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Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

1650 Alpine Way

Crackenback, NSW 2627


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We are excited to be holding a full day event at Lake Crackenback!

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8:00am Registration

8.30-8.45 Jenny Morgan Introduction - Colgate

8:45-10.00 Tabitha Acret “You have an implant – Now what?”

10:00-10:30 Morning Tea

10:30-12.00 Tabitha Acret "2nd presentation”

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Ian Epondulan “Considering a Sugary Sweet Beverages (SSBs) Tax?”

2:30-3:00 Afternoon Tea

3:00-4:30 Sahil Bareja “Sleep Apnea and the role of the Dental Hygienists/OHT"

Presenters are as follows:

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.

Lecture Synopsis

You have an implant now what ?

Implant placement is rapidly increasing and so is implant failure and disease. The presentation will go over maintenance protocols, setting appropriate recalls and helping maintain implants for as long as possibel

Ian Epondulan - BOH (USYD), MPH (USYD)

Ian is an Oral Health Therapist and completed a Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) degree from The University of Sydney in 2011. He volunteers for the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) Ltd. and has had clinical experience in Public Health Dentistry at NSW Health. Recently he completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Sydney and he is passionate about Health Promotion and Health Advocacy especially amongst adolescents linking Oral Health with General Health. He is an Educator for the Students As LifeStyle Activists (SALSA) Program which aims to empower high school students to live healthier lives through healthy eating and physical activity.

Lecture Synopsis

Considering a Sugary Sweet Beverages (SSBs) tax?

Lecture Outcomes:

- High-fructose corn syrup in SSBs and its health effects on the body

- Update on Obesity Issue in Australia, Mexico, UK & USA

- Advertising comparisons of the SSB Industry to Tobacco Industry

- Different SSBs Tax Models and where revenue from a SSBs Tax can go towards

- Other strategies used in conjunction with a SSBs Tax

Sahil Bareja

Topic: Sleep apnea and the role of the Dental Hygienist and Therapist

BOH (USYD), GCOhSc(Adelaide). Clinical educator, USYD. NSW Director, DHAA. Founder, Mydentalhealth app

Sahil is a dual qualified Dental therapist and hygienist with advanced skills in adult restorative dentistry. Sahil graduated from University of Sydney and further completed his Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science from the University of Adelaide to expand his skills in adult restorative dentistry. Since graduation, Sahil has completed numerous continuous professional development courses to update his skills both clinically and professionally. In 2014, Sahil completed his Mini-residency in Snoring, Sleep Apnoea and TMJ Disorders and he further pursued his interest by enrolling in Masters of Sleep medicine from University of Sydney. Sahil works closely with multidisciplinary team at the Institute of Sleep Medicine in the detection of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Along with working in private practice, Sahil also teaches at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney as a Clinical educator. Sahil is also the founder of a dental education app called Mydentalhealth, which enables patients to take responsibility of their oral health while at home unsupervised. Sahil takes pride in his work and has special interest in field of dental sleep medicine.

Sahil’s combined knowledge in the field of periodontal disease and Sleep Apnoea enables him to provide an effective treatment by not just treating periodontal disease, but also correcting associated risk factors, such as mouth breathing and chronic dry mouth by managing the associated airways.

Lecture Outcomes:

-Understand the difference between airways in normal sleep cycle and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

-Identify risk factors of OSA

-Discuss intra-oral signs and physiological changes that increase risk of OSA

-Identisy your role as a Dental professional in detecting high risk OSA patients and understanding multi-disciplinary team involved in OSA

-Identify treatments available for OSA, including MAS and CPAP and their implications to oral health

Guest Accommodation:

Minimum 2 night stay
10% off Public available rate at the time of booking for DHAA delegates and families.
Rates include full buffet breakfast daily
Use of Resort complimentary activities, including Resort shuttle to ski tube (runs on a set time table) Discount not valid in conjunction with any other accommodation packages or promotions.

How to book:
Guests can book online using the following code: DHAA

Guests can go onto our website and select the option to book online. This will bring up a page with all dates and rates for each accommodation type. At the top, select the date range for the guest stay. There is a small box called promotional code where guests need to enter the unique wedding code DHAA it will then bring up all the accommodation types available during the conference with the 10% discount already applied. Please note online bookings using this code can only be booked within 12 months of the conference date. If delegates would like to make bookings sooner, please call our friendly reservations team on 02 6451 3000 or email

Ski Hire:

The Resort has an onsite ski hire – Harros Ski Hire – prices are very competitive with on mountain hire outlets.

10% discount can be offered off ski and snowboard and clothing hire to DHAA delegates and families

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

Cancellation Policy - Ten (10) days notice must be given in writing to , 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.

Photography - The DHAA reserve the right to take photographs and videos for publicity, illustration, advertising, web content and reports on events and symposia. These images will not be shared directly with any other business without prior consent. 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

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Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

1650 Alpine Way

Crackenback, NSW 2627


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