Dental Topics in the Tropics

Dental Topics in the Tropics

Dental topics in the tropics (proudly supported by neoss)

Join us in sunny Cairns for a two-day symposium of Dental Topics in the Tropics

This event offers you the opportunity to hear from some of the top speakers in Queensland whilst networking and engaging with peers.

Please click here to view the full program

Session Topics include:

  • Dental Anatomy with Assoc. Professor Alex Forrest
  • Whitening with Emeritus Professor Laurie Walsh
  • Special needs dentistry with Dr Matthew Nangle, and 
  • Implant complications & restoring worn dentition with Dr Michael Lewis.
Further details about each session can be found here.

Registration for this event includes:

  • Two full days of lectures with concurrent sessions on day 2
  • Welcome reception - day 1, and  
  • Post-conference celebration dinner - day 2. 


  • Associate Professor Alex Forrest AO
  • Emeritus Professor Laurence Walsh AO
  • Dr Matthew Nangle
  • Dr Michael B. Lewis
  • Dr Nithin Manchery
  • Peter Anastasia
  • Dr Martin Webb
  • Dr Tim Keys
To view the speaker biographies, please click here.

Event Pricing

Early Bird Registration (revised - closes Friday 3 September)

ADA Member   $750
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate    $520 
Student   $260
Practice Staff   $460
Non-Member   $950

Standard Registration (closes Thursday 9 September)

ADA Member   $950
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate    $720 
Student   $460
Practice Staff   $660
Non-Member   $1150

Conference Dinner

Delegate*   FREE
Guest Ticket    $120 
*Please ensure that this is added in the registration section if you wish to attend.

ADAQ has secured a discounted rate of $230 per night (including breakfast) for delegates who wish to stay at the Shangri-la. To book please contact the hotel directly- [email protected] or 07 4052 7700, to access the discounted rate, please quote DEN160921.

Please note all accommodation bookings will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Shangri-la, and all accommodation and incidental charges are payable by the delegate. ADAQ does not hold any responsibility for these costs. 


CPD Points

12 Scientific hours


Dental Topics in the Tropics is proudly supported by 

Gold sponsor 

Neoss offers intelligent products that are intuitively simple to use. Our products allow dental professionals to provide reliable and cost-effective treatments to their patients with excellent long-term results.

Leading the market with ingenuity and integrity, we strive to set new standards. In developing smart treatment solutions and working closely with each practice, Neoss makes the complex less complicated. We call that Intelligent Simplicity.

Convinced that existing implant systems were too complex, our idea was to create a much simpler and more rationalized solution. Through persistent effort and close collaborations we created a high-quality, optimized implant system. With a limited number of components, the Neoss Implant System has unique design features and a host of excellent advantages for everyone.

This ingenuity lies in the patented implant design optimizing stability in all bone qualities and conditions and eliminating the need for separate one- or two-stage designs. The minimal platform concept utilizes only two implant platforms to support diameters in the range 3.25–6.5mm. This also greatly simplifies surgical and prosthetic instrumentation aiding communication within the team and increasing efficiently.

The benefits are clear: reducing patient treatment time, optimizing inventory control and superior outcomes for patients.
Silver sponsor 

NSK produce the widest range of dental rotary instruments, dental motors and small equipment in the world. On a continual quest for improvement, we believe in being a partner with our customers which includes giving you a full 360° service, long warranties, detailed product guides and care and maintenance protocols to ensure you have all the knowledge and know-how to look after your equipment. 

Our friendly customer service team provide a personal, responsive service so we can assist you with any questions or problems you might be experiencing. Our factory-trained service engineers are also on hand to service your equipment to the highest quality.

Cocktail Hour sponsor 

Air Liquide Healthcare has over 20 years’ of experience helping Australian dentists achieve the best results for their patients. We provide solutions for the challenges dentists face every day. As your healthcare partner, we’re here to provide you with the experience, expertise, products and services you need. We are your one stop shop for all your Relative Analgesia needs; from gas to mixers and trolleys - we have it all. We are experts in our field, and can provide all the advice and tools you need to address your daily challenges. Our solutions are easy to use so you can retain your focus where it really matters – on your patients.

ADAQ has implemented a safe plan to ensure all events, including venue hire, comply with the Government's COVID-19 restrictions. Please click here to view the plan.

By registering for this course, you agree to the events terms and conditions outlined on the ADAQ website. 

9/17/2021 8:30 AM - 9/18/2021 5:00 PM
Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Pier Point Rd Cairns, QLD 4870 AUSTRALIA

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Saturday, 18 September 2021

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