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21
OCT
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ADA NSW Recent Graduates Lecture
3.0 CPD Hours | An afternoon of CPD for Recent Graduate Dentists... ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development are hosting an afternoon of CPD for ADA NSW Recent Graduate members featuring presentations by Dr Thai Yeng and Dr Alan Lee. Case Based Reasoning in Endodontics What is Case Based Reasoning? As the name implies; it is reasoning based on cases Presented by Dr Thai Yeng Case based reasoning (CBR) is the process of solving new problems based on the solutions of similar past problems. Dr Yeng will explain how he uses his experiences to understand and solve new endodontic problems. Course Topics  Dr Yeng will use selective cases to explain his reasons for treatment for the following situations: When to choose a smaller or larger apical size preparation in managing teeth with periapical lesions. When to plan for short or long term intra-canal medicament dressing in managing teeth with periapical lesions.  When to consider a non-surgical or surgical retreatment approach for failed root canal treated cases when the patient does not wish to extract the tooth. Learning Objectives Case based reasoning (CBR) in endodontics In solving a new endodontic problem, we rely on past episodes of cases encountered by the dentist  We need to remember what endodontic plans succeed and what plans fail based on past patient experiences We need to know how to modify past treatment regime to fit the current new endodontic problem.  Every endodontic case can be managed using case based reasoning. From the time the dentist spend thinking about the new endodontic problem and start developing a solution strategy for their patient, most dentists will naturally think about other similar problems they have encountered in the past. During this mental review of previous endodontic experiences and associated solutions, the dentist is actually performing CBR. “Reminding” is the process by which case based reasoning takes place. Successful Management in Ridge Augmentation on Extraction Sockets How to successfully manage extraction sites for future replacement Presented by Dr Alan Lee When tooth/teeth are deemed hopeless and extraction is the final fateful outcome, the extracted socket is usually left to heal by itself. This results in significant resorption of the bundle bone, thus compromising the “foundation” for future implant, bridge and/or denture replacement.  It is thus crucial to plan ahead and prepare the site to prevent drastic loss of bone and further complicated surgeries.  The lecture will emphasize on current literature support and also focus on how to successfully manage the extracted site, ranging from the selection of materials to soft tissue management, based on the experience of the lecturer. Course Topics Literature review Soft tissue management during ridge preservation procedure at the time of extraction. Selection of materials to ensure long term success and stability of ridge augmentation. At the end of this lecture, the audience will understand the importance of ridge preservation at the time of extraction.  The audience will also understand more of the type of materials available in the market and be able to select appropriately.  In addition, the audience will also learn about the management of the soft tissues especially in an aesthetically-demanding region.  Dr Lee will also share his experiences in the success and failures of such procedure.  The bundle bone that remains behind after a tooth is extracted will in no doubt, be completely resorbed during the remodelling process.  The thin buccal plate is usually resorbed, resulting in significant horizontal loss of bone, compromising not only the esthetics, but also the foundation for future tooth replacement.  It is thus crucial that the practitioner informed the patient of the possible sequelae and conveys the message across to the patients.       ...

17
NOV
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Western Division Meeting
6.5 CPD Hours | Practical Endodontics - Access to Apex Presented by Dr Shalin Desai Endodontic NiTi file systems have evolved a long way since introduction of various hand files to machine-cut rotary files to now state of the art self-reciprocating file system. These improved mechanical tools along with better understanding of biological process of endodontic diseases and chemical disinfection protocol have revolutionized the practical approach for root canal treatments and improved predictability of the treatment outcome. However it would also be general consensus that Endodontics is right up there with the most stressful daily activities. Add to this the patient perception of Endo and possible mid-treatment flare-ups - it often makes a challenging few hours for all.  This workshop is designed for general dentists who wish to provide excellent endodontic care for their patients through advanced rotary instrumentation, effective irrigation and masterful obturation. This exciting program covers clinical solutions and suggestions on how to treat simple to moderately complex endodontic cases as well as hands-on workshops designed to enhance the clinicians’ practical skills. Learning Objectives Diagnosis and case selection – from first phone call to final diagnosis and treatment planning as well as discussion of various case scenarios. Hot Pulp – Anesthetic management Learning Technical aspects – access cavity, locating canals, Shaping, Irrigation, medicaments and root filling. How we do this and why? Hand-on sessions for shaping and filling using rotary/reciprocating twisted files and warm vertical compaction Controversial issues - Endo or Implants? Success rates in endodontics?  ...

