The Philippines 2019 - Dental Conference


Join this conference at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, where the warmest of Philippine hospitality is combined with first class amenities and service. Beautifully situated within an old coconut plantation on the island of Negros Oriental near Dumaguete, the resort enjoys a spectacular beach front location alongside the warm coastal waters of the Philippine Sea. Whether you want to scuba dive, indulge in the enchanted spa, practice yoga, engage in activities or simply read a book by the pools, you can look forward to an unforgettable convention.

Subjects Include:

  • Prosthodontics 
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics


  • Restoring function and aesthetics in the anterior worn dentition 
  • Implant supported dentures – clinical considerations & outcomes
  • The role of cerec & CAD/CAM in your surgery
  • Digital vs analogue impressions: should you convert?

Only 40 spaces available.

Day 1: Australia - Manila (Friday 08 Nov, 2019 )

  • Depart Australia for Manila, for an overnight stay at the airport hotel.
  • Our package does not include flights to the Philippines
  • Once your registration has been confirmed, we will email you the recommended flights, with the most appropriate airlines, based on your nearest capital city. You can book the flights yourself or our travel consultants are here to assist.

Day 2: Manila - Dumaguete (Saturday 09 Nov, 2019)

  • Fly to Dumaguete, on Negros Island, and check in to the Atmosphere Resort and Spa, a boutique family-run retreat right on the waterfront. Your luxurious home for the next seven nights features an outdoor rain shower and is nestled amidst coconut trees, tropical gardens and a swathe of golden sand, kissed by the Bohol Sea. 
  • This evening meet fellow delegates for welcome drinks by the seafront pool.

Day 3: Atmosphere Resort (Sunday 10 Nov, 2019)

  • Demist your mask and have your logbook ready, this morning we have our first dive. Forget about a 6mm wetsuit, if that’s what you wear at home, here the water is a balmy 27 degrees. For our first dive, we’ll be getting our tanks wet on House Reef, an aptly named shore dive, right off the beach outside the resort. This is a great way to check our gear and orient ourselves with the local conditions. The reef is huge – you could easily do two or three separate dives here – and is mix of soft and hard corals. Keep your eyes peeled for ghost pipefish, turtles, octopus, thousands of tropical fish and a resident barracuda.
  • Afternoon conference session.

Day 4: Atmosphere Resort (Monday 11 Nov, 2019)

  • We hope you rediscovered your gills yesterday because the shore dive was a warm up for today when we visit Apo Island – lauded by SCUBA divers the world over as one the most stunningly diverse coral collections in the Asia Pacific. We’ll cruise 30 minutes out to Apo on an 84-foot traditional banka, complete with bamboo outriggers and all the mod cons. Apo is a tiny 12-hectare volcanic island – a mere blip in the sea – but her vast treasures lie below the waterline. Apo Reef is the second-largest contiguous coral reef in the world (after the Great Barrier Reef) and spans 34 square kilometres. A protected marine park since 1996, the reef boasts almost 600 different varieties of reef-building corals and 2,000 species of reef fish. It’s little wonder Australian marine researcher Dr Charlie Veron, aka the ‘Godfather of Coral’ describes Apo Reef as “the centre of Earth’s marine diversity”. Spend half a day exploring this extraordinary ecosystem either on a dive or snorkelling.
  • Afternoon conference session.

Day 5: Atmosphere Resort (Tuesday 12 Nov, 2019)

  • Today you can stay in your swimmers all day, if you so choose. There is no conference session and you have the entire day free to explore. Jump on the banka and head back out to Apo Island, enjoying up to three dives with interval time and lunch on board. Keep a lookout for manta rays, reef sharks, black and white sea kraits (snakes) and schools of colourful parrotfish, and see if you can spy a green turtle or leatherback (six of the world’s seven marine turtles inhabit these waters). There are endless coral gardens, bommies, walls and crevices to explore. For snorkelers, the beaches on Apo provide ample opportunity to relax between swims.
  • In you’re not waterlogged by sundown, join in a dusk shore dive in front of the resort and see if you can spot an elusive mandarin fish in all its neon-hued beauty.

Day 6: Atmosphere Resort (Wednesday 13 Nov, 2019)

  • Have you dried out? Good, it’s time to get wet again with a free morning to explore Apo Island once more. If you’re feeling waterlogged, head to Malatapay Market and see where the locals come to buy and sell their wares. The bustling marketplace is a sensory assault – fruit, vegetables, clothes and household goods come together as traders jostle to do a roaring day’s trade. Don’t miss the livestock area, heaving with cows, pigs and goats, and be sure to try some lechon baboy (roast pork), washed down with a San Miguel beer. If you’re all shopped out, return to the resort and indulge in a treatment at the award-winning spa, set amongst tropical gardens, hit the outdoor Warrior Gym, join a yoga class, go mountain biking or simply relax by the pool.
  • Afternoon conference session.

