Australasian Clear Aligner Symposium 2020

202020feb(feb 20)9:00 am22(feb 22)5:00 pmAustralasian Clear Aligner Symposium 2020Facilitated by Dr Tony Weir, Dr Steve Semaan, Dr Theo Baisi, Dr. Vandana Katyal, Dr Rhonda Coyne, Dr. John Hagiliassis, Dr. George Abdelmalek, Dr Cigdem Kipel and Dr Gustavo Vivaldi9:00 am - 5:00 pm (22)(GMT+11:00) View in my time Event Organized ByAustralasian Clear Aligner societyDisciplineOrthodonticsFormatHands-on

Event Details


ACAS2020 is our second clear aligner symposium after the massive success of ACAS2019 in February. ACAS2020 will be for all who are interested in the clear aligner space – from Dentists to Orthodontists, OHT and support staff such as managers or nurses. ACAS2020 will feature 5 lecture streams to have a broad variety of education around the clear aligner space. We are expecting a huge turnout after what we experienced at ACAS2019 – Secure your spot today and benefit from the EARLY BIRD SPECIALS in combination to the ACAS (Australasian clear aligner society) membership to save even further.

The symposium will run from the 21st to the 22nd of February 2019 with a workshop on the 23rd of February at additional fees.


For a long time, any kind of aligner education has been specific to a certain system. The sole aim of this symposium is to openly educate about clear aligners, and not a specific brand. This concept is best demonstrated through a dental example.In endodontics, some practitioners are interested in learning, say, the “ProTaper” system, whereas some practitioners are interested in learning the core principles of endodontics. They are interested in learning how to use certain techniques to achieve their desired result and how to integrate them into their practice. Additionally, when attending specific system based training, some presenters may be muted due to the nature of the course.

Depending on your involvement in clear aligners, it may or may not surprise to know there are more than one hundred clear aligner manufacturers in the world. It may also surprise you that the fundamental concepts of treatment remains the same for all clear aligners. We strongly believe that the clear aligner market will continue to grow at an exponential rate and the time is now to learn about clear aligners: what they can do, what they can’t do, biomechanics, how to implement them in your practice and how to succeed in the field. All aligner companies being used in Australia will be invited to have a booth at the symposium trade-show room but under no circumstance whatsoever will there be financial or other influence as to what is said and presented at this event by any clear aligner company. We have worked extremely hard to secure the very best, educational and engaging speakers in the field to present at our symposium. Each clinician invited to speak about aligners comes with enriched knowledge from their case experiences, which means they have a wealth of knowledge about aligners and are ready to share it with us.


The course is best suited to clinicians who are currently using clear aligners as well as those who want to begin using clear aligners. Auxiliary staff including OHT, dental assistants and admin may also find some aspects of the course beneficial.


Providers Terms

Ticket sales include admission to ACAS2020 for Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd February 2020 at ICC Darling Harbour, Sydney. Sunday 23rd February 2020 – TBC – subject to additional costs or registrations. Please note your place is NOT confirmed until full payment is received and confirmation sent and received. We do not suggest booking any flights or accommodation until confirmation is received. We do accept attendee transfers between professional colleagues, however, changes in registrations will not be refunded. Cancellation fees applies. Fees will be refunded as per the following with the deduction of an administration fee of $110 per cancellation. Notice Period Supplied: 100% refund – by 22nd November 2019 less administration fee of $110. 50% refund – by 22nd December 2019. 0% – refund after 22nd December 2019.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Cigdem Kipel

    Dr Cigdem Kipel

    BOralH(DSc), GDipDent(Qld), FRACDS

    Dr Cigdem Kipel is a multi-award winning Sydney based Principal Dentist a 7-surgery facility with a focus on developing high performance teams, efficient workflows and optimal practice systems that deliver outstanding patient experiences and growth.

    Together with her skills in patient communication, top academic achievements and commitment to ongoing education, she is able to deliver clinical treatment outcomes of exceptional quality for her patients and maintain a high performing practice in a competitive landscape. ​

    Dr Kipel’s current passion lies in the non-clinical aspects of dental practice: patient communication, practice management, leadership and team development, systemisation technology and practice growth.

    CEO and founder Principle practice management software and Level-Up systemisation software, she is passionate about leveraging technology and creating cutting-edge digital systems to unlock greater case acceptance, utilise more of the dental team in a patient’s treatment journey and to generate unique opportunities to provide convenience and wow-factors to the patient at every step.

    Dr Kipel has also gained extensive training in implantology, digital CAD-CAM technology, orthodontic clear aligner therapy and aesthetic dentistry and is committed to stay at the forefront of a continuously evolving technology.

    BOralH(DSc), GDipDent(Qld), FRACDS

  • Dr George Abdelmalek

    Dr George Abdelmalek


    George completed his Bachelor of Health Science (Dentistry)/Masters in Dentistry at La Trobe University in Bendigo. After graduating, George was accepted into a highly regarded scholarship program and then went on to work in both the public and private dental sector in regional Victoria before moving back home to Melbourne at the end of 2015. George is a clinical demonstrator to undergraduate dental students at La Trobe University and has completed post-graduate examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS). He is passionate about dental volunteering and in 2015 established a dental charity to provide dental aid in Australia, Vanuatu and Fiji.

