Associate Professor Nicky Kilpatrick

Associate Professor Nicky Kilpatrick has over twenty years of paediatric dental experience in clinical practice, teaching and research. On completion of her specialist training in the UK, she moved to Australia where, following 3 years at the University of Sydney, she took up the post of Director of Dentistry at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, a position she held for 10 years. In 2010 she was recruited back to the UK to help establish a national cleft lip and palate research network. She has now returned to Melbourne where, in addition to running her own coaching and consultancy business, she holds a senior research position at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and is Director of the Melbourne Cleft Service. She has over 80 publications and lectures regularly in Australia and overseas.


Dr Bill Kahler

Dr Bill Kahler maintains a full time specialist private practice restricted to Endodontics in Brisbane and Toowoomba. In addition, Bill teaches at the University of Queensland and he is the Endodontic consultant at the Kingston Oral Health Centre in a dedicated trauma clinic. He has a DClinDent (Endo) from the University of Adelaide and a PhD from the University of Sydney as well as numerous Fellowships. Bill continues to teach at the University of Queensland. His primary research areas of interest relate to clinical endodontics particularly cracked teeth, regenerative endodontics, dental traumatology and pulpal responses to injury, irritation and insult. Bill has published more than 40 papers in international dental, material science and engineering journals and is a contributory author for several Books. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. Bill is the clinical consultant to the ‘Regenerative endodontic translational research group’ at New York University.


Dr Sue Taji

Dr Sue Taji is the current Federal Vice President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry. Dr Taji has held the positions of Federal Secretary of the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry and is the current Federal councillor for Queensland for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry. Completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Adelaide, she was awarded membership to the prestigious Golden Key Honours Society for excellence during her studies. Dr Taji was based in private practice in Brisbane for a decade prior to completing a Clinical Doctorate in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Queensland in 2009, and since then has maintained a specialist practice in the Brisbane CBD, also holding surgical accreditation at various hospitals. Completing numerous research projects during her career, she has published in national and international journals and has authored and co-authored textbook chapters on paediatric dental aspects.


Restoring the Primary Dentition

A/Professor Nicky Kilpatrick
  • Approaches for Early versus Gross Dental Caries
  • Intra-coronal restorations
  • Minimal intervention
  • Stainless Steel Crowns & The Hall Technique
  • Pulp Therapy

MTA: Applications for the paediatric patient

Dr Bill Kahler

  • Pulpotomies in primary and permanent dentition
  • Dental Trauma – When & How to use MTA
  • Why MTA has a myriad of dental applications
  • What other materials are we using and why
  • Open apex cases and Discolouration

Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation

A/Professor Nicky Kilpatrick
  • The importance of Early Diagnosis
  • Aetiology & Differential Diagnosis
  • Implementing a good at home preventive regime
  • Timing of intervention to optimise prognosis
  • Restorative Challenges and Solutions

Dental Trauma in 0 to 5 year old patients

Dr Sue Taji
  • Examination & Diagnosis of patients presenting with trauma
  • Consequences of Dental Trauma & the developing dentition
  • Approaches for patient assessment
  • Investigative measures for correct diagnosis
  • Management principles for dental trauma
  • The Medical/Dental Interface



The Stamford Plaza Brisbane Hotel is a Five Star Hotel, in the Brisbane CBD adjacent to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens and on the Brisbane River. All 252 accommodation rooms and suites have a view of the Brisbane River. The hotel is conveniently located to access the riverside cafes and shopping precincts within comfortable walking distance. The inner Queen Street Mall shopping area is only a short walk away, whilst the South Bank region can be accessed via a short ferry trip. The hotel also has a variety of restaurants.

For detailed hotel and accommodation information, click the following link to be directed to the Stamford Plaza Brisbane website. Alternatively a variety of accommodation options are available within the CBD including various other hotels and apartments.



Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and the state capital of Queensland and offers a multitude of sightseeing, shopping, dining, recreational and leisure opportunities. Brisbane’s close proximity to the Gold Coast region to the South and Sunshine Coast region to the North add to the abundance of recreational and leisure opportunities, makes it a perfect holiday destination to explore the South-East Queensland region from.

The inner city offers a great variety of dining and shopping precincts both centrally located and speckled along the meandering Brisbane River, which provides convenient ferry transport to the Southbank precinct. Southbank is the dynamic arts and performance hub, with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art all located within close proximity.

Detailed information of inner city and greater Brisbane area sightseeing destinations, activities, arts, entertainment, sporting and much more is available at A multitude of organised day trips throughout the region are available, with many tour providers also offering extended day trips to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and beyond.

Travel Info

The Brisbane International airport has direct flights to and from more than 30 international and 45 domestic destinations. Delegates, other than those who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, travelling to Brisbane for this event require a visa to enter Australia and can find further information on? the Department of Immigration Website All delegates are encouraged to arrange their travel and other insurances.

The Brisbane CBD is approximately 12km from and around 20 minutes from the domestic and international airport, however longer travel times are experienced on weekdays during the morning and afternoon rush hours. A multitude of transport options are available. The Airtrain provides a direct link to the CBD and departs every 15 minutes during peak hour. Taxi ranks are well supplied at most hours of the day at both the domestic and international airport. Various Ground Transport Operators and Bus Companies also provide access to the CBD and other locations including the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions. Alternatively, a large variety of car rental companies service the airport.

For detailed hotel and accommodation information, click the following link to be directed to the Pullman Hotel website.



Brisbane has a subtropical climate with mild winter and warm or hot weather for the rest of the year. Maximum temperatures range around 17oC in winter and exceeding 30oC for most of the summer months.

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Paedodontics Update 2017

8:00am Registration
8:30am Restoring the Primary Dentition
    Presenter Associate Professor Nicky Kilpatrick
10:30am Morning Tea
10:50am Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation
     Presenter Associate Professor Nicky Kilpatrick
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm MTA: Applications for the paediatric patient
    Presenter Dr Bill Kahler
3:10pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Dental Trauma in 0 to 5 year old patients
    Presenter Dr Sue Taji
5:00pm Conclusion

PAEDODONTICS UPDATE 2017 offers practitioners an in-depth look at various key topics in paediatric dentistry relevant to clinical practice. Topics for the event include restoration of the primary dentition,  applications of MTA in paediatric patients, molar inicisor hypomineralisation and the management of dental trauma. The event features paedodontists A/Professor Nicky Kilpatrick and Dr Sue Taji and endodontist, Dr Bill Kahler, who combine to provide this valuable update and will discuss clinical and patient management approaches. Participants may use this event towards meeting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements as set by the Dental Board of Australia and the event has also received CPD verification from the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA). The event offers participants up to seven hours scientific continuing professional development and registration is open to dentists, dental therapists and paediatric dental specialists. The event will be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in the Brisbane CBD. As with all Queensland Dental Group conferences, events and courses, no product or external company sponsorship is permitted to allow all presenters to provide their unbiased views and preferences. Dental CE the way it’s meant to be.



Paedodontics Update 2017

21 July 2017 BRISBANE

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