Infectious Medical Scrubs is proud to be attending the DAAQ - Dental Assisting and Beyond Conference 2016 at the Ridges Hotel in Brisbane. Infectious will have a pop-up scrubs store and trade booth to exhibit our quality healthcare uniforms to Dental Assistants from all over Queensland who are attending this great educational event. See the best dental uniforms available from our leading apparel brands like Dickies Medical USA, WonderWink Scrubs & Code Happy Scrubs. We will also have a full-size range of our New Balance 624v4 medical work shoes that are lightweight and have the very best cushioning and support all with quality leather uppers. Infectious can't wait to meet all the dental assistants this Saturday in Brisbane.


Ridges South Bank Brisbane

9 Glenelg Street 
South Brisbane
QLD 4101



An Earful – Occupational Noise in the workplace to Generational Hearing Loss

The session will discuss the effect of noise on employees of dental clinics. Is the intensity and frequency of dental instruments used by dental staff nurses, and the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss related? Most research about noise-induced hearing loss has focused on prolonged exposure to loud sounds in workplaces. While not as much research exists regarding the effect of recreational exposure to loud sound, if you listen to music and audio with headphones or earbuds — whether they’re connected to your iPod, your computer or some other audio source, what is the long term outlook to your hearing health?

“The Philosophy of Complete Dento-Facial Aesthetics”

In this presentation, Dr Holt will discuss the philosophy of "Complete Dento- Facial Aesthetics". We will see why dental practices have the opportunity to take a lead role in primary and preventative healthcare beyond the mouth and why it is that Dental Practitioners are among the best people to be offering facial aesthetic services to patients. The hot topics of Botox and Dermal Fillers will be discussed and participants will gain an understanding of how facial aesthetics can offer more to both our patients and our practices.

“Dento-Facial Aesthetics and the Dental Team”

In his second presentation, Dr Holt will outline specific ways that Dental Hygienists, Oral Health Therapists and Dental Assistants and support staff can become involved in offering facial aesthetics within the dental practice. From Concentrated Growth Factors and Chemical Peels, through to Cosmeceuticals and Lasers, there are now many new opportunities for career progression and clinical practice for all practitioners.

Management of Compromised Teeth: An Orthodontic Perspective

Compromised teeth with questionable prognosis may result in short and long-term clinical dilemmas. Such compromise may arise from developmental anomalies, caries, large restorations, trauma, tooth wear and periodontal disease. There are many factors to consider when formulating relevant and reasonable treatment options for such patients. Incorporating orthodontic treatment into the comprehensive treatment plan has the potential to significantly improve both aesthetic and functional outcomes in challenging cases. The use of lateral thinking and emerging technology may also facilitate the overall case management.

Child Abuse and the Dental Team

Child abuse is not uncommon. Sometimes physical signs including bruising and bite marks may be apparent. Victims may be withdrawn and uncommunicative and they are unlikely to volunteer information. This session discusses the problem and outlines the contribution the Dental Team may make to the recognition and reporting of child abuse for proper investigation. This may save a child's life. This is one of the most significant services that a Dental Team can provide to those without a voice.

Advances in Maxillofacial Surgery - computer-assisted and simulated surgery

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace and is becoming a vital component in diagnosis, planning and intraoperatively in maxillofacial surgery. The available technology and its implementation in trauma, deformity and osseointegrated implant cases will be discussed.


Jenny Stevens 
Dip Teach BEd BSpEd MEd, Dip Aud, MAudSA (CCP)

Jenny has worked as a clinical audiologist for the past 23 years holding senior management roles in the private and public sectors of the health care industry. She has held lecturing and research positions at the University of Queensland, St Lucia and at Griffith University. Prior to completing her Audiology degree, Jenny held teaching, training and middle management organizational roles within the Department of Queensland Education and the University of Queensland. Jenny is currently the CEO / Clinical Director at Attune Hearing and while performing all complex diagnostic audiological and hearing assessments her main area of interest is the holistic approach to patient care. Jenny is a member of the Audiology Society of Australia, holds a Teaching Degree, a Bachelor and Master of Educational Studies, a Bachelor of Special Education and Master of Audiological Studies from the University of QLD.

Dr Myles Holt 
BDS (Sydney) FIADFE (New York) LLM (Melbourne)

As well as educating clients on how to best care for their skin from his practice in Singapore, Dr Holt selectively uses facial aesthetic techniques, such as Botox, Dermal Fillers, CGF and lasers, to create beautiful facial profiles to compliment and frame the dentistry performed inside the mouth. With over 15 years of experience in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Australasia and North America, Dr Holt is Director and Head Trainer of the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics - an organization dedicated to training Dentists, Hygienists and OHTs to incorporate the art and science of facial aesthetics into their practice. Having been widely published, Dr Holt is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities in facial aesthetic procedures and is an Honorary Lecturer at King's College, where he authored the Facial Aesthetics module in the MSc of Aesthetic Dentistry program.

Dr Desmond Ong 
BDSc(Hons), MDSc(Ortho), MOrthRCS(Ed), MRACDS ( Ortho)

Desmond Ong is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Orthodontics at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Desmond has previously coordinated the Undergraduate Orthodontic Program and is currently a Visiting Specialist and Lecturer for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Orthodontic Programs. Desmond is now in full-time specialist orthodontic private practice in Townsville and is an active presenter with the University of Queensland and ADAQ Continuing Professional Development Programs. He is also a past winner of the Young Lecturer Award from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Assoc Prof Alex Forrest 

Alex graduated from the UQ Dental School with a BDSc in 1979 and an MDSc in 1999. He has taught anatomy since 1982 and has practised Forensic Odontology since 1985. He has given evidence in many high-profile cases at all levels of Queensland Courts and in 2000 was a principal forensic witness in a case that changed the Double Jeopardy Rules in Australia. He has authored papers and textbook chapters in Forensic Odontology.

Dr Geoffrey Findlay 
(MBBS), (BDSc Hons I), (FRACDS - OMS)

Dr Geoffrey Findlay is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who practices the full scope of the speciality with special interests in trauma and reconstructive surgery, orthognathic surgery, and osseointegrated implants. He undertook his undergraduate and postgraduate training throughout Queensland and holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc Hons I), and Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial (FRACDS - OMS). Dr Findlay is a consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is involved in the training and examination of registrars in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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