Dental School

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 Dental School 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 the Dental School 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
Dean and Head, UWA Dental School
Director, Oral Health Centre of WA

AJ Herman Fellowship Lecture

Each year the UWA Dental School invites a distinguished scholar from outside of Western Australia to the University to undertake research or to teach in the School. A lecture is presented by the Fellowship awardee.

In 2017, the School welcomed Dr Tim Hodgson.

For more information, download the flyer below:

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
WEST PERTH WA  6005
(PO Box 34 West Perth 6872)
Tel: (08) 92115600
Fax: (08) 93211757
Web: www.adawa.com.au

All course enquiries should be directed to:
Dr Jenny Ball, Director, WA Dental CPD
Mobile: 0419044549
Email: jenny@adawa.com.au

WA Dental Continuing Professional Development Committee

The committee consists of:

  • a chair nominated jointly by the Dean and Head, UWA Dental School, University of Western Australia and the President of the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Dental Association
  • up to four members nominated by the UWA Dental School on the recommendation of the Dean and Head of School
  • up to four members nominated by the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Dental Association on the recommendation of the President of ADAWA.

Dental School's Annual Research Day

Online registration

Guest Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Geelhoed

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:

Information regarding the UWA Dental School 2018 Annual Research Day, will be available in due course.

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