Keynote Speakers

Dr Sally Cockburn

Dr Sally Cockburn

Medical practitioner

Dr Bobby Birdi

Dr Bobby Birdi (Canada)

Dual specialist in periodontics and prosthodontics


On behalf of the Continuing Professional Development Committee, I welcome you to the 2018 ADAVB Convention. The convention will provide a platform for multidisciplinary exchange of information for all members of the dental team. For the first time we will be running a whole of practice component to bring your team together for collaborative learning and sharing of knowledge.

The convention is designed for oral healthcare professionals seeking excellence in patient outcomes and we welcome dentists, oral health therapists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and practice managers to participate in both streamed and shared sessions. Graduates from the Australian Dental Council examination will have an opportunity to access a tailored program in addition to the main scientific program.

We are bringing a mix of international, Australian and local experts to present on current best practice in all aspects of dentistry. Some of the topics will be fundamental practice essentials and some will look to more contemporary interpretations of dentistry. Our aim is to provide you with opportunities to engage and question, and learn to be the best oral health practitioner you can be.

The Australian Dental Industry Association's Victorian Dental Show will run concurrently with the scientific programs across the two days, bringing together many dental suppliers demonstrating the latest equipment and materials for your practice. The show is a great opportunity for you to socialise with your colleagues, and build professional and social links.

We look forward to seeing you at the ADAVB Convention 2018 in the wonderful Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre.

Ben Keith
Chair, Continuing Professional Development Committee


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