Our Speakers

The speakers for the General Dental Conference represent cutting-edge dental ideas to progress your practice.

Dr. Michael Mandikos, Dental Conference Australia

Dr. Michael Mandikos

Dr. Michael Mandikos is a specialist in Prosthodontics, having completed a three-year residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials.

With a private practice in Brisbane, Michael is keenly interested in Implant and Restorative Dentistry and composite resin materials, and regularly publishes on clinical techniques in dental journals both in Australia and abroad. Michael is a Fellow of the RACDS, FPFA and ADA member, amongst other associations.

A reviewer for five dental journals, Michael regularly lectures and presents dental continuing education programs throughout Australia, the USA and South East Asia.

Dr. Chris Evans, Dental Conference Australia

Dr. Chris Evans

Dr. Chris Evans is a leading Prosthodontist based in Melbourne, Australia, having completed his Master of Dental Science degree in Prosthodontics at the University of Melbourne.

A member of the RACDS and the AANZAP, Chris is actively involved in clinical research relating to dental implants, restorative and reconstructive dentistry, and anterior dentistry. Sitting on the board of the Clinical Oral Implants Research Centre, Chris served three years as a dentist in the Royal Australian Navy, and now maintains a private general dental practice on the Mornington Peninsula.

Chris presents regularly both in Australia and overseas, and has received awards for his presentations at international meetings.

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Dr. Chee Chang, Dental Conference Australia

Dr. Chee Chang

Dr. Chee Chang is a specialist prosthodontist in private practice in Melbourne, having completed a postgraduate diploma in Advanced General Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) and specialist training in New Zealand in 2009.

Chee is keenly interested in the aesthetic and biologic integration of dental implants, ceramics and composite resin and the application of modern biomaterials in prosthodontic treatments. A member of the AANZP, ADA, ITI, NZAPRD, and Australian Prosthodontic Society, Chee’s research on dental ceramics has been published in the reknowned Journal of Prosthodontics.

Chee lectures regularly at the University of Melbourne to dentists, dental students and other dental professionals, and speaks at dental conferences in Australia and abroad.

Dr. Sam Verco

Dr. Sam Verco is one of Australia’s pre-eminent Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons, and is further qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, UniMelb).

Hailing from Melbourne, Dr. Verco specialises in facial skeleton diagnosis and treatment, particularly pertaining to defects, injuries and diseases, as well as Dental Implants, Orthognathic Surgery, Facial Trauma and Wisdom Tooth Removal. In addition to his private practice, Sam holds public appointments with the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne, Peninsula Health, and Monash Health.

Dr. Verco is a regular speaker at dental events across Australia, and maintains membership at RACDS, ADA, ANZAOMS, ITI, and IAOMS.

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Dr. Vui Tan

Dr Vui Tan is a Endodontist in private practice in Melbourne, Australia.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with Honours) from the University of Adelaide, Vui later undertook the RACDS Primary Examinations, receiving commendations in all streams and the highest mark (Physiology).

With a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Endodontics, Uni.Melb), Vui was the recipient of the Ephraim Ehrmann Memorial Prize, and has been published in international peer-reviewed journals.

Vui is a member of the ADA, ASD, and AANZAE, and teaches undergraduate students at Melbourne Dental School.

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