Day 7: Atmosphere Resort (Thursday 14 Nov, 2019) 

  • Rise early and make the most of a morning of free time – today is your last opportunity to go diving. Head out to Apo Island again or enjoy a lazy shore dive. Alternatively, join a tour out to Casaroro Falls, a dramatic 40-metre high column of water that plunges into a cool forest-shrouded swimming hole. Enjoy a refreshing dip before climbing the 300-odd steps back to the car park. The swim is worth the exertion.
  • Afternoon conference session.

Day 8: Atmosphere Resort (Friday 15 Nov, 2019)

  • We’ve saved the best for last. Today we swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea. We’ll travel in an air-conditioned van and by boat to Oslob, on the island of Cebu. Here, we’ll step straight from the beach onto a small boat and watch as the giants of the ocean surface above the water. When you’re ready, slip into the bay and relish the moment to make eye contact with these majestic speckled creatures. Whale sharks reach up to 12 metres in length and feed on plankton close to the surface of the water with their colossal gaping mouths. Don’t let the name ‘shark’ put you off – they’re friendly giants and don’t eat humans, just be sure to keep your distance and abide by the rules – that means strictly no touching.

  • Afternoon conference session 
  • Tonight enjoy a last night with your new-found friends at our farewell dinner.

Day 9: Atmosphere Resort - Manila - Australia (Saturday 16 Nov, 2019) 

  • Transfer to Dumaguete Airport and fly to Manila, before boarding a flight home to Australia.
  • End of arrangements. Please note this program may be subject to change

Registrations Now Open.

Including scuba diving at world-renowned Apo Island. Turtles, whale sharks, manta rays, octopus, giant clams – our Philippines convention reads like a who’s who of the world’s most intriguing marine creatures. Join us on a weeklong diving adventure to Negros Island, in the Visayas archipelago, and explore an underwater wonderland dubbed “the centre of the Earth’s marine diversity”. We’ll base ourselves at the luxurious beachfront Atmosphere Resort and Spa and enjoy daily dives from shore and at world-renowned Apo Island. Located within the Coral Triangle, the Apo Reef is the second-largest contiguous reef in the world and a hotspot for myriad marine life. We have various packages available, so you can enjoy up to 15 dives over five days, culminating in a thrilling whale shark swim. Cruise on a traditional banka, dive and snorkel eye-popping reefs, swim in a jungle waterfall, explore the village market, relax by the pool and indulge in a massage at the award-winning spa.

Highlights include:

  • Accredited Australian medical conference 
  • 4.5 star luxury resort
  • Great scuba diving packages available
  • All inclusive meal package
  • Opportunities to swim with whale sharks and manta rays

Each of our professional development programs is designed to address topics of interest and relevance to our delegates and their practices.Our Academic Advisory Committees, comprised of practitioners from a range of fields of practice, endeavour to source the best possible speakers to provide a series of presentations, workshops, case studies and panel discussions for each conference.

Unconventional Conventions’ director for the past 20 years is a practicing doctor who takes great pride in offering a comprehensive, stimulating and appropriate academic program. Unconventional Conventions aims to ensure that the combination of lectures, workshops, hospital visits, training activities and clinic in the community make up more than 50% of daily activities during the main conference tour.

Many of our travel destinations provide an opportunity for local professional contribution and cultural exchange through workshops and structured visits to local clinics.

Our conference programs are prepared over a 12 month period and full details are available 3 months prior to the conference. Unconventional Conventions is an accredited education provider for RACGP. Application for ACRRM points is made for each conference. Dental programs are certifiable with Dental Board of Australia. Specialists may apply for CPD points at their own discretion.

Providers Terms

Please refer to the Unconventional Conventions website for their terms and conditions.

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Contact Hours:

20.0 hrs


Fri, 08 November 2019

Start Time:

9:00 AM


9 Days






Atmosphere Resort & Spa

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Maayong Tubig, National Road,
Dauin, Negros,
Philippines, 6217

Unconventional Conventions
Neil peppitt

Dr Neil Peppitt

Dr. Neil Peppitt is currently a Clinical Professor at The University of Sydney School of Dentistry whilst maintaining a Specialist Prosthodontic dental practice in Sydney. His training and practice is in all areas of Prosthodontics; Crown and Bridge, Partial and Full Dentures, Maxillofacial prostheses, Implants and Jaw function and he has run many postgraduate and continuing education courses. He is a clinical consultant to a range of dental companies. He has been involved integrally in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and numerous state, federal and international boards and committees.

David attia

Dr David Attia

Following his formal education at Griffith University, David underwent a Mini-Residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. David has done intensive training in Live Implant Surgery, organized by MIS, Australia. Since graduating, he has also completed several other courses including Accreditation in Administration of Relative Analgesia.

Dr. Attia is an active member of various professional dental bodies including the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the International Team of Implantology (ITI). David enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry, with a special interest in Oral Surgery, including wisdom teeth removal and implant surgery, and ‘Airway-Centered’Orthodontics, with a focus on early intervention and interceptive Orthodontics.

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