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Register now for the Public Oral Health Innovations Conference

23 March 2018

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Join us for an exciting line-up of key experts and innovative practices at the 2018 Public Oral Health Innovations Conference on Friday 20 April.

Excitement is building for the POHIC and this year’s conference is set to be bigger than ever. With just four weeks to go, register now to be a part of this important national conversation.

Keynote speaker

Our keynote speaker, Dr Lynne Maher, Director of Innovation at Ko Awatea Auckland, will inspire you with her presentation on the concept of ‘Meaningful Engagement: making every interaction count’.

Dr Maher’s presentation will focus on the importance of making patient engagement more person-centred.

Engagement matters

This year’s theme, Engagement Matters, examines a wide range of issues in the oral health field including:

  • teledentistry
  • using emojis to overcomes communication challenges with young patients
  • the hot button issue of the sugar tax
  • value based oral health care
  • working with patients experiencing trauma
  • fluoride varnish
  • and more!

View the full agenda to plan your day at the Public Oral Health Innovations Conference.

Enhance your learning with pre-conference workshops

A range of pre-conference workshops are available on Thursday 19 April. The workshops are a great way to further enrich your engagement with the conference themes. Find out more.

Register now to secure your spot

The conference will explore how we can better engage with our patients for superior health outcomes and will be jam-packed with engaging discussions, opportunities to network with colleagues and leaders in the field, and will present the latest from the dental trade.

With a diverse range of expert speakers in the field and facilitated by multi-award winning broadcaster and journalist, Dr Norman Swan, you will not want to miss the Public Oral Health Innovations Conference 2018.

Places are filling fast - register now!

Conference details


Friday 20 April 2018, 9.00am-5.00pm


  • Public sector (Victorian) conference is free
  • Public sector (non-Victorian) $200
  • Private sector $350


Melbourne Room
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Place
South Wharf, 3006
Directions to the venue.


Get in touch with our Clinical Education and Training Unit: cpd@dhsv.org.au

We look forward to seeing you next month at the conference!