ADASA Council


Below is the ADASA Council as confirmed at Annual General Meeting held on 3 November 2017.

President


  Dr Anthony Smerdon
Anthony graduated from the Gilles Plains School of Dental Technology in 1980. He has worked as a dental technician ever since. Anthony also graduated from the University of Adelaide BDS in 1989 and has worked in private practice. He has tutored at the University of Adelaide for last 16 years in removable prosthodontics and general dental practice. He has been President and Treasurer of the Prosthodontic Society SA Branch and Federal Councillor of the Prosthodontic Society. He has also been treasurer of DASI. Anthony has been on ADASA council for 6 years and was President of ADASA in 2015 and is currently Treasurer of the Association.

Vice President


 

   Dr Alan Mann,BDS. (Adel), GradDipClinDent (Oral Implants) (Syd.), FRACDS, FICD, FPFA

Alan completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Adelaide and the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry in Oral Implants with high distinction from The University of Sydney. Alan is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) by examination and recently admitted as a fellow of the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

He works full time hours in private general practice and additional sessions with the South Australian Dental Service at the Adelaide Dental Hospital. From 2011 he has been a part-time clinical tutor with the University of Adelaide and has tutored dental students of various year levels in general dental practice and oral diagnosis. He is a mentor for college's MRACDS program, a student advisor for FRACDS in the general stream and treasurer for the RACDS SA Regional Committee. For ADASA, he chaired the Recent Graduates Committee in 2014 and 2015, served on council since 2012, as treasurer and chair of Audit committee in 2014 as well as a number of other ADASA committees and roles. In 2017 he was appointed as the vice chairman of the 2019 Australian Dental Congress in Adelaide. Alan also serves on a number of other committee such as the Australasian Osseointegration Society and The Adelaide Dental School's Dental Research Education Fund.

Treasurer

  Dr Meagan Huebl

Meagan graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2010 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Prior to this, she graduated from a Bachelor of Science in 2005. Since graduating, she has been working full-time at Riken Dental Group. She has been involved in some clinical tutoring at the Adelaide Dental Hospital and has assisted in education through CPDent. Meagan has recently become a mother to son Ezra, and has been a Councillor since 2013.

Councillors

  Dr Karin Alexander

Karin graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1983 with a BDS. She works in general practice in Royston Park and the CBD. Karin started on the South Australian Dental Practice and Membership Services committee in 1983 and moved to the Review Committee in 1988. She joined the ADASA Council as Junior Vice President in 1997 and became SA Branch President in 1999, as well as being on ADASA and external committees. Karin joined the ADA Federal Council in 2000 and Federal Executive in 2004. She was Federal President 2012 - 2014. She was Chair of LOC ADA Adelaide Congress 2005. She is currently Chairman of the Continuing Professional Development Committee and a member of the Constitution Committee. Karin became a Fellow of the Academy of Dentists International (2003), a Fellow in the International Council of Dentists (2003) and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (2005). Karin is an Honorary Life Member of both the ADASA Branch and of ADA Inc. Karin has two children, Alyssa and Paul, and three well-loved dogs.


   Dr Mark Hutton

Mark has been in private practice in Mt Gambier and a member of the ADA since graduating in Adelaide in 1975. He has represented ADASA in the Limestone Coast as a Country Councillor since 1997 and served ADASA as President on two occasions in 2004 and 2007. Mark was closely involved in the formation of the Limestone Coast Partnership eleven years ago and still continues this involvement. Mark has been active over a long period on matters such as media presentations; fluoridation of water supplies; workforce shortages, particularly in rural areas; improving access to oral health care for older people; strategies to achieve support for our dental schools and the development of fair processes to protect our members' interests. Mark has been a Federal Councillor since 2006 and he is Vice-Chair of the ADA Inc. Policy Committee. He is an Australian Dental Council Councillor and also an ADC examiner. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a life member of ADASA.


   Dr Angela Pierce

Angela spent two years as ADASA President after joining Council in 2009. She graduated from the University of Adelaide a very long time ago and, after some years in private practice, including working for the NHS in England; she completed her MDS in Oral Pathology and headed over to Sweden where she obtained a PhD from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Returning to Australia in the late 1980's, Angela joined the academic staff as a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide, where she became Head of Oral Pathology, Associate Dean, and Deputy-Convenor of the University Academic Board. Following the birth of her second child in 2000, Angela spent some time living in the South of France. Since her return, she has been working in private practice. Angela is an ADA Federal Councillor, a member of the Health Practitioners Tribunal, a member of the Professional Services Review panel, and has recently sat on the panel reviewing the Commonwealth Dental Benefits Act. Angela is also a practising solicitor and started her own law firm Angela Pierce and Associates in 2016. She has 2 lovely sons who, naturally, love cars and planes.


   Dr Sharyn Borrett

Sharyn graduated from Bachelor of Oral Health (Adel) in 2005. She worked in private general and specialist practice as a hygienist, and South Australian Dental Service as a dental therapist. Sharyn went on to further studies in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Adel), graduating in 2011 with the “South Australian Dental Service Prize” for having attained the highest standard in clinical dentistry, demonstrated professional behaviour, supported peers, and acted as an advocate for colleagues throughout the clinical years. She worked in the Special Needs Unit of the Adelaide Dental Hospital part time for two years, and now works in her own private general practice in Bridgewater. She was involved with the Recent Graduates Committee for 5 years, and this will be her second year serving on the Australian Dental Association council. She has also been involved in the Rotary/Lions East Timor Dental Project since 2005, volunteering in East Timor on 5 occasions, and promoting the project through events and presentations.


