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College News Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Incorporated in the A.C.T. ABN 97 343 369 579 Joint Patrons: Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand Vol 10, Issue 3, 2012 Message from the President Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong, Universiti Sains Malaysia and the Faculty of Dentistry in the Royal Colleges of Edinburgh and England. Information Technology at the College office is now much more sophisticated and the College website is more interactive and functional. We now have web based Communities for the management of Board, Committee and Council business as well as bulk emailing, eNewsletters, the CPD Tracker and eCommerce functionality for College members. I feel honoured to represent the Council and the College membership in thanking Stephen for his expertise and A/Prof Werner H. Bischof enthusiasm in the advancement of the College during his President time as CEO. I wish Stephen, his wife Sally and the family all the very best in their endeavours in the future. At the time of circulation of this issue of the College News, the Council and College will have farewelled our As a summary, the past four months have again been busy Chief Executive Officer, Mr Stephen Robbins. Reflecting and extremely enjoyable in my role of President. I have on the progress of the College over the past five and a had an opportunity to twice visit New Zealand in this time. half years there are numerous examples of the influence During a visit to Dunedin I met with Professor Gregory and direction of the CEO in many areas of the College Seymour, staff and students of Otago University. Our functions, presence or profile. Stephen was instrumental discussion raised potential opportunities to collaborate in the move of the College to the new office in York Street, in ongoing clinical and professional development. with the associated project and logistics management. I represented the College at the New Zealand Dental The staff profile of the College office has expanded Association conference in Auckland, where I met with significantly, overseen by Stephen’s management of representatives of the NZDA as well as College Members human resources and staff development, as well as and Fellows. This visit also presented the opportunity the implementation of a staff review process. Stephen to meet with Professor Richard Ibbotson, Dean of the embarked on an extensive review of College processes Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Edinburgh. and policies resulting in the consolidation of management policies, the implementation of documented complaints I am constantly inspired by the dedication and enthusiasm and appeals process, the review of financial reporting of the younger members of our profession. I congratulate and documentation, and the introduction of a corporate those candidates and trainees who have recently been governance workshop for members of Council. successful in completing examinations in Special Fields. I wish good luck to those candidates preparing Two of Stephen’s most notable achievements have been for examination in both the General (primary and final the reinforcement of the College’s current relationships examinations) and the Special Field Stream. with outside organisations and the IT presence and performance of the College. Stephen has had a direct As the period of this term of Council (2010-2012) draws impact on the level of dialogue we maintain with Dental to a close this will be the last Presidents’ Report that I Associations, the Councils and Boards in key regional will present to the membership. I would like to thank the areas such as New Zealand, Hong Kong and here in College staff for their support of my position as President Australia. He has had a direct impact on strengthening and the functions of Council. I wish to again acknowledge the working relationship we have with the College of the dedication and expertise of the Registrars and 1


AGM NOTICE/CONTENTS Assistant Registrars, and the members of the College my Council for their support in the progress and direction Boards of Studies and Committees. of the College over the past two years. I look forward to the continual growth and strength of the College in the In concluding this report I make special mention of the ever-changing landscape of the profession of dentistry in tireless work of Dr Suzanne Hanlin (Honorary Treasurer) our region and globally. and Professor Martin Tyas (Censor-in-Chief) as I thank Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the College The Annual General Meeting of the College will be held on Friday 23 November 2012 at the College office, Level 13, 37 York Street, Sydney. The AGM will be held at 3pm, following the meeting of Council. If you plan to attend, please advise Johanna Elaro ([email protected]) at the College office so seating can be arranged. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to request a proxy form from the College Office. Please note that proxies must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer no later than 48 hours before the meeting, or by 4pm Wednesday 21 November 2012. Agenda: 1. Minutes of the previous Meeting held on 25 November 2011 2. Annual Balance Sheet and Honorary Treasurer’s Report 3. Annual Report and other Reports 4. Special Business – proposed amendment to the Constitution 5. Election of Auditor Contents Message from the President 1 Admissions 13 Advertisement 2 Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Report 13 AGM Notice/ Contents 3 Board of General Dental Practice - Report 14 CPD Tracker 4 Lost Fellows 16 Report from the CEO 5 In Memoriam 16 Congratulations 6 Foundation Donors/College Gifts 17 Registrar General Stream - Report 6 Staff Profile 17 Registrar Special Field Stream - Report 7 Convocation 2014 18 College Membership/Examinations 9 Members Advantage Program 18 Advertisement 10 Calendar 19 Regional Committees - Reports 11 College Information 20 RACDS Mission Statement To promote excellence in the provision of dental education, continuing professional development and a range of internationally recognised educational qualifications in all aspects of dentistry. 3

