Mobile Dental Providers Australia MDPA2024

Mobile Dental Providers Australia: MDPA2024

Mobile Dental Providers Australia: MDPA2024

Fri Jul 26 2024 at 09:00 am to Sat Jul 27 2024 at 06:00 pm

Rydges World Square Hotel, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia

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Mobile Dental Providers Australia: MDPA2024, 26 July | Event in Sydney | About the event Mobile Dental Providers Australia: MDPA2024
MDPA24: New Horizons

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About this Event

Join us for our third Mobile Dental Providers Australia conference that is set to redefine the way you practice dentistry! MDPA24 is a fantastic opportunity for all dental practitioners to explore or dig deep in the world of mobile dentistry as our comprehensive program has it all.

But that's not all - we are also proud to host a massive trade expo featuring the latest dental technologies, equipment, and services. This expo is your opportunity to connect with industry leaders, discover new products, and expand your network.

Event Details:

CPD: Up to 12 hours CPD

Location: Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

3 interactive workshops (Friday 26th July)

Full day presentations (Saturday 27th July)

A huge trade exhibition with over 12 exhibitors!!

Friday 26th July: Workshops
9.00am-11.30 Workshop: Providing education in Childcare Centres

*more details to come shortly

2hours CPD. Registration 15mins prior to workshop start time

12.30pm-2.30pm Workshop: Providing education in Aged Care facilities

*more details to come shortly

2hours CPD. Registration 15mins prior to workshop start time

3.00pm - 5.00pm Workshop: A dynamic approach to caries control with SDF and the latest restorative materials Proudly sponsored by SDI

2hours CPD. Registration 15mins prior to workshop start time

Learning objectives:

-Identify indications and contraindications of using SDF

-Analyse the latest restorative materials and select the correct material for the restoration

-Hands on using SDF Riva Star, Stella

Dr Vaibhav Garg: Dr. Garg has worked in Oral Health and Public Health since 2012. His career working in low resource, rural and remote settings in Australia and overseas has provided insight into the value of innovations for communities most in need of dental care. Most recently he has brought his clinical and public health expertise to the role of Senior Dentist and Manager Oral Health Program with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations. This Health Management role aims to provide a culturally appropriate and NSQHS Accredited Dental Service within an Integrated Primary Health approach to Chronic Disease management in remote Australia. This service is delivered to a range of stakeholders including Aboriginal communities in remote Central Australia, as well as remote communities in far-north South Australia.

Saturday 27th July: Full Day Lectures

Professor Ian Meyers
"Treatment planning and treatment provision to maximise oral health outcomes"

Emeritus Professor Laurence Walsh
"Taking it on the road: Tackling practical infection control issues for mobile dental services"

Dr Martin Webb
"Claiming confidence: How to comply with Medicare and health funds"

Professor Alexander Holden
" Clinical governance considerations for mobile dental providers: a risk focused approach"

Marianne Nicolle
"Preserving Smiles, Protecting Rights: A Legal Insight into Patient Data Control"

Presenter: Professor Ian Meyers

Title: "Treatment planning and treatment provision to maximise oral health outcomes"

Learning objectives:

-Reviewing the fundamentals of treatment planning in oral health care

-Understanding the opportunities and limitations of providing comprehensive oral health care in a restricted environment

-Appreciating the aspects of accessibility, affordability and achievability

-Applying the 5M's or oral health care - Mind, Mobility, Medications, Multicomplexity, and Mostters Most

-Embracing minimally invasive strategies for management of compromised dentitions

-Considering 'herodontics', is it an option and the decisions around the tooth retential or extraction

Biography: Professor Ian Meyers is currently in general dental practice and is an honorary professor of the University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Professor Ian Meyers brings over thirty five years of combined experience in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university clinics and hospital based dental clinics. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Amongst his previous positions are the inaugural Colgate Chair of Dental General Practice Dentistry, Chief Dental Officer for Queensland Health, and President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association.

