ADAQ President & Councillors


Dr Jay Hsing

Dr Jay Hsing has been working in private practice since graduating from UQ with 1st Class Honours in 2007.

He’s passionate about teaching and has been a supervisor at UQ Dental School since 2008.  He participates in mentoring programs, webinars and podcasts aiming to help students and new graduates.

Jay’s dental volunteering began in 2006 with the Tzu-Chi International Medical Association as a dental assistant and continues as a dentist to this day. He also volunteers with the Australian Dental Health Foundation and Homeless Connect Australia.

Jay was elected to ADAQ Council in November 2019, became Junior Vice President in 2021 and Senior Vice President in 2022.  While on Council, he advocated for structural reform in ADAQ’s CPD Program. He has served on the ADAQ Asset Management Committee since 2020, and as the Chair in 2021 and 2022 when also on the Remuneration Committee. Jay was instrumental in creating the ADAQ Volunteering in Dentistry Committee in 2021 and serves as its first and continuing Chair. This Committee has brought dentists and dental charities together.

In recognition of Jay’s contribution to the dental profession and community, he has been awarded fellowship into the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Senior 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. 

Junior Vice President

Dr Paul Dever

Dr Paul Dever grew up in the northern suburbs of Brisbane and has completed his tertiary education in several locations along Australia’s eastern coastline, completing a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Queensland with majors in the fields of Biomedical Science and Developmental Biology in 2001, before moving to Sydney to accept a place in the University of Sydney’s post-graduate Bachelor of Dentistry program. Paul graduated from the BDent program with Honours in 2005 and returned home to Queensland to work in private general dental practice, initially at Maleny for two years followed by Petrie for two years. In 2010 Paul, his wife Yesmin and their young family relocated to Melbourne so that Paul could pursue his dream of completing specialist orthodontic training. In 2012 Paul completed his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) at the University of Melbourne as well as successfully becoming a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in the field of orthodontics.

On his return to Queensland, he worked in private orthodontic practice on the Sunshine Coast. In late 2015, Paul and the family moved to Bundaberg where they have been busily running three specialist orthodontic practices (satellites in Hervey Bay and Maryborough). Paul thoroughly enjoys lecturing locally and internationally on a variety of topics, which he has the pleasure of doing multiple times a year.

Paul joined ADA Queensland State Council in November 2022 as the Regional Councillor for Burnett and was invited to Chair the Asset Management Committee. He is a strong advocate for equal access to all services, but especially dental services in regional Queensland. Paul’s mission is to highlight the deficiencies in service provision, while at the same time supporting the hardworking clinicians who are giving so much in these regions.

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 23 November 2023.

We are pleased to advise that the new Office Bearers and Councillors for 2024 are:


Assoc Professor Alex Forrest (Moreton)
Dr Ellen Rodgers (Moreton)
Dr Grace Sha (Moreton)
Dr Rachael Milford (Western)
Dr Carl Boundy (Peninsula)
Dr Peter Jorgensen (Sunshine Coast)
ADAQUE Directors

Dr Martin Webb
Dr Norah Ayad
Dr Paul Dever


Casual Vacancy

Gold Coast