Andre has been a Partner at Adelaide Periodontal and Implant Professionals since 2011. Outside of the practice he enjoys tennis, surfing and spending time with his young family.


Dr Barbara Plutzer 

Barbara completed her Undergraduate Dentistry Degree and Postgraduate Doctorate in Endodontics at the University of Adelaide. She is a Partner at North Terrace Endodontics, where she has maintained a full time specialist practice since 2010. Barbara is a Past President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (SA Branch), Senior Lecturer in Endodontics at the University of Adelaide and is a Fellow of the RACDS and Pierre Fauchard Academy.  Outside of her professional commitments, Barbara enjoys art, bad TV and spending family time with her husband and young kids.


Dr Vaibhav Garg

Vaibhav graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2012. He then completed a Graduate Certificate in International Health. He has a passion for delivering Oral Health care in low resource settings. In 2018 Vaibhav began working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service
Central Operations (RFDS) in delivering an Integrated Oral Health Program to remote communities in South Australia and Northern Territory. Currently, Vaibhav is the Senior Dentist and Manager Oral Health Program and Vice President of the Australian Dental Association, South Australia Branch. Outside of Dentistry he is in final year of a law degree and enjoys spoiling his puppy.

Registration Prices

DHAA members: Early Bird (until the 8th August) - $200
DHAA members - $245
DHAA Student members - $80
Non members - $490
ADOHTA members - $306.25


9/17/2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cen. Australia Standard Time
Entertainment Centre 98 Port Road Hindmarsh, SA 5007 AUSTRALIA

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