ADAQ President & Councillors


Dr Matthew Nangle

Dr Matthew Nangle is a general dentist working in private practice in Brisbane’s inner suburbs. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the UQ School of Dentistry, where he is the BDSc(Hons) Phase 1 Program Coordinator and External Engagement Coordinator. Matthew also holds an Honours degree in Neuroscience and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. He is the Oral Health Lead for the Queensland Multidisciplinary Initiative for Neurocognitive Disorders, with specific interest in links between oral health and dementia, as well as in people with multiple sclerosis.

Senior Vice President

Dr Jay Hsing

Dr Jay Hsing is a general dentist working in private practice. He enjoys teaching as well and has been a supervisor at UQ’s Dental School since 2008.  Jay also participates in volunteer dental work, helping people who have fallen on hard times (with Homeless Connect Australia) as well as recently arrived refugees (with Tzu Chi Foundation).  He has been involved with Tzu Chi Foundation since he was a student and is still actively involved now.  In 2019, Jay was inducted as a Fellow into the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Junior Vice President

Dr Kelly Hennessy 

Dr Kelly Hennessy is a general dentist. Beginning her career in the Royal Australian Air Force, Kelly then continued to work in both private and public dentistry. Since 2015, she has found her passion in teaching as a Senior Lecturer at CQUniversity in Rockhampton, and in 2019 completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching from the University of Melbourne. Kelly teaches pre-clinical and clinical practice in the Bachelor of Oral Health program, as well as providing clinical supervision in the CQUniversity Oral Health clinics. 

ADAQ Council

ADAQ is governed by a State Council who is elected by the Membership. ADAQ Council has ultimate responsibility for all activities, however it is supported by a range of Committees.

Representation on Council is provided by the elected Councillors of whom five are based in the Moreton Division and one representative from each other Division throughout Queensland. Council also comprises an Immediate Past President and two Federal Councillors all of whom are appointed by Council.

The results of the annual election of the ADAQ Council were confirmed at the AGM held on 25 November 2021.

We are pleased to advise that the new Office Bearers and Councillors for 2022 are:


Dr Norah Ayad (Gold Coast)
Dr Kevin Ang (Peninsula)
Dr Oleg Pushkarev (Western)
Dr Joseph Nguyen (Burnett)
Dr Kaye Kendall (Moreton)
Dr Keith Willis (Moreton)
Dr Jiten Rao (Northern)

Federal Councillor

Dr Martin Webb
Dr Angie Nilsson

Immediate Past President

Associate Professor Alex Forrest (Ex-officio)

Skills- based Councillor
Mr Andrew Waltho

Casual Vacancy

A vacancy is currently available for  Division 7 (Sunshine Coast). Should you wish to apply, please contact ADAQ.

Council Meeting Outcomes

ADAQ Council meet once every quarter to discuss matters important to Members and the profession.

See meeting summaries