    George is a nice guy who happens to know a lot about teeth and loves to help patients meet all their dental goals. He has a very calming nature and takes the time and effort to provide high quality treatment in a pain and stress free environment. George places a high emphasis on patient education and all patients leave knowing precisely what is happening in their mouth and techniques to help maintain their teeth for life.

    Outside of dentistry, George loves to spend time with family and is an avid North Melbourne Kangaroos and Melbourne Storm supporter.


  • Dr Gustavo Vivaldi

    Dr Gustavo Vivaldi

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    Dr Vivaldi completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001 and his Masters in Orthodontics in 2004, both in renowned institutions in Brazil. He opened his private practice in 2001 and operated it successfully until 2013 when he moved to Australia with his family. Dr Vivaldi was delighted to be granted his dental registration in Australia and is pursuing his Australian orthodontic registration.

    Dr Vivaldi has over 15 years of orthodontic experience. During that time he has undertaken further Post-Graduate studies, which include a Mini-Residency in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan. In addition to practicing fixed orthodontics he has spent the last 10 years treating patients with complex Invisalign® cases, achieving a prominent position within the Invisalign® community in Brazil where he has become an Invisalign® presenter, including undertaking a position as a visiting teacher at the State University of Maringá in the Masters of Orthodontics program.

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

  • Dr John Hagiliassis i

    Dr John Hagiliassis i

    Dental Surgeon

    Dr John Hagiliassis is a fully qualified Australian trained Dental Surgeon and a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA). He enjoys working with his colleagues in a team based approach to dentistry.

    After completing 5 years of comprehensive study at the University of Melbourne, he was awarded the William J Tuckfield Prize for Dental Prosthetics and then embarked on his journey into the world of private practice.

    Over his 14 years as a dental practitioner, Dr John has performed numerous dental procedures involving many aspects of cosmetic and general dentistry. His chair side manner has been described as friendly, gentle and compassionate. His daily goal is to provide his patients with the care and attention they deserve and empower them with informed choice.

    Dr John’s passion for technology has seen him be one of the first to introduce the iTero Digital impression system in Australia.

    Dr John philosophy is to produce natural looking, beautiful results. He also regularly attends continuing education seminars, meetings and study groups to stay abreast of the latest techniques on offer, which he can then confidently offer to his patients.

    Outside of his work, Dr John loves to keep fit and travel. He has a young family and is passionate about increasing awareness about life threatening food alleges as his son suffers from Anaphylaxis.

    Dr John has been published in the media and has previously assisted Dental Students at the University of Melbourne

    Dental Surgeon

  • 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. Vandana Katyal

    Dr. Vandana Katyal


    Dr Katyal earned her Bachelors of Dental Surgery in 2001 and her Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) at The University of Sydney in 2010.

    In 2013 Dr Katyal completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics from The University of Adelaide and Membership in Orthodontics, from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

    Dr Katyal’s research interests centre around paediatric sleep-disordered breathing, snoring and oral appliances. Her research has been published in both Australian, European and American orthodontic journals read by dentists and orthodontists world-wide. She is the recipient of two prestigious Sam Bulkley AB Orthodontics Travelling Fellowships in 2013 and 2014. Awarded by the Australian Society of Orthodontics Foundation for Research and Education towards her research interests. Dr Katyal shares this honour along with only the most distinguished Australian leaders in the field of Orthodontics. She is available for consult at her Sydney CBD and North Shore Offices.

    Dr Katyal is also an avid lecturer at national and international orthodontics conferences. Recently, her dental related research has been featured on Channel 9 national news, ABC radio, 4BC radio, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun Herald as well as the Bite dental magazine which is an independent dental magazine featuring articles on procedures such as dental implant etc.

    She is very passionate about delivering the best treatments and results for her clients using the latest evidence-based techniques. Dr Katyal thoroughly enjoys maintaining her practices, Clean Clear and Correct Smiles, in North Shore (Sydney) in the centre of Mosman and in the Sydney CBD as a fun and comfortable environment for her patients.


  • Search Results Web results Dr. Rhonda Coyne

    Search Results Web results Dr. Rhonda Coyne


    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!



20 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 22 (Saturday) 5:00 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

14.0 hrs


Symposim Dentist/Orthodontist – Early Bird -$937, Symposium + Workshop Dentist/Orthodontist – Early Bird – $1,556, Symposium Dentist/Orthodontist -$1,875, Symposium + Workshop Dentist/Orthodontist -$2,804, Symposium Hygienist/OHT – Early Bird -$561, Symposium + Workshop Hygienist/OHT – Early Bird – $936, Symposium Student/Auxillary – Early Bird -$374, Symposium + Workshop Student/Auxillary – Early Bird -$748.

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