A/Professor David Roessler

A/Professor David Roessler is a Prosthodontist in private practice in Sydney’s CBD and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He has been a Keynote Speaker at many international conferences and has given more than 850 lectures, workshops and hands-on courses in almost every facet of restorative, fixed and removable prosthodontics, aesthetic and implant dentistry in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. David has authored numerous publications and is an invited lecturer and examiner to both undergraduate and graduate students at a number of Universities as well as being an Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is Clinical Editor for Australasian Dental Practice magazine and a consultant and a trainer for a number of dental companies. As a prosthodontist, David has the opportunity to see where treatment goes wrong in both the difficult and seemingly easy situations. He treats patients with the highest expectations and has learnt from his own mistakes and those of others.


Dr Michael Mandikos

Dr Michael Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Michael received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with honours, from the University of Queensland and in 1998 he completed a three-year residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. His research was in composite resin materials and he has published several papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics. Michael was admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Dental and aside from his private practice, Michael is a Visiting Specialist Prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a Reviewer for Australian and International Journals, and a product evaluator for several dental companies. Michael has presented continuing education programs at Dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and the USA.


Professor Florian Mack

Professor Florian Mack has completed three research degrees by thesis in 1993, 2000 and 2007. His research interests include bio-compatibility of dental materials, tongue dysfunction and laser welding. Florian has published over fifty papers and is a reviewer for various international dental journals. He is a member of many professional associations and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr Florian Mack received his dental degree in 1992 from the University of Berlin in Germany. He then worked at University of Berlin from 1993 to 1996 and also part time private practice from 1992 to 1994. In 1996 Professor Mack accepted the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Greifswald in Germany. In 2000 he completed his specialty degree in Prosthodontics in Greifswald. Professor Mack and his family moved to the Gold Coast in 2006 where he accepted the head position of Professor in Prosthodontics and Comprehensive Adult Dental Care at Griffith University. Since mid-2016 he has been working as a full time private practitioner in his specialty of Prosthodontics.


Dr David Roberts

Dr David Roberts is a past President of the Queensland branch of the Australian Prosthodontic Society, the Australian Osseointergration Society and the current president of the Bennett Movement Dental Study Club. David completed his Bachelor qualification in 1991, graduating with first class honors and four academic awards in his final year. Prior to this he had accepted a commission from the Royal Australian Navy and on graduation took up his position as a Dental officer and served at numerous locations in Australia and with the United Nations in Rwanda. David commenced his full time Masters study in 1996 and graduated in 1998. After completing his specialist training he served his remaining time with the Navy in Canberra and Brisbane. David has been an examiner and lecturer at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Queensland Dental School and the Griffith University Dental School and he has lectured extensively on Prosthodontics and Dental Implants throughout Australia and internationally. Since 2000, he has conducted a Specialist Prosthodontic practice in South Brisbane and Camp Hill and he has a special interest in full arch implant supported restorations and CADCAM integration in Prosthodontics.


Dr Justin Boulton

Dr Justin Boulton lectures nationally on the topic of composite resin aesthetics and prosthodontics. Presently Justin teaches part-time at the University of Queensland and maintains a private prosthodontic practice in Brisbane. He completed an undergraduate degree in 1986 and postgraduate degree in 1993 at the University of Queensland. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the International College of Dentists.


Aesthetic treatment planning

A/Professor David Roessler, Prosthodontist

This lecture will help you:
Learn a different method of diagnosis and treatment planning
Understand the importance of aesthetics
Develop a simple systematic approach to smile diagnosis
Communicate successfully with your patient
Determine whether they want treatment

Simple rules for superior smiles

A/Professor David Roessler, Prosthodontist

This lecture will help you:
Decide when and how teeth should be made longer and wider
Develop a straightforward aesthetic template
Prepare teeth to achieve best aesthetics & healthy tissues
Predict treatment limitations and obstacles
Select porcelain veneers, crowns, composite or something else

Will it still be there tomorrow

A/Professor David Roessler, Prosthodontist

This lecture will help you:
Create an occlusal scheme for function and longevity
Design better bridges
Decide when to choose implants or bridgework
Use the right materials and techniques
Know how long your work will last

