Your Invitation to the 12th National Dental Assisting Conference Sydney Sept 16th 2017


The Annual National Dental Assistants Conference is now in its 12th year and represents one of the biggest dental assistant gatherings in Australia, attracting assistants from all over our country.

This year our Conference will be held in the newly refurbished Sydney International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour Sydney. Book your weekend in Sydney now and enjoy a day at this outstanding venue overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

We are honoured to have some highly respected clinicians presenting this year. Some of the highlights of the program will be:

Dr Eugene Foo – Dental Implants – Triumph or Tragedy
Dr Rohan Wijey - The Dental Assistant's Role in Myofunctional Therapy
Dr Herdeza Verzosa – Who ’ s got your back? Ergonomics in the dental clinic
Dr Jason Pireh – Dental Dr acula - taking blood for grafting procedures - Post extraction solutions in the dental team
Mr Patric Moberger – Prime Practice - Tips to Motivate your team
MsTerry McAuley – Infection Prevention – critical aspects & new update
and more......

On Saturday evening between 5.15pm and 6.15pm join us for “Networking Drinks” and the prestigious Vern Barnett Dental Assisting Awards of Excellence where we celebrate our career and acknowledge those special people who represent the profession in outstanding ways. This is your opportunity to say “thank you” by nominating your special team member for a lucrative award through the 7th National Vern-Barnett Awards for Dental Assisting Excellence presented during the cocktail hour at the culmination of the conference, including the “Multi-Skilled Employer’s Indispensable Right Hand” sponsored by ADA Inc which will be presented by Dr Catherine-Anne Walsh. If you know of a dental assistant who gives over and above to the profession, nominate them for one of the many categories of awards. Nomination details are available on our website -

Take the opportunity to register early and secure your accommodation and travel arrangements. A huge choice of accommodation is available in the city CBD with the Novotel Darling Harbour the closest location. Enjoy visiting Sydney in Spring – you deserve a special weekend!

Arrive at the Conference level 4 on Saturday at 8.30 am and take a “Sneak Peek” of the many trade stands. The hub of the conference is the Trade Exhibition – it’s definitely always a popular place for delegates – see the new products, new innovations and great services that the companies have to offer. Get chatting and networking with the company representatives and take part in the raffles and competitions on offer.

This is a day for all the dental team, dentists, oral health therapists, hygienists, practice managers, dental assistants and students. If you are passionate about your industry and want to take your knowledge and skill further, join us and your colleagues on Saturday 16th September. If you are a previous attendee of the DAPA Conference you know the excitement you are in for or if you are a new attendee we are sure that you will have an unforgettable experience with the spectacular programme, an exciting trade exhibition, fun social events, the renewal of old friendships and the making of new friendships too.

Bring your career aspirations and aim high! Don’t miss this event!

Visit the Official Conference Website