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DHAA NSW - Hunter Valley Full Day Event

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Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

15 Thompsons Road

Pokolbin, NSW 2320


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Come and join us in the beautiful Hunter Valley for a full day of CPD with wine tasting to finish!

About this Event

NSW is proud to host another full day CPD event in the beautiful Hunter Valley NSW!

Proudly sponsored by: EMS - TePe - Single Use Instruments

We will be providing 6 hours of quality CPD with a trade display and wine tasting with Tamburlaine Wines and cheese after the conference!

Location: The Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort, 15 Thompson Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

Time: 8.30am registration - 5.00 finish

5.00-6.00pm - Wine tasting and cheese

CPD: 6hours

Accommodation discount at the Oaks, follow the link and insert the code DENTAL: The Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort


1. Professor Axel Spahr, proudly sponsored by EMS

-The new Periodontal classifications

-Current concepts in instrumenation and biofilm control

2. Dr Peter King

-Special needs Dentistry. From infancy to elderly

3. Tabitha Acret

-Full arch and zygomatic implant -surgery to maintenance

4. ASPECT (Autism Australia)

-Austism classifications, therapeutic aids to help in the surgery

Speaker Bios:

Professor Axel Spahr:

Axel Spahr is Head of Periodontics at the Sydney Dental Hospital and Head of the

Discipline of Periodontics at the University of Sydney.

Axel is the former Head of Periodontics at the University of Ulm in Germany and has

worked at various international universities and research facilities. He has additional

training in microbiology, molecular biology and extensive experience in basic science

research and clinical research.

A/Prof. Spahr’s research interests include periodontal regeneration, bone

regeneration, periodontitis and systemic diseases as well as dental implants and peri-

implant diseases. He has lead large externally funded research projects and is

collaborating with leading international research groups and companies in the field of

periodontology, implantology and bone regeneration.

He is author of numerous publications in international peer-reviewed dental and

medical journals, author of book chapters and has presented his work at professional

conferences worldwide.

A/Prof Spahr is a board registered periodontal specialist, Past President of the

Periodontal Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research

(IADR) and works in private specialist practice (Park St Perio) in Sydney.

Dr Peter King:

Dr. Peter King is a Special Needs Dentist with a passion for the development of creative oral health education. He has been involved in developing many education tools including Dental Rescue, A guide for Carers of the elderly, Building Better Oral Health Communities and Protecting Tiny Teeth. He was the first president of the Australian Society of Special Care in Dentistry and conducts his private practice in Newcastle


The special needs practitioner requires a diverse understanding of the human state. With the privilege of caring for people with unique needs comes the responsibility of understanding children with autism, adults with mental illness and elderly people with dementia to name a few. Peter has had over thirty years experience in the field and while he has had many administrative roles over that time, primarily he has been a clinician at the chair. This presentation spans both his thirty years as a special needs dentist and the range of ages and additional needs he has learnt to address in his clinical practice.

Tabitha Acret:

Tabitha has 22 years’ experience in the dental industry. She graduated from Newcastle University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and has since worked in private practice and as dental educator at Sydney University.

Tabitha has a passion for community dentistry, preventative care and implant maintenance. She has volunteered clinically both within Australia and overseas and volunteers on a regular basis for the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA). She is the current DHAA National Vice President, Northern Territory Director and Chair of Continuing Education nationally.

Implant maintenance is her passion and Tabitha has travelled extensively overseas to obtain more knowledge on the subject including the Malo Clinic in Portugal. She is currently undertaking her Implant Maintenance certification in Washington DC, USA.

Tabitha is currently working in private practice in the Northern Territory and has just started her Master’s in Public Health at Charles Darwin University. She also splits her time working as a Clinical Educator for EMS Oceania, helping to pass on her knowledge and passion to ‘keep implants for life’.


As our population increases in age along with social and oral health expectations the amount of single tooth, full arch and complex full mouth rehabilitations using implants increases. As clinicians we need to be able to educate on options and the post care requirements of single implants to full arch cases

Success of an implant has many factors, host response, surgeon skill, prosthetic design and post placement care both at home and professional maintenance.The lecture will go over implant options and maintenance protocols for full arch fixed appliances and zygomatic implants.


Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s largest service provider for people on the autism spectrum. Our specialised, evidence informed schools program is one of the largest in the world, with additional services that include information and advice, diagnostic assessments, behaviour support, parent and family support, and adult programs. We share evidence-informed Aspect practice and applied research nationwide.


Contact for this event - contactnsw@dhaa.info

DHAA Members - To obtain the discounted DHAA Ltd Membership price you are required to be a member of DHAA Ltd on the date of purchase.

Student Members - Student Members must be an eligible and current student member of 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.

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

Cancellation Policy - Ten (10) days notice must be given in writing to (your contact email address), if you cannot attend, to receive a refund. Reimbursements will not be made after this time. Failure to advise of cancellation may result in you being invoiced for the cost of catering. Registration can be transferred to another person of the same membership status.

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Pokolbin, NSW 2320


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