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APRIL 28 - 29, 2023

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park


CPD Hours

Calling all dental crusaders, implant protectors and smile makers join us to celebrate the next chapter of dentistry at DentalCON 2023.

Brought to you by the team behind the award-winning SofaCON Virtual Summit, DentalCon is an all-in-one 2-day dental conference that will bring you closer to dental experts than ever before to learn, share secrets and connect face-to-face.

Explore 6 engaging and inspiring themes impacting dentistry right now. It’s where ideas are nurtured, tribes are found, and careers are built. It’s the place to be in April 2023 – at DentalCON Sydney. Come join us!



It’s like 6 conferences in one


Managing Dental Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Medications in Dentistry – What all Dental Professionals Must Know!

The Aging Population - So Now What?


Long Term Periodontal Health: How to Ensure Successful Periodontal Treatment

Busting Biofilm: The Role of Oral Microbes and Biofilms in Periodontics

Active Periodontal Therapy & Your Role as a Clinician


The Role of Lasers in the Treatment of Peri-Implant Diseases

Implant Complications – what’s causing the trouble and how could I prevent it?

Newest Findings and Research in Periodontics and Dental Implants


Precision and Efficiency in Restorative Dentistry - the Advantages of Injection Moulding Technique

The Clinical Management of Dental Erosion

Enhancing restoration longevity – clinical tips on material selection, placement, and maintenance


Orthodontics and the War Against Biofilm

The Use of Temporary Anchorage Devices in Orthodontics

Dental Monitoring - Improved Patient and Practice Experience with AI Integration


Clean, White and Healthy Smiles:
Improving Your Patient’s Oral Health & Your Bottom Line with Whitening

The ROI of Dentistry

Keep Them Coming Back: How to Increase Referrals & Win New Business



Half Day for All Dental Clinicians


Join PIEZON® maestro Andrew Terry for an exclusive to DentalCON Ultrasonics and Ergonomics Masterclass with tips and tricks to optimise your patient care and your posture for the better!

Full Day for Dentists in Partnership with Geistlich


This full day hands-on Masterclass with Prof Axel Spahr will focus on the critical issues related to managing patients with peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis and provides training on various surgical and non surgical modalities of peri-implantits for optimal treatment outcomes.


Get inspiration to perform at your best

Forge valuable, long-lasting connections with industry leading Australian and global dental experts. Get your personal questions answered.

Diverse CPD themes

Attend a diverse range of lectures, learn actionable strategies and secrets across key dental practice builders.

Network with like-minded peers

An essential forum for the sharing of ideas and knowledge. Meet like-minded dental professionals who’ll be as excited and geared up about the latest in dentistry as you are.

Insights about actionable tactics and tools for your dental practice

A rich learning experience for all attendees not an academic dissertation. Learn something new and implement it to maximise practice revenue.

Expect the unexpected

Get access to the latest innovations and new technology across the entire dental sector.


An unparalleled line up of dental leaders have come to share their secrets.
They will present actionable insights and innovative ideas.

Axel Spahr

Prof Spahr is Head of Discipline Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry and Subject Area Periodontics as well as Deputy Head of School at The University of Sydney Dental School. He is also Head of the Department Periodontics at the Sydney Dental Hospital.

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, extensive experience in basic science research, animal research and clinical research. Prof. Spahr’s research interest includes periodontal regeneration, bone regeneration, periodontitis and systemic diseases, antimicrobial therapy as well as dental implants and peri-implant diseases. He has led 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 the author of numerous publications in international peer-reviewed dental and medical journals, book chapters and has presented his work at professional conferences worldwide. Prof. Spahr is a board registered periodontal specialist, he works part-time in an established specialist periodontal and implant practice in Sydney and is the past President of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), the International College of Dentists (ICD), and the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA).

Director of Oral Rehabilitation
University of Sydney


Prof Meyers is a general dental practitioner and an honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Over the last thirty-five years, he has been involved in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university and hospital-based dental clinics. He is fellow of the International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Among 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. In January 2017 he commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Dental Association (Queensland).

Throughout his career as an academic, and as a clinical general dental practitioner, Ian Meyers has developed extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dentistry and dental materials, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentist.

Restorative Dentist
Brisbane West Dental Group


A/Prof Howes is a dental surgeon and prosthodontist.

His interests lie in the field of functional head and neck rehabilitation, advanced digital technologies in craniofacial reconstruction, dental implant protocols and development. A/Prof Howes’s research has resulted in innovative implant products on the international market which have revolutionised some head and neck reconstructive as well as standard implant rehabilitative protocols.

With his translational research he has developed innovative implant fixtures, components and protocols to solve hard and soft tissue constraints in patients compromised by head and neck trauma and cancer.

He has lectured extensively worldwide and supervised Masters and PhD projects, been an external examiner nationally and internationally as well as publishing research and book chapters in fields including head and neck cancer rehabilitation, implant dentistry, occlusion and biomechanics.

Dentist & Prosthodontist
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Derek Mahony

Derek Mahony is a Sydney based Specialist 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 from a practice management viewpoint.

Dr Mahony has been seeing an average of 250 patients per week for the last decade and has gained a vast amount of experience which he can pass on to clinicians so that they can come to appreciate the key elements of his combined treatment approach. He 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. He is considered by some to be the "next leading lecturer on functional/fixed orthodontics." Dr Mahony will provide a stimulating presentation for clinicians wishing to advance their treatment results via a simplistic step by step approach.

