Our Speakers

Here's a few of our speakers for the Young Dental Conference. It's a great opportunity to gain tips and tricks from experienced, relatable dentists who can communicate fresh ideas clearly. More speakers will be announced shortly.

Dr. Anthony Mak

Dr Anthony Mak obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Sydney University and then went on to complete his Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants). His interests lie in dental technologies and advances in materials and techniques. He has a unique understanding in CAD/CAM Digital dentistry, direct vs indirect dental restorations and has lectured internationally on the topics of Aesthetic and Digital Dentistry. He is a sought after speaker and is a key opinion leader for several global dental companies. Anthony is passionate about helping dentists improve their restorative dentistry, and gifting us with the simple tools and wisdom that can be implemented straight away.

Dr. Bharat Agrawal

With a Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry with Distinction through King’s College, Dr Bharat Agrawal is a proponent of the paradigm shift towards minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry that often requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Teaching aesthetic principals and hands-on composites, he has presented at various conferences overseas and throughout Australia on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry, Composite Resin Dentistry, and teaches for Invisalign®. Bharat spoke at YDC 2018 and was incredibly popular with the audience due to the tips and techniques shared, and his advice for young dentists.

Bharat, who runs BXY Stratum, a must-do course on mastering composites, is a past President of the Australian Dental Association Gold Coast sub-branch and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Dr. Manish Shah

Dr. Manish Shah is one of Australia’s foremost dental experts, particularly in the areas of comprehensive restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, and sleep medicine.

With degrees in both dentistry and medicine, he has a unique perspective on holistic dental health which has benefitted patients for over 15 years. Dr. Manish has a special interest in craniofacial pain and sleep disorders and has competed a Masters in Medicine in Sleep Medicine, and has spoken extensively in Australia and internationally.

Dr. Sam Verco

Dr Sam Verco is a dually qualified medical and dental specialist. Sam commenced private practice in Mornington in 2013 and operates at The Bays Hospital. In addition to his private practice, Sam holds public appointments with Peninsula Health, Monash Health and Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne.

Sam is an experienced Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon with special interests in wisdom tooth extractions, dental extractions, bone grafting and placement of dental implants, pathological conditions of the mouth and jaws, orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery and facial trauma. Sam completed his FRACDS(OMS) in Melbourne in 2013 after training in Australia and Internationally.

Dr. Tim Keys

Dr. Tim Keys is an expert in Paediatric Dentistry. With his own specialist children's practice on the Sunshine Coast, Tim loves providing dental care to children with special needs and dental anxieties, and is passionate about sharing best practices in dealing with children as patients. Dr Tim is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentists, Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentists, European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the Airforce reserves and is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland..