Friday 16 March 2018    
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


City West Receptions
45 Plaistowe Mews, West Perth, WA, 6005

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Dr Robert Hamilton  |    Specialist Orthodontist  

Orthodontic Retention.

Retention is a topic that has a lot of confusing and conflicting information – lets help clarify some of the challenges we face in this arena.


Robert Hamilton has completed his Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours, the Bachelor of Science in Dentistry with Honours and the Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics at The University of Western Australia. He practices in private orthodontic practice in both Subiaco and Booragoon, servicing the northern, central and southern suburbs of Perth. He also contributes to the profession by active involvement in the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) and is involved in teaching and supervision of the Post-graduate Orthodontic students at the University of Western Australia. Dr Hamilton also provides complex combined orthodontic/surgical treatment in the public sector with an appointment as Consultant Orthodontist in the Maxillofacial Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth. Robert is well qualified and has lectured on several topics at national level. He has completed research evaluating the efficiency of various contemporary orthodontic appliances, as well as the stability following combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgical treatment. Dr. Hamilton’s research has been published and presented at several international orthodontic meetings. Dr Hamilton is committed and dedicated to his work and would welcome orthodontic referrals for children and adults assuring the patients would receive the best orthodontic management and have a pleasant and professional experience. He practices the most advanced clinical treatment techniques available providing such treatments as Invisalign, Lingual braces, Self-ligating braces and combined complex surgical orthodontic cases.  In his spare time Dr Hamilton enjoys surfing, watersports, fishing and spending time with family and friends.



Robert Anthonappa   |  Specialist Paediatric Dentist

Supernumerary teeth: It’s time for extras!


Teeth additional to the normal complement of 20 primary and 32 permanent teeth are known as supernumerary teeth. They may be single or multiple, unilateral or bilateral in distribution, and can occur in either arch of the primary and/or permanent dentitions. They can cause a range of complications varying from delayed eruption to dentigerous cyst formation. Most often, recommendations related to their clinical management are based on anecdotal sources. Therefore, this presentation will provide a comprehensive review on extra teeth, their types, prevalence, complications, identification, and management based on available evidence, where appropriate.


Dental anomalies: the spectrum and implications on the permanent dentition


Most anatomy textbooks would state that humans should have 20 primary and 32 permanent teeth. However, some individuals fail to read the book and hence exhibit deviations which may either be inherited or of sporadic occurrence. This presentation will illustrate the spectrum of dental anomalies of tooth number, size and morphology in both primary and permanent dentitions. Furthermore, the correlations between anomalies in the primary dentition and its potential implications on the permanent dentition will be highlighted.




A/Prof. Robert Anthonappa is the discipline lead and program convener in paediatric dentistry at the University of Western Australia. He obtained his dental degree in India and then completed his Masters (Paed Dent), an Advanced Diploma in paediatric dentistry, and subsequently a Ph.D at the University of Hong Kong. He has obtained his FDSRCS and MPaedRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and MRACDS (Paed Dent) from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Furthermore, he is a registered specialist paediatric dentist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

He now heads the Paediatric Oral Health Research Group at the UWA School of dentistry, and has over 70 publications, comprising of full papers, book chapters and published abstracts, in both national and international peer-review journals. He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards; the recent being, the Young investigator Research Award from the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. His research interests include cariology, developmental defects of dental hard tissues, dental anxiety, oral health-related quality of life changes, hypominerlised teeth, identification of genetic markers for dental and craniofacial anomalies, and evidence-based evaluation of the current treatment approaches in paediatric dentistry. He has successfully supervised several postgraduates, holds the memberships of the ANZSPD, IADR, IAPD, and EAPD, and is a reviewer for several dental journals including the Journal of Dental Research.


Edge afternoon Seminar


Event registration from 12.30 – Light refreshments served (Tea and coffee only)
Programme begins 12.45pm  – Afternoon tea served mid afternoon
Programme concludes  5.00pm

CPD   4 Hours per seminar

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at  the completion of each seminar.  In most cases this will be emailed

A tally of all CPD hours gained through EdgePD will be kept on file.  This is assist you in managing your CPD hours and reporting to AHPRA.

There is complimentary parking at the City West Complex (under Scitec)

A parking voucher will be emailed to you at the commencement of the week of the event.

Please print this voucher and display on your dashboard.  The local council enforces wheel clamping in this precinct.


Bookings are closed for this event.