VIC - Reconnect & Recharge for Success

Join us for a day of learning and networking at the Treacy Centre in Melbourne's Royal Park.


About our Topics  Registration Prices


We are excited to present an exceptional lineup of speakers who will cover a range of topics from periodontal and peri-implant diseases to social media for dental professionals. The venue, a beautiful Victorian mansion surrounded by stunning gardens, provides the perfect backdrop for this full-day conference and is only three minutes from Melbourne CBD.

With catering and drinks provided, you can immerse yourself in the presentations without worrying about a thing. Our day will finish off with drinks, canapes and an open round table discussion where we want to know what you would like to see for future CPD topics and what DHAA state initiatives you would like to see addressed.

Earn 4.5 hours of scientific CPD and 1.5 hours of non-scientific CPD, for a total of 6 hours, while expanding your knowledge and connecting with fellow dental professionals.

Featuring speakers:

  • Dr Jessica Wei & Dr Melosh Naicker
    • Interactive Case Discussions on the Management of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases
  • Jarrod McMaugh 
    • Vaping and Oral Health - What are the Implications?
  • Emma Cubis
    • Building a Social Media Presence as a Dental Professional
  • Dr Mihiri Silva
    • An overview of Paediatric Oral Health: Enamel defects, early childhood caries and more!
  • Edward Butler
    • Setting up a Successful OHT Private Practice
  • DHAA Member Update
    • Find out what's happening with provider numbers, the DHAA Aged Care Chapter, the Pyjama Fairy: Brush, Book, Bed project and more!


CPD Hours: 4.5 hours scientific CPD / 1.5 hours non-scientific CPD (6 hours in total)

Our Event Sponsors:



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


Lecture Synopsis:

Building a Social Media Presence as a Dental Professional - Emma Cubis

Over the last ten years, there has been an increase in health professionals including dental clinicians establishing an online professional presence on social media platforms. This presentation is designed to help dental hygienists and oral health therapists understand this evolution, equip them with the skills to establish an effective social media presence and provide a practical approach to creating sustainable growth of a personal brand and social media presence.

Learning objectives

Upon conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to understand:

  • Why your personal brand is more important than you think
  • The benefits of having a personal brand as a dental professional
  • The different ways to create an online presence as a dental professional
  • Tips for authentic branding


Emma Cubis

Emma Cubis, BoH, is an oral health therapist based in Melbourne, Australia. A 2013 graduate from the University of Melbourne, Emma is passionate about educating individuals beyond the dental clinic about oral health and overall wellness through her social media platforms @emmatalksteeth. In addition to a practicing OHT, she is a KOL, presenter, host of the Talk Dental to Me podcast and Curaprox Australia ambassador.


Interactive Case Discussions on the Management of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases Dr Jessica Wei & Dr Melosh Naicker

Combining their expertise, the speakers will present a range of cases discussing the various treatment options available for the management of:

  • Peri-implantitis – Non surgical vs surgical vs explant
  • Periodontal surgery vs Periodontal endoscopy
  • Stage III and Stage IV Periodontitis: “ Hold or Remove”

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the treatment options available for the management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
  • Learn how to formulate effective treatment plans
  • know how to assess treatment response and decide on further treatment options


Dr Jessica Wei

Dr Jessica Wei studied dentistry at the University of Melbourne and during her early years as a dentist, worked in private practices in Geelong and Cairns before finally returning to Melbourne in 2009. Since then she has been constantly involved in the teaching of dental students at the University of Melbourne as a clinical demonstrator and supervisor. Ever since graduating as a dentist, Jess has continued to further herself as a practitioner, completing her Fellowship in General Dental Practice, before embarking on her road to becoming a Periodontist at the University of Melbourne in 2014.

She has been working as a periodontist at the Perio Centre since 2016. Her interests are surgical management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases Jess enjoys spending family time with her two young boys and her husband and Luna, her spoodle.


Dr Melosh Naicker

Melosh completed her Bachelor's Degree in Oral Health at the University of Durban Westville, South Africa in 1991. After graduating, she spent a short time in general private practice and was offered a position at the School of Dentistry, UDW where she lectured for 16 years.

