The conference program will include 20 hours of dental CPD. We are currently in discussion with keynote speakers. Registrations will open before the final conference program is available.

Proposed topics:

  • Medically compromised patients
  • Oral surgery
  • Periodontal surgery
  • Prosthodontics Update

Each of our professional development programs is designed to address topics of interest and relevance to our delegates and their practices.

Our Academic Advisory Committees, comprised of practitioners from a range of fields of practice, endeavour to source the best possible speakers to provide a series of presentations, workshops, case studies and panel discussions for each conference.

Unconventional Conventions’ director for the past 20 years is a practicing doctor who takes great pride in offering a comprehensive, stimulating and appropriate academic program. Unconventional Conventions aims to ensure that the combination of lectures, workshops, hospital visits, training activities and clinic in the community make up more than 50% of daily activities during the main conference tour.

Many of our travel destinations provide an opportunity for local professional contribution and cultural exchange through workshops and structured visits to local clinics.

Our conference programs are prepared over a 12 month period and full details are available 3 months prior to the conference. Unconventional Conventions is an accredited education provider for RACGP. Application for ACRRM points is made for each conference. Dental programs are certifiable with the Dental Board of Australia.  Specialists may apply for CPD points at their own discretion.

Dental Advisory Committee members

Clinical A/Prof (USYD) Neil Peppitt

Clinical A/Prof (USYD) Neil Peppitt is currently a Clinical Professor at The University of Sydney School of Dentistry whilst maintaining a Specialist Prosthodontic dental practice in Sydney. His training and practice is in all areas of Prosthodontics; Crown and Bridge, Partial and Full Dentures, Maxillofacial prostheses, Implants and Jaw function and he has run many postgraduate and continuing education courses. He is a clinical consultant to a range of dental companies. He has been involved integrally in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and numerous state, federal and international boards and committees.

A/Prof Sharon Liberali 

A/Professor Liberali is the Director and Senior Consultant of the Special Needs Unit, Adelaide Dental Hospital, SA Dental Service, and holds an honorary Associate Dental Consultant position at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She is the Program Director of the specialist training program in Special Needs Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide and is the Principal Dentist at Health Partners Dental.

A/Professor Liberali is a past President of the SA Branch of the Australian Dental Association and also the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Special Needs Dentistry. A/Professor Liberali currently Chairs the national ADA Infection Control Committee and is the ADA representative on the HE-023 committee for Standards Australia and the NHMRC Infection Control Guidelines Advisory committee.

Dr Margot Cunich

Margot is a GP in Sydney and has been a director of Unconventional Conventions since 1993. Margot is passionate about continuing education and the sharing of knowledge amongst colleagues and designs and administers the academic content of all the conferences. Of course, she loves travel, meeting new people, learning about different cultures, history, music and art.

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