What’s Included?

Social Program

What: Meet and Greet Boat Cruise
Theme: "I'm glad I'm not..." (pregnant, married, homeless, a med student)
Venue: Bella Vista Vessel – All Occasion Cruises
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Includes: Drinks (delegates must be 18+) & Pizza

Come down to the wharf for the ‘Meet and Greet’ cruise on the Bella Vista vessel as it takes you around the famed Sydney Harbour. Get to know your fellow delegates as you all party the night away.
What: Pub Crawl
Theme: Mardi Gras
Venue: Various pubs along King Street, Newtown
Time: 7pm - late
Includes: Drinks (delegates must be 18+) and canapes

Get ready for a fun filled night out on King Street, in the heart of Newtown, the hipster capital of Sydney. Be prepared to run into some of the most extravagant characters Sydney has to offer. We’ll be heading to some of the best bars and pubs Sydney Uni students swear by so get ready to let loose!
What: Nothing!

Wednesday Night offers you the chance to take the night off and have a breather, or explore more of the sites and activities of Sydney, where you are sure to find something which appeals to you. The natural beauty of Sydney’s renowned beaches such as Bondi, Coogee and Palm Beach, the historic and cultural monuments surrounding Sydney Harbour and the Rocks, as well as the many national parks, Royal botanic gardens and bushwalking are just a small snapshot of what is on offer.
What: Harbour Bridge Climb or Pass to Sydney Attractions
Venue: Bridge Climb Sydney
Time: 9am – end
Includes: 3 ½ hour climb experience, Climb Group Photograph, BridgeClimb Cap, Certificate of achievement and a free pass to The Pylon Lookout!

Absorb a 360-degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit of the iconic Harbour Bridge with your friends. Traverse the outer rim of the bridge as it delivers you all the way to the top, where the sky remains just beyond your outstretched fingertips. Alternatively, head down to the famous Sydney Tower to experience the one and only SkyWalk as you go on a guided tour around the outside of Sydney’s highest building. Venture out onto the open-air glass platform as you take in an exhilarating view of the city at a height of 268m. After visiting the Sydney Tower Eye, you can collect passes which will grant you access to 4 amazing attractions including the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds and Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.
What: Clubs Night
Theme: Gender Bender
Venue: Home Night Club – The Rooftop on Level Three
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Includes: Drinks (delegates must be 18+) and canapes

Get ready to party like you have never before at Sydney’s #1 Superclub! Home Night Club is Sydney’s House of Music, located in Darling Harbour boasting three levels and eight rooms! The night starts at Rooftop Level, an impressive space with breathtaking views over Darling Harbour!
What: Gala Ball
Theme: A Night at the Oscars
Venue: Doltone House – Darling Island
Time: 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Includes: 3 Chef Stations, Canapes & Drinks (Delegates must be 18+)

Don your finest garb and sip on some champagne as we celebrate the end of convention with our annual ball on Saturday night. Hosted by Doltone House, enjoy a spectacular waterfront venue on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, with views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and the magical city skyline, as you party to your heart’s content!

Academic Program

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Academic Timetable

Dr. Eduardo Delamare
Misdiagnosed conditions in Oral Radiology – the role of systematic description in the analysis of abnormal findings

The ability to detect and differentiate lesions in intraoral and extraoral images is one of the responsibilities of the dental professional. Consequently, the misdiagnosis or failure to observe abnormalities may lead to claims of malpractice. This session will cover some of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions in Oral Radiology and explore the role of a systematic approach to the identification and interpretation of such findings.”

The speaker: Eduardo Delamare is a clinical Lecturer in the discipline of Dento-maxillofacial Radiology (DMFR) at the University of Sydney. He is responsible for teaching and coordinating the simulation and clinical training of students in all four years of the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program and is also involved with the teaching of Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH).
Dr. Delamare gained his Master’s degree by working with research on the clinical application of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography within multiple areas in Dentistry. His current research interests are in the association of digital diagnostic imaging and computer-aided diagnosis.

Dr. Omar Ikram
Calamities in endodontics! How can I get myself out of this mess?

