ACAS2021- Virtual Event

202120febAll DayACAS2021- Virtual EventOnline(All Day: saturday)(GMT+11:00) View in my time Event Organized ByAustralasian Clear Aligner societyDisciplineOrthodonticsFormatOnline

Event Details

As you can appreciate, this year has thrown many challenges our way – particularly trying to plan a major event in Melbourne for 2021. At the same time, our committee is 100% committed to ensuring our members and delegates get the best education and experience from our society membership and major events!

♣️ ACAS2021 Virtual Event: We will be holding a BONUS virtual education event on Saturday February 20, 2021 with our keynote speakers. Anyone who holds an ACAS2021 ticket as of December 31, 2020 will have complementary access to this BONUS event. More details to be released soon.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Geoffrey Hall

    Dr Geoffrey Hall


    Dr Geoffrey Hall completed his dental training at the University of Melbourne in 1983, and then pursued his postgraduate orthodontic training at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. While he had mixed results with his undergraduate dental education, he found his passion in orthodontics, coming first in his class at the University of Pennsylvania.

    That passion led him to open his successful practice at South Caulfield in Melbourne, where he specialised iin adult and children treatments including early treatment, conventional adolescent therapy, short-term orthodontics (Smilefast) and cosmetic treatment options including lingual braces, Invisalign and other aligner systems, and a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary treatment, including orthognathic surgical cases. . Over 28 years in practice and 10,000 orthodontic cases later, he has now dedicated himself to being the leading orthodontic educator for General Dentists, through The OrthoED Institute.

    Having developed the short term cosmetic orthodontic treatment called Smilefast, (with over 500 dentists having completed their training in Australia) the success is based around the unique digital indirect bonding system, the comprehensive theory, formulated from sound orthodontic principles and pre-course material. Add in the online support and Smilefast has developed into a profitable revenue stream for many of the dentists, who have embraced orthodontics into their practice.

    Dr Hall developed the OrthoEd Institute programme to give General


  • Dr John Haggiliassis

    Dr John Haggiliassis

    Invisalign and Clear Aligner dentist

    Dr. John Hagiliassis graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 1998. He founded Freedom Dental in 2011, which quickly listed on BRW’S Fast 100 businesses in Australia for the years 2011 and 2012.

    With a true passion and commitment to customer service and cosmetic dentistry, Dr John and his team of over 50 staff treat thousands of patients every year, providing them with straighter, whiter smiles in a spa-like environment and providing personalised care and six-star service.

    Dr John absolutely loves technology and loves finding ways to incorporate it into his practice to make him more accurate and efficient. Many years ago, John was one of the first people to have an iTero scanner in the world and has continued this trend by updating his technology constantly. Dr John has treated over 3000 clear aligners cases to date and focuses his practice on providing minimally invasive, biologically compatible and patient focused smile makeovers incorporating alignment, whitening and augmentation.

    Invisalign and Clear Aligner dentist

  • Dr Morris Rapaport

    Dr Morris Rapaport

    Specialist Orthodontist

    Morris Rapaport first graduated in 1976 and then obtained a MDSc in Orthodontics from the University of Sydney in 1980. He is in specialist orthodontic practice, is a part time lecturer at The University of Sydney and is an Invisalign Platinum Provider. He has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching for decades and has lectured nationally and internationally.

    Morris has had a long interest in functional appliances and in the early 1990’s developed a course in the clinical use and theoretical underpinning of functional appliances, which he delivers annually to the Sydney University postgraduate students. After receiving an award for “outstanding presentation and treatment” of a case he began treating in 1991 with the then new Clark Twin Blocks, he published a paper in the Australian Orthodontic Journal (March 1998) demonstrating the application of the Bass Aesthetic Analysis in functional appliance diagnosis.

    Morris is well known for his ability to simplify complex issues and presents them using liberal doses of humour to make lectures not only highly accessible, but enjoyable and memorable.

