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DHAA NT Half day seminar

September 15, 2018 @ 13:00 - 17:00

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DHAA NT – Half Day Seminar

Presentation Synopsis
Join the DHAA Ltd Nt chapter for their first CPD event in Alice Springs. The day will consist of 3-hours of presentations.

1.00pm Registration
1.30pm Lecture Dr Christine May
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm Lecture Tabitha Acret/ Hellen Checker
5.00pm Finish

CPD hours: 3 hours (scientific)

About the Speakers

Dr Christine May
Teledentistry: your express link to professional dental advice, anywhere In this progressive and innovative lecture, Dr Christine May, Founder of FaceWell Teledentistry, will describe what teledentistry is, how it works, and discuss the advantages and challenges to providing remote dental care via this platform for both practitioners and patients. Case studies will be used to illustrate. Q and A will follow at the finish of the lecture.

After twenty years working in the dental industry across Australia, I’ve become an enthusiastic advocate for mouth-body wellbeing: improving health via knowledge of the links between oral health and total body wellness. I have extensive career experience in general, cosmetic, special needs, complex and HIV dental medicine, aged care, dental phobia management and rural and remote dentistry.

I also have qualifications in Chinese medicine and facial injectables. I’ve completed advanced courses in dental sleep medicine, orofacial myology, integrative nutrition, naturopathy, yoga and massage. I’m a health writer and have had articles published in the media. I’ve been a clinical educator at Sydney University and give lectures to the profession on integrative dental medicine topics. I’m based in Sydney. I enjoy fitness, food, house music, dancing, riding my vespa, and exploring new places and cultures around the globe, especially when it’s not beach weather at home.

Hellen Checker
Hellen has worked as dental hygienist in private practice and the public sector in Alice Springs. She volunteered internationally on seven work trips to Vietnam. She has held industry leadership and advocacy roles, including Presidency of peak body, the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia Inc. (DHAA) and a was a member of the National Minimal Intervention Dentistry Workshop and Alliance for Caries Free Future. Hellen is currently completing a Master degree in Leadership (Health and Human Services) University of Tasmania School of Medicine. She was a Research Fellow at UWA International Research Collaborative for Oral Health and Equity and previously worked for University of Adelaide as a clinical tutor and as a research officer and clinician for the Perio- Chronic Kidney Disease study based in Alice Springs

Tabitha Acret
Tabitha obtained a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University fo Newcastle, and since graduation has worked in private practice and also as a clinical educator at Sydney University. Tabitha is currently studying for a graduate diploma in Obstructive Sleep Apneoa and is passionate about continuing education. Previously the NSW Chair and now NT director she is a passionate volunteer for the DHAA. Tabitha is a Swiss Dental Academy trainer and regularly presents both in Australia and overseas. After attending Europerio9 in Amsterdam, Tabitha will present an update on the changes to the periodontal classification system.


DHAA Event Regulations
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. DHAA Student Membership is free and expires on 30 June of the year following your graduation.

Cancellation Policy: 10 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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If you would prefer your image NOT be used, then please notify us in advance, in writing, of the event that you are attending to [email protected]


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