Conference Program

Adelaide Symposium offers a main plenary program, as well as streams in some timeslots 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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Proposed Symposium stream themes:

New Technology
We will investigate recent and emerging technologies in treatment modalities for dental and health care.

Working Towards Sustainability
Speakers will discuss new approaches to various aspects of sustainability such as workforce, the use of consumables and materials, and improving access to care.

Social Responsibility
What is your role? What are your long term goals in providing dental treatment? We will explore ways to expand on the more traditional role of the oral health practitioner and maybe challenge your perceptions.


Confirmed sessions

Main program:

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

  • Geraldine Moses – this knowledgeable drug information consultant and pharmacist will give an update on pharmacology for dental practitioners
  • Mark Hutton President of ADA National – 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
  • 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.
  • A/Prof Sharon Liberali and her guest speaker – discuss appropriate management and responses in the dental setting for victims of domestic violence
  • Sonja Di Matteo – will outline contemporary clinical photographic techniques and devices
  • 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.

Optional Workshops:

Held on Thursday 21st of September our optional workshops (additional costs) give you the chance to boost your CPD hours in a hands on or small group setting.

  • Aniko Ball - Ergonomics workshop
  • Sophie Karanicolas and Cathy Snelling - LA workshop
  • DHAA Aged Care Special Interest Group - Aged Care workshop
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service – Rural and remote oral health promotion and chronic disease management workshop