    Specialist Orthodontist

  • Dr Rhonda Coyne

    Dr Rhonda Coyne

    Specialist Orthodontist

    Dr Rhonda is a Specialist Orthodontist with over 20 years of experience, she studied Dentistry at the University of Queensland and Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne. On graduation she joined her father’s family practice in Cairns and now runs our three practices in Far North Queensland.

    From a family of specialists and teachers she takes special interest in all forms of education, technology and professional development and is dedicated to being the best she can be. She is regularly invited to present on a range of dental and orthodontic topics on both national and international platforms.

    Dr Rhonda is passionate about making you confident and happy. She says that the most exciting and rewarding part of her job is empowering patients with renewed confidence and self-belief as you’re never fully dressed without a smile!

    Specialist Orthodontist

  • Dr Steven Semaan

    Dr Steven Semaan

    Specialist Orthodontist

    Dr Semaan obtained his Dental degree from Sydney University, Australia. He went on to obtain his Master of Dental Science in Orthodontics degree at the University of Western Australia. He then obtained a Postgraduate Diploma of Business at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia during which time he started him up his own business – Clear Smiles Orthodontics – which is situated on the Gold Coast, Australia where he is the only doctor on site. Dr Semaan and his team use clear aligners to treat almost 90% of their patients and start over 800 new clear aligner cases each year with nearly 3000 treated patients in clear aligners.
    Dr Semaan began using Dental monitoring in 2016. He is currently monitoring over 450 patients with an estimated 800 patients by the end of this year.
    He is also a visiting lecturer to the post graduate residents at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA and an assistant professor at the European University College, Dubai where he is currently conducting research on the effectiveness of Dental Monitoring app.
    He has lectured on orthodontics throughout Asia, North America, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and across Australia. He is passionate about helping others appreciate the many advantages clear aligners have over fixed appliance therapy. In his very little spare time, he enjoys Mauy Thai kick boxing, watching movies and spending time with his wife and 6 children.

    Specialist Orthodontist

  • Dr Theo Baisi

    Dr Theo Baisi

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics)

    Dr Baisi completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics) from the University of Sydney in 1990. Since that time he has been in private practice as well as teaching undergraduates and postgraduate students at the University of Sydney. He continues to teach the postgraduate orthodontic students to this day.

    URL https://www.theinvisibleorthodontist.com.au/orthodontists/sydney/dr-theo-baisi/

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics)





  • Dr.Michael Semik

    Dr.Michael Semik


    Dr Michael Sernik is an innovator, visionary and futurist.

    He has owned 5 dental practices and for 13 years, co-owned the largest dental practice management company in Australasia. Over 20 years ago, he created a ground-breaking patient communication process, which has been taught to over 15,000 dental practitioners and team members around the world.

    He is also the creator and director of Channel D, a system of videos for dental waiting rooms and external digital signage.


  • Professor M Ali Darendeliler

    Professor M Ali Darendeliler

    BDS, PhD, Dip Orth, CertifOrtho, Priv. Doc, MRACDS (Ortho), FICD

    Professor M. Ali Darendeliler is a professor of Orthodontics. He is an orthodontist, academic and internationally renowned researcher leading a multifaceted research program in orthodontics. His team investigates the mechanics of tooth movement, the effect of orthodontic therapy on biological tissues and root resorption, multidisciplinary management of obstructive sleep apnoea including the use of mandibular advancement splints, temporary anchorage devices, jaw orthopaedics, accelerated tooth movement, bone healing and alveolar ridge development, dental implants, and the use of magnets and magnetic fields in orthodontics.

    Professor Darendeliler is a recipient of the Australian Society of Orthodontists’ Distinguished Service Award (2008) and P. Raymond Begg Award (2012) for significant contribution to Research (one of only five awarded since the ASO was founded). He is the first Australian to receive the Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecture Award, the highest honour of the European Orthodontic Society, awarded for his significant scientific contribution to orthodontics. He was one of the nine experts worldwide selected to develop international guidelines for postgraduate orthodontic education and has helped develop guidelines for the use of oral appliance therapy in sleep apnoea.

    BDS, PhD, Dip Orth, CertifOrtho, Priv. Doc, MRACDS (Ortho), FICD


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