SA - Hackney Full Day Event

Join us at The National Wine Centre in Hackney for a full day of CPD!


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Featuring speakers:

  • Dr Helen McLean
    • A Smorgasbord of Orthodontics 
  • Dr Janet Scott 
    • Oral Pathology
  • Professor Marc Tennant
    • Myths & Challenges the World Has Faced Through the COVID Pandemic: A Public Health Perspective for Dentistry
  • Dr Holly Byron
    • Needle Phobias
  • Dr Victor Mak
    • A Typical Week in Periodontics


CPD Hours: 6 hours Scientific/Non scientific

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



Lecture Synopsis:

 A Smorgasbord of Orthodontics
- Dr Helen McLean AM

Variety is the spice of life, whether it is what we see in daily practice, the fine wines we choose, or even culinary delights on offer. This lecture will explore some important orthodontic considerations for dental hygienists using an evidence-based approach. With an entrée discussing patient motivation and expectations, through to the main content relating to the roles of dental hygienists with respect to helping to reduce orthodontic treatment risks and finishing with the sweet course of debonding and orthodontic retention protocols. The lecture should assist dental hygienists with managing patients undergoing orthodontic treatment and increase their awareness to assist positive orthodontic treatment outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of orthodontic treatment risks and limitations
  • Assist with patient motivation through advice and encouragement
  • Discuss importance of, and assist with, regular maintenance visits for orthodontic patients
  • Describe orthodontic retention protocols

Myths & Challenges the World Has Faced Through the COVID Pandemic: A Public Health Perspective for Dentistry
- Professor Marc Tennant 
In this presentation, Professor Tennant will discuss the public health response to the currently unfolding pandemic response and cut through some of the myths and mis-information using the data and science to clearly define what has gone to-date and what it means to our future. Marc will also discuss what this means in the wider context of disaster preparedness for us as a society and delve into some of the grand issues that have come to the fore over the last couple of years. An exciting and at times controversial walk down the road of being prepared.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be aware of the myths in the public health responses to COVID
  • Gain a deep appreciation for the history of pandemic responses and what is learnt
  • Appreciate the role everyone plays in addressing the ongoing problems
  • Be a considered evidence based participant in public health responses


A Typical Week in Periodontics
- Dr Victor Mak

At a periodontal specialty office, the periodontal team not only sees patients with periodontitis, but they also treat patients with a variety of problems as a result of their periodontitis and pathosis. In this seminar, we will discuss different procedures a periodontist will perform on a typical day. These include, soft tissue grafting, periodontal plastic surgery, implant site development grafting and implant surgery. In addition, some cases of oral pathology may be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the AAP 2018 Classification of periodontal disease
  • Identify different periodontal conditions where a periodontist can provide treatment and correction
  • Understand the indications and contra-indications/limitations for some of periodontal diseases


Oral Pathology
- Dr Janet Scott 

Although we are at The Wine Centre, this lecture is not a treatise on Australian wines! Various oral lesions will be examined, loosely based on a colour system, and the nature of these lesions discussed, including whether they could be considered a variation on the norm, benign or potentially malignant. The lecture should help dental hygienists who see patients with various lesions and increase their awareness of these lesions and their nature.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Revise the presentation of various types of oral lesions and normal anatomy
  • Gain an understanding of the nature of these lesions and which need close follow up
  • Help educate the patient with advice on risk factors, e.g. smoking, lip chewing etc.

Speaker Biographies

Dr Helen McLean AM
BDSc, Senior Orthodontic Specialist

 Helen graduated BDS Adelaide in 1979 and MDS Adelaide 1985. She was elected as a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the special field of Orthodontics in 2008. Having worked in private and public dental sectors for over 40 years Helen has taken on various roles within SA Health, the University of Adelaide, the Australian Dental Association (ADA), and the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO). At the age of 32, Helen was elected as the ADA SA Branch President and subsequently has served as Chairman on numerous State and Federal ADA Committees. She was a Director on the South Australian Dental Service Board for eight years and Chairman of the Board of. Management for the Adelaide University Dental Research and Education Fund for six years. Helen is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide and has been involved with undergraduate and post-graduate teaching since the early 1980s. With a passion for helping others, Helen has travelled regularly to Vietnam to provide dental treatment in the Ba Ria Vung Tau Province and she has actively fundraised to support the University of Adelaide Community Outreach Clinic.