Root canal treatment is one of the most technically challenging areas in dentistry, it requires good diagnostic skills, tactile perception and dexterity. When an error occurs sometimes it is serious and sometimes it doesn’t affect the outcome. There are many modern tools that can help us decrease these iatrogenic errors.
This lecture will feature cases where the treatment didn’t go to plan and investigate how to remedy these errors. It will also show tools that help make root canal treatment easier.

The speaker: Omar was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and attained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery qualification from Otago University, Dunedin. Whilst studying for this, he also worked at Guy’s Hospital in London and at CWM hospital in Suva, Fiji. During his time at Otago he was awarded the Craddock Prize and distinction in removable prosthodontics. After completion of his undergraduate degree, Omar worked in a private practice in Christchurch and completed his primary exams for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He then moved to London, England, where he gained valuable experience in endodontic treatment.

In 2005, he completed his fellowship for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and began the specialist training course at King’s College, London. His groundbreaking research at King’s entitled ‘Micro-computed tomography of tooth tissue changes following root canal treatment and post space preparation’ was published in the International Endodontic Journal during his final year. This research enabled him to lecture in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. The roles he enjoys most about his job are helping patients and educating other dental practitioners. Outside of the surgery, Omar has an interest in music and is involved in fitness training. He is also a keen follower of soccer and rugby, especially when the All Blacks are doing well.

Professor Heiko Spallek
Big data to guide clinical decision-making

Many who study epidemiology have seen John Snow’s map: http://bit.ly/john-snow that depicts clusters of cholera cases in the London epidemic of 1854. Accurate patient data and a map allowed Dr. Snow to discover that cholera is spread by contaminated water. How have we come from such a legacy of discovery to multi-million dollar electronic health record systems (EHRs) that fall short of supporting clinical work, that fail to help researchers in their quest for knowledge, and that are best described as glorified billing systems—humorously depicted here: http://bit.ly/EHR-State – please watch the first 3.5 minutes of this video prior to the conference. After describing our journey from John Snow to paper records I will compare them with EHRs. Then, I will explore potential pathways from these data cemeteries to EHRs that are sources of knowledge. I will introduce the vision of a Learning Health System that facilitates meaningful access to data in order to improve patient care outcomes and advance dental research. My presentation will conclude with an exploration of the inherent problems around Big Data, such as privacy concerns and how to translate correlation into causation. The presentation will embed some of my past and ongoing research in an attempt to persuade you that computerising dentistry might, as seen in many other fields—think of the music industry, online shopping, banking, mobile phones, industrial robots, self-driving cars—revolutionise how we treat our patients and improve the health of the Australian people through better dental care.

The speaker: Professor Heiko Spallek serves as Pro-Dean at The University of Sydney, Faculty of Dentistry where his key responsibilities include the consolidation of the dental school’s operations and developing the strategic plan for the school in alignment with the Strategic Plan 2016-2020 of University. He works closely with the Dean and faculty leadership to promote cross-faculty and external shared understanding, including negotiations with New South Wales Health and Local Health Districts, to establish joint appointments to share teaching, research and clinical service. He serves as the sole representative of the American Association for Dental Research on the American Dental Association’s Standards Committee on Dental Informatics and has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Knowledge Management. Professor Spallek is councilor of the Dental Informatics Section of the American Dental Education Association.

Mrs Denise Higgins
Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association (ADOHTA): Improving Oral Health outcomes using an integrated intra-professional approach

ADOHTA is the national professional association for oral health practitioners which includes oral health therapists, dental therapists and dental hygienists. ADOHTA advocates for its members and provides professional support for oral health teams to enhance efficiency, productivity, practitioner utilisation and define responsibilities. Our mission is to support collaborative team-based care encompassing oral health practitioners, other dental practitioners and health care providers to enable holistic person-centred care. ADOHTA can assist you to understand these relationships so you can achieve the best oral health outcomes for your patients.

The speaker: Mrs Denise Higgins is a Lecturer in Oral Health Therapy at the University of Newcastle (UON). Denise has over 25 years of experience in oral health with qualifications in dental therapy, dental hygiene, health science (honours), tertiary teaching, simulation and is currently a PhD candidate in oral health simulation.

Denise revolutionised oral health therapy simulation at UON with the introduction of the flipped classroom, instructional video modules and recently developed local anaesthetic simulators. Her research interests are student learning, simulation, oral health education and psychomotor skills.

