Four key reasons to attend Congress, Australia’s leading dental event

1 April 2019

Thousands of dentists, dental professionals and those in the dental trade will soon descend upon the beautiful South Australian capital of Adelaide for the 38th Australian Dental Congress (Wednesday 1 May – Saturday 4 May). (Register here)

It’s a biennial highlight of the Australian dental calendar which brings people from the world of dentistry together for discussion and education, CPD learning, a unique opportunity to view the latest advances in dental products and processes, and endless networking opportunities. In 2019, it will also include the wine & food, culture and history of Adelaide, making this year’s Congress an event you simply can’t afford to miss.


As the largest CPD event of its kind in Australia, Congress offers you an exceptionally-varied roster of learning opportunities. From the main scientific program and its allied programs for the whole practice, which feature keynote speakers such as Dr Sascha Jovanovic and an impressive number of local and international presenters, through to the smaller, always popular workshops and lunchtime sessions, there is something for everyone. Even more enticingly this year, with the CPD cycle drawing to a close on 30 November, you have the chance to acquire up to 29 hours of continuing professional development in four information-packed days.

“I am excited about the scientific program because it provides people who attend Congress with an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art dentistry. The knowledge acquired in the main scientific sessions and the attendant pre-Congress workshops, lunch and learn sessions and the newly-introduced lunch time panel discussions can only enhance the ability of any dental professional to provide patients with excellent oral health care.” (Dr Karin Alexander, Chair of the Congress Organising Committee)


Too time-poor to keep up-to-date with all the clinical and technological advances in your profession? The Congress Exhibition, FREE for delegates and anyone in dental practice, solves this dilemma by providing you with the opportunity to peruse the latest advances in dental technology in one easily accessible location and to talk in person to a who’s who of the Australian and international dental industry. It is a one stop shop for dental professionals with over 100 exhibitors displaying an impressive array of dental products and services. It’s an invaluably unique way to see what’s new, ask all the questions you want and see how you can use these new products and services in your practice or place of work.  

“As the busy owner of a successful practice, I’m all too aware of how hard it is to find the time to take a look at and evaluate all the new dental products and services that are released every year. What I love about Congress is the chance it gives me to get out of the ‘office’, hold the products in my hand and talk to the people who know them best.” (Dr. Peter Aldritt, Congress Organising Committee)


All work and no play may not necessarily make you a dull person, but it will exhaust you, no matter how enticing the task at hand. So, Congress also offers you a chance to meet and greet friends, colleagues and fellow dental professionals in a series of colourful and exciting events. The Congress opening and welcome reception will feature roving entertainment that you can enjoy while savouring the richness and variety of South Australia’s rightly-famed food and wine while Congress Late Night on the Saturday will tantalise with a gloriously-evocative mash-up magic and cabaret for which Adelaide is famous.

"Catching up with old acquaintances and friends and forging new friendships is one of the highlights of Congress for me. It’s helped by a fantastic selection of events which are going to showcase South Australia’s unique cultural and culinary delights and give us places where we can kick up our heels and enjoy the camaraderie that exists in our profession.” (Dr Karin Alexander, Chair of the Congress Organising Committee)


Adelaide is a gem. Full of quirky, fascinating festivals and an impressive amount of history, you’ll find amazing food and wine everywhere you go, particularly in the city’s amazingly diverse bar and restaurant scene centred on Leigh and Peel Streets. Want to range further afield? All kinds of treats await you in the nearby Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills, or if you’re happy stay in the city itself, consider heading out to the sandy delights of Semaphore Beach, bustling Central market, or a take in a range of impressive museums such as the South Australian Museum, or MOD, a futuristic place of discovery at the University of South Australia.

“I love the city I live in and I’m excited that Congress is coming here because it gives me a chance to show off a city that is all-too-often underrated but which I know is packed to the brim with all kinds of delights. One of the great things about the Adelaide Convention Centre where Congress will take place is that it sits right on the River Torrens so you can enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the Centre during the day and then it's just a short walk at night over to the many wonderful attractions in the city itself.” (Dr Alan Mann, Congress Organising Committee)

To register, go to Australian Dental Congress