SA/NT Regional Committee 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

The SA/NT Regional Committee would like to invite you to their Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday 22, June 2024.

Event information


  • $350 - RACDS Fellows, Members, Affiliates, Associates
  • $450 - RACDS Non-members
  • $250 - Hygienists, Therapists, OHT's
Add to your calendar 06/22/24 8:30 AM 06/22/24 7:30 PM Australia/Sydney SA/NT Regional Committee 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

The SA/NT Regional Committee would like to invite you to their Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday 22, June 2024.

Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building The University of Adelaide South Australia

Last day to register: 01/06/2024

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Immerse yourself in insightful lectures covering topics from Periodontology, Pain Management, Orthodontics, Oral Pathology, Special Needs Dentistry and Dental Forensics, all in the setting of The University of Adelaide.

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2024
Time: Scientific Meeting 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM ACST | Drinks and Canapes 5:30PM – 7:30PM*
Location: Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building G033 Joe Verco Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide | West Oak Hotel, Jolly Bar & Gallery
Dress code: Smart Casual

8:00 AM – Pre-registration and arrival
8:30 AM – Welcome
8:45 AM – Talk 1 – Ridge preservation in Periodontology: the four questions! – Professor Momen Atieh
9:45 AM – Talk 2 – The language of pain in the brain; a journey into pain perception, navigating through the stresses of pain and decoding the pain signals communicated by our patients – Dr Dimitra Mersinia
11:00 AM – Talk 3 – Deliberations for orthodontic patients – Dr Helen McLean AM
12:00 PM – LUNCH (concurrent Annual Meeting for RACDS Fellows and Members ONLY)
1:30 PM – Talk 4 – Know your oral pathology? No pressure – just fun, quiz with prizes to be won! – Dr Barbara Woodhouse
2:15 PM – Talk 5 – What’s so special about Special Needs Dentistry? – Associate Professor Sharon Liberali AO
3:45 PM – Talk 6 – Flight NZ4578 A question of Identity – Unpicking a forensic puzzle 60 years on – Dr Hugh Trengrove MNZM
4:45 PM – Q&A
5:00 PM – Closing remarks

*5:30 – 7:30PM – Drinks and Canapes at West Oak Hotel (RACDS Fellows, Members and Affiliates ONLY)

CPD Hours: 5.75 Points 
CPD certificates will be provided post event

AUD$450 – RACDS non-members (Ticket price only includes the Scientific Meeting)
AUD$350 – RACDS Fellows, Members, Affiliates and Associates (Ticket price includes both Scientific Meeting and post drinks/canapes)
AUD$250 – Hygienists, Therapists, OHT’s (Ticket price only includes the Scientific Meeting)

Registrations close: Saturday, 1 June 2024

To register, simply click on the “Sign in to Register” button located in the right-hand panel, and log in using your RACDS credentials. If you are already logged in, please click the “Register Now” button. Should you not have an account, please create one here. Please ensure to complete the registration process entirely.


  • Prof Momen Atieh

    BDS, MSc, DClinDent (Perio), PhD, MRACDS (Perio)

    Professor of Periodontology and Chair of Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Honorary Associate Professor, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Honorary Professor, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan External board member, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Fellow, International Team for Implantology (ITI) Member, ITI research committee. Listed in the Stanford University and Elsevier global list as one of the top 2% most widely cited scientists for last four years in a row (Dentistry subdivision). Professor Atieh clinical and research expertise comes from conducting well controlled clinical trials through to systematic reviews. He is the author of over 70 significant papers in peer reviewed high impact dental journals. Professor Atieh’s h index is currently 33 according to google scholar.

  • Dr Helen McLean AM


    Helen graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 1979 and Master of Dental Surgery in 1985. She received membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the special field of Orthodontics in 2008. Having worked in private and public dental sectors for over 40 years Helen has taken on various roles within SA Health, the University of Adelaide, the Australian Dental Association, and the Australian Society of Orthodontists. At the age of 32, Helen was elected as the ADA SA Branch President and subsequently has served as Chairman on numerous State and Federal ADA Committees. She was a Director on the Board of the South Australian Dental Service for eight years and Chairman of the Board of Management for the Adelaide University Dental Research and Education Fund for six years. Helen joined The Hospital Research Foundation Creative Health Board of Governors in 2020 and successfully launched the Creative Health Art Prize in 2021 Helen has taught undergraduate and post graduate dental students at the University of Adelaide for 30 years and holds the title of Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer. With a passion for helping others, Helen has travelled regularly to Vietnam to provide dental treatment to patients in the Ba Ria Vung Tau Province and more recently has been providing orthodontic care to cleft lip and palate patients in Timor Leste. She has actively fundraised to support the University of Adelaide Community Outreach Clinic and is a strong advocate for improving the health and well-being of broader communities. Helen is a Life Member of the ADA SA Branch, an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2020 in recognition of her significant service to dentistry and to professional associations.

  • Dr Barbara Woodhouse


    Dr Barbara Woodhouse graduated in dentistry from the University of Queensland in 1978 and worked for Queensland Health and in private practice, both in rural Queensland and in Brisbane, before deciding to specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, she returned to the University of Queensland to teach and to complete a Masters degree in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in combination with a four-year surgical training program, initially at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. To broaden her experience, Dr. Woodhouse completed her final year in a world class training facility in the United Kingdom and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She was awarded a travelling Fellowship to Europe in recognition of the work she undertook in England. On her return to Australia, Dr. Woodhouse commenced private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At the same time, she completed a medical degree through the University of Queensland and was awarded a specialist Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. From 1994 to 2009, she was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, where she pioneered several Australia -first techniques. She has also served as Lieutenant Colonel Consultant to the Australian Army, and on the national board of examiners for doctors applying for specialist registration in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is currently on the board of directors of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and is a frequently invited speaker to medical and dental groups both in Australia and overseas. Dr. Woodhouse regularly travels overseas to extend her skills and training and is the Chair of an NGO affiliated with the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons which coordinates the supply of surgical expertise to Bangladesh, PNG, Cambodia, and Vanuatu; and initiates and supports training programmes for local surgeons in these areas Dr. Woodhouse recently received the University of Queensland’s Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and was shortlisted for Queensland Australian of the Year 2023. She practices all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery but has a special interest in the correction of facial deformity.