She immigrated to Australia in March 2007. She has been working in periodontics with Dr Adam Rosenberg since 2008. Melosh also demonstrates and lectures to Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy students at University of Melbourne Dental School. Her interests are non-surgical periodontal surgery including perioscopy and supportive periodontal maintenance for implant supported prosthesis. Melosh graduated with her Masters of Public Health Degree from the University of Queensland in 2012. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in June 2020. The title of her research was “To evaluate the effectiveness of using an endoscope with scaling and root planing as compared to scaling and root planing only using clinical, microbiological and radiographic parameters” which was published in the Journal of Periodontology (May 2021).


Vaping and Oral Health - what are the implications? - Jarrod McMaugh

Learning objectives:

  • Outline the process of vaping
  • Provide a comparison of vaping, conventional tobacco smoking and elicit drug taking
  • Describe the health impact of vaping
  • Summarise the current legal and professional sentiment in vaping in Australia Discuss the role of oral health professionals in vaping

Jarrod McMaugh

Mr McMaugh is a pharmacist with a strong interest in health consumer and professional advocacy. He has been actively involved with organisations and representative groups who provide a clear voice for the people they representing such as Hepatitis Victoria, Harm Reduction Victoria, and Chronic Pain Australia.?? Besides being an exceptional community pharmacist and pharmacy owner,he has held many executive positions in pharmacy and is currently the Victorian state manager of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. As a thought-leader within the pharmacy profession, he has been providing education sessions or expert opinion, via many professional and commercial organisations including the Australian Journal of Pharmacy, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Retail Media, NPS Medicinewise and Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Understanding Practice ownership as an OHT or Hygienist: Is It right for you? - Edward Butler

Owning a dental practice as an OHT or Dental Hygienist can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges unique to the OHT or Hygienist owner requiring a significant investment of time, energy, and resources. However, with careful planning, strategic management and a commitment to providing excellent patient care, it can be a fulfilling and successful venture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the overarching responsibilities of owning a dental practice
  • Explore the unique challenges of owning a dental practice as an OHT or Hygienist
  • Develop an awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of business ownership

Edward Butler

Graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2008 with a Bachelor of Oral Health Degree, and subsequently obtaining his Advanced Scope of Clinical Practice, Edward has worked across the private, public and the dental education sector for over 14 years. in 2019 Edward decided to pursue his career long ambition and establish Victorian Dental Group, a highly successful general and specialist practice in Melbourne’s South East.



An overview of Paediatric Oral Health: Enamel defects, early childhood caries and more! - Dr Mihiri Silva

Early life events leave their mark well beyond childhood and have long lasting impacts on the future health and disease of individuals. In this lecture we will discuss common dental conditions in childhood, how these and other events in early childhood shape later health outcomes and how dental practitioners can support children and families to start on the right path.

Learning objectives
  • To understand how the concept of developmental origins of health and disease applies to oral health
  • To describe early life influences on oral health in childhood
  • To describe strategies that can help patients adopt behaviours to improve oral health

Dr Mihiri Silva

Dr Mihiri Silva is a Consultant paediatric dentist and Clinician-Scientist Fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and a senior lecturer at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne. Mihiri is the Chair of the Australian Dental Association Oral Health Committee, President of the Australian New Zealand Society for Paediatric Dentistry Victorian Branch and Secretary of the Paediatric Oral Health Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research. Her research ranges from cohort studies and to qualitative research and seeks to understand drivers of poor oral health in children and develop innovative evidence-based population and clinical interventions to address these.


Car parking along The Avenue, Walker St, Royal Parade or at the Melbourne Zoo (located closest to the Avenue) situated on Elliott Avenue.

Public Transport:

Tram No 19 from Elizabeth Street to Walker Street (Stop 16), is a quick, pleasant and easy ride from the city.
The Upfield Train will take you to Royal Park Station. Please visit Public Transport Victoria website for more information on this service:

Registration Prices

  Early Bird  Regular Pricing 
 DHAA members -  $200 $230
 DHAA Student members - $95 $95
 ADOHTA members -  $240  $285
 Non members -  $300  $345

Early bird registration closes on the 15th of May

15/07/2023 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Treacy Centre 126 The Avenue Parkville, VIC 3052 AUSTRALIA
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Not a DHAA Member?

You can still attend our events by creating a purchase account at the link above. This will be a non-member account where you can register for events and track your event registrations. It does not allow you access to member benefits or the members portal, these are only accessible by joining as a DHAA member.