The Annual National Dental Assistants Conference represents one of the biggest dental assistant gatherings in Australia, attracting not only assistants but all dental team members from around the country.

This year our Conference will be held over two huge days in Sydney. Book your weekend in Sydney now and enjoy.

  • Trade exhibition - New products and services
  • Awards and Prizes
  • Networking drinks / Cocktail hour
  • Spectacular program

Your invitation

You are warmly invited to the Dental Assistants Professional Association National Conference Friday 12th and Saturday 13th March 2021.

This 2 day event will bring a fantastic lineup of topics and exceptional presenters suitable for all the dental team. In its 14th year, this popular event is even bigger this year and provides a huge choice of sessions over Friday and Saturday, including the esteemed Dental Assisting Awards of Excellence for those dedicated team members who deserve recognition by their professional peers.

Friday's program will focus on Practice management and non clinical topics including Practice Policies, Infection Prevention and Control manuals and audits, industrial and HR sessions. All these presentations will bring valuable knowledge and tips for you to manage your team to excellence. Saturday's program has a more clinical focus for dental assistants as well as some administrative sessions.

If you are a previous attendee of the DAPA Conference you know the excitement you are in for or if you are a new attendee we are sure that you will have an unforgettable experience with the spectacular programme, an exciting trade exhibition, fun social events, the renewal of old friendships and the making of new friendships too. Bring your career aspirations and aim high! Don’t miss this event!.

10 Dental
CPD Hours



Cocktail hour


Terry Mcauley


David Wenban

Managing Director, Australian Health Industry Group

Cathy Schafer


Leonard Brown

General Manager - Mun Australia

Dr Markijan Hupalo

Sydney Prosthodontics

Dr John Fahey

Managing Director - Cynergex Group

More speakers and full program available soon!

Registration & Pricing

Details of pricing and discounts can be found on our secure registration page.

Vern-Barnett Awards for Excellence in Dental Assisting

The Vern-Barnett Awards have been established to commemorate the contributions made by Mrs Kathy and Dr Brian Vern-Barnett as individuals and as a team to the education, advancement and recognition of Dental Assisting as integral to the professional standing of the dental health team.

Each year the Dental Assistants Professional Association gives dental practices, employers and staff the opportunity to nominate a dental assistant who has done something extraordinary in the profession of dental assisting for an award recognising their excellence.

Perhaps this person has influenced a student, volunteered to help the underserved, organised continuing education courses, developed procedures to improve the workplace, been an exceptional mentor for staff or made your workplace a better environment in which to operate.

We all know these people. They are the unsung heroes, those who reach out to their colleagues and patients because they have a passion for their profession and want to inspire that passion in others.

Nominations form coming soon


Rydges World Square
Sydney, Australia
Phone: (02) 8268 1888