Leadership Empowerment Advances Diversity

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Australia

15 - 17 August 2019

Program - Friday

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Full attendance at ISDH 2019 will qualify for approximately 14.25 CPD hours.

Friday 16 August 2019
Time Great Hall Breakout 1 Breakout 2 Breakout 3 Breakout 4
8:30am - 5:30pm Registration open, Foyer
8:30am - 10:00am

SUNSTAR World Dental Hygienist Awards

JoAnn Gurenlian
RDH, PhD, Past President of IFDH, Chair of the SUNSTAR World Dental Hygienists Awards Selection Committee

Research Category winner:
Danielle Clark
from Canada
“The Role of Loricrin in Severe (Formerly Aggressive) Periodontal Disease”.

Project Category winner:
Tan Minh Nguyen
from Australia
“Integrating Evidence-Based Dentistry Within a Public Dental Program for Children".

Crest/Oral-B Sponsor Session

Knowledge is power: Innovative techniques to educate and motivate your patients to achieve better oral hygiene

Ron J.M. Knevel , Jane L Forrest & Axel Spahr

Waterpik Sponsor Session


Gary Bertwistle
10:00am - 10:45am Morning Tea, Exhibition
Sponsor Session Supplementary Session Empowerment S2 Advances S2 Diversity S2
10:45am - 12:15pm

Philips Sponsor Session

Connecting the Mouth to the Body

Professor Kerstin Öhrn

New Classification for Periodontal Disease: What is New and Does it Matter?

Dr Sašo Ivanovski

Supplementary Session

Fake news in science

Angela Fundak, Birgitta Jonsson, Dagmar Else Slot, Jeanie Suvan & Sharon Compton

Expanding your horizons: Is there anything a hygienist can't do?!

Dr Melanie Hayes & Associate Professor Nicky Kilpatrick

Advanced clinical decision-making with medically complex patients

Dr Ann Spolarich & Dr JoAnn Gurenlian

Preventive strategies for a lifetime of healthy smiles

Trisha O’hehir & Jill Rethman

12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch, Exhibition
Social Responsibility Seminar Leadership S3 Empowerment S3 Advances S3 Diversity S3
1:15pm - 2:15pm

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Dental Hygienists in Social Responsibility: A Global Success Story

Murray Thomson

Professor of Dental Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Otago School of Dentistry. Editor in chief, Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology & Associate Editor, European Journal of Oral Sciences

Cultivating leadership and practice management mindset for dental hygiene

Professor Mary Bertone

Endoscopic visualisation: Empowering dental hygienists to effectively manage patients with periodontal disease non-surgically

Mrs Meloshini Naicker & Dr Adam Rosenberg

Cancer - An inter-Professional approach to care

Mr Thomas Viola & Dr JoAnn Gurenlian

Creating a culture of respect: Understanding the impact of health disparities to your patient

Mrs Maria Perno Goldie

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Country presentations

The Wise Investment: Strategic dental hygiene leadership development

Mr Matt Crespin & Ms Ann Battrell

Teaching soft skills: empowering the next generation of dental hygineists

Professor Mary Bertone, Professor Kathy Yerex & Professor Laura MacDonald

More than just a dental exam: what every clinician should know when treating people with Cerebral Palsy

Ms Karen Lansdown & Dr Kimberly Mathieu Coulton

Desensitization to the dental environment for clients with intellectual disabilities

Ms Elizabeth Morch

3:00pm - 3:45pm Afternoon Tea, Exhibition
Social Responsibility Seminar Sponsor Session Sponsor Session Sponsor Session Sponsor Session
3:45pm - 4:45pm

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Country presentations

Curasept Awards Presentations

Colgate Sponsor Session

The P4 Approach to Patient-Centered Oral Healthcare: Empowering Our Patients

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich

GSK Sponsor Session

Mastering change successfully – a framework to drive behaviour change for better patient outcomes

Lyn Carman

Maven Dental Sponsor Session

Becoming a LEADER in our 3X3 room

Dr Fred Calavassy

W&H Sponsor Session

NIWOP – No Implantology without Periodontology

Kristina Bertl
4:45pm - 5:30pm

EMS Sponsor Session

The Implant is in … Now what? Practical Steps for Successful Implant Maintenance

Dr Helen English

Curasept Sponsor Session

The use of antiseptics in periodontal and implant treatment plan: Science or Fiction?

Professor Alessandro Quaranta

Piksters Sponsor Session

What we are doing to improve biodegradability, sustainability and clinical practice for therapists and hygienists?

Dr Craig Erskine-Smith BDS FPFA
CEO Piksters

Supplementary Session

A Common Education Framework for European Dental Hygienists

Professor Kerstin Öhrn & Ms Yvonne Nyblom
7:00pm - 11:00pm Symposium Gala Dinner and Sunstar Awards, Howard Smith Wharves
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