As a general dental practitioner, Ian Meyers has extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, and has a special interest in diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dental materials, fibre-reinforced composites, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry.

Presenter: Emeritus Professor Laurence Walsh

Title: Taking it on the road: Tackling practical infection control issues for mobile dental services.

Learning objectives:

1. Understand the unique challenges and risks associated with infection prevention and control in a mobile dental setting.

2. Appreciate the impact of AS 5369 for reprocessing aspects of mobile dental services, and the importance of facility-level risk assessments to inform local protocols.

3. Learn key aspects of assessing air and water quality issues for a mobile dental service, and how to apply concepts of segregation to enhance safe care and effective reprocessing.


Laurie is a well known senior dental academic and specialist in special needs dentistry. He has served on the academic staff of the University of Queensland School of Dentistry for 40 years, including for 21 years as the research group leader in oral microbiology. Since retiring from UQ in 2020 and then being appointed as an emeritus professor, Laurie has continued his applied research in clinical microbiology. Laurie has been the editor of the ADA Guidelines on Infection Prevention and Control since 2012, and he currently represents ADA on 4 committees of Standards Australia (including medical instrument reprocessing, and personal protective equipment). He has been involved in the review and redesign of mobile and fixed dental facilities for many years.

Presenter: Dr Martin Webb

Title: “Claiming confidence: How to comply with Medicare and health funds

Learning objectives

-Understand appropriate billing and claiming strategies

-Identify our obligations with billing and claiming for both Medicare and health funds

-Understand the consequences of billing inappropriately

-Identify the documentation that needs to be available if you were audited by Medicare and or health funds.


Dr Martin Webb is a dentist in private practice on the Sunshine Coast. He was appointed recently as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney School of Dentistry, and as an ATH Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Dr Webb works at the Australian Dental Council as an examiner, and conducts final year dental student viva examinations at UQ.

He has served in the past as the ADA Federal Vice President, the ADAQ State President, is currently the Vice Chair of the ADA Schedule and Third Party Committee. He has conducted CPD lectures and webinars for over 10 years for ADAQ and ADA Federal, and recently for ADA Victoria, University of Western Australia, University of Sydney, University of Newcastle, Curtin University, University of Adelaide, University of Queensland, CQU, Charles Sturt University, DHAA and ADOHTA.

Dr Webb acts as an AHPRA auditor, mentor and educator to assist dentists with conditions on their registration. As a member of the ADAQ Peer review panel, he provides advice to ADAQ staff working to assist dentists with health fund audits, AHPRA complaints and Professional Indemnity insurance legal claims. Dr Webb serves on the Australian Government Professional Services Review Panel, to review inappropriate Medicare billing under the CDBS. Dr Webb works as an assessor for QCAT, to assist the Judge with Professional misconduct court trials where dentists are charged by the OHO or DBA. He provides expert opinion reports for professional indemnity insurance lawyers, and has worked in the past as a clinical expert for OHO, the co- regulators in Qld. Dr Webb is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Presenter: Professor Alexander Holden

Title: Clinical Governance Considerations for Mobile Dental Providers: A Risk Focused Approach

Learning Objectives:

- To introduce clinical providers to a risk-based approach for clinical governance;

- Identify and explore some common sources of risk and how these might be addressed;

- Assist attendees to begin to implement a risk-based approach to clinical governance in their workplace environments


Clinical Professor Alexander C L Holden


Alexander completed his undergraduate dental degree in Sheffield (UK) and then completed further four degrees in law, dental public health, community dentistry and research from the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Before moving to Sydney in 2015, Alexander worked clinically in private and public practice in the North of England, holding a special interest in conscious sedation and the use of hypnosis in dentistry.