Denise is the current President of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association New South Wales (ADOHTA NSW), a member of the College of Oral Health Academics (COHA) and a member of Simulation Australasia. She is also the ADOHTA representative for the UON oral health external advisory group and a peer reviewer for national and international academic journals.

Dr Janet Wallace
Oral health therapists: Scope of practice, the dental team and the benefits

All dental practitioners are members of the dental team who exercise autonomous decision making within their area of education, training and competence, to provide the best possible care for their patients. Dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists must practice within a structured professional relationship with a dentist. But how does that work? What are the boundaries of practice within that structured relationship? And what’s the best team approach?

The speaker:
Dr Janet Wallace PhD, GCPTT, BOH, Dip DT, DIP BM, FADI

Dr Janet Wallace is an Oral Health Therapist, Senior Lecturer and the Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program at the University of Newcastle (UON).
Janet is a life member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA), an Honorary member of the Dental Hygiene Association Australia, a member of the UON, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Teaching and Learning committee and the Research committee. Janet is the architect of the Senior Smiles oral health program, a peer reviewer for national and international journals, an advisory board member for eDen online education, a member of the College of Oral Health Academics (COHA), and an appointed board member of the NSW Dental Council.
Most recently Janet has been awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International Dentistry for her services to the profession.

Dr. Andrei Tutoveanu

This lecture is targeted at linking dental disease with dental prescribing; understanding the intricate details of decision-making of drugs and their applications within the dental scope. We as dentists, deal with a plethora of drugs from the compact list we usually prescribe, to the extensive lists we are exposed to in our initial medical analysis. Additionally, we will explore an evidence-based approach into prescribing principles that better optimise our pain management protocols in dentistry.

The speaker: Dr Andrei Tutoveanu is a dual qualified and registered Dental practitioner & Pharmacist. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dentistry, previously attaining a Masters of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Medical Science- specialising in medicinal chemistry.
Dr Andrei demonstrates proficiencies within the fields of aesthetic & implant dentistry, cosmetic & functional facial injectables and clinical pharmacotherapeutics. Passionate about the health profession. Excelling and committing to continuous education.

Professor Elizabeth Martin
Do composite resins restorations pulps?

There is anecdotal information associating the use of composite resins with the loss of pulp vitality. This lecture will look into the evidence available, the properties of CR that limit its longevity and the pulpal changes that occur as a result of leakage and the development of caries. It will also examine the recommended methods to prevent microleakage and discuss the different bonding systems available and their limitations.

The speaker: Elizabeth Martin was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006 and currently holds appointments as Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Discipline Head for Tooth Conservation, Theme Head for Total Patient Care and Sub Dean for Clinical affairs at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health. She has extensive teaching experience within clinical restorative dentistry, is responsible for coordinating the clinical training of students in the final two years of the graduate Bachelor of Dentistry program (BDent) within the two main teaching hospitals and is also heavily involved with planning and introducing the new postgraduate Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program.

Professor Roland Bryant
Posterior Composites in 2017 – General Practice Reality

The patient factor: Patients don’t know that they don’t know
And, apparently, many/most don’t want to know
A half-truth: “Why our dentists must go mercury free” Prof Kerryn Phelps (AWW 2013)
What Prof Phelps did NOT tell her readers
A clinical decision: What standard of posterior composite would you choose to provide for
your mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son ?
Who deserves less ?
Greed: “Small mistakes, the use of short-cuts and lack of attention to detail can and will
result in clinical failure” K Leinfelder (JADA 1994)
Lies: “Composites last as long as amalgam”
An age factor: The different needs of the under and over 55s — the fluoride effect
An ethical issue: Attempting to place a posterior composite in a situation where early failure
is certain — a question of “non-consent”
The challenge: What are our principal goals in placing a posterior composite ?
Rapid, effective incremental placement — is it possible ?

