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. Clarence Tam

Dr. Clarence Tam is recognised as one of the foremost experts in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She is one of only two people to holdBoard-Certified Accredited Member Status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in Australasia, and Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Clarence is passionate about helping dentists from around the world improve their restorative dentistry, and improving longevity, aesthetics, and gifting us with the simple tools and wisdom that can be implemented straight away. She aims to improve our understanding and techniques in smile design principles, as well as DSD. Check out her work on Facebook. 


Dr. Andrea Shepperson

Dr Andrea Shepperson is New Zealand’s only Digital Smile Design Master, a group of dentists and ceramists recognised globally for their skill in Digital Smile Design and highly aesthetic delivery of cosmetic dentistry.

Dr Shepperson is a leader in dentistry, regarded as a global leader in dentistry. She founded the Dental Fingerprint, a unique assessment of oral health for patients. One of New Zealand’s best known dentists, Dr Andrea Shepperson is a sought-after speaker and media representative in New Zealand, Australia and the US. Her innovative solutions and extensive clinical experience continues to shape cosmetic and general dentistry in New Zealand.

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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. Steven Lin

Dr. Steven Lin is a world-leading functional dentist with an emphasis on sleep dentistry and nutrition. As a passionate preventative, whole health-advocate, Dr. Lin's work explores the link between modern industrialised food, dental disease and other degenerative health problems.

His work has highlighted that crooked teeth and the orthodontia epidemic are diet based problems and the need for public health policy to prevent braces in the next generation of children. Dr. Lin is a TEDx speaker and author of the International #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, The Dental Diet.

Dr. Jesse Green

Dr. Jesse Green is a dental practice management and dental marketing expert with extensive experience in patient communication. Having run several practices himself, Dr. Green understands that presenting treatment plans and having them accepted is a fundamental skill for success in dentistry.

Dr. Green has been in dentistry for 22 years, has owned several practices and has coached or consulted in excess of 145 more. As a result of this experience, he knows the strategies that do and don’t work in this industry. He is the author of Amazon number 1 best seller 'RETENTION! How to Plug the #1 Profit Leak in Your Dental Practice'..