Full Face Orthodontics

Dr Tihana Divnic-Resnik

Tihana Divnic-Resnik is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Periodontics at the University of Sydney. Previously, she was a lecturer in Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Belgrade, Serbia for 10 years, where she also practised as a specialist of Periodontology and Oral Medicine. She has extensive teaching experience within Periodontics, is responsible for teaching and coordinating the simulation and clinical training of students in the all four years of the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program within the two main teaching hospitals and is also involved with teaching of Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) and DClinDent postgraduate students in Periodontics. She is also involved in research and currently supervising a number of research projects of graduate (DMD) and postgraduate students (DClinDent).

She gained her Master degree by doing research on periodontal regeneration with synthetic bone graft based on calcium sulfate and PhD degree by researching the use of bone morphogenetic proteins BMP-2 in alveolar socket preservation. She has published her work in several international journals and presented it at numerous professional conferences. Her research interests lie mainly in the areas of periodontal therapy, bone regeneration, tissue management, oral microbiology and locally delivered oral microbials.In addition, she is appointed as the Coordinator of the Discipline of Periodontics for Doctor of Dental Medicine program and is involved in clinical treatment of patients at the Department of Periodontics at the Sydney Dental Hospital.

Periodontist & Senior lecturer
Sydney University


Dr Mark Wotherspoon is a Private Practice general dentist who loves working with Hygienists and OHTs. He has also worked in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia, served in the Regular Army as a Dental Officer and even set up a dental surgery within a Private Prison. More recently Dr Wotherspoon has developed the portable dental service “Dentist To Your Door” and participated in the ADA’s submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. He has alsoinvented, developed and launched a range of home care dental hygiene products.

Dentist specialising in Aged Care
Dr Mark's HyGenie

tony saad

Graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1992, Tony has owned and operated a number of successful dental surgeries across Sydney.

Results-driven, Tony believes the best results come from customised and comprehensive treatment plans that address the patient’s specific needs. Holding a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Tony has consulted for several international dental organisations and brings a wealth of best-practice experience to our team. Keeping his finger to the pulse when it comes to the latest in technology and techniques, Tony continues to bring to his practice the very latest in products, technologies and services that enhance our patients’ wellbeing.

A busy family man, Tony likes to spend time with his kids bike riding and playing tennis.

Dental Avenue

michael cai

Dr Michael Cai is a well known Sydney dentist who combines an extraordinary eye for aesthetic perfection with a devotion to compassionate, gentle dental care. His elite CBD practice brings together his knowledge of cosmetic and restorative dentistry and close attention to detail to produce the finest possible treatments for a wide array of dental problems. His aesthetic excellence can be seen on many celebrity smiles, including NRL footballers, Master Chefs, models and actors.

He is committed to changing the stereotypes of dentists and the experience of visiting the dentist, which can be seen through the innovative design of the practice and its approach. He also treats dental phobic patients with twilight sedation with his visiting dental sedationists to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience.

Dr Michael Cai graduated with Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia, Perth, and was awarded with Honours for his outstanding academic and clinical achievements. He also had extensive experience working as a dental technician. He received numerous prizes and the prestigious ADRF and Delta Sigma Delta research scholarships for his researches. He also completed the Master Clinician program in Implant Dentistry Program from the University of California in Los Angeles and the GIDE institute.

Pitt Street Dental Centre

Dr James Lucas

Dr James Lucas is one of the leading paediatric dental specialists in Australia.

He has extensive experience in the world of paediatric dentistry and has been a consultant and Deputy Director of the Dental Department at the Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and has acted as an examiner for postgraduate training throughout Australia.

James has lectured extensively both in Australia and internationally and his areas of expertise are the management of dental trauma and the management of medically compromised children. He has published a number of research papers and book chapters and has also co-authored a children’s book about dentistry.

James was a visiting consultant to the National Hospital of Odontostomatolgy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for 10 years where he was involved in education and a project in the evaluation and treatment of children suffering with cleft lip and palate in Southern Vietnam.He has been President of the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry and also the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry. In 2019 he was awarded the honour of being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Paediatric Dentistry and the dental community.

Paediatric Dentist
Lucas Dental Care



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with Tabitha Acret

Workshop Only $315

Workshop + Conference $665 $530



with A/Prof Dale Howes

Breakfast $65



  • 18 Sessions to choose from
  • Networking with likeminded peers
  • Live speaker Q&As
  • And more to come!

Admission for Dental Hygienists / OHTs $320

Admission for Dentists / Specialists $350

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with Andrew Terry

Workshop Only $315

Workshop + Conference $665 $530




PERI-IMPLANTITIS MASTERCLASS: Diagnosis, Challenges & Management
with Prof Axel Spahr

This workshop is for dentists only since surgical treatment methods will be discussed.

Workshop Only $620

Workshop + Conference $870 $817

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DentalCON Cancellation & Refund Policy

EMS Oceania Pty Ltd [EMS] reserves the right to refuse/cancel registrations. If EMS refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a refund.

Registration Cancellation by Participant
If you are unable to attend DentalCON, we welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost but they must meet the registration requirements. All requests for substitutions must be received via email at least 24 hours before the event with name, job title, mobile number, practice details and contact email for both the registered and replacement attendees to

The deadline to receive a refund is (7) seven business days before the event.

Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend DentalCON.

Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline to

Refund requests must include the name of the attendee.

Seats are limited per session.


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What a dream team to pull that off. Fantastic presentations on highly relevant topics. A huge THANK YOU ????????????

I would say it was the best day of CPD I have had in years ???? thank you so much for organising this, it is so very much appreciated ???? such an incredible line up today, can't wait for tomorrow! 

THANKS so much!
Can I just say this SofaCON is FANTASTIC.
Thanks to all concerned for putting it together.

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I realise what a huge logistical effort it was, but loved the concept - dare I say it - maybe it could become an annual event...?!!! ????

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