School of Dentistry

Professional development

Australian Dental Association

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) is “an organisation of dentists which has as its aim the encouragement of the health of the public and the promotion of the art and science of dentistry."




The School of Dentistry is pleased to partner with the Australian Dental Association (WA Branch) in providing high level continuing professional development as part of the WA Dental CPD Committee. Through the Committee, the School promotes within UWA, and to the dental profession, continuing dental education, clinical excellence, as well as dental and oral research relevant to the profession.

The new collaborative effort between the ADAWA and School of Dentistry is a testament to both organisations’ commitment to quality professional development. On behalf of the School, I would like to praise ADAWA Council, Executive and the Director of CPD for their willingness to explore new avenues of collaboration, novel courses, and innovative approaches in dental continuing education. The School is committed to achieving excellence, and I am sure that the new CPD collaboration will position the School’s educational offerings in good stead moving forward. Our desire to join forces with ADAWA will be to the benefit of all members. Ultimately, we are committed to serving our local community and the advancement of dentistry.


Professor Camile Farah

Head, School of Dentistry, UWA

Director, Oral Health Centre of WA


CPD Programs

A wide range of continuing education courses are offered each year by the WA Dental CPD Committee. The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia hosts many of these courses.

A comprehensive program is available here, or by contacting the WA Dental CPD Committee.  For those who prefer to register and pay ONLINE, instead of completing paper forms, please click here.


54-58 Havelock Street


(PO Box 34 West Perth 6872)

Tel: (08) 92115600

Fax: (08) 93211757



All course enquiries should be directed to -
Dr Jenny Ball, Director, WA Dental CPD

Mobile No. 0419044549



WA Dental Continuing Professional Development Committee

The committee consists of:

School of Dentistry Annual Research Day

The School’s Annual Research Day showcases the breadth and strength of its research programs.

Research programs are defined as large collaborative research projects, which typically are researched by teams consisting of senior and junior academics, postdoctoral research fellows, and Higher Degree Research and Doctor of Dental Medicine students. Each researcher investigates an aspect of a larger problem with their insights contributing to the resolution of the larger problem under the coordination and guidance of the Research Program Leader. The research leader’s role in formulating the research program, managing the team’s research, and drawing together the threads of the answer are critical.

The School currently supports Research Programs which include:

  1. Biomechanics & Biomaterials
  2. Craniofacial Biology
  3. Endodontics
  4. Oral Health Inequities
  5. Oral Implantology & Periodontics
  6. Oral Oncology
  7. Paediatric Oral Health

In 2017, the School’s Annual Research Day will be held on Friday 30th June at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, and will attract 8 hours of CPD.

School of Dentistry Research Day

Guest Speaker:To Be Advised

Registrations to open 1 April 2017