Professor Ian Meyers OAM

Professor Ian Meyers OAM is a general dental practitioner and honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Over the last thirty five years he has been involved in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university and hospital based dental clinics and been a director and board member of numerous dental associations and colleges. His previous positions include being appointed as the inaugural Colgate Chair of Dental General Practice Dentistry, Chief Dental Officer for Queensland Health, President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association, and CEO of the Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch. He is a Fellow and current Board member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the International College of Dentists, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Professor Meyers is a long standing member of the ADA Dental Instruments, Materials and Equipment Committee and a member of the editorial board of The Australian Dental Journal and several other international journals. He is an external examiner at several dental schools and examiner for the Australian Dental Council. Throughout his career as an academic and clinician Ian has developed extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dentistry and dental materials, and the management of patient’s in general dental practice through minimum intervention dentistry. He has lectured extensively on these topics both nationally and internationally.


A/Professor David Roessler

A/Professor David Roessler is a Prosthodontist in private practice in Sydney’s CBD. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and has been a Keynote Speaker at many international conferences and has given more than 1000 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 a consultant and a trainer for a number of dental companies.


Dr Farid Khan

Dr Farid Khan has led an international collaboration of thirteen contributing authors, co-editing and contributing chapters to a textbook on toothwear through publishers Wiley-Blackwell. He has completed numerous research projects in the field and has previously co-authored two other textbooks on toothwear and dental erosion. In compiling these books, he has spent extensive time reviewing the latest international dental literature, whilst still remaining a preventively orientated clinician at heart, detailing topic specific perspectives relevant in day to day practice. He is the current Director of the Queensland Dental Group and is a member of the International Association of Dental Research and various other organisations.


Day 1 Topics – The Path Towards Restoration

  • A step by step approach based on the Stages of Toothwear is developed
    to diagnose and manage patients presenting with moderate to severe toothwear
  • Lifestyles, diets & medications of patients with toothwear are evaluated
  • Case Selection and patient factors influencing restorative outcomes
  • Oral medicine considerations influencing Prevention & Management
  • Participants are taken through Clinical Cases of toothwear of varying severity
  • Variation of the occlusal vertical dimension and restorative considerations
  • Toothwear lesion Site Specificity and restorative implications

Day 2 Topics – Restoration of the Worn Dentition

  • Restorative Aspects involved in rebuilding cases of dental erosion
  • Techniques to work around the Limitations of Dental Materials
  • Developing a favourable oral environment to best restore a worn dentition
  • Methods to Improve the Aesthetic Results in ‘Worn Out’ cases
  • Template techniques for composite rehabilitation en masse
  • Direct Conservative restorative Rehabilitation
  • Indirect restorative Rehabilitation options
  • Cases with varying amounts of loss of vertical dimension will be reviewed



The Brisbane Marriott Hotel is a Five Star hotel, centrally located in the Brisbane CBD at which President Barack Obama, USA, resided during the November 2014 G20 World Leaders Summit. The Marriott Hotel offers 267 deluxe rooms and suites with views of the city skyline or Brisbane River and is conveniently located to access the riverside cafes and shopping precincts. 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.

For detailed hotel and accommodation information, click the following link to be directed to the Marriott 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 required to arrange their own travel, accommodation and  insurance.

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 17oCin winter and exceeding 28oC degrees Celsius 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.


Brisbane’s 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.


The Worn Dentition

TIME FRIDAY 13 SEPT 2019                       SATURDAY 14 SEPT 2019
7:30am Registration                                         Registration
8:00am Presenter Dr Farid Khan                   Presenter Prof Ian Meyers OAM
10:15am Morning Tea                                        Morning Tea
10:30am Presenter Dr Farid Khan                   Presenter Prof Ian Meyers OAM
12:30pm Lunch                                                    Lunch
1:30pm Presenter Prof Ian Meyers OAM      Presenter A/Prof David Roessler
3:40pm Afternoon Tea                                     Afternoon Tea
4:00pm Presenter Dr Farid Khan                   Presenter A/Prof David Roessler
5:00pm Conclusion                                           Conclusion

THE WORN DENTITION two day symposium highlights the latest views on diagnosis, prevention, restoration & rehabilitation for managing patients presenting with dental erosion, attrition & abrasion. Three presenters discuss cases of moderate and severe toothwear that are increasingly encountered in clinical practice, considering diagnostic, preventive, management and direct and indirect conservative restorative approaches. This two day symposium will be held at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel, 13-14 September 2019. The event is presented Professor Ian Meyers, A/Professor David Roessler, prosthodontist and Dr Farid Khan, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise. 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 15 hours scientific continuing professional development and registration is open to dental practitioners and dental specialist. 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.



The Worn Dentition

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