Speakers

Terry Wong

Smile To Go

Terry has been a general dentist in private practice primarily devoted to restorative dentistry for nearly 30 years.

Terry’s areas of interest are direct composite restorations, and he lectures both locally and internationally on topics related to composite resin application. He presently lectures at Melbourne University to undergraduate dental students on aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Since 2004, Terry has been conducting hands-on training workshops for dentists on the topic of composite resin and is a key opinion leader for major dental companies including 3MEspe, Ivoclar Vivadent, Coltene Whaledent, SDI and Dentsply Sirona.

Topic: 30 years of dentistry in 30 minutes: The good, the bad and the damn ugly.

Stephen McClatchie

Loans for Doctors

Managing Director of Loans for Doctors, Stephen McClatchie is no ordinary mortgage broker. His obsession with crafting loan strategies has made him the obvious choice for investors across Australia. Why? Because he knows the role finance plays in long term wealth creation and has dedicated almost 20 years to mastering the art.

Topic: How to avoid the 5 fatal mistakes dentists make in financing their business growth.

Jennie Morrison

William Buck

The session will provide attendees with a basic understanding of commonly used financial structures for dentists. Addressing issues of tax effectiveness / structuring along with asset protection. Additionally, the session will also examine several cases where inappropriate structures were used and the consequences that resulted.

Topic: Effective financial structures for dental practices.

Mina Andrawis

McMasters

Mina Andrawis is a Director of McMasters Lo Andrawis Lawyers (MLA Lawyers), the independent and associated law firm of the health profession specialist, financial planning and accounting firm, McMasters. Together McMasters and MLA lawyers service over 1,000 doctors, dentists and health professionals, and their practices.

Mina graduated with a double degree of law / commerce from Deakin University. He is also a qualified financial planner and specialises in business law, estate planning, succession planning and superannuation. He has helped dentists and medical practitioners establish their practices from scratch by choosing the right legal structure, implementing the appropriate agreements and putting in place the appropriate protection measures for the doctor’s practice and their families.

Topic: Legal advice on employment, insurance etc.

Ari Labunda

Ari Labunda

Commercial Consultants

Ari Labunda has been a project manager in the retail construction industry for the last 10 years. He has focused on the commercial retail industry and has worked on sites including Chadstone, Westfields, Stocklands and numerous stand-alone projects in the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Ari and his team specialise in the medical field of dentistry and enjoy the challenges and uniqueness that each project brings. The team enjoys the work and takes pride in the level of quality produced in all projects.

Topic: The Steps of Construction – getting your unique practice up and running.

Costa Pinchuk

Praktika

Costa Pinchuk is the director of Praktika, Australia’s leading internet cloud-based practice management dental software. Before co-founding Praktika in 2007, Costa lectured on IT disciplines at Monash University and Deakin University and also worked in the publishing industry for more than 15 years.

Topic: Cloud software vs traditional model: security and efficiency.

Wally Chiang

20-80 Solutions

Wally’s professional background includes 16+ years of hands-on experience in the web industry – with a diverse range of experience that includes IT project management, business analysis and website design / development for projects ranging from $500 to $5m.

Based on the belief that every medical practice has a unique personality and value to offer its community, Wally created 20-80 Solutions to help health / medical practice owners build trust, loyalty and thriving practices using technology and strategic business guidance.

Topic: How to build your online reputation within the AHPRA guidelines.

Berris Saultry

Dental Innovation

Berris Saultry is a director of the Dental Innovations Network, which has provided trusted commercial support to hundreds of dental practice owners across Australia since 1997. They currently support more than 600 independent dentist members to build more successful and fulfilling practices.

With over 20 years of experience assisting dentists in private practice, Berris recognizes the challenges independent dental practices face, such as corporatisation and health fund influence in the dental market. He and the Dental Innovations Network help independent dentists overcome the challenges presented by these changes. Berris also understands the time and profitability challenges independent dental practices face, and has many strategic and proactive recommendations to overcome them.

Topic: How to reduce your operating costs and improve profitability – even in a competitive environment.

Panelists

Alice Yang

Middleborough Dental Care

Dr. Alice Yang graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2007. Dr. Yang has worked in both public and private clinics in rural Queensland and metro Melbourne while maintaining continued professional development.

Insight: Opening a dental practice from scratch.

Shehan Warusevitane

Dentists of Ivanhoe

Dr. Shehan Warusevitane graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2007. Since then he has worked in both hospital and private practice sectors before moving to Melbourne in 2011.

He performs all aspects of general dentistry and his expertise lies in the fields of wisdom teeth extraction, restoring broken or worn down teeth and cosmetic dentistry. He is also a certified Invisalign provider. Colleagues and friends describe Dr. Shehan as an all-around nice guy who always has a smile on his face. He is generous, caring and will take the time to discuss any concerns that his patients may have about their teeth and their smile.

Providing an excellent standard of care is of the utmost importance to him and his personal goal is to put a smile on every one of his patients’ faces. He is a committee member of Ivanhoe Traders’ Association and enjoys being involved in the local community. Dr. Shehan lives with his wife in their home in Thornbury. In his spare time, he stays fit by training at his local Muay Thai kickboxing gym and playing golf.

Insight: Buying into an existing practice.

TBA

TBA

Insight: Journey to practice owner and back.

Terry Wong

Smile To Go

Terry has been a general dentist in private practice primarily devoted to restorative dentistry for nearly 30 years.

Terry’s areas of interest are direct composite restorations, and he lectures both locally and internationally on topics related to composite resin application. He presently lectures at Melbourne University to undergraduate dental students on aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Since 2004, Terry has been conducting hands-on training workshops for dentists on the topic of composite resin and is a key opinion leader for major dental companies including 3MEspe, Ivoclar Vivadent, Coltene Whaledent, SDI and Dentsply Sirona.

Topic: 30 years of dentistry in 30 minutes: The good, the bad and the damn ugly.