TAS - The Grange Estate Full Day Event

Join us for a full day of CPD and catching up at The Grange Estate!


Time to get together for a full day education event at a multi awarding winning Estate to mix both business and pleasure. Explore emerging oral health services in orofacial myology, microbiological testing in dentistry, as well as an in-depth discussion of management of dental fears and phobia, in particular, survivors of domestic violence and vulnerable people.



Featuring speakers:

  • Dr Tony Eldridge & Colleen O'Callaghan
    •  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, TMD and tongue tie. From neonates to the elderly. Diagnosis, treatment and management pathways for all Dental Practitioners.
    •  Airway dysfunction in children and adults. The role of the Dental Practitioner in early diagnosis and intervention.
    •  Oral health care, dental fears and phobias, and victim survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The Dental Practitioner working with vulnerable people and why it matters.
  • Susan Rusalen & Kate Phillips   
    • The shift from treadmill mechanical dental hygiene to being a true health partner
    • Implementation & practices for hygiene practice of microbiological testing in dentistry
  • Colleen O'Callaghan
    •  Orofacial myology
  • Interactive Discussion
    • Implementation & challenges 


CPD Hours: 6.5 hours scientific


About Our Speakers:

Dr Tony Eldridge

Dr Eldridge has restricted his referral based practice to the treatment of complex Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD), orofacial pain disorders, sleep disorders, and oral medicine in children and adults for nearly 20 years. He holds several post graduate qualifications in pain management and has presented lectures to medical, dental and allied health practitioners both nationally and internationally. His practice includes early intervention of neonate and child airway and masticatory disorders. These aspects of diagnosis and treatment utilising a multidisciplinary approach to care has helped many young patients reach their full craniofacial growth and development, free from airway and occlusal dysfunction and associated co-morbidities. In recent years, Dr Eldridge has continued to develop his extensive experience working with survivors of gender and sexual-based violence, child abuse, and domestic violence into roles within the Australian Defence Force.

He is a qualified Civil to Military Cooperation Advisor and Operational Gender Advisor, and is currently senior instructor with the Peace Operations Training Centre at the Australian Defence College, Canberra. This position includes delivery of courses to ADF and international military personnel on the aspects of incorporating the protection of women and children into planning during war and conflict, and humanitarian and disaster relief operations. He has deployed numerous times both domestically and overseas in various such roles. He also holds qualifications as a United Nations Staff Officer (UNSO) and United Nations Child Protection Officer (UNCPO). Dr Eldridge remains extremely passionate about the effects of war, conflict, and sexual and domestic violence and abuse on women and children, and the significant trauma-related dental fears and phobias these situations create in a significant percentage of our patients. Creating awareness of these dark and often untold stories extends to teaching aspects of the critical role, responsibilities, and opportunities we all have in advancing the health, well-being, and dental care for survivors.


Sue Rusalen

Owner & Founder of Talking Dental has been a Dental Hygienist & Practice Manager for over 30 years. Sue is on a mission to remove the stress from the daily lives of dentists & their staff - her qualifications in hypnosis, NLP and business create lasting change in the way a practice operates. She has learnt that self-care, kindness in delegation, tight systems and clear communication are the keys to success. Her experience in Australia, Switzerland and the USA has positioned her as an expert consultant & sought after speaker in the dental industry.


Kate Phillips

Kate is a Dental Hygienist with a strong and positive desire to reduce waste in the Dental scene and cleaning up this world one strand of floss at a time. Aspirations to improve dental waste and improve sustainability within with work space.


Colleen O’Callaghan

Colleen has qualifications in Orofacial Myology, Buteyko Breathing Technique, Myofunctional Therapy and Dental Therapy, and is also a qualified and currently practising Dental Hygienist and Breathing Coach. Her passion for preventive health has allowed for a natural progression to breathing re-training programs within my Orofacial Myology practice at Mouth Matters.

Since training in 2012 with the Buteyko Breathing Clinic Worldwide, Colleen has incorporated breathing re-training techniques into her Orofacial Myology Clinic. Programs are offered for mouth breathing correction as well as for orofacial myofunctional disorders and habit cessation for both children and adults.


Our Event Sponsors:


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



Registration Prices

  Early Bird
(Closes 02/10) 
Regular Pricing 
 DHAA members -  $165 $180 
 DHAA Student members -    $50
 ADOHTA members -    $225
 Non members -    $270


8/10/2022 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
The Grange Estate 4 Commonwealth Lane Campbell Town, TAS 7210 AUSTRALIA

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