The speaker: After graduating in Dentistry in 1966, Professor Bryant became a full time tutor in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Sydney in 1966 and since this time his teaching positions have included lecturing for several years at University of Birmingham, UK, and undertaking research as a Research Scholar and Visiting Associate Professor at Portland, Oregon in USA.
After several years in general practice dentistry in UK, he returned to Univ Sydney as Lecturer in 1974. He subsequently held positions of Senior Lecturer and A/Professor. Since 1992 Professor Bryant has been a full time Professor of Conservative Dentistry, Head of Department of Operative Dentistry (1989 to 1993), Head of the Discipline of Tooth Conservation until 2009, Sub-Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Acting Head of Discipline of Endodontics and Acting Head of Discipline of Fixed Prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney. In addition, Professor Bryant continues to work part-time in a general dental practice in Sydney. He is widely published and been awarded with many teaching and professional accolades.

Tihana Divnic-Resnik

The speaker: Tihana Divnic-Resnik is a clinical Lecturer in the Discipline of Periodontics at the University of Sydney. Previously, she was a lecturer in Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Belgrade, Serbia for 10 years, where she also practised as a specialist of Periodontology and Oral Medicine.

She has extensive teaching experience within Periodontics, is responsible for teaching and coordinating the simulation and clinical training of students in the all four years of the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program within the two main teaching hospitals and is also involved with teaching of Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) and DClinDent postgraduate students in Periodontics. She is also involved in research and currently supervising a number of research projects of graduate (DMD) and postgraduate students (DClinDent).

She gained her Master degree by doing research on periodontal regeneration with synthetic bone graft based on calcium sulfate and PhD degree by researching the use of bone morphogenetic proteins BMP-2 in alveolar socket preservation. She has published her work in several international journals and presented it at numerous professional conferences. Her research interests lie mainly in the areas of periodontal therapy, bone regeneration, tissue management, oral microbiology and locally delivered oral microbials.

In addition, she is appointed as the Coordinator of Foundation of Clinical Dentistry (FCDB) for first and second year of Doctor of Dental Medicine program and is involved in clinical treatment of patients at the Department of Periodontics at the Sydney Dental Hospital

Danielle Gibbens
Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA): Team approach to care: How to work effectively with a Dental Hygienist

In private practices around Australia the dental hygienist is a prominent feature in the preventative care of patients. As a new graduate to private practice it can be difficult to know how to utilise their particular skills and know how this team of dentist and hygienist can provide optimum care for the patient. This presentation will cover all of this in detail, so that you can feel confident in a team approach to care for your patients.

The speaker: Danielle has been volunteering for the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia for over eight years in many roles at both state and national level most notably post Tasmanian director. Currently she can be found assisting with the DHAA presence on social media and a regular writer for the DHAA publication the Bulletin.

Day to day Danielle works full time clinically as a Dental Hygienist in private practice and specialist periodontics clinics in Launceston and Hobart Tasmania. She is also currently studying a Masters of Public Health through the University of Tasmania.

Nellie Elizabeth (Liza) Pretorius
Recent grads talk

The speaker: Liza Pretorius obtained her Masters degree from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa in 2003 with a thesis entitled: “The effect of Arnica Montana D6 on the level of discomfort in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment”. She immigrated to Australia with her husband and son in 2010, and enrolled in the Bachelors Degree in Oral Health Therapy at Central Queensland University in 2013. She received numerous academic awards and scholarships during her time at CQU, and finally graduated Dux Litterarum in 2016.

She started working as an Oral Health Therapist in private practice, but soon realised her heart was not in the private sector and has since accepted a position as Oral Health Therapist – Clinical Coordinator with Central Queensland Health and Hospital Services.

She is passionate about working in disadvantaged communities, and participated in various volunteer outreaches in Africa and, more recently, New Delhi in India. She became an Australian citizen in 2015 and looks forward to serving the Australian public for many years to come.

Dr Janet Wallace
‘Senior Smiles’ a model of preventative oral health care for older people in residential aged care facilities: The oral health team approach
2.45-3.30pm (OHT streamed seminar)

Description of talk: Managing oral health in residential aged care facilities remains a challenge mostly unmet. The ‘Senior Smiles’ model of oral health care for people living in residential aged care facilities has been tested on the NSW Central Coast, it is proven, transportable and provides appropriate oral health care within a framework that encompasses education, prevention and referral pathways for more complex dental care by utilising oral health practitioners and a team approach to oral health care.

