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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin December 2010
12 DECEMBER 2010 SHANE FRYER FEDERAL PRESIDENT Shane Fryer qualified as a dentist in 1980 with a BDS from the University of Sydney. He worked in a private practice in Bankstown, Sydney for five years until returning to further full-time study in orthodontics at the University of Sydney. In 1988, Shane commenced specialist orthodontic practice in Wollongong, NSW where he continues to practise. In 1989, Shane became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) by examination and has also been awarded Honorary Fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy (2000); the Academy of Dentistry International (2001); and the International College of Dentists (2002). He was elected to the ADA NSW Branch Council in 1991 and served as Branch President in 1997. He has served on numerous Branch Committees and in 2002 was elected as an Honorary Life Member of the ADA NSW Branch. In 1998, Shane became a Federal Councillor and has been active on several Federal Committees as well as being the Federal Representative on the Australian Dental Research Foundation, the Australian Dental Association Foundation and the Oral Health Foundation of the University of Sydney. His previous role, over the past two years, has been as Federal Vice President and immediately prior to this he was Federal Treasurer. Shane is married to Carmen and they have four children, Arabella, Alastair, Callum and Clementine. KARIN ALEXANDER FEDERAL VICE PRESIDENT Karin Alexander graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1983 with a BDS. She began working in December 1982 in general practice, firstly part-time with her mother, Dr Vera Alexander, at her mother's suburban practice in Royston Park. Concurrently, she also worked part-time for her godmother, Dr Dagmara Krumins, in her city practice until the end of 1984. In 1991, she bought an associateship in a practice in Adelaide CBD and worked there with Dr John Cheetham until he retired and she bought his part of the practice. In 2001, she purchased a practice in Gawler, and in 2008, she bought a second practice in the Adelaide CBD, as the owner was considering retiring in the next year or so, but continued to work in the practice 3--4 days a week. Another CBD practice also joined Dr Alexander and all three are now located in a newly renovated site in the CBD. Karin has also worked in nursing homes around her suburban practice and through this interest became a member of a pilot project run jointly between the ADASA and SADS to provide care to residents in nursing homes. She now also visits a nursing home in Tanunda (Barossa Valley) as part of the project and this was also part of a Federal government funded project. Karin has tutored at the Adelaide Dental School and has lectured for TAFE. Karin started on the South Australian Dental Practice and Membership Services Committee in 1983, and then moved to the Review Committee (handling complaints) in 1988. She joined the ADASA Council as Junior Vice-President in 1997 and became SA Branch President in 1999. Karin joined the ADA Federal Council in 2000 and was elected to Federal Executive in 2004. She has now been elected to Vice President, having worked through the various stages of Executive. She held the position of Chairman LOC, ADA Adelaide Congress 2005. Presently, she is Chairman of the Continuing Professional Development Committee and is also a member of the Constitution Committee. She is an ADA representative for several external committees, including the Expert Advisory Committee for ARCPOH. Currently, she is also assisting on workshops in relation to practice accreditation. Karin became a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (2003), a Fellow in the International College of Dentists (2003) and a Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy (2005). She is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Council of Health Service Executives (2008). Karin is married with two children, one daughter (25 years) and one son (22 years). federal executive Meet the new EXECUTIVE TEAM
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