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International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Australia and New Zealand Conference

International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

The 2017 International Association for Dental Research conference ANZ divisional meeting will be held at the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia from 25 - 27 September 2017. The event will be hosted by the Adelaide Dental School.

The theme of the conference “Transforming research for oral health gain” draws on the Adelaide Dental School's long and distinguished contribution to dental research as 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the results of Dr Betty Fanning’s first fluoride toothpaste trials conducted in Adelaide. Download Dr Fanning's biography.

The local organising committee acknowledges the continued support of Colgate-Palmolive and plans are well underway to hold a diverse and high calibre scientific program supported by eminent national and international speakers.

It is anticipated the event will attract both national and international dental researchers to Adelaide in 2017. The conference will provide guests with a platform to engage with leading researchers and also explore the wonderful Adelaide and South Australia region.

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Event details

Date: 25 - 27 September 2017

Location: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, North Terrace, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia (map). Download the accommodation options guidance document.

Key dates
  • Early bird registration will close on Friday 1 September

Register here

Satellite meetings & events

Sunday 24 September
Satellite Meeting: Policy Solutions for Oral Health Inequalities

Over 3.6 billion individuals suffer from oral diseases globally. The burden of oral diseases is borne disproportionately by poor people and poor societies. Academics and policy makers from 15 countries committed to tackling oral health inequalities have formed a global network ‘International Centre for Oral Health Inequalities Research & Policy’ (ICOHIRP), which was launched with a successful conference in London, UK on 21 May 2015. The Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at The University of Adelaide, is Australia's pre-eminent population oral health research body undertaking dental research and provides a broad range of dental and oral health statistics for Australia. ARCPOH is a member organization in the ICOHIRP network, and recognizes the importance of addressing persistent oral health inequalities locally and globally. In partnership with ICOHIRP, ARCPOH is organizing a one day conference themed ‘Policy Solutions for Oral Health Inequalities’.

Venue: Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building, North Terrace, Adelaide.

Wednesday 27 September
Satellite Meeting: Evaluation of oral health promotion

The aim of the workshop is to highlight the importance and use of evaluating general and oral health promotion interventions to support translation of research on interventions to policy. The workshop will provide participants with some examples of formal evaluations of general and oral health promotion interventions in different socio‐economic and geographical settings followed by a discussion on strategies and approaches for translation to policy and practice. 

Venue: The Gallery, National Wine Centre, Hackney Road, Adelaide.
Registration: Register via email by September 15th to Jacqueline Aldis with your full name, department and contact details.
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Wednesday 27 September
Fibre Reinforced Composite Resin Bridges: Hands-On Course

This course will provide clinical information and a ‘hands-on’ experience with resin impregnated fibre reinforcing materials combined with a range of aesthetic and high strength composite resins. Techniques for creating aesthetic anterior and fully functional posterior fibre reinforced bridges will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will be able to experience using the various fibre reinforced materials and will undertake construction of direct and semi-direct bridges. Materials handling and clinical hints and tips will be highlighted to assist in ensuring successful patient outcomes.

Venue: Dental Simulation Clinic, Horace Lamb Building, University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus, Adelaide.

Thursday 28 September
Learning & Assessment in ANZ Dental Schools: Innovations and Challenges

The focus of this Meeting will be to share current approaches for learning and assessment in our dental/oral health programmes. This will involve presentations from each School regarding key innovations and challenges that their School is experiencing. This will be followed by a keynote presentation on current trends and innovations in assessment, provided by Prof Lambert Schwirth. The day will conclude with mixed group discussions around strategies to manage challenges in common across Schools, drawing on trends highlighted by Prof Schwirth. 

Venue: Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building, North Terrace, Adelaide.

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