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REPORTS Report from the CEO to sustain long term growth. How lucky I was to be afforded such an opportunity. My sincere thanks to Associate Professor Neil Peppitt who offered me unconditional support and guidance during those early days. With the transition to new premises, implementation of new computer technology, conversion to new data management systems and staff organisational reviews we moved forward at lightning pace. The radical progression to a state of the art web site designed for member organisations, saw the College improve its ability to communicate much more effectively with Fellows, Members and candidates. I was delighted to be able to assist Council with its strategic planning processes over the years, whilst continuing to recognise and retain the core values of Mr Stephen Robbins the College in maintaining education and examination Chief Executive Officer standards. It is an ongoing process, ‘just like painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge’ as my father so wisely used A Fond Farewell . . . to remind me on several occasions. I am extremely proud that the College’s interaction with external Dear Council Members, Registrars, Past Presidents, organisations including government departments, Fellows, Members and Candidates, universities, other colleges, associations, societies and academies has well and truly put the College on the map. At time of publication of this issue of the College News I will have departed the fair shores of the College for other adventures including travel, golf and grand There are far too many individuals to thank in this parenting to mention but a few. (I know I should have “meant to be” brief report, so I do apologise to those been a dentist!) I would like to take this opportunity I may omit unintentionally, however rest assured your to bid you all farewell and wish each of you and the friendship, counsel and support has been greatly College every success and happiness for the future. appreciated. My special thanks to all Councillors and Registrars I have worked with over the years, all the Past Presidents whom I have sought history or past Time flies when you are having fun as they say and indeed it has been fun! No denying it has been experience from, the various Board and Committee hard work with plenty of challenges, but incredibly members who give so tirelessly and of course the College Examiners. rewarding and I could not have asked for a better role than to be CEO of this wonderful institution over the last 5 ½ years. Most importantly, I thank the College staff who have put up with my lame humour and the constant change that was generated to move forward over these years. Throughout my time, I have endeavoured to support These very special individuals highly respect the the President and Council in developing a number of essential projects to project the College as a values of the College and I am in awe of their passion contemporary, professional entity that is respected and compassion to support candidates preparing for various pathways to Membership and Fellowship. within the community. My predecessor, Dr Robert Broadbent (a gentleman through and through) was instrumental in establishing the foundations of a I will miss the College and all of you enormously but will working structure within the College and assisting the follow the exciting future which lies ahead with great RACDS Board of Studies for Oral and Maxillofacial interest. It is only through being associated in such a Surgery, through many tireless hours to achieve way with the College that one can truly understand recognition as a provider of an accredited education and respect the value of “fellowship”. and training program. My very best wishes to all of you, and your families. With the changing of the baton, came a refocus on Stephen the resources development required by the College 5

