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DHAA NSW and ADOHTA NSW - Orthodontics with Dr Derek Mahony

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Airport Function Centre

85 Bourke Road


Alexandria, NSW 2015


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DHAA NSW and ADOHTA NSW invite you to join us for a day on Orthodontics with Dr Derek Mahony.

The course is suitable for Dentists, Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists.

The course is appropriate for those clinicans that both work and do not work within orthdotnics.

The last hour of the course will be dedicated to scope of practice for Dental Hygeinists and Oral Health Therapists in regards to orthodontics.

Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment in the mixed dentition


The identification, evaluation, control and neutralization of worsening factors in a developing malocclusion.

Review of facial growth patterns and a rational choice of diagnostic and therapeutic orthodontic treatment procedures.

Clinicians will be shown how to minimize skeletal, dentoalveolar and muscular problems, by the end of the transition to the permanent dentition.


  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Growth modification
  • Patient co-operation
  • Early treatment philosophy
  • Age 3-7 diagnosis and treatment
  • Oral habits: thumb, tongue, pacifier
  • Posterior cross bite
  • Anterior cross bite
  • Allergies, adenoids and airways
  • Eruption problems
  • Harmonizing width of the dental arches
  • Improving speech problems
  • Simplifying and/or shortening treatment time for later corrective orthodontics
  • Reducing the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
  • Myo-functional therapy
  • Maintaining early treatment changes as the face matures
  • Interceptive therapies in Class III malocclusions
  • Treatment and prevention of craniomandibular disorders in paediatric dentistry
  • Prevention and treatment of periodontal problems in interceptive orthodontics
  • Prevention and treatment of dental trauma


Influence jaw growth in a positive manner

Harmonize width of the dental arches

Improve eruption patterns

Lower risk of trauma to protruded upper incisors

Correct harmful oral habits

Improve aesthetics and self esteem

Simplify and/or shorten treatment time for later corrective orthodontics

Reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth

Improve some speech problems

Preserve or gain space for erupting permanent teeth

The day will include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

8am registrations

8.30am start

Lectures Dr Derek Mahony

10am Morning tea

10.30am Lectures Dr Derek Mahony

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Orthodotnics and Oral Care Dr Annamara Soridillo

2pm Lectures Dr Derek Mahony

3pm Afternoon Tea

3.15 Lecture Dr Derek Mahony

4.15 Denise Higgins- Scope of practie and Orthodontics

5pm finish - Post Conference Drinks

Mrs Denise Higgins

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

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 and CSU oral health external advisory groups, and a peer reviewer for national and international academic journals.

Dr. Derek Mahony, Orthodontist
Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

BDS(Syd) MScOrth(Lon) DOrth RCS(Edin) MDOrth RCSP(Glas) MOrth RCS(Eng)

Diplomate of the International Board of Orthodontics

Derek Mahony is a Sydney based Orthodontist who has spoken to thousands of practitioners about the benefits of interceptive orthodontic treatment. Early in his career Dr. Mahony learned from leading clinicians the dramatic effect functional appliance therapy can afford patients in orthodontic treatment. He has been combining the fixed and functional appliance approach ever since. His lectures are based on the positive impact such a combined treatment approach has had on his orthodontic results and the benefits this philosophy provides in reducing extractions of teeth.

After completing his Dental Degree at the University of Sydney Dr. Mahony proceeded to the United Kingdom where he completed his Masters Degree in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital, Institute of Dental Surgery, London.

Further studies led to the successful completion of a Diploma in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Dr. Mahony has also passed the Royal College of Dentists in Canada post graduate examination in the field of Orthodontics.

Dr. Mahony has passed examinations leading to a postgraduate qualification in Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. He has also attained his Membership in Orthodontics qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Dr. Mahony currently has over 3000 orthodontic patients in active treatment and has been a key note speaker at the International Orthodontic Summit meetings, the International Association of Orthodontics meetings, and the American Association of Functional Orthodontics meetings.

Dr. Mahony approaches his orthodontic diagnosis from a "facial profile" point of view. He sets his treatment goals to create not just straight teeth, but beautiful faces and healthy temporomandibular joints.

Dr. Mahony is a contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, International Orthodontic Journal and Spanish Journal of Dentofacial Orthopedics.

DHAA Members - To obtain the discounted DHAA Ltd Mebership pice 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 contactnsw@dhaa.info. You are required to be a current member at the time of purchase to either DHAA Ltd or ADOHTA inc.

Dietry Requirements - We will attempt to accommodate all dietry requirements. Please send through any restrictions to contactnsw@dhaa.info at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy - 14 days notice must be given in writing to contactnsw@dhaa.info , 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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