29
NOV
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The Paediatric Dentition
6.5 CPD Hours | Advanced management techniques for carious and hypomineralised molars in children...Despite advances in preventive dentistry, dental caries is increasing in children. In addition, the prevalence of developmental defects of tooth structure (enamel hypomineralisation and hypoplasia) in young children is increasing in general dental practice. Management of the pulpally involved or severely compromised primary tooth poses considerable challenges for clinicians providing care of the child patient. Vital pulp therapy and stainless steel crowns are proven, dependable and efficient treatment options in the primary dentition as a means of maintaining the tooth and space for the permanent successor, whilst minimising the need for re-treatment. Case selection through appropriate diagnosis is essential to the long-term success of the procedures. In some cases, it may be appropriate to extract a primary tooth. We will discuss the reasons it may be preferable to extract a tooth and the options for space management. These options will include practical demonstrations and hands-on experience with the construction of a chairside space maintainer.  Stainless steel crowns may be indicated in permanent molars when there has been enamel hypomineralisation, significant breakdown of the crown and pulpal sensitivity. The procedure is more complex than for primary crowns but the results are again reliable and predictable. Restoration with stainless steel crowns can provide an effective interim restoration with a view to considering planned extractions at the appropriate developmental stage. ...

01
FEB
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Practice Benchmarking
3.5 CPD Hours | Make sure your practice measures up... The BOQ Specialist 2016/2017 Dental Practice Research Report (Report), drawn from one-on-one interviews with advisers and their dentist clients, gives an in-depth look at many of the issues dentists are currently facing. Dentists are concerned with growing their patient numbers in an increasingly competitive environment. The twin threats of an oversupply of graduates and increased competition from corporate practices and health fund providers are putting pressure on attracting new patients, and maintaining fees, but few dentists have a plan to meet those threats. According to the Report, dentists know what a successful practice looks like but have immediate and strategic concerns for their businesses.  Most practices are producing accurate and timely financial reports, but they are not analysing that information against industry benchmarks. While many dentists believe they are not operating at maximum efficiency, they are also not getting specific advice based on the life stage of their practice. As such, dentists need assistance with benchmarking, understanding business indicators and planning. This course will identify 18 key performance indicators (KPIs) that help dentists to measure and improve their performance.  Armed with the appropriate data, and in conjunction with their accountant, dentists will be able to address their challenges and make their practice more efficient, and more profitable....

09
FEB
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Foundation Level Implant Modular Course
13.0 CPD Hours | ADA NSW CPD and ITI Collaboration... This foundation level program is intended for dental practitioners wishing to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience in the treatment planning, surgical placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants.    Knowledge is developed using distance learning modules and study days with hands-on components. This course is a clinical, multi-system, dental implant course which will enable the participants to make informed evidence-based decisions in their day to day dental implant practice and will train participants to understand the surgical and restore phases of dental implants therapy.    The modules consist of blended online learning platform based on an internationally recognised curriculum, live lectures to consolidate the online materials and hands-on practical component. The importance of the restorative dentist and a restoratively driven treatment plan in dental implant therapy is emphasised.   The course is divided into three parts:  The didactic part will be conducted in the form of online learning modules and online lectures via ITI Online Academy; group discussion, review of literature, and case presentations.  Hands-on workshops will be conducted in the form of demonstrations and laboratory exercises and actual case discussions.  Surgical and prosthetic demonstrations  Module Dates Module 1: Introduction and Implant Treatment Planning    Friday 9th - Saturday 10th February  Module 2: Surgical Aspect of Implant Therapy   Friday 4th - Saturday 5th May Module 3: Prosthodontic Aspects of Implant Dentistry Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th August Module 4: Maintenance and Complication   Friday 26th -Saturday 27th October Click here  to view the full program information and the course schedule              ...

15
FEB
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Managing the Worn Dentition - More than Restoration
6.5 CPD Hours | What strategies are required as patients and their restored dentitions age? Restoration of an extensively worn or badly broken down dentition can be complex, costly and Time consuming to implement. Because of its complexity and cost, this treatment is often delayed until it becomes essential. Dentists (and patients!) want to stop the repeat restoration cycle and its ongoing costly restorative burden. So how do we treat the patient with a severely broken down dentition? Through lectures, clinical demonstrations and participation exercises, Professor Meyers will present four steps to restorative success: Clinical evaluation of patients Review of a number of patient cases  Risk assessment tools Impact of patient’s health and lifestyle  Correct treatment planning prior to restoration Oral environment How dry mouth and salivary acidity correlates with severe tooth wear and non-carious tooth surface loss Examination requirements, salivary analysis and remineralisation strategies Stabilisation of the oral environment and risk reduction prior to restoration New materials and techniques How to evaluate the range of materials and techniques available for cost-effective and conservative management and aesthetics Step by step procedures (using a range of materials) to allow participants to compare the various materials and techniques for direct and semi-direct restorations Practical experience Demonstration and participant simulation exercises covering techniques for the restoration of the worn dentition; including direct restorative techniques, laboratory procedures, direct, semi-direct and indirect adhesive technologies ...

