National Convention Centre Canberra

About the Convention

The Convention 2018 theme is ‘Dentistry – Full of Surprises’ and the committee plans surprises throughout the Convention’s social, scientific and trade display events blended with a New Orleans fusion of flavour and fun.

ADA NSW and DAPA have devised a Convention program aimed at general dentistry for the dentist and the dental team. Several educational streams will be available across the gamut of dental care and there will be training available through a series of customised workshops.


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

Canberra is Australia’s vibrant multicultural capital city. As the seat of the Federal Government, the city was created to facilitate our democracy’s most important meeting, the Australian Parliament.

Canberra’s national museums and galleries each express different aspects of our national identity through their architecture, collections and exhibitions. 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. Canberra offers delegates a chance to experience big sky beauty and beautiful Australian bush landscapes in a modern, connected and culturally active city.

The last day of the convention will suitably coincide with the first day of Canberra’s annual Floriade Festival. Extend your trip to take advantage bright colours of Canberra’s stunning Spring Floral display.

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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