CONGRATULATIONS/REPORTS Congratulations Misprint The College would like to apologise for the misprint of a photograph incorrectly identified as Dr Phillip Anthony Cockerill. The photograph below shows Dr Cockerill accepting his Meritorious Service Award at the 21st RACDS Convocation in Queenstown, New Zealand Prof Moghees A. Baig has been appointed Principal, University College of Dentistry and a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Lahore, Pakistan. He will continue his duties as Consultant at the Al-Alhi Hospital in Doha, Qatar. Dr Phillip Anthony Cockerill Report from the Registrar General Stream A/Professor Liz Martin Registrar General Stream Dr Ennio Rebellato and Dr Sajeev Koshy, both Specialist Examination Preparation Programs Endontists from Victoria have been elected as President and Secretary, respectively, of the Australian and New The Final Examination Workshop (FEW) was held on the Zealand Academy of Endodontists Inc weekend 23-24 June at the Education Block, Westmead Centre for Oral Health, with 45 participants involved in a comprehensive series of small group sessions and lectures facilitated by six of the Final Examiners. Feedback was unanimously positive and we are indebted to those Examiners who gave of their time and expertise to support the program. In particular, I would once again like to acknowledge Drs Geoffrey Borlase and Dr Hugh Trengrove, who developed the material and 6

REPORTS convened the workshop. I would also like to thank Drs MRACDS Paul Beath and Karen Woodcock for so enthusiastically The MRACDS (GDP) program continues to go from supporting College candidates, and welcome Dr Peter Serb, who facilitated for the first time. strength to strength and places are now open for the 2013 program. It is exciting to be expanding the program Participants of the FEW particularly enjoyed the into New Zealand, and the initial response has been opportunity to present their own cases, lead discussion very positive. A viva voce and case report preparation about the treatment they provided and respond to day delivered by Prof Ian Meyers was held on Saturday questions from their peers. A group of 6 candidates 22 September, followed by CPD sessions presented by and 2 coordinators from the University Sains Malaysia Dr Russell Vickers and A/Prof Mark Schifter, attracting a also participated in the Workshop. These candidates number of MRACDS candidates as well as Mentors and successfully completed the Primary Examinations last other College Members. Feedback was very positive year and will present for the Final Examination in Sydney and indicated that similar additional sessions would be in January 2013. of great interest. The MRACDS is reported on elsewhere in the newsletter by Adj. A/Prof Dr Neil Peppitt, Chair of The Primary Orientation Course, attended by 126 the Board of Studies. I would like to acknowledge the participants was held at Moore Theological College from efforts of Anna Gamlin, Education Officer (GDP), who 2 July through to 13 July. Attendees benefitted from supports the program. a series of stimulating and clinically relevant lectures covering the basic sciences. These sessions were College staff are always available and very keen to presented mostly by academics who have tirelessly assist candidates on their path to Membership and examined for the College over many years and once Fellowship, so please contact the office if you would like again the feedback from participants was uniformly further information. positive. I’d like to welcome Prof Geoff Meyer from the University of Western Australia who joined in lecturing in Histology for the first time. Report from the Registrar The success of the course is a result of the quality of the presentations and also the hard work of the College Special Field Stream staff from the Education Department, Evelyn Mike, Kala Miranda and Sheridan Waddell. Special mention should also be made of the support provided by four Fellows of the College who acted as coordinators over the two week period: Drs Catherine Prineas, Zhen Mashen, Dimitra Mersinia and Peter Salameh. Two staff from Universiti Sans Malaysia also attended the Orientation Course, accompanying 4 candidates. Examinations The Primary Examination will be held in Sydney from 26 November through to 10 December, including A/Professor Angus Cameron examinations in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Registrar Special Field Stream The Final Examination will be held mid January, with The Final Examination for Fellowship in the Special Field the written papers on 15 – 16 January and the viva voce of Special Needs Dentistry was held at the College office examinations from 21 – 23 January 2013. in Sydney on Monday 27 August. On behalf of the College I would like to express appreciation to Drs Helen In 2012, case-based materials were successfully used Marchant (VIC) and David Antunovic (NZ) who gave of across all electives. This formed the basis of the clinical their time and expertise to ensure a robust process. I and oral examination, with the case-based examination am pleased to advise that Dr Helen Fiona Davies-Payne replacing both the short and long cases. The general successfully presented for this examination. elective viva remains unchanged. The Final Examination for Fellowship in Oral and The web based preparation program is well under Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) was conducted at the way, and candidates are further encouraged to establish Adelaide Dental Hospital, Adelaide, with the Clinical and study networks. Oral Examinations taking place on 7 and 8 September. 11 candidates presented for this summative examination, and I am pleased to advise that 8 were successful. 7