17
MAR
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Managing Implant Complications
6.5 CPD Hours | Avoid them if we can. Manage them if we must...Dental implants are now a well-established treatment method in modern dental practice. Unfortunately, this treatment modality is not without risk of failure and complications. Even highly skilled clinicians will fall foul of statistics and have to deal with these problems. This program identifies these risks and gives you practical advice on how to minimise risks, and deal with complications should they arise and includes a live-patient demonstration of the surgical management of peri-implant infection. If you provide implant treatments to patients, you will be exposed to the risks of treatment complications and failure. Managing these risks, and treating complications, will occupy more of your time. Drs Peake and Dawson have a wealth of experience in the field of implant dentistry, and in managing complications. If you practice in this area of dentistry, you need to know what these men know. In your daily practice you will see implants with problems - either yours or those of colleagues. You will see these complications, and the number of these cases is increasing. Managing these complications is difficult from both a patient and clinical perspective.  Patients are very often upset and clinical outcomes of corrective treatment poor.  An understanding of the problems, the treatments available and their outcomes will be provided by 2 clinicians with an extensive experience in implant dentistry....

18
MAY
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Vital Orthodontics for Dentists
72.0 CPD Hours | Session 1: Getting Started Dates: Friday, 18 May - Sunday 20 May 2018 The course begins with information on basic diagnosis, case selection and treatment planning. Emphasis will be placed on thorough record examination and cephalametric analysis, and their role in making informed treatment decisions. The effects of orthodontic treatment on facial aesthetics and balance will be discussed as well as the basics of craniofacial growth and development. Banding and bonding will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to place bands and brackets on the orthodontic typodont. Initial wire placement and ligation techniques will be demonstrated.  Hands-on exercises include Cephalometric analysis Bonding (bracket placement exercise) Mechanics (wire placement and technique) Session 2: Class I Survey & Biomechanics Dates: Friday, 6 July - Sunday 8 July 2018 This portion of the course will address specific information on treatment timing issues, when to treat and when not to treat. Phase 1 and interceptive treatment modalities and arch development will be discussed. Class I crowded cases with expansion mechanics/appliances and their adjustment will be covered. Participants will then begin a detailed study of basic orthodontic biomechanics. Intrusion and advancing arch wire fabrication and placement with various ligation techniques will be demonstrated. Participants will also begin the discussion of Class II diagnosis and treatment. Hands-on exercises include Advancing utility arches Intrusion utility arches (fabrication & adjustments) Molar uprighting springs (mechanics) Session 3: Class II and Class III Survey Extractions Dates: Friday, 7 September - Sunday 9 September 2018 This session addresses Class II and Class III considerations and treatment modalities, exploring both orthopaedic and orthodontic movements. Topics to be covered include Class II correction in mixed and permanent dentition, (including various molar distalising techniques – fixed and removable), archwire selection, sequencing, elastic wear and set-up, adjunctive intrusion techniques, with particular attention to second and third order bends (tipping and torque). Hands-on exercises include Torquing arches Second order bends  Cervical headgear placement and adjustment  Various Class II correctors and their adjustment Session 4: Extraction Mechanics, Finishing, Detailing and Aesthetic Considerations Dates: Friday, 2 November - Sunday 4 November 2018 This session begins with extraction mechanics and their timing as well as focus on the all important topic of finishing and detailing. Included is discussion on the use of elastics and segmented arches for finishing, intraoral adjustments for efficiency, troubleshooting difficult cases and debanding.  Aesthetic considerations, ortho-prosthodontic cases, retainer design and adjustments will also be covered including placement of fixed retainers. Hands-on exercises include Artistic bends Finishing and detailing techniques Finishing elastics Retainer adjustments Multiple finishing techniques demonstrated ...

