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DHAA NSW: Full Day CPD at Taronga Zoo

August 25, 2018 @ 08:00 - 17:00

Image of Taronga Zoo logo and image of a giraffe against Sydney skyline

DHAA NSW are excited to announce that for our full day event on the 25th of August 2018 we will be partnering with the charity “Love Your Sister” to raise funds for cancer research.

The event will be held at the iconic Taronga Zoo in Sydney and a percentage of all ticket sales from the day will be donated to “Love Your Sister” along with a charity auction and raffle.

You can also elect to donate money via eventbrite when purchasing your ticket, donations are in $10 amounts and you can choose as many as you would like.

The raffle prize will be one full day registration to any NSW event of your choice.

List of Speakers:
Roisin McGrath – Mental Health
Ron Knevel – Professional Identity
Danielle Begg – Trauma Recovery
Dr Sue Ching-Yeoh – Oral Pathology and Cancer in the dental surgery

About the Speakers
Roisin McGrath
Topic: Mental Health
Roisin McGrath is Lecturer and PhD candidate at the Melbourne Dental School (University of Melbourne) and her research project focuses on building capacity of community mental health workers to support people living with serious mental illness in addressing their oral health needs. Roisin has over 25 years of experience in the oral health field and has worked as a clinician in a range of settings, in both the UK and Australia. In addition to her dental qualifications (dental assistant, dental hygienist and dental therapist), Roisin also has a Graduate Certificate in International Health and a Masters of Public Health (Sexual Health).

Roisin has worked as a lecturer, clinical demonstrator and examiner at the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and RMIT. She has held non-clinical positions in health promotion at Dental Health Services Victoria and outreach/volunteer dental program management with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria. She is past-president of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Victorian Branch and has represented the DHAA on a number of committees and advisory groups. Roisin is the Chair of the local organising committee for the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene, which will be held in Brisbane in 2019.

Almost half of all Australians will experience a mental disorder during their lifetime. Yet stigma still surrounds mental illness and discussing one’s mental health status. This session will present the profile of mental illnesses in Australia and the links between mental health and oral health. It will provide strategies for providing appropriate oral health care for people living with mental illness.

Ron Knevel
Topic: Professional Identity
Ron Knevel has been a lecturer in Dental Hygiene since1986. He started his career at the Dental Hygiene Program in Amsterdam at the Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). He fulfilled a role as lecturer, pre-clinical and clinical coordinator, international coordinator and curriculum coordinator. He has been acting program manager from the Dental Hygiene Program in Amsterdam. He currently is course coordinator of the Oral Health Science Course of La Trobe University in Bendigo and a PhD candidate. He supported the development of the Dental Hygiene Education in Nepal (curriculum advisor and providing didactical and technical training) and managed an Oral Health Promotion Training Centre in Nepal. In 2013 he was the recipient of the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award, for innovation in international education. In 2015 he received recognition for his work in Nepal through a Social Responsibility Award from the IFDH and the Global Child Dental Fund. In 2017 he received the Teaching and Learning Award from the La Trobe Rural Health School.

Professional identity matters. It is important to define your qualities as an oral health care professional. How to explore your authenticity and build a genuine professional profile that is based on unquestionable evidence. What contributes to professional identity, how does what you communicate make a difference and how do your clients evaluate your competence and skills? This presentation aims to inspire you to become a role model for the profession and to make a difference to yourself and your clients. A passionate, inspiring and thought provoking dive into, who we are professionally, our roles, the value we offer, and the responsibilities we have to the community.

Danielle Begg
Topic: Trauma Recovery
Danielle is the Co-founder and CEO of The Yoga Impact Charity, a not for profit providing evidence based, trauma sensitive yoga programs that improve physical and psychological health. The Yoga Impact Charity partners with not for profit organisations, government and schools to provide yoga at no cost to groups of all ages healing from torture and trauma. in 2017 The Yoga Impact Charity delivery 250 trauma sensitive yoga classes in 12 locations.

Danielle is also an advocate of the inclusion of yoga within health services and has presented at a variety of workshops and conferences globally including the North American Refugee Health Conference in Toronto, Australia and New Zealands Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference, The Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research Conference and Settlement Services International from Settlement to Belonging Conference.

Danielle recently completed Harvard Medical Shool Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program. She is also certified yoga teacher and holds a masters of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford and a Bachalor Psychological Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland. She is a recipient of the Centenary Medal for her contribution to social justice.

In 2012, Danielle decided to step off the traditional career path and pursue work as a yoga teacher. Recognising the healing effects of yoga, Danielle sought to combine her background in psychology, social policy and yoga, with her desire to do grassroots community service, and co-founded The Yoga Impact Charity. The charity provides evidence-based trauma sensitive yoga classes to refugees of varying age and background. Having taught over 400 classes across Western Sydney, Danielle will take you on the highs and the lows of the journey to finding her true passion.

Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh
Topic: Oral Pathology and Cancer in the Dental Surgery
Dr Yeoh is a board registered Oral Medicine specialist a in Oral Medicine and maintains a specialist private practice in both Sydney and Canberra. She is also a Consultant Oral Medicine Specialist at the Royal Prince Alfred and Liverpool Hospitals, and is a Visiting Specialist at the Canberra Hospital.

Dr Yeoh holds a Clinical Lecturer appointment at the University of Sydney. Dr Yeoh is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in both the General Stream as well as the Special Fields Stream of Oral Medicine. She is the currently serving as the Treasurer of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia.

Dr Yeoh has published widely in peer reviewed journals, and has presented many continuing education courses nationally and internationally. Her clinical interests lie in oral mucosal disease, salivary gland dysfunction and orofacial pain. Dr Yeoh is currently pursuing ongoing research in the field of autoimmune vesiculobullous conditions.

1. The Oral Cancer Journey
This presentation will explore the patient journey from diagnosis of an oral cancer, through to cancer treatment. We will discuss various traditional and emerging risk factors for the development of oral cancer, as well as the various treatment options available depending on disease staging.

2. Oral Implications of Head and Neck Cancer Therapy
This presentation will cover the oral changes that occur as a result of various cancer treatment modalities. We will discuss practical ways in which you can help your patient pre treatment, during treatment and post cancer treatment.


DHAA Members – To obtain the discounted DHAA Ltd Membership price you are required to be a financial member of the DHAA Ltd on the date of purchase.
Student Members – Student Members must be an eligible and current student member of the DHAA Ltd at the time of purchasing the ticket. Student Membership expires June 30th following your graduation. Student Membership to the DHAA Ltd is Free.
ADOHTA Members – All ADOHTA members are required to show proof of membership to ADOHTA, please email [email protected]. You are required to be a current member at the time of purchase to either DHAA Ltd or ADOHTA inc.
Dietary Requirements – We will attempt to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please send through any restrictions to [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the event.
Cancellation Policy – 14 days notice must be given in writing to [email protected], if you cannot attend, to receive a refund. Reimbursements will not be made after this time. Registration can be transferred to another person of the same membership status.
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August 25, 2018
08:00 - 17:00
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Taronga Zoo
Bradleys Head Road
Mosman, NSW 2088 Australia
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