Pre-Conference Workshops

Henry Schein Halas and OzDent will host pre conference workshops on Thursday 2 June 2022. 

Bookings for these workshops are limited and available on the online registration system.

workshop 1 – Contemporary Endodontics

Date: Thursday 2 June 2022
Time: 9:00am– 1:00pm
Location: Meeting Room 2 , Level 4, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
Cost: Included in full delegate registrations (included morning tea)
Maximum Bookings: 20


Presenter: Dr. James A. Wealleans is originally from Christchurch New Zealand, he is married and has 2 children.  In 2006 James graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A year later he completed an Advanced General Dentistry Residency in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2010, Dr. Wealleans graduated Endodontic Residency from the prestigious University of Texas Health Science Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas. James is an American Board-Certified Endodontist, an accomplishment that only 20% of in the specialty obtain. Dr. Wealleans served as the Director of Endodontic Residency Training and Education from 2013-2018 at the Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. James has held teaching appointments as Associate Professor with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Assistant Professor with University of Texas Health Sciences, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Wealleans has authored over 10 published research papers and serves as a scientific advisor for the Journal of Endodontics. In 2017 James invented guided endodontic microsurgery, which he holds 2 US patents. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. In 2018, after serving 20 honorable years in the Air Force, James retired as a Lt. Colonel. Recently, Dr. Wealleans moved to Sydney where he devotes his time practicing endodontics on Sydney’s Northshore and the Central Coast.


Workshop Summary: Over the past decade there has been substantial growth in technological advancements that have impacted the field of endodontics. Most of which have improved treatment outcomes, simplified endodontic procedures, and reduced patient chair time. To meet the challenges of clinical demands in the technology age, participants will learn how to apply a variety of innovative technologies to produce more predictable outcomes. 

This course is targeted at practitioners who are wanting to improve clinical results, efficiency, scope of practice, and professional satisfaction with endodontics. 

A portion of the course will be devoted to hands on exercises where the attendees will learn to apply a variety of technological advancements in a systematic approach. The topics that will be covered are:  

  • Don’t practice in the dark ages – why technology matters
  • Assessment and diagnosis: discuss appropriate methods for making an accurate diagnosis using correct terminology
  • Cutting-edge instrumentation including heat treated nickel titanium rotary instrumentation and super flexible files that respect the canal anatomy
  • Obturation simplified: the hydraulic condensation technique using a master cone and bioceramic sealer
  • Treatment options for the compromised tooth: including the placement of a dual cured core
  • When to refer? Analyse difficult case scenarios and select which cases should be referred to a specialist
  • Microscope instruction and hands-on experience with the microscope


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Analyse available technology to create a suitable treatment plan for the endodontic case 
  • Assess and manage treatment of a compromised tooth
  • Operate a variety of instruments and materials 
  • Demonstrate and explain the role of operating the microscope 


workshop 2 – CALMIX – Calcium Hydroxide for the 21st Century

Date: Thursday 2 June 2022
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Meeting Room 3 , Level 4, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
Cost: Included in full delegate registrations (including morning tea)


Presenter: Dr Yu-Yao Teoh obtained his dental qualification with honours from the University of Queensland in 2014 and was awarded the prize for highest clinical marks.

After graduation, Yao entered the world of dental research at the University of Queensland and obtained his Master of Philosophy in Endodontic biomaterials. His work on novel materials to improve the outcomes of root canal treatment sparked his interest in Endodontics. Yao realised that his passion lies in treating patients which resulted in him completing his specialist training (Doctor of Clinical Dentistry) in Endodontics.

Yao has published peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of Endodontics and is still actively involved in research. He is appointed as a Lecturer at UQ and supervises both undergraduate dental students and specialist residents. He has also given lectures internationally and was selected as the ADA/PFA National Emerging Young Lecturer in 2017.

Yao is currently a full-time practising Endodontist in Brisbane and believes in providing high quality evidence-based treatment for his patients.


Workshop Summary: Calcium hydroxide has been used in endodontics for over 100 years and has stood the test of time. This lecture will explore the changes in calcium hydroxide medicaments throughout the years and how recent advancements in its chemistry keeps it relevant today. Contemporary applications of calcium hydroxide will also be discussed.

This workshop lecture will provide an update on recent advances in chemistry, to improve the outcomes of root canal therapy.


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