Alexander holds specialist registration with the Dental Board of Australia in Public Health (Community) Dentistry and is internationally recognised for his work on oral health systems, dental ethics and healthcare professionalism. In Australia, he has worked within the private, public and academic sectors and currently holds senior academic and public health positions. Alexander is also a Partner and Principal Dentist at a private dental practice on the Lower North Shore of Sydney – Honest Tooth Dental Care.

Alexander is currently the Head of Specialist Services at Sydney Dental Hospital and Oral Health Services where he manages a diverse and integrated portfolio of specialised departments offering cutting-edge care. The departments within the portfolio contain conventional specialist services such as prosthodontics and oral medicine, alongside more holistic care such as social work.

Alexander holds an appointment as a Clinical Professor with the University of Sydney School of Dentistry where he is also the Head of Subject Area for Professional Practice along with other governance roles. Alongside his clinical and academic expertise, Alexander also has extensive experience in corporate governance.

Alexander is a Fellow by examination of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine and the College of General Dentistry, as well as a member in specialist practice (Dental Public Health) with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Presenter: Marianne Nicolle (Principal Lawyer)

Title: "Preserving Smiles, Protecting Rights: A Legal Insight into Patient Data Control"

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

• Identify who owns a patient’s dental records.

• Discuss dental practitioners’ obligations concerning the collection, storage, use, disclosure, and correction of dental records.

• Discuss a patient’s right to access dental records and when access can be refused.


Marianne Nicolle is a Principal of Meridian Lawyers and has practiced as a solicitor in the area of health law for 28 years. Marianne primarily acts for MDOs, professional indemnity insurers, health organisations and individual health practitioners (including dental practitioners) in a broad range of matters including: policy drafting, risk management, patient complaint handling, civil claims, processes under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (registration and all complaint processes), coronial investigations and inquests, disciplinary processes with employers, private health fund audits, Medicare audits, Practitioner Review Program processes, Professional Services Review processes and PSR Committee hearings, discrimination complaints before regulators, privacy complaints before the OAIC and general compliance advice.

She has been recognised in the peer-review guide, Best Lawyers in Australia, for her expertise in Health & Aged Care Law and in Medical Negligence since 2016.

Specific to the profession of dentistry, Marianne has provided advice to dental practitioners on all aspects of their professional practice. She has been a presenter for the RACDS CPD Masterclass on Practice Management, Law, Ethics and Risk Management since 2013 and has also provided numerous presentations for the dental profession through publications, webinars and presentations. She has led a team of lawyers who have worked closely with the profession through milestone events such as the introduction of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme in 2010, Medicare compliance activity under the old CDDS and the current CDBS, the spike in infection control audits in 2015 and 2016 and the increasing number of civil claims and regulatory processes generally.

Cancellation Policy

Registration confirmation – Registrations will not be confirmed until full payment is received.

Cancellations (Outside 45 days) – Should you wish to cancel your training commitment more than 45 days prior to the event date, you will be permitted to choose one of the following options:

- Transfer your registration to a colleague to attend in your absence; OR

- Request a full refund (minus Eventbrite fees).

Cancellations (Inside 45 days) – Should you wish to cancel your training commitment within 45 days prior to the training date, no refund is permitted. MDPA will not be held liable for an attendees’ failure to cancel a booking within the specified timeframes.

Cancellations by Mobile Dental Providers Australia (event organisers) - While every effort is made to ensure this event is ran as advertised, there may be instances where the event needs to be rescheduled. Mobile Dental Providers Australia reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop at its discretion. Where Mobile Dental Providers Australia must cancel the event, participants will be offered a full refund minus Eventbrite fees.

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Ticket Information Ticket Price
Workshop - Aged Care Education (only) AUD 70
Workshop - Childcare Education (only) AUD 70
Workshop - Silver Fluoride and Restorative (only) AUD 70
All 3 x workshops & Full Day AUD 530
Full Day Lectures (only) AUD 385
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Fri Jul 26 2024 at 09:00 am to Sat Jul 27 2024 at 06:00 pm


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