REPORTS On completion of training, the new Fellows in Oral and in sourcing an excellent facility and coordinating this Maxillofacial Surgery will be: examination, with 15 candidates presenting of whom 12 were successful. Again, my appreciation to the SST Dr Anthony Crombie (QLD) Examiners. Dr Geoffrey Findlay (QLD) Dr Samuel Verco (VIC) Dr Martin Batstone (QLD) Dr Nathan Vujcich (WA) Dr Ben Erzetic (QLD) Dr Dylan Hyam (ACT) Drs Franc Henze (WA), Dr George Chu (QLD), David Dr Carina Koorts (Anaesthetist) (QLD) Leinkram (NSW) and Rob Witherspoon (NSW) have Dr Chris Sealey (NZ) already completed training, and can therefore be Dr Jocelyn Shand (VIC) admitted as Fellows in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr Richard Wood (VIC) Dr Tom Jaunay excelled in the coordination of the I would also like to thank the Assistant Registrar, Dr Julia examination, and I would like to thank him for the hard Dando, who supported the Examiners’ calibration and work that went into the organisation of such an important meetings for both these examinations. event. I would also like to take this opportunity to express the appreciation of the College to the Examiners for their Conjoint examinations in Periodontics are being held enormous contribution and in particular to Dr Anthony in conjunction with Universities in Australia and New Lynham, the Chair of the Court of Examiners: Zealand in the October – November period. Dr Ian Chambers (TAS) Membership examinations in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Dr Miles Doddridge (SA) Peridontics and Paediatric Dentistry held conjointly under Dr Alf Nastri (VIC) the Memoranda of Understanding with the University of Dr Dimitrios Nikolarakos (QLD) Western Australia and the University of Sydney will also Dr Jocelyn Shand (VIC) take place during this period. The conjoint examination Dr Gerard Thyne (NZ) conducted by the College and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, the MOrth/MRACDS(Orth) will The Surgical Science and Training (SST) examination in once again be held in Adelaide in November. OMS was conducted at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Brisbane on 31 August and 1 September. Fellowship examinations in Periodontics will also be Dr Alistair Reid is to be congratulated for his efforts conducted in November. Back row L to R: Dr Alf Nastri, Mr Ian Chambers, Dr Dimitrios Nikolarakos, Dr Miles Doddridge, Dr Tom Jaunay (Co-ordinator) Front row L to R: Dr Julia Dando (A/Registrar), Dr Jocelyn Shand, A/Prof Anthony Lynham (Chair), Dr Gerry Thyne Back row L to R: Dr Dylan Hyam, Dr David Sherring, Dr Alistair Reid, Dr Martin Batstone, Dr Chris Sealey, Dr Ben Erzetic, Dr Richard Wood Front row L to R: Dr Jocelyn Shand, Dr Carina Koorts (Anaesthetist), Dr Julia Dando (A/Registrar) 8

MEMBERSHIP/EXAMINATIONS COLLEGE MEMBERSHIP IN THE SPECIAL FIELD STREAM Are you a specialist in Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics or Special Needs? Did you complete an approved postgraduate program prior to 30 June 2009 (2010 for DPH)? You may be eligible to apply for recognition and be awarded Special Field Membership and Post-Nominals specific to your field What to do Visit for more information. Download the application form, complete and submit to the College with the prescribed application fee for assessment of eligibility for Membership. A successful outcome leads to the award of the post-nominals MRACDS (SFS) and is a prerequisite on the pathway to Fellowship in that field. General Stream Fellows of the College who have since specialized are able to hold post-nominals in both streams, paying only one annual subscription. Candidates for Membership currently completing programs at Universities with which the College has Memoranda of Understanding are eligible to register with the College to go through a conjoint process, leading to the award of their institution and the MRACDS (SFS). Conjoint examinations leading to Membership are available through the participating Universities of: James Cook, Queensland, Sydney and Western Australia. After five successful diets of conjoint Membership Examination in Orthodontics held in Adelaide, the College is excited to announce the first MOrth / MRACDS(Orth) conjoint examination being conducted in Edinburgh in June. Specialists who completed their postgraduate studies after 30 June 2009 at Universities that are not conducting a conjoint examination with the College are invited to apply to undertake an examination for Membership. For further information, please refer to the College website at or contact Evelyn Mike, Director of Education, on +61 2 9262 6044. FINAL EXAMINATION FOR FELLOWSHIP 2013 Registrations close 1 November 2012 The close of registrations for the 2013 Final Examination is fast approaching and late registrations are not accepted. The Fellowship qualification of the College represents a level of personal and professional achievement. Candidates need to be able to demonstrate by written examination and oral presentation that they have broad clinical experience; have a knowledge and understanding of current dental literature and have the ability to link evidence with clinical practice. Schedule Written Papers: 15 & 16 January 2013 Venues: Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Hong Kong (subject to candidate numbers) Clinical & Oral Examination and viva voce: 21 – 23 January 2013 Venue: Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Westmead NSW Australia Cost: $2384.00 Candidates are required to enrol before or at the time of registration. All forms can be downloaded from the website at Please see the website at: GS/Final_Examination.aspx or contact Ms Sheridan Waddell directly on [email protected] for more information 9


