Professor Chris Peck, Professor Ian Meyers OAM, Dr Anthony Mak, Dr Barbara Woodhouse, Dr Bill Kahler, Professor Florian Mack
Professor Chris Peck is Director of the University of Sydney’s Westmead Initiative, former Dean of Sydney’s Faculty of Dentistry, and President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain. Professor Peck manages complex orofacial pain and disorder patients and conducts research trying to understand better the transition from acute to chronic pain, evidence-based diagnosis and management of orofacial pain, and the biomechanics of jaw dysfunction. A strong advocate for multidisciplinary patient management, he is internationally renowned for his leadership and contributions to translational research in orofacial pain and leading the clinical arm of projects involving researchers from biomedicine to mathematics. He is a senior facial pain expert in the NSW public health care system at the Royal North Shore Hospital’s Pain Management Research Institute, involved in patient care, clinical supervision and research. Professor Peck is President of the International Network for Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders Methodology, which develops reliable and valid diagnostic criteria for facial pain complaints, and is part of an international team developing a comprehensive classification for Orofacial Pain.
Professor Ian Meyers OAM
Professor Ian Meyers OAM is a general dental practitioner and honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Over the last thirty five years he has been involved in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university and hospital based dental clinics and been a director and board member of numerous dental associations and colleges. His previous positions include being appointed as the inaugural Colgate Chair of Dental General Practice Dentistry, Chief Dental Officer for Queensland Health, President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association, and CEO of the Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch. He is a Fellow and current Board member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the International College of Dentists, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Professor Meyers is a long standing member of the ADA Dental Instruments, Materials and Equipment Committee and a member of the editorial board of The Australian Dental Journal and several other international journals. He is an external examiner at several dental schools and examiner for the Australian Dental Council. Throughout his career as an academic and clinician Ian has developed extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dentistry and dental materials, and the management of patient’s in general dental practice through minimum intervention dentistry. He has lectured extensively on these topics both nationally and internationally.
Dr Anthony Mak
Dr Anthony Mak is the author of two compelling compendiums detailing direct composite and indirect ceramic restorations, the clinical photography and documentations can only be described as exceptional. He has published numerous case studies and articles for local and international dental bodies and associations and is a much sought after speaker, especially in the field of digital and restorative dentistry. He has lectured extensively in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia; and his hands-on workshops have gained such popularity that they are almost always booked out soon after registrations open. Anthony runs two practices in metropolitan Sydney, focusing on quality modern comprehensive care, including aesthetic and implant dentistry. He is also a clinical consultant and key opinion leader for several global dental companies focusing on development of new dental technologies.
Dr Barbara Woodhouse
Dr Barbara Woodhouse graduated in dentistry from the University of Queensland and has worked for Queensland Health and in private practice – both in rural Queensland and in Brisbane – before deciding to specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, she returned to the University of Queensland to teach and to complete a Masters degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery in combination with a four-year surgical training program, initially at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. To broaden her experience, Dr. Woodhouse completed her final year in a world class training facility in the United Kingdom and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She was awarded a travelling Fellowship to Europe in recognition of the work she undertook in England. On her return to Australia, Dr. Woodhouse commenced private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At the same time she completed a medical degree through the University of Queensland and was awarded a specialist Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. From 1994 to 2009, she was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, where she pioneered several techniques not previously performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Queensland. She has also served as Lieutenant Colonel Consultant to the Australian Army, and is currently on the national board of examiners for doctors applying for specialist registration in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr Woodhouse regularly travels overseas to extend her skills and training and is the Chair of Operation Interface. She is a frequently invited speaker to medical and dental groups both in Australia and overseas.
Dr Bill Kahler
Dr Bill Kahler maintains a full time specialist private practice restricted to Endodontics in Brisbane and Toowoomba. In addition, Bill holds an Honorary Associate Professorship at the University of Queensland and he is the Endodontic consultant at the Kingston Oral Health Centre in a dedicated trauma clinic. He has a DClinDent (Endo) from the University of Adelaide and a PhD from the University of Sydney as well as numerous Fellowships. His primary research areas of interest relate to clinical endodontics particularly cracked teeth, regenerative endodontics, dental traumatology and pulpal responses to injury, irritation and insult. Bill has published more than 60 papers in inter-national dental, material science and engineering journals and is a contributing author for several Books. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally.
Professor Florian Mack
Professor Florian Mack has completed three research degrees by thesis in 1993, 2000 and 2007. His research interests include bio-compatibility of dental materials, tongue dysfunction and laser welding. Florian has published over fifty papers and is a reviewer for various international dental journals. He is a member of many professional associations and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr Florian Mack received his dental degree in 1992 from the University of Berlin in Germany. He then worked at University of Berlin from 1993 to 1996 and also part time private practice from 1992 to 1994. In 1996 Professor Mack accepted the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Greifswald in Germany. In 2000 he completed his specialty degree in Prosthodontics in Greifswald. Professor Mack and his family moved to the Gold Coast in 2006 where he accepted the head position of Professor in Prosthodontics and Comprehensive Adult Dental Care at Griffith University. Since mid-2016 he has been working as a full time private practitioner in his specialty of Prosthodontics in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Toowoomba.