From the Red Centre to the Top End, this tour encompasses Australia at its most remote, historic and starkly beautiful. Encompassing vast Indigenous heartlands, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history from ancient to pioneer to the modern day, the tour is led by experienced tour leader and well-known Sydney based orthodontist, Dr Derek Mahony. The tour includes a range of professional visits and talks (CPD applied for).
Starting in Alice Springs, visit the striking MacDonnell Ranges, explore the historic town and learn about the work of the Royal Flying Doctor remote oral health service. Visit the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Dental Clinic to hear about remote oral practice in the Top End. Board the Ghan for a magnificent 24-hour journey – a top bucket list experience. In Katherine, explore unspoiled wilderness on a cruise along Nitmiluk Gorge and learn about Indigenous culture. Arrive in Darwin and explore the city through guided visits and learn of its history. Visit the Botanical Gardens and a dental practice, take a sunset cruise for dinner, visit beautiful Litchfield National Park and see the jumping crocodiles on a cruise along the Adelaide River.
Derek Mahony is a Sydney based orthodontist who has spoken to thousands of practitioners about the benefits of interceptive orthodontic treatment. Early in his career Dr Mahony learned from leading clinicians the dramatic effect functional appliance therapy can afford patients in orthodontic treatment. He has been combining the fixed and functional appliance approach ever since. His lectures are based on the positive impact such a combined treatment approach has had on his orthodontic results and the benefits this philosophy provides in reducing extractions of teeth. After completing his Dental Degree at the University of Sydney Dr Mahony completed his Masters degree in orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital, Institute of Dental Surgery, London, followed by a diploma in orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Dr. Mahony has also passed the Royal College of Dentists in Canada post graduate examination in the field of orthodontics.
NB: All oral medical visits are subject to Covid guidelines.
The ground cost of the tour is $4,580 per person sharing.