Taranaki scenery collage featuring Te Rewa Rewa bridge, Mt Tarankai, and a local surf beach

Conference Title: “ Surf, Ski ‘n’ Scale”
Date: July 22nd & 23rd 2016
Venue: Quality Hotel, Corner Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth

Conference Theme:  “Patient and Practitioner Health “: will focus around the need to approach care for our patients as a whole. The discipline of oral health care is evolving in such a way that we no longer look at the mouth as a small part of the body, but as a window to the bigger picture of overall health, disease, or something between the two. How wonderful it is that medical health practitioners are now embracing the link between oral health and heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy outcomes, and so much more. And what about ourselves, do we care for ourselves as we should or do we just give good advice to our patients and not practice what we preach?

Our speakers for 2016 will help us to view the mouth as the window to systemic disease: the mouth as an indicator of abuse (drugs and alcohol), early detection of oral cancer, the ever increasing problem of dry mouth, particularly from the use of prescription medicines. Of course, let’s not forget our old friend’s periodontology and an update on antibiotic prophylaxis.

Conference Schedule

Friday 22nd July

7:45 Registration and Tea/Coffee
8:15 Welcome
8:30 Andrew Hoggard – Business from the Heart
9:30 David Antunovic – The mouth as a mirror to the rest of the body
10:30 Morning tea
11:00 Prof Eric Reynolds – Preventive Dentistry – The Science, Myths and Changing Needs of Patients
12:30 Lunch with Trades
1:30 Lisa Tamati – Pushing the Limits
2.30 Marie Warner – NZDC – Council Update
3:30 Afternoon tea
4:00 Warwick Duncan – Options for Chemotherapeutic local delivery into the periodontal pocket
5.00 Rebecca Schipper – Whitening – Current Understanding
5.30 Dental Hygienist of the Year
6:00 Cocktails


Saturday 23rd July

8:00 Annual General Meeting
9:30 Morning Tea
10:00 Warwick Duncan – My patient’s implant has gum disease – what do I do now?
11:00 Mike Brosnan – Behaviour management tips for children & adolescents
12:00 Lunch with Trades
1.00 Mick McBeth – You need to look after yourself also
1:45 Rall Koen – Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice
2:30 Afternoon tea
3:00 Ian Ternouth – Anticoagulant Medications and Dental Treatment. Antibiotic Cover. Cardiovascular Health
4:00 Closing

There is a total of 11.25 CPD hours on offer.

We have a high quality line-up of speakers who will entertain and inspire us as well as the opportunity to mix and mingle with the Trade, enjoy a cocktail and keep up to date with what your Association can do for you.


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Supporting Sponsor

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Registrations now Closed
For information email admin@nzdha.co.nz
Please Note: Cancellations received after July 8th 2016 will not be refunded


Accommodation is available at the venue, Quality Hotel, Corner Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth: http://www.plymouth.co.nz/

Accommodation conference rate applies so please advise when booking