Dental experts you can learn from.

It's one thing to hear, and another to learn. The Young Dental Conference finds dental experts from a range of different dental specialisations, who can help you excel in your dentistry. Check out our speakers for our last conference, YDC 2017.

Dr. Chris Ho

Dr Christopher Ho is the Founder and Principal of CARE Dentistry and has completed his Bachelors of Dental Surgery with First Class Honours, a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implant Dentistry) from the University of Sydney, and also a Masters of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) with Distinction from Kings College London.

He is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. With over twenty years of experience in complex aesthetic and implant rehabilitations, Dr Ho is committed to excellence providing you not just teeth but a beautiful smile in a friendly and caring manner. Having lectured nationally and internationally, Dr Ho has held faculty positions with the University of Sydney, the Global Institute for Dental Education, Academy of Dental Excellence and is a Senior Visiting Teaching Fellow at Kings College London.

Dr. Mark Evans

Dr. Mark Evans obtained his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from the University of Melbourne in 1990. He then served as a Dental Officer with the RAAF for several years before entering private general practice. He completed his specialist training in 2001 and has been in full-time private specialist practice ever since.

Mark is also involved in teaching postgraduate students at The Melbourne Dental School and he was appointed as an examiner for the Australian Dental Council in 2001. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has published several articles in local and international medical and dental journals. He has also been awarded Fellowships with the Pierre Fauchard Academy, The Academy of Dentistry International and The International College of Dentists for his work in the dental profession.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Patrishia Bordbar

Dr Patrishia Bordbar, a registered oral & maxillofacial surgeon, completed five years of general dentistry, and a further ten years of university and hospital-based surgical and medical training, before she was registered as a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

She undertook her surgical training in Melbourne, and has completed the Part I Surgical examinations of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, as well as Part I and Part II (OMS) examinations with the RACDS, in order to be awarded FRACDS (OMS). In addition to the basic surgical training requirements, she spent a further two years in the United Kingdom gaining further expertise and completing a Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery through The Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom and has been awarded FRCS (Ed). She volunteered a further three months in 2001, and was part of a team operating on over one hundred patients with cleft lip & palate deformities in India.

Dr. Chee Chang

Dr Chee Chang trained at the University of Otago (NZ) graduating in 1999. He then joined Wellington Hospital In the capital city of Wellington, New Zealand and worked as a dental house surgeon where he further developed his skills in oral surgery and management of complex medically compromised patients. 

Since completing his specialist training, Chee has worked mainly in private specialist practice, but also has been involved with teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Sydney and Melbourne University. He has also lectured extensively to other dentists and dental specialists on all aspects related to prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He has presented his research at multiple international conferences, and is an invited speaker and key opinion leader for a number of dental associations and dental companies.

general practioner
Dr. Mark Hassed

Dr Mark Hassed graduated from dentistry at Melbourne University in 1980. Over the next 6 years he worked at 2 suburban Melbourne practices as well as spending a year working in South London. In 1986 he bought an existing practice in an outer suburb of Melbourne. That practice was a very busy family-­oriented practice where he saw 20 to 35 patients a day.

In 2000 he sold that practice and took a year off as he set up a new practice. The new practice was a squat in a wealthy inner Eastern suburb of Melbourne. At that practice the patient volume was 6 to 12 patients a day and over 60% of the turnover came from crowns and high quality restorative dentistry.  Over the past 2½ years he has worked as a locum at 16 different practices, and has observed common traits to successful practices.

“It was refreshing to see what senior dentists used, their choice of materials, and how they would go about each situation.”
Hannah Kim
young dentist, rural victoria