The speaker: Dr Janet Wallace PhD, GCPTT, BOH, Dip DT, DIP BM, FADI

Dr Janet Wallace is an Oral Health Therapist, Senior Lecturer and the Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program at the University of Newcastle (UON).
Janet is a life member of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA), an Honorary member of the Dental Hygiene Association Australia, a member of the UON, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Teaching and Learning committee and the Research committee. Janet is the architect of the Senior Smiles oral health program, a peer reviewer for national and international journals, an advisory board member for eDen online education, a member of the College of Oral Health Academics (COHA), and an appointed board member of the NSW Dental Council.
Most recently Janet has been awarded a Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International Dentistry for her services to the profession.

Dr Melanie Hayes
Musculoskeletal disorders within the profession
3.30-4.15pm (BOHT streamed seminar)

Work-related pain continues to be a significant issue for dental practitioners, beginning as early as during their education and training. While many dental students are educated about the risks of poor posture, there are also environmental and psychosocial influences on well-being which need to be considered. Established ergonomic principles as well as new approaches to preventing work-related pain will be explored.

The speaker: Dr Melanie Hayes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Dental Hygienist. She was awarded her PhD in 2013, on the topic of musculoskeletal disorders in the dental profession, and has published and presented her research widely. She is passionate about exploring new approaches to the prevention of work-related pain in dentistry.
Mel is also currently the President and a Director of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia Ltd.

Dr Ernie Altman
Paediatric Periodontics
4.15-5.45pm (OHT streamed seminar)

Gingivitis, in varying degrees, is a nearly universal finding in children and adolescents, but they are only rarely subject to destructive forms of the disease.
Periodontitis MAY occur in children and adolescents, almost universally in association with genetic disorders, medical syndromes, or in profoundly immunocompromised children.
Some common childhood diseases have distinctive oral presentations, which will be discussed, together with hormonal influences.
Categories of high risk patients will presented.
Early mentoring and motivation to habitual effective plaque control will be proposed as a preferred strategy, rather than trying to “teach oral hygiene” to adolescents and young adults.

The speaker: Dr Ernie Altman. BDS (Hons) MDS (Syd.) MHP (UNSW)
Lecturer. Faculty of Health and Medicine. University of Newcastle.
Honorary Life Member. Australian Society of Periodontolgy.

Previously Honorary Specialist Clinical Associate with the Faculty of Dentistry, Sydney University, at both Sydney dental Hospital and Westmead. Taught Dental Auxiliaries at NSW TAFE and for the Dental Assistant’s (Professional) Association, and before training began in NSW was a Dental Board Examiner for Overseas Trained Dental Hygienists. Continued teaching following retirement, and became a Community Relations Officer for the NSW Branch of the ADA.

Received the Award of Merit from the Australian Dental Association for services to Dental Education and the Community.
Received Teaching and Learning Excellence Award from the Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle.


Dr. John Hyun Uk Cho
Removable Prosthodontics

This lecture will hopefully inspire this new generation of dentists to consider the discipline of Removable Prosthodontics as a challenge to be embraced rather than a nuisance to be avoided. There are few other disciplines within dentistry which provide such scope for the clinician to exercise a balance of artistic endeavour and scientific rigour whilst providing potentially life-altering outcomes for patients.

The speaker: Dr John Cho graduated from the University of Sydney. He started his dental journey in a rural private practice in Parkes NSW, prior to returning to returning to Sydney to complete his specialist training in Prosthodontics. He now maintains a specialist prosthodontics practice in Canberra, where his main interests lie in gold restorations, implant prostheses, and removable prosthodontics. He enjoys teaching at CSU and Sydney University, as well as for the International Team for Implantology and various implant companies.

Dr. Allauddin Siddiqi
Oral Health and Periodontics

At the ADSA annual convention, I will highlight the importance of the oral health awareness and knowledge. I will discuss how we can improve oral health of our patients, how we can change behaviour to promote prevention and avoid disease. I will take you beyond periodontal care to improve systematic health and will come up with some strategies to improve oral health of our patients.

The speaker: Blurb about speaker: I am Allauddin Siddiqi, I am working as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences at Charles Sturt University. After graduating from Pakistan, I moved to Cape Town South Africa, where I did my Postgraduate Diploma and Master in Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery with cum laude. Thereafter, I completed two fellowships in Cranio-Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery from Germany. I moved to New Zealand in 2009 to peruse my Doctorate in Oral Implantology/Periodontology from the University of Otago. I have conducted case control studies, randomised controlled clinical trials and numerous in vivo and in vitro studies I have active research collaborations and networks with different research groups in Germany, South Africa, Pakistan and New Zealand. So far, I have published over 20 papers in high-impact factor peer-reviewed international journals.

