37th Australian Dental


Wednesday 17th - Sunday 21st May

Dr Abdulhameed Husain

A registrar in Oral Medicine at the University of Western Australia, Abdulhameed is a member of the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control and he was also appointed as an assistant registrar in Kuwait Cancer Control Centre managing oral health of patients exposed to radiotherapy to the head and neck region. Dr Husain is currently a member of the Oral Oncology Research Program at the School of Dentistry, University of Western Australia.


ADA/PFA National Emerging Young Lecturer Competition
Main Scientific Program
Friday 19th May
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 216

10.35am - 10.45am — Welcome and introduction
With Dr Patrick Meaney

ADA/PFA National Emerging Young Lecturer Competition facilitates ADA Branch-nominated young clinicians to showcase their clinical, research and presentation skills before delegates. Providing insight into the latest work being undertaken in dental school across Australia, the ADA Branch-nominated presenters, each of whom must deliver a 15 minute presentation, are judged by a panel of four judges, comprising representatives of the ADA and PFA.

10.50am - 11.10am — Why dentistry needs Delphi
Presented by Dr Kate Amos

The question of whether our profession is heading in the right direction is a curly one and is influenced by the broader effects of the ‘information age’. What can we learn from our colleagues across other professions in maintaining our standards and harnessing the potential for shared gains? This session will explore the consensus building technique known as ‘Delphi’ with examples that illuminate its potential. 

Learning Outcomes
• Recognise the key challenges dentistry faces as a profession
• Identify the features of a Delphi process
• Consider opportunities for the Delphi process to advance the interests of our profession

Controversies in oral potentially malignant disorders - to biopsy or not to biopsy?
PFA Awards Program
Friday 19th May
1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
Room 216

Most oral cancer cases are preceded by a variety of lesions and conditions designated ‘Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders’. Controversies in the literature exist in the context of diagnosis, assessing risks of malignant transformation and management rationales for these lesions. This presentation will discuss several controversial topics related to premalignant disease and attempt to provide evidence-based approach for clinical interventions to overcome the challenges encountered.

Learning outcomes
• Define the well-recognised oral potentially malignant disorders and their natural history and recognise the significant factors associated with increased risk of malignant transformation.
• Discuss the clinical determinants for differentiating high risk versus low risk oral potentially malignant disorders.
• Demonstrate the challenges involved in clinical intervention for premalignant disease.
• Outline the indications for oral biopsy and the clinical significance of ensuring accurate diagnosis.

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