Preparing you for the Profession

Preparing you for the Profession


This event is ideal for final year dental students who are due to graduate in 2022. You will learn more about how and when to start all the important documentation you need to complete to become a practising dental professional. Topics include:

  1. AHPRA registration process
  2. Medicare provider numbers
  3. Insurance requirements
  4. Licensing requirements 

Following this short session, you’ll hear from a panel of experts on how to prepare for jobs interviews. The panel will give you their tips and tricks from their personal experiences in finding jobs, interviewing and recruiting. 



Please send all questions to with the subject 'Preparing you for the Profession'.

Presenter biography

Dr Norah Ayad

Dr Norah Ayad graduated dentistry at the University of Queensland in 2012 with awards in Paediatric dentistry and the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Undergraduate Award. She works in private practice on the Gold Coast where she operates as a dentist and practice owner. She has served on ADAQ Council since 2016 as the Gold Coast regional representative and has been involved in ADAQ Committees including the RG&S Committee, Oral Health Committee, Dental Practice Committee and Marketing & Membership Committee. She is also the ADAQ Gold Coast sub-branch president and has been since 2015. Norah is a passionate advocate for oral health promotion in the community, supporting young dental professionals in their careers and engaging with a range of health professionals to ensure best possible patient care.

Dr Phillip Nguyen

Originally from Adelaide, Dr Phillip Nguyen attended La Trobe University in Regional Victoria and graduated in 2021. He was named the Australian Dental Graduate of the Year. He works in a private practice as an associate dentist at Avenue Dental on the Sunshine Coast. As a student, he served on the ADSA Committee in multiple roles including Media Officer, Secretary and President. Now, he is the Convenor of ADAQ’s Recent Graduates and Students Committee. Phillip’s interests in dentistry are varied and include cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitations. He also loves seeing paediatric and special needs patients.?  

Dr Trent Davidson
BDSc (Hons)

Dr Trent Davidson graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014 with first class honours. He is the principal dentist at Northside Dental Solutions, a dental practice on the northside of Brisbane focused on helping people overcome their fear of the dentist. After graduating, Trent struggled to find a practice that suited him. He eventually found a practice on the Sunshine Coast that aligned with his ethos. It is here where Trent developed the passion for making visiting the dentist as easy as possible. Outside of the office, Trent has lectured as part of Pacific Smiles Group Graduate program on communication and mitigating risk. Trent is currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Psychology through the University of Adelaide.

Dr Alex Davies
Dr Alexandra Davies graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Graduate Diploma in Dentistry in 2014. Alex has a love for, and excels in all fields of dentistry with a particular interest in Endodontics and Facial Aesthetics. With her kind and understanding demeanour, gentle nature and bubbly personality, she is an asset to the team. 

Alex was born just over the hill in Samford. After working in Samford for a number of years she decided it was time to venture out and start Admire Dentistry. She is a firm believer in taking a holistic approach to health and endeavours to pass this on to her patients. Alex also values honesty and transparency when it comes to her patients’ treatment needs. She keeps active and healthy, and enjoys the outdoors. 


Event Pricing

Student - FREE


Presentation by:

Angela Jeffrey
As a Director in William Bucks Business Advisory division, Angela advises small to medium sized businesses in all industries on the most effective tax and business structures to help them achieve maximum results.

Angela also works extensively within the Medical and Dental Industries and therefore understands the unique issues faced by practitioners and those with private practice businesses.

With over 20 years experience in the industry, Angela draws on her wide experience to advise her clients on the implications of relevant tax issues, business structuring and asset protection, benchmarking, strategic business planning and forecasting.

Delivering quality work and meeting client timeframes and expectations are of the utmost importance to Angela, and she has developed many strong client relationships as a result.

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10/17/2022 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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