Professor Ian Meyers

Professor Ian Meyers is currently in general dental practice in Brisbane, Australia and has honorary professorial positions with The University of Queensland School of Dentistry, and James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry. Professor Meyers has worked in both public and private dental clinics and has been involved with The University of Queensland over two decades. He was the 2010 President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association. He is a product consultant to a range of dental companies and has been a member and chairman of the ADA Dental Instruments, Materials and Equipment Committee. He is a member of the International Association for Dental Research, Chairman of the Australian Dental Research Foundation and a member of the editorial board of The Australian Dental Journal and several other international journals. He is a member of the Board of Studies, and chairman of the Examinations Committee, for the MRACDS program. His major interests include adhesive restorative dental materials, diagnosis and management of the worn dentition, minimum intervention dentistry, and teaching and clinical development in general practice dentistry.

Associate Professor David Thomson

A/Prof David Thomson

Associate Professor David Thomson has been a registered specialist Prosthodontist since 1983 with a private practice on Wickham Terrace in Brisbane. He has been involved in teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate students at the UQ Dental School on a part-time basis from 1984. Since 2004 he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Dental School. He was the Academic Clinical Director 2013-2015 and is currently the Discipline Lead for Prosthodontics and coordinator for the DClinDent (Pros) program. He completed his BDSc at the University of Queensland in 1970 and his MDSc in 1978 and was a Visiting Professor (Fixed Prosthodontics) at Northwestern University Chicago 1979-80. He gained fellowship in the RACDS in 1981 and MRACDS (Pros) 2008 and was the College president 2004 – 06. He is also a fellow of the International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Assoc Prof Thomson was the Federal President of the Australian Dental Association 2000-02, Australian Council of Professions President 2005-07 and a Councillor for the FDI World Dental Federation 2003-08 .


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 IDAR, Pierre Fauchard Academy and various other professional organisations.


Day 1 Topics – The Path Towards Restoration

  • A step by step approach based on the Stages of Toothwear is developed
    to manage patients presenting with moderate to severe toothwear
  • Diagnostic Principles are reviewed
  • 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
  • Various pitfalls in restorative approaches will be identified
  • Cases with varying amounts of loss of vertical dimension will be reviewed



The Mantra Legends Hotel is a four star hotel located in the heart of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. The hotel offers 357 contemporary rooms and suites and is located 100 metres from the beach and in walking distance to a great diversity of restaurants, cafes and shopping precincts. For detailed hotel, accommodation and further information, click the following link to be directed to the Mantra Legends hotel website. Alternatively an extensive range of accommodation options are available on the Gold Coast, with numerous hotels and apartments within close proximity.


Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations. The region has long been a renowned and vibrant holiday  icon offering a vast range of accommodation options and a diversity of leisure and recreational activities to the thousands of tourists visiting the area each week. Spanning along more than fifty kilometers of beaches and with an average water temperature of 22oC degrees Celsius, the region encourages an outdoor lifestyle at any time of the year. The central Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach areas offer an abundance of restaurant and dining options and the Gold Coast tram link services many parts of the region.

Hiring a car provides the best way to explore the Gold Coast and beyond. Brisbane, state capital of Queensland is located 80km to the North of the Gold Coast and offers a multitude of sightseeing, shopping, dining, recreational and leisure opportunities. The Gold Coast hinterland region offers the opportunity to explore the rainforest areas, located an hour’s drive west of the central Surfers Paradise area. The abundance of recreational and leisure opportunities, makes the Gold Coast a perfect holiday destination.

Detailed information of Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast areas 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 Gold Coast airport is serviced by domestic and international flights, with regular flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The Gold Coast airport is located at Coolangatta on the southern end of the Gold Coast, with bus and shuttle buses services available for the Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise areas. Local bus, taxi and limousine companies operate regular services to all major locations and also to the Brisbane International airport. The Brisbane International airport has direct flights to and from more than 30 international and 45 domestic destinations and is located an hour North of the Gold Coast.

Delegates, other than those who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, travelling to the Gold Coast 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.

Within the Gold Coast region a multitude of transport options are available, including the Gold Coast’s light rail system, buses, taxis and limousines. Rental car companies operate locations throughout the Gold Coast region and both the Gold Coast and Brisbane airports.



The Gold Coast region 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.


The Gold Coast 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.


The Worn Dentition

TIME FRIDAY 29 Sept 2017
7:30am Registration
8:00am Presenter Dr Farid Khan
10:15am Morning Tea
10:30am Presenter Dr Farid Khan
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Presenter Prof Ian Meyers
3:40pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm Presenter Dr Farid Khan
5:00pm Conclusion
TIME                                           SATURDAY 30 Sept 2017
7:30am                                           Registration
8:00am                                            Presenter Prof Ian Meyers
10:15am                                            Morning Tea
10:30am                                            Presenter Prof Ian Meyers
12:30pm                                            Lunch
1:30pm                                            Presenter A/Prof David Thomson
3:40pm                                            Afternoon Tea
4:00pm                                            Presenter A/Prof David Thomson
5:00pm                                            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 day-to-day dental practice, considering diagnostic, preventive, management and direct and indirect conservative restorative approaches. This two day symposium will be held on the Gold Coast during the Queensland spring school holidays. The event is presented Professor Ian Meyers, A/Professor David Thomson, 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 will be held at the Mantra Legends Hotel in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Registration is open to dentists 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. Dental CE the way it’s meant to be.



The Worn Dentition

GOLD COAST 29-30 SEPT 2017

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