REPORTS Regional Committee Events Student Advisor, Dr Erin Mahoney, will present at the event attended by local College Members and Fellows. Victorian and Tasmanian Regional Committee Dr Warren Shnider, Secretary/Treasurer United Kingdom Regional Committee New Regional Members Dr Alan Davey, Secretary/Treasurer Congratulations and welcome to the new members in our region: Dr Donald Watkins MRACDS(Perio), The UK Region is still somewhat subdued with regard Dr Eryn Agnew MRACDS(Perio), Dr Almado Haidar to College activities. There were no nominations for new MRACDS(DPH) and Dr Anna Meyer MRACDS(Orth). Committee members and the committee consists of the Chairman, John Bell who has now retired from clinical Primary Tutorials - The Regional Primary tutorials, dentistry and myself, Alan Davey as Secretary/Treasurer. coordinated by Dr Matthew Chan, will be underway The geographical spread of Members across the UK by the time this publication reaches you. The Regional does create a problem; making attendance at meetings Committee would like to thank the lecturers who support difficult for most. this program: Gerard Ahern, Jeremy Graham, Christian Barras, Sam Byrne, Norm Eisenberg, Chris Angel and However, the arrival of the College President, A/Prof. Neil O’Brien Simpson. Werner Bischof, in June prompted an enthusiastic turnout for a meeting in London with guest lecturer on Final Year Tutorials - The Final year tutorials, organised Forensic Odontology, Dr Freddie Martin and RACDS by Dr Luke Moloney have been very successful for members plus a few friends and partners. both University of Melbourne and LaTrobe University undergraduate dental students. In 2013, we hope to We intend to encourage Member support and will try to employ videoconferencing facilities to broadcast to all identify future venues which may facilitate attendance undergraduate students in rural and remote campuses. over the next 12 months. MRACDS Tutorial and Study Day - This is a reminder for all MRACDS General Stream candidates who will be in Melbourne on the 17th of November, 2012. Dr Aovana Timmerman has organised a study day to be conducted at the ADAVB rooms in South Yarra. The focus will be on case studies and viva voce techniques as part of the requirements for the MRACDS General Stream Program. Annual Scientific Meeting 2012 - The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Victorian and Tasmanian Regional Committee will be held around the time you receive this publication. The meeting was designed around four case Front Row L to R: Dr Alan Davey, Dr Freddie Martin, scenarios with pairs of practitioners presenting differing Dr John Bell, UK Regional Chair, Mrs Linda Bell views supported by clinical evidence. A full report of the Back Row L to R: A/Prof Werner Bischof, Dr Russell Mills, activity will follow in the next College News. Dr Silvana Rossitano, Dr Roger Green, Dr Paul Greatrex Queensland Regional Committee New Zealand Regional Committee Dr Dwight Elvery, Secretary Dr Karl Lyons, Secretary/Treasurer A half day Scientific Meeting was held at the Stamford Our College President, Associate Professor Werner Plaza Hotel, Brisbane on Friday 3 August 2012. Thirty Bischof visited New Zealand on two occasions. The practitioners attended the lectures after enjoying a light visits included a dinner with local College Members and lunch, including two colleagues from Sydney and one Fellows in Dunedin in July and also the New Zealand from Central Queensland. Dental Association conference in Auckland in August. During the conference in Auckland, there was a RACDS The focus of the Scientific Day was “Dentoalveolar College luncheon at the SkyCity Convention Centre Surgery – The verge between General and Specialist attended by Fellows from New Zealand and Australia. Practice”. Three lectures were presented covering the An active discussion of the College’s current priorities, topics of Periodontal Surgery, Endodontic Surgery and activities and directions took place over lunch. Surgical Extraction of Impacted Teeth. Case histories and indications for specialist referral were discussed, as In November, the College will host the annual presentation well as cases that might be undertaken by the competent to final year dental students at the University of Otago general practitioner. Dangers and pitfalls were also School of Dentistry in Dunedin. New Zealand Region discussed. 11

REPORTS The Question and Answer session produced some quality The speakers presented on the topic of “Disasters, academic debate around controversial issues. Following Failures & Catastrophes in the New Millennium” relating the lectures, a dinner was held for Fellows/Members and to their particular area of expertise. The passion and their partners. Thirteen people enjoyed a three course dedication to their field was readily evident in all speakers. dinner and selected wines in a pleasant private dining This full day event was held at The UWA Club and was room within the Hotel. followed that evening by a lovely dinner for members and All Members and Fellows considered the day to be a fellows. The dinner allowed delegates and speakers to success. continue their discussions over a wonderful meal and glass of wine. Western Australia Regional Committee Dr Fleur Creeper The Western Australia Regional Committee is grateful to all speakers participating at the event and would like to The main event in the Western Australian Region was the thank them for their time. recent Annual Scientific Meeting held on Friday 