27
JUN
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Practical Radiography in Dental Practice
3.5 CPD Hours | Accurate radiographs are essential to make a correct diagnosis, deliver positive treatment outcomes, assess long-term results and provide medico-legal protection. This course will look at the opportunities and challenges of 2D and 3D imaging.  Conventional 2D images remain the mainstay of dental treatment with film, digital sensors or phosphor plate options. Digital systems used correctly reduce radiation exposure and the need for manual processing of traditional film. Software allows manipulation of images to enhance diagnostic quality. However, digital radiography presents clinical challenges due to the size and rigidity of the sensors in certain parts of the mouth. Managed incorrectly the advantages of digital technology can be negated.  There are a confusing number of film/sensor holders and beam alignment devices on the market. This course will utilize two holders that operate across all 2D platforms and give you the results you need and want, including one of the most difficult procedures, an accurate endodontic image with rubber dam in place. 3D images provided by CBCT enhance diagnosis in complex cases. This is an exciting new addition to diagnostic imaging. Usage is increasing rapidly. However, CBCT is an added expense for the patient as well as additional exposure to radiation. How do you decide when CBCT is indicated? What are the best and easiest to use software programs? How do you interpret the information provided by the CBCT? This course will provide clear guidelines for this emerging technology. The ability to take accurate and reproducible 2D radiographs or digital images is a fundamental requirement for a successful dental practice. The objective of this part of the course is to demonstrate simple clinical techniques to achieve this aim for all teeth and under all clinical situations Attendees should be willing to try the recommended film holders on themselves and have the rubber dam applied for that part of the course dealing with endodontic treatment. 3D imaging is a new and exciting tool that improves diagnosis and treatment planning. The aim of this part of the course is to make you familiar with all aspects of this technology so you can decide how 3D can become part of your practice.   ...

27
JUN
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Practical Radiography in Dental Practice
3.5 CPD Hours | Accurate radiographs are essential to make a correct diagnosis, deliver positive treatment outcomes, assess long-term results and provide medico-legal protection. This course will look at the opportunities and challenges of 2D and 3D imaging.  Conventional 2D images remain the mainstay of dental treatment with film, digital sensors or phosphor plate options. Digital systems used correctly reduce radiation exposure and the need for manual processing of traditional film. Software allows manipulation of images to enhance diagnostic quality. However, digital radiography presents clinical challenges due to the size and rigidity of the sensors in certain parts of the mouth. Managed incorrectly the advantages of digital technology can be negated.  There are a confusing number of film/sensor holders and beam alignment devices on the market. This course will utilize two holders that operate across all 2D platforms and give you the results you need and want, including one of the most difficult procedures, an accurate endodontic image with rubber dam in place. 3D images provided by CBCT enhance diagnosis in complex cases. This is an exciting new addition to diagnostic imaging. Usage is increasing rapidly. However, CBCT is an added expense for the patient as well as additional exposure to radiation. How do you decide when CBCT is indicated? What are the best and easiest to use software programs? How do you interpret the information provided by the CBCT? This course will provide clear guidelines for this emerging technology. The ability to take accurate and reproducible 2D radiographs or digital images is a fundamental requirement for a successful dental practice. The objective of this part of the course is to demonstrate simple clinical techniques to achieve this aim for all teeth and under all clinical situations Attendees should be willing to try the recommended film holders on themselves and have the rubber dam applied for that part of the course dealing with endodontic treatment. 3D imaging is a new and exciting tool that improves diagnosis and treatment planning. The aim of this part of the course is to make you familiar with all aspects of this technology so you can decide how 3D can become part of your practice.   ...

20
JUL
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All-Ceramic Crowns and Veneers in the Aesthetic Practice
12.0 CPD Hours | In the modern age of patients demanding more aesthetic and natural looking restorations, this two day course covers the use of ceramic restorations (porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns) from treatment planning to preparation and cementation. A thorough clinical assessment with comprehensive planning of the patient will be emphasised with the use of diagnostic waxups in the workup of anterior restorations. Understanding the principles of smile design and communicating with patients will be emphasised and allow the practitioner the confidence to plan cases predictably. The myriad of different ceramics available will be discussed with their indications and alternative approaches to their implementation. Preparation and provisionalistion techniques will be practiced within an intensive hands-on workshop and participants will be expected to complete multiple preparation of porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns.  With the evolution of different ceramics, it has made the area of cementation somewhat confusing with questions being asked… “do I need to cement this or should I bond this?” Different cementation techniques from conventional, self-adhesive to adhesive bonding will be explained and simplified with an outline when each technique is indicated. Participants will practice what is sometimes a stressful procedure, the adhesive cementation of veneers, with useful tips and hints that will make this less nerve wracking!...