Helen is a member of the Board of Governors for the Centre Creative Health, a subcommittee of the Hospital Research Foundation Board, and is a strong advocate for improving the health and well-being of broader communities. Helen is a Life Member of the ADA SA Branch, an Honorary Life Member of the ASO and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2020 in recognition of her significant service to dentistry and to professional associations.

Professor Marc Tennant

In 2022 Marc was appointed to Member of the Order of Australia for services to higher education. He has been intimately involved in public health research, health policy and leadership for over three decades. Marc is a Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia and has over 250 peer-review publications to his name in fields as diverse as Vascular Biology, Neuroscience, Geography, Dentistry, Health Systems and Veterinarian Science. Intertwining his love of data and addressing health inequality his primary work focus is on dental health. He is also currently on the boards of HBF dental, the RACDS and the Director of Oral Health for WA Country health service. He consults globally with governments and institutions and has reviewed health systems across Australia and overseas. He is renowned as an extremely engaging speaker; travelling the world to keep science and data at the forefront of people's minds. 

Dr Victor Mak
B.Sc., D.D.S., M.S.D., F.R.C.D.(Canada), Diplomate of ABP

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada and now residing in Australia, Dr Victor Mak is a certified specialist in periodontics and implant surgery. He attended the University of Alberta for undergrad studies in Chemistry and continued to earn a Bachelor of Dental Sciences in 1993 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1995. In 2007 Dr Mak returned to university and completed a certificate of Periodontics at the University of Washington. He has been in private practice since 1996 and previously owned a specialist practice in Canada for several years. With a passion for education, Dr Mak has been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training of dentists and has hosted a study club for over a decade. He is a past president of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology (2018 – 2021) and British Columbia Society of Periodontists (2011 – 2013), as well as a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr Mak’s clinical interests include dental implantology, sinus augmentation, oral inflammation, complex periodontal management, crown lengthening, root surface debridement and scaling and root planning.

Dr Janet Scott, CSC
Janet graduated in Bristol, England in December 1978 and after working in London and York for two years, came to Adelaide to become the first female on the Oral Surgery Training Programme. She gained her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1983 and qualified as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in 1978. Until last year, she worked in private practice, but is now semi retired, working part time at the Dental School teaching the registrars and also doing some dento alveolar surgery for one of the corporates in town. Apart from her civilian career, she has been an active member of the Army Reserve, attaining the rank of Colonel. She was the first non medical officer to command the Health Support Battalion, and has seen service in Bougainville and active service in East Timor. For this work, she was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross. She also headed the team to update the Defence Force Infection Control Manual. She has been active on various committees, most notably the Review Committee of the Australian Dental Association, South Australia, and has also served on the Advisory Panel of Dental Protection (Australia) as she has a keen interest in risk management and trying to keep practitioners out of trouble.

She is the Secretary of the Australasian Military Medicine Association and for many years was the Secretary of the SA Branch of ANZAOMS. She has volunteered in Vietnam with Dr McLean on several occasions, acting as the tour guide on occasions, and when she is not involved in oral surgery, she likes to keep fit by walking, and also enjoys dressmaking.

Registration Prices

  Early Bird  Regular Pricing 
 DHAA members -

(Closes 14th August)

 DHAA Student members -   $80 
 ADOHTA members -    $313
 Non members -    $500


23/09/2022 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cen. Australia Standard Time
The National Wine Centre Corner Hackney Road and Botanic Street Adelaide, SA 5000 AUSTRALIA

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