We're thrilled to announce that ACAS2024 will feature our most impressive line-up of speakers yet!
Dr Sandra Khong Tai received her graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Minnesota. Sandra is a practicing Specialist in Orthodontics in Vancouver, Canada and Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia, as well as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific. Dr Sandra Tai is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr Claudia Pinter graduated from the University of Vienna, Austria and ever since dedicated herself to invisible orthodontics with clear aligners. She is internationally sought after as a speaker and is appreciated for her ability to break down complex information into easy principles that are applicable in everyday practice. Dr Claudia Pinter is passionate about engaging with colleagues and thrives in the mutual exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Dr Yau Yi Kwong graduated in 1987 and has been practicing dentistry for over 28 years in his Hong Kong based practice. Dr. Yau was Invisalign® certified in 2002 and has become a top Invisalign® provider and a clinical speaker lecturing worldwide and most extensively in Australia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Singapore, Japan, Spain and Hong Kong.
Professor Gang Shen Obtained his BDS in 1988 and then MDSc (Orth) in 1991 from Shanghai Second Medical University (now Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine). In 2000, Dr Shen was awarded Ph.D from the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Dentistry. He was Chair Professor in Orthodontics Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Stomatology from 2000 to 2004 before he moved to Australia taking up the full time academic position as Associate Professor in Orthodontics in University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry. In June 2008, Dr Shen returned to Shanghai and resumed his duty as Chair Professor in Orthodontics Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Stomatology.
Dr Diego Marin completed his Postgraduate program in Orthodontics at Pontifical Javeriana University in Bogota-Colombia, in 2012 and practiced as an Orthodontist for five years in different practices using braces and clear aligners to treat a wide range of malocclusions. He was also a university tutor in Orthodontics and Temporomandibular Disorders at Javeriana University during this time.
Dr Rhonda Coyne 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. Upon graduation, she joined her father's family practice in Cairns and now runs our three practices in Far North Queensland. She is regularly invited to present on a range of dental and orthodontic topics on both national and international platforms.
Dr Tony Weir graduated BDSc (Hons) Queensland in 1983 and MDS Ortho Adelaide in 1991. Tony has been researching aligners via university appointments for the past 5 years. He has collected a large database of cases (15,000 +) from 15 experienced orthodontists in Aust, N.Z and the USA to enable independent research into the efficacy of aligners, which is his primary research interest.
Dr Morris Rapaport BDS MDSc FICD, Specialist orthodontist, and early adopter and Invisalign accredited when it first commenced in Australia in 2001. Hon. Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University and Lecturer at Sydney University Continuing Education. Invisalign Clinical Speaker who has trained doctors in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, The Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore and also conducted the inaugural Invisalign Course for Indian orthodontists in New Delhi.
Dr Theo Baisi graduated in 1990 with a Masters of Dental Science (Orthodontics) University of Sydney. He opened The Ortho Practice, which grew to 3 clinics in Sydney CBD, Maroubra and Central Coast NSW. For 30 years, since 1988, Theo has been a lecturer and tutor at the University of Sydney to undergraduate and post graduate students.
Dr Steven Semaan, director and principal dental specialist at Clear Smiles Orthodontics, Robina, Queensland. Steve is a registered dental specialist with the Dental Board and is also a member of several associations, including: The Australian Society of Orthodontics (ASO), the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) and the World Federations of Orthodontists (WFO).