   Dr Poppy Anastassiadis

Poppy graduated from The University of Adelaide in 2009. Since graduation she has worked in private general practice and as a lecturer at The University of Adelaide. In her role as a lecturer she is involved in teaching Bachelor of Dental Surgery students focusing on clinical and communication skills, she is also involved in longitudinal twin research. Poppy successfully completed the FRACDS examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2013 and is now a mentor for the MRACDS program.


  Dr Angelo Papageorgiou
I graduated from The University of Adelaide with a Bachelor Of Dental Surgery in 1993 and received recognition as a Fellow of the Academy Dentistry Internationale in 2004. Since 1993 and up to 2000, I was employed in private practice and for the last 17 years have been self-employed in my own practices- one as a solo operator and the other in partnership. In the early years I did combine private practice with stints at both SADS as a dentist and also tutoring final year General Dental Practice in the Dental Faculty of Adelaide University. I have been a member and participated in various study groups over the years and maintained continuing education. I have held numerous positions over the years and this includes Federal Secretary /Treasurer of the Australian Society Of Endodontology Inc. 1997-99.  I have always been a member of the ADA and ADASA and heavily involved in its activities. I have been a Member and Chaired the Recent Graduates Committee in its infancy and a past councillor of ADASA Council for the period 2001-2007. Since 2002 until present, I have been a member of the ADASA Public Relations Committee and for 14 of those years I have been Chair of this Committee. This has given me a wealth of experience in matters relating to the education, promotion and public awareness of oral health and dentistry both within our profession and the community. I have led various ADASA initiatives such the Kindergarten Screening Program for pre-schoolers. I have had the honour of working closely with the Presidents of the day and in recent years have expanded my role as an ADASA Spokesperson, representing the profession both in this state and nationally. This has given me an insight into the workings of the media in both print radio and television and am recognised as a point of contact for matters that relate to the ADASA. I am keen to lead the Association in the implementation of social media in its functions and daily role and this is important given the changing times and demographics of both our membership and public. Aside of my professional interests, I enjoy spending time with my wife Eleni and our three children.  I enjoy socialising with family and friends and tending to my garden.
  Dr David Mann
David graduated as a dentist from the University of Adelaide in 1975. In 1992 he was awarded the Honours degree of Bachelor of Science in Dentistry. Since 1982 until his retirement in 2014 David worked in general dental practice in Rose Park. During this time he has worked on a number of ADASA committees serving on Council from 2002 – 2008, including four years as Treasurer from 2003 to 2006. He was the Chair of the Constitution committee during the rewriting of the Constitution in the early 1990s to ensure it was gender neutral and complied with developing Competition Law policy. Prior to the commencement of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme David served a term from 2008 to 2010 on the Dental Board of South Australia. David is currently a member of the Federal Constitution and Policy committee and is a clinical tutor in fourth year General Dental Practice at the University of Adelaide. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. David believes strongly in the benefits of the sharing of information, advice, collegiality and support offered to practitioners by being a member of a collective of practitioners and values these relationships and what they contribute to one’s dental and personal life.

  Dr Greg Miller BDS (Adel), Grad. Dip. Clin. Dent. (Oral Implants) (Syd), Dip. Imp. Dent. RCSEd, FRACDS, MAICD, FICD, FPFA, FADI

Dr Greg Miller is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and has experience in general private practice both in Hobart and Adelaide. Greg was the inaugural Member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons by examination in the General Stream. He has passed the final exam of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and is now a Fellow of the Royal College. In 2011 he graduated from the Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) from the University of Sydney with Distinction. In 2014 he graduated from Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine from Adelaide University with Distinction. In 2015 he graduated from the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh with Distinction. He sits on the Board of Studies for the Membership Program for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He has also been an honorary Clinical Tutor for the University of Adelaide Dental School and has produced a lecture series on Laser Dentistry for undergraduate dental students at the University of Adelaide. He has previously been involved in the ADA as a member of the Membership Services Committee and Fluoridation Committees in Tasmania. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is the President of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Dental Association and has previously sat as Vice President and a Councillor of that Association. His interests include: dental treatment under General Anaesthetic and IV Sedation; Implant Dentistry; Minor Oral Surgery; Microscope Dentistry; Laser Dentistry; Root Canal Treatment; Crown and Bridgework; Preventive; Reconstructive Dentistry and Children’s Dentistry.


  Dr Eleanore Owen

Eleanore joined ADA SA Council in 2013 and has served in a variety of roles and on several committees since.  Originally graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Adelaide in 2004, Eleanore initially worked in Port Augusta at the Pika Wiya Health Service and within SADS including the Special Needs Unit, CDS, SDS and on-call at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Emergency Department.  Eleanore has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry from Adelaide University, and was the recipient of the Colgate Palmolive Student Travel Award to study toothwear at Bristol University during her final year of undergraduate training.  More recently Eleanore has worked in suburban general private practice and studying towards Membership of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons as a general practitioner.  Outside of work she is married with two children and understands the challenges of work/life balance especially with very young children!  The role of ADA SA in supporting dental practitioners maintain high standards of dentistry is an important one.  Eleanore is always happy to discuss issues affecting dentists and encourages practitioners to get involved in ADA SA, either as a Councillor, Committee member or other roles.



  Dr Rob Shea

Rob Shea graduated BDS from the University of Adelaide in 1978 and practiced for 10 years in private and public dental practice in rural South Australia and London.  Rob then had a successful career in management in SA Dental Service for the next 25 years and completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Health. Rob is currently in the exclusive practice of Dental Sleep Medicine and has organised Oral Sleep Medicine conferences For the last 10 years through the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA). Rob was awarded the ASA Presidents award in 2017 which is a prestigious award for services to the Sleep industry. Rob has previously served as an ADA councillor for 5 years and was also treasurer for 3 years. Rob is currently co-editor of the ADASA Insights magazine.