Porcelain Veneers – A Synopsis

Dr Michael Mandikos, Prosthodontist

Preparations for Anterior teeth
Cementation Procedures for Veneers
Shade Selection for Veneers
Theory of How Veneers Work

Fixed and fixed removable, the telescopic overdenture
An alternative to All-on-4

Professor Florian Mack, Prosthodontist

Telescopic overdentures on natural teeth and implants
Indications for telescopic overdentures
Advantages of telescopic overdentures compared to RPD and implants
How do telescopic overdentures work?
Success of telescopic overdentures, a step-by-step guide
A review of clinical cases

Occlusion – Finding a Balance

Dr Justin Boulton, Prosthodontist

How does occlusion affect diagnosis?
Assessment of occlusal schemes and what signs to look for
Static versus dynamic occlusal schemes and treatment planning concepts
Determining suitable occlusal schemes and how to simplify it all
Treatment outcomes in the short term and long term, pain, tooth movement

Composite Resin in Occlusal Rehabilitation

Dr Justin Boulton, Prosthodontist

Understanding occlusal wear
Using composite resin as an occlusal splint
Methods to simplify anterior composite resin restorations
Improving occlusion using composite resin
Occlusal adjustment by adding composite resin rather than removing enamel

Digital Dentistry and Prosthodontics – Here, Now & How

Dr David Roberts, Prosthodontist

The current state of Intra oral scanning
In Digital treatment planning, more control for better results
In House production, pros and cons, should you or shouldn’t you
Digital Implant planning with guide manufacture and why you should be using it



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 apartmentswalking distance and offer an abundance of restaurants and dining options.



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 Stamford Plaza Brisbane 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.

Currency & GST

The currency across all states of Australia is the Australian Dollar. Goods and services in Australia are subject to a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10%. All event registration fees are payable in Australian Dollars and include a GST component.


Delegates with special dietary requirements should indicate these on the event registration form so that this information may be passed to the hotel’s banquet’s team. Whilst efforts are made to accommodate special requests, these cannot be guaranteed.


Name tags and certificates of attendance will be issued to all delegates attending the event.


The Brisbane and Queensland time zone is GMT/UTC +10:00 during standard time. Queensland does not utilise Daylight Saving Time and remains on Australian Easter Standard Time (AEST) all year round at GMT/UTC +10:00.


Prosthodontics Update 2017

TIME FRIDAY 3rd Nov 2017
8:00am Registration
8:30am Aesthetic Treatment Planning
A/Prof David Roessler
10:30am Morning Tea
10:50am Simple Rules for Superior Smiles 
A/Prof David Roessler
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Will it still be there tomorrow  
A/Professor David Roessler
3:10pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Composite Resin use in Occlusal Rehabilitation
Dr Justin Boulton
5:00pm Conclusion
TIME          SATURDAY 4th Nov 2017
8:00am          Registration
8:30am          Porcelain Veneers – A Synopsis
         Dr Michael Mandikos
10:30am          Morning Tea
10:50am          Fixed & fixed removable, the telescopic overdenture, an alternative to all-on-4
         Professor Florian Mack
12:30pm          Lunch
1:30pm          Occlusion – Finding a Balance
         Dr Justin Boulton
3:10pm          Afternoon Tea
3:30pm          Digital Dentistry and Prosthodontics – Here, Now & How
         Dr David Roberts
5:00pm          Conclusion

PROSTHODONTICS UPDATE 2017 offers an in-depth look at various key topics relevant to general dental practitioners and dental specialists, with a diverse range of topics including porcelain veneers, aesthetic treatment planning, bridge work, occlusion, management of cracked and fractured teeth and digital technologies in prosthodontics. The event is presented by six prosthodontists, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Keynote presenter A/Professor David Roessler and fellow prosthodontists Dr Michael Mandikos, Dr Justin Boulton, Professor Florian Mack and Dr David Roberts combine to present this outstanding two day update on a diversity of topics within the field of prosthodontics. The presenters will discuss developments within their field as well as clinical and patient management approaches they take in their own practices. 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 14 hours scientific continuing professional development and registration is open to dentists and 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.




3-4 Nov 2017 – BRISBANE

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