13-15 SEPTEMBER 2018
National Convention Centre Canberra

About the Convention

The Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) and Dental Assistants Professional Associations (DAPA) have joined forces to present the combined ADA NSW and DAPA Convention in Canberra from 13th to 15th September 2018. The theme of the convention is ‘Dentistry – Full of Surprises’.

The 2018 Convention will provide the whole dental team the opportunity to experience education in a fun atmosphere at the recently refurbished National Convention Centre Canberra. This is in the heart of Canberra’s contemporary city centre with easy strolling distance to accommodation, restaurants, clubs and bars, Casino and on-site all day parking.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) in Canberra has planned surprises throughout the Convention’s social, scientific and trade display events against a background fusion of New Orleans flavour and fun. The Convention program is aimed at general dentistry for all dental practitioners but especially the dentist and the dental team. Several educational streams will be available across the gambit of dental care and there will be training available through a series of customised workshops.

The Convention large trade display will be held in the Canberra Convention Centre’s spacious Exhibition Hall. This will be a wonderful focal point for lunches and morning and afternoon refreshments.

ADA NSW is working toward ever increasing the value for you as a delegate at the 2018 ADA NSW and DAPA Convention and long after you return home.


The NSW Branch of the Australian Dental Association (ADA NSW) is the professional association of dentists in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. We provide services for members to enable them to deliver the best possible standard of care to the community. As the peak dental body in NSW and the ACT, we work with the State and Territory governments to ensure all members of the community are able to access the dental services they need. ADA NSW has more than 4,000 members across all work sectors, which represents approximately 70 per cent of registered dentists.

About Canberra

Nestled conveniently between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s vibrant multicultural capital city is home to about 390,000 people. As the seat of the Federal Government, the city was created to facilitate our democracy’s most important meeting, the Australian Parliament.

Home to the ‘Australian story’, Canberra’s national museums and galleries each express different aspects of our national identity through their architecture, collections and exhibitions. Canberra’s unique blend of urban living and public nature parks was planned in 1912 by American architects Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin, who won an international design competition to create the new capital city. They conceived the idea of central Canberra as a people’s park with walks and drives alongside the lake, the place for our Parliament and national cultural buildings, with a series of main avenues connecting to the city’s business district. Yet there is so much more to Canberra. It has been named the most liveable city in the world by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD 2014). This is because Canberra blends city opportunity and the prestige of our national institutions with an easy lifestyle.

While Canberra remains a young city, it is a city that continues to grow and develop. Canberra’s resources and opportunities have earned its place as a great capital. The extensive parks, gardens and cycle paths enable wonderful ways to explore the city. With four distinct seasons, the climate encourages excellent food and wine in and around the region. As a result, Canberra is fast becoming Australia’s leading culinary city, with an array of restaurants serving international cuisine placing the capital firmly on the foodie map. Menus feature some of Australia’s freshest local produce from surrounding areas, extending from the south coast to the alpine region and western tablelands. Canberra offers delegates a chance to experience big sky beauty and beautiful Australian bush landscapes in a modern, connected and culturally active city. The city is compact so one can travel easily between precincts and activities without the big city problems of lengthy travel times and congestion.

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Poster Competition
ADA NSW is conducting three competitions for the 2018 Convention. Please use the following links to find out more:



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