29 June. This meeting was attended by 185 Members, Fellows and non-members and was a reflection of enthusiasm The Committee members & student mentor Dr Albert for the wonderful topic and the high calibre of the invited Tan recently met with enrolled candidates for an informal speakers, which included: chat over drinks and nibbles. This allowed the candidates to meet Committee members in a relaxed social setting. Dr Robert Bower, chair of the ADA Dental Cases Panel Dr John Winters, Paediatric Dentist Dr Mark Hansen, Endodontist Work has already begun for the 2013 Scientific Meeting. Dr Melanie McAlpine, Periodontist This event will be held on Friday 14 June 2013 at The Dr Evan Kakulas, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon UWA Club so please mark your diaries now for what will Dr Mithran Goonewardene, Orthodontist be another fantastic day of education and fellowship. Dr Vladimir (Bob) Hotinski, Prosthodontist 12

ADMISSIONS/REPORTS Admissions to Membership A warm College welcome and congratulations to those admitted by Council. MRACDS MRACDS(Endo) Chi On AU YEUNG (Hong Kong) Tareq Ahmed Mubarak AL-SUNAIEN King Sang AU YEUNG (Hong Kong) (United Kingdom) Paola BOWER (NSW) Sze Kuen CHAN (Hong Kong) MRACDS(OralMed) Mei Ka CHEONG (Hong Kong) Sinhe Purage A Gunaratne ARIYAWARDANA (QLD) Hin Chung CHOW (Hong Kong) Chiu Wing CHUNG (Hong Kong) Fadi DALATI (NSW) MRACDS(Orth) Wing Yue KWOK (Hong Kong) Yaqoub ALTORKAT (United Kingdom) Kin Kwan Kenny LAU (Hong Kong) Ruth Elizabeth FAIRHURST (United Kingdom) Chi Hin LAW (Hong Kong) Wing Keung LEUNG (Hong Kong) MRACDS(Perio) Kin Hong LI (Hong Kong) Eryn Clare AGNEW (VIC) Sumathini MANIARPILLAI (NSW) Donald Andrew WATKINS (VIC) Chung Wai PANG (Hong Kong) Yuen Chi Augustine TSANG (Hong Kong) MRACDS(Pros) Hok Ling WONG (Hong Kong) Wing Wah WONG (Hong Kong) Patrick Bing Chi WU (Hong Kong) MRACDS(DPH) FRACDS(Perio) Zurainie ABLLAH (Malaysia) Kere KOBAYASHI (SA) Akram Fareed QUTOB (SA) Kishor TOM (Malaysia) Board of Oral and We regretfully announce that Ms Kathy Morris has Maxillofacial Surgery decided to move on to other opportunities. We would like to welcome Ms Claudia Arrage, Education Officer (OMS). Please direct all of your enquiries regarding the OMS training program to Ms Claudia Arrage at [email protected] Selection Process for 2012 Eligibility and Positions Selection interviews were conducted for all Training Centres on Saturday 21 July 2012. Applicants participated in three structured interviews of approximately 15 minutes each (total 45 minutes) conducted by three panels. Each panel had up to three representatives per Training Centre, from two Training Centres. This enabled each applicant for a training position to be interviewed Mr Paul Sambrook - Chair of the Board by all six Centres. Applicants were given the chance to select a Training Centre preference and the Selection The most recent OMS Board of Studies meeting was Committee attempted to match applicants to their first held on 15 June 2012. At this meeting agenda items for or second preference. There are three major elements discussion included a range of OMS training program of the selection process for surgical training: CV (20%), processes including the Memorandum of Understanding professional performance appraisal (35%) and interview with the University of Otago. (45%). It was a competitive process and standards were 13

REPORTS high and from the 22 applicants, 11 positions were subcommittees as well as all College staff for their offered. continued hard work. I also wish to acknowledge the support of the Board of Studies and its activities by the SST Examination College Council and ANZAOMS Council. The SST Examinations were conducted over two days; Key Dates for 2013: 31 August and 1 September 2012; they were held in Herston, Queensland. The examinations went very well, 2 February 2013 - Exit Day special thanks to Dr Jocelyn Shand and the Examiners for their hard work in organising this process. The whole day ran very smoothly and 12 out of 15 candidates Board of General Dental passed. Practice I would also like to acknowledge the College staff support of both the SST and Final Examinations, and thanks to Assistant Registrar (OMS) Dr Julia Dando for supporting both. Thank you also to Examinations Officer, Ms Kala Miranda for supporting the SST Examination. Final Examinations The written papers were held on 13 and 14 August 2012, in Adelaide, Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. The clinicals, orals and viva voce took place on 7 and 8 September 2012 in Adelaide. 11 candidates presented, of which 8 were successful. Congratulations to all successful candidates. Adj. A/Prof Neil Peppitt - Chair of the Board Special thanks to Dr Julia Dando, College staff and The last five months have been a very productive Director of Education, Ms Evelyn Mike for their support. period for College staff, Examiners and the Board of Studies with 32 candidates participating in the second ANZAOMS Conference assessment round in May-June. I am happy to report that the overwhelming majority of candidates passed The ANZAOMS Conference was held in Sydney between their assessments. 