Conference Program

Adelaide Symposium offers a main plenary program, as well as streams in some time slots on both Friday and Saturday. There are also a number of optional extra workshops on Thursday. The full program will be publicised once finalised.

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The Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday 21st Sept in the Exhibition Hall. Please join us there from 5.00 till 7.00 pm.

Main program - confirmed sessions

Our main program will kick off on Friday 22nd September and continue on Saturday 23rd featuring a range of topics and presenters including:

Friday 22nd September

  • Ron Knevel and panel: Karen Smart, Kelly Hennessy – The Power of E-portfolios
  • Dr Janet Kelly and panel - Experiences of Aboriginal people in health care. How practitioners can improve communication and health care outcomes with the indigenous population, including the importance of clinical yarning.
  • Mark Hutton (Past President of ADA Federal) – will outline aspects of the FDI Vision 2030 “Sustainability in dentistry” and how we can play our respective roles in this global movement
  • Sue Rusalen – this well-established dental hygienist and entrepreneur will outline the use and relevance of video microscopy for the periodontal patient
  • A/Prof Sharon Liberali and Deirdre Flynn (of Catherine House) – discuss appropriate management and responses in the dental setting for victims of domestic violence
  • Dr Martin Webb - The numbers game - how to play it safely. An in-depth look at item numbers, audits and provider numbers.

Saturday 23rd September

  • Dr Trudy Lin* – Health inequity, social inequalities & social responsibility
  • Geraldine Moses – this knowledgeable drug information consultant and pharmacist will give an update on pharmacology for dental practitioners
  • Cathryn Carboon – provides us with a review of the evidence based movement towards sustainable dentistry, ways we can implement initiatives and integrate new practices into education programs.
  • Sarah Kelly – NZ Dentist and Clinical Advisory Board Member will share some frightening facts on dentistry’s impact on the environment and present many practical strategies and solutions.
  • Dr Angie Nilsson - Prevention for sustainable care: from the global to the personal (This presentation is sponsored by Oral B).

    *Dr Trudy Lin appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International.'