Dr. Ahmed Ali
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in Dental Education: What is next?

Advances in technology have enabled dental professionals to deliver more accurate treatments in a timely and effective approach. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) integration is an example of the means in which technology has revolutionised treatment methods. Latest innovations in the dental uses of CBCT have identified the significance of yielding results in relation to the optimum use of this examination method to interpreters, educators and clinicians. It is thus the duty of the dental instructor to integrate the most up to date knowledge in relation to this technology into their syllabi in an appropriate method to ensure competence in utilising this technology by future dental providers and in turn provide better care for their patients. This presentation will illustrate the requirements of the next level of dental education involving the CBCT.

The speaker: I have joined the academic team in Charles Sturt University/Wagga Wagga campus in 2014. I accomplished a Bachelor of Dental Science Degree, and had been awarded a Master of Dental Science in 2010 in Prosthetic Dentistry, specifically in the area of stress analysis of implant supporting overdentures. I am a restorative dentist with more than 10 years of clinical experience. So far, in my journey at Charles Sturt University, I have taught undergraduate dental students in the field of pre-clinical practice, restorative dentistry and dental diagnosis. I have passion in blended learning methods, and improving life-long skills for the students including problem solving and critical thinking skills. In my free time, I enjoy playing the drums, table tennis and catch with my 3 year old daughter.

Dr. Michelle Heffernan
Endodontic problem solving skills are often necessary even from the early treatment stages such as diagnosis right through until post-treatment

This lecture will address 3 keys steps in endodontic problem solving:
1. Learn how to prevent problems during endodontic treatment
2. Learn to identify problems that exist or that occur during treatment
3. Learn how to manage problems once they are recognised

In endodontics, if you are given lemons learn how to make lemonade!

The speaker: Dr. Michelle Heffernan is the Head of Discipline of Endodontics at the University of Sydney. She also treats patients in her specialist endodontic private practice, BMA House Endodontists, on Macquarie Street in Sydney.
Dr. Heffernan’s dental career started at the University of Pittsburgh in the USA, where she obtained a degree in dental hygiene and then her dental degree. Dr. Heffernan obtained her Masters Degree in Endodontics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to relocating to Sydney, she practiced in a private endodontic practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Dr. Heffernan is a prominent lecturer and clinical educator in Australia. She has given numerous lectures in the USA and Australia. Over the last three years, Dr. Heffernan has implemented rotary endodontics and the use of microscopes to the student clinics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney

Associate Professor Jane Taylor
We are all Forensic Odontologists

The talk ‘We are all Forensic Odontologists’ will introduce the speciality of forensic odontology and how all dental professionals have a role to play. Case studies will be included.

The speaker: Associate Professor Jane Taylor is a dental graduate of the University of Adelaide. She was Director of the Forensic Odontology Unit at the University of Adelaide until 2004 when she moved to the University of Newcastle to establish the Bachelor of Oral Health program. She is currently Head of Discipline of Oral Health at the University of Newcastle.


Accommodation will be held at Pullman Hyde Park and Novotel Central.
A maximum of 4 people is allowed for each room.
Check in is from 2pm (Monday 3rd). Delegates can leave their bags in hotel storage and explore Sydney before this time on the day.

Pullman Hyde Park

The Pullman Sydney Hyde Park is ideally placed near some of Sydney’s most popular attractions, such as the vibrant Surry Hills dining scene and the fantastic nightlife on Oxford St. The hotel is located directly across the park from Museum Railway Station for travel to the Sydney CBD and other destinations. It is also home to a spectacular rooftop pool and recreation deck, excellent on-site dining and amazing spa and gym facilities.

Novotel Central

After the big academic days, come relax at Novotel Central. This contemporary hotel offers a range of services and facilities including concierge services, 24 hour reception, room service, Fieldhouse Restaurant and Bar, outdoor heated swimming pool and spa, and state-of-the-art gymnasium. Find yourself within walking distance to Chinatown, and major entertainment and shopping precincts in Sydney’s CBD.