11 and 13 October 2012 and contained a Supervisor training workshop. The workshop consisted of a practical Special congratulations offered to Dr Paola Bower, Dr session on Requirements for Training. Discussions took Fadi Dalati and Dr Sumanthini Maniarpilli who passed place in relation to the Final Exams process, Trainee the most recent viva voce examination in May to become pathway, SST and Selection process and College the latest MRACDS recipients. procedures. The next viva voce examination will take place on Committees Saturday 24 November at the College office, Sydney. The Accreditation Committee will be busy with The third assessment round of 2012 is currently in accreditation duties in Victoria. progress with 19 candidates registered and 33 sets of short answer questions (SAQs) across all core modules The Education Committee is currently working towards being assessed. Several candidates have also submitted modifying the curriculum modules for 2012 as well as elective case reports which will also be assessed by a conducting a review of the clinical training assessments. team of dedicated and enthusiastic Examiners. There is also some discussion around a possible trainee website. The College held a viva voce case and report preparation session on Saturday 22 September, with candidates, A comprehensive report for AMC/ADC/MCNZ/DCNZ Mentors, myself as the Chair of the Board of Studies has now been finalised. I would like to thank all those and several other members of the College in attendance. involved for their hard work and contributions to ensure The session was held at Women’s College, University of that this report was accurate and complete. Sydney and was ably facilitated by Professor Ian Meyers. I am happy to report that the feedback from the session I wish to thank all members of the Board and its was very positive. Candidates reported that they gained 14

REPORTS useful information regarding techniques on discussing Registrations for the 2013 intake of MRACDS candidates cases and developed confidence in preparing for the viva opened on Saturday 1 September and of particular voce examination. This section also provided participants interest is that this year provides the first opportunity with the opportunity to interact with each other and the for New Zealand candidates to register for the program. facilitator and enjoy the collegial fellowship of like-minded Due to the fact that a large number of enquiries for 2013 colleagues. have already been received, the program is expected to rapidly reach its maximum number of 30 new candidates A recent survey conducted by the Board of Studies of the enrolling for the 2013 intake. current and past candidates in the MRACDS program indicated that there was some difficulty in accessing CPD The College is very proud of the successful expansion in a few modules. In response to this and to support the of the MRACDS programme which continues to MRACDS program, the College conducted a session on demonstrate an increasingly strong interest from “Pain and Therapeutics” following the case presentation the profession and positive feedback from those morning. Fellows of the College, Dr Russell Vickers and undertaking continuing education towards the award of Associate Professor Mark Schifter presented on a number MRACDS. The Board of Studies is working tirelessly to of topics including neuropathic pain; actions, side- fine tune and refine this program to make it the most effects and interactions of medications; and antibiotics. clinically relevant course of its type. I would publicly This whole session was very well received; participant like to thank all those involved; Board Members, feedback suggested a demand for this program to be Examiners, Mentors, Candidates and of course College continued into the future and include some of the other staff for their understanding and support as this core modules. program dynamically develops and grows. Front Row (from left to right) : Dr Yiu Bun Ka, Dr Pang Wai Yuk Arthur, Prof Ian Meyers, Dr Alexandra Jones, Dr KumChun Sing, Dr Ng Chi Hong (All of these are Examiners) Back Row L to R: Dr Fang Daniel Tak Sang (Observer), Dr Lee Kin Man Raymond (Member, Committee of General Dentistry, CDSHK), Dr Law Chi Ming Norman (Observer), Dr Foo Tai Chuen (Observer) 15

LOST FELLOWS /IN MEMORIAM Lost Fellows been completing the accounts. Les openly enjoyed his time serving on the Finance The College has lost touch with the following Fellows. Committee of the College and being available to In order that communications are maintained, if you are discuss in detail the financial accounts with members the Fellow or you know their current contact details, of the Executive. please contact the College office. It is indeed unusual to have such a long association Dr Reem ABDEL-HAFEZ (Jordan) with a client and see the change and expansion of Dr George Henry Philip BOLTON (New Farm, QLD) College activities from Robert Harris’ time. Les worked Dr Russell COLE (London, United Kingdom) closely with Miss Martin, Ms Alexis Smith, Mr Robert Dr Ernest Harold JONES (Normanhurst, NSW) Broadbent and finally with Mr Stephen Robbins. Dr Richard Wallys KELLAWAY (Annerley, QLD) In 2010 Les was awarded a Presidential Commendation Dr Mohamed Yunus Bin MOHAMED for service to the College over so many years. He was (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) incredibly honoured and proud and he continued to be Dr Roger Donald MONK (Twin Waters, QLD) very humble about it, not telling many of his friends. Dr John Bennett RICHARDSON (Melbourne, VIC) Mr Donald Charles WATSON (Mindarie, WA) As an accountant in small practices and, for the last 15 years a sole practitioner, Les had