Oct 18
Dental Staff Converge on Parkes for Conference

Dental staff from across the region will meet in Parkes this week for a two day conference.

Over 100 people will attend the two day event, which will bring together dental professionals from across the central west region.

Director Oral Health Services at Western NSW Local Health District said the conference is important as it allows professionals to keep their knowledge current, while also networking with other professionals in the dental field.

“Guest speakers from Sydney and nationally recognised experts in specialised dental fields will speak at the conference about important topics relating to dentistry,” Ms Floyd said.

“Professor Richard Widmer, co-author of the internationally recognised book ‘Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry’, and Professors Chris Griffiths and Mark Schifter will present at the two day conference.”

Participants will attend from across the region, representing a number of organisations including Western NSW Local Health District, Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Orange Aboriginal Medical Service.

“The two day event allows participants to listen to speakers talk about up to date clinical information, as well as an important opportunity for staff to meet with each other in person, given the vast range of locations in the region at which staff provide services,” Ms Floyd said.

“Parkes was chosen as the location for the two day conference, to enable guests to tour the new dental clinic at the Parkes Hospital.”

“We are very excited for guests to check out this great new facility and see state-of-the-art dental equipment installed, servicing the local community,” she said.

“We also have a number of new dental staff at Parkes, including Stephanie Charry and Katie Morrison who have joined the team this year, both who are excited about attending the conference.”

The conference will be held from 18 to 19 October.

Media enquiries: Brendan Williams, Media Manager, Western NSW Local Health District via brendan.williams@health.nsw.gov.au