Dentists Behaving 'Very' Badly

Dentists Behaving 'Very' Badly
This lecture is designed for dentists, hygienists and oral health therapists.

Course Overview

As a dentist, you are expected to uphold a high standard of professional behaviour, that warrants the trust and respect of the community.

What are the consequences if your conduct, within the practice setting or your private life, is not meeting this high standard?

Even a minor criminal charge can have a devastating effect on your professional registration.

A wide range of case studies are presented where Australian dentists have committed various crimes, many ending up in jail with their AHPRA registration cancelled.

Court transcripts from trials involving dentists are presented to show how tribunals will assess your compliance with professional standards.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • identify the value of your registration by learning from the mistakes of deregistered colleagues.
  • apply the DBA Code of Conduct to enhance the culture of professionalism in dentistry.
  • identify  the consequences of stepping outside accepted professional conduct
  • understand what constitutes professional misconduct in court trials.

Presenter/s biography

Dr Martin Webb


Dr Martin Webb is a dentist in private practice on the Sunshine Coast. He has served in the past as the ADA Federal Vice President, the ADAQ State President, is currently the Vice Chair of the ADA Schedule and Third Party Committee and an ADA Federal Councillor for Queensland. He has conducted CPD lectures for over 10 years for ADAQ, and recently for ADA Victoria, University of Sydney, UWA dental school, UQ dental school, DHAA and ADOHTA. Dr Webb acts as an AHPRA auditor, mentor and educator to assist dentists with conditions on their registration. As a member of the ADAQ Peer review panel, he provides advice to ADAQ staff working to assist dentists with health fund audits, AHPRA complaints and Professional Indemnity insurance legal claims. Dr Webb serves on the Australian Government Professional Services Review Panel, to review inappropriate Medicare billing under the CDBS. In 2023 he was appointed to the ADC examiner panel.

He provides expert opinion reports for professional indemnity insurance lawyers, and has worked in the past as a clinical expert for OHO, the co-regulators in Qld. Dr Webb is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. In 2022, Dr Webb was appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney School of Dentistry.


Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - FREE
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - FREE
Non-Member Dentist - $55


CPD Points

1.5 Non-Scientific hours

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4/16/2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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