the chance to keep long term clients who trusted him intimately with every aspect of their financial lives, business advice, trusts, tax etc. He would send his staff to collect some of his In Memoriam client’s papers and return them as he respected their trust in him. As a man of integrity he needed to do the It is with sadness that we record the passing of Leslie right thing by them. (Les) George Wallace, former College Auditor. Les was very old school for one so young, without a high level of IT knowledge he made up for it with an amazing base of hard work – learnt knowledge base and intuitive base. Les had financial positions with his church – to which he belonged as a member for over 40 years and to his denomination (Fellowship of Congregational Churches). He was very often asked for and gave willingly of his time and knowledge and always went over and above what was required. Les died very suddenly on the 8th January 2012. His “silky smooth radio voice” (as Stephen Robbins refers to affectionately) and incredibly thoughtful, considered approach to the career of his choice will be incredibly missed by all who knew him both in the accounting world and outside that. There were over 500 people Leslie (Les) George Wallace 1948 – 2012 at his funeral, a measure of how his life affected so many. Les’ knowledge of the College commenced when Robert Harris was Honorary Secretary of the College. Many of Les’ clients have been devastated by his Les was working at the Sydney Dental Hospital in passing. He raised three amazing boys (now men) who Chalmers Street, Sydney. Ted Brodie (Les’ partner) always looked to him for love, knowledge and financial along with Les was an auditor of the Journalist Club at advice. Between his wife, sons and grandchildren he 38-40 Chalmers Street, Sydney. They were nominated will be incredibly missed. May his life example, honesty auditors at the College AGM on the 27th November and integrity be carried on in his memory. 1976. In 1977 the surplus was a meagre $10,687.70 and total subscriptions were only $25,868.70. How Mr Stuart Wallace things have changed and grown. Since then Les assisted Ted with the audit of the College accounts until Ted’s retirement in 1994. Since that time Les has 16

FOUNDATION DONORS/GIFTS/STAFF PROFILE Foundation Donors Staff Profile Dr Ross J Bastiaan AM - Chair RACDS Foundation Thank you the following Members and Fellows who made a donation to the RACDS Foundation from 16 May 2012 – 11 September 2012 Dr Moshabab ASIRY (Saudi Arabia) Dr Andrew BOCHENEK (WA, Australia) Dr Anita BONIC (NSW, Australia) Dr Suzanne BRENT (NSW, Australia) Dr Donald CHANDLER (SA, Australia) Dr Arun CHANDU (VIC, Australia) Dr Paul CROWE (TAS, Australia) Dr Andrew DIAS (VIC, Australia) Dr Frederic FRYER (NSW, Australia) Mr Paul HAGLEY (NSW, Australia) Lian Yu Mr Graham HALL (TAS, Australia) I joined RACDS last February as an Accounts and Dr William JACKSON (NSW, Australia) Membership Officer. At the time the College was busy Dr Tissa JAYASEKERA (VIC, Australia) organising the 21st RACDS Convocation in Queenstown, Dr Alexandra JONES (NSW, Australia) New Zealand. Despite this busy period, all my work Dr Ka-Hung KWAN (Kowloon, Hong Kong) colleagues were willing to show me their roles at the Dr Peter MANSOUR (NSW, Australia) College and explain how my role compliments theirs. Dr Arthur MILLS (NSW, Australia) My job share colleague patiently talked me through all the complex membership and account processes which Dr Christopher MUIR (QLD, Australia) are quite different from what I was used to. Dr Lloyd O’BRIEN (VIC, Australia) Dr Leigh PAGONIS (VIC, Australia) Although extremely different from my dental surgery Dr Angie PHELAN (QLD, Australia) account experience, my role at RACDS has provided a Dr Catherine PRINEAS (NSW, Australia) welcome challenge. I have been able to draw on my skills Dr Teriko REX (NSW, Australia) to rise to the challenge. Dr Anthony SELVARAJ (NSW, Australia) Dr May SIM (NSW, Australia) It is a pleasure working with the wonderful staff at the A/Prof Axel SPAHR (NSW, Australia) College in its lovely office near Wynyard Park. I hope to Dr Ramya THIYAGARAJAN (VIC, Australia) provide all Members and Fellows of the College with a high level of service to match their expectations. Dr Cherian THOMAS (NSW, Australia) Adj A/Prof Gerald THURNWALD (QLD, Australia) Outside my work at the College, I have two young children Dr Angelo VARTULI (SA, Australia) that keep me busy but I try to find a bit of time for myself Dr Jeremiah Finbar WALSH (WA, Australia) to enjoy a game of tennis or an action flick. Dr Arosha WEERAKOON (QLD, Australia) Dr Brian WHITLEY (New Zealand) Seasons Greetings Dr Mathini WIGNES-WARAN (NSW, Australia) Seasons Greetings College Gifts to all Fellows, Members, friends The College would like to thank the following Members & family of the College and wishing and Fellows for their kind donation to the College: everyone the very best for 2013! • Fellows gown donated to the College by Dr Michael Nugent • Fellows gown donated to the College by Dr Vivienne Cowlishaw • Fellows gown donated to the College by A/Prof Robin Woods • “Multi-Disciplinary Management of Periodontal Disease” Proceedings of the 9th Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology Meeting Hong Kong 2011 donated to the College Library by Professor P. Mark Bartold on 17th July 2012 17

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