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04
AUG
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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!...

22
AUG
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The Role of the Dentist in Disaster Management and Identification
24.0 CPD Hours | ADA NSW Centre for Professional Developement in conjunction with the NSW Forensic Dental Unit, are pleased to present the annual Forensic Odontology and Forensic Anthropology course. This four-day course will introduce participants to the scope and practice of forensic odontology with particular emphasis on disaster victim identification.  Utilisation of dental techniques for human identification are simple in concept but complex in process. Participants will be guided through the inter-related processes and procedures utilised in a disaster event.   Presentations on the Asian Tsunami and other mass fatality incidents are used to illustrate the process.  A practical component with a mock disaster exercise is held in the main mortuary. Exercises in tooth identification, antemortem and postmortem radiographic matching and age estimation from radiographic evidence are also components of the course.   The anthropological component of the course is held at the Shellshear Museum at the University of Sydney which represents a unique reference collection.  Here participants will work in groups to undertake a workshop on race, sex, age and stature estimation. Participants will have a greater understanding of the value of the quality of their clinical records in the identification process.  Become a forensic “sleeper”, a skill set that will fascinate you but we hope you will never need....

25
AUG
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Practical Endodontics - Access To Apex
6.0 CPD Hours | ADA NSW North and North West Division Meeting...   Being able to 'see' and then understanding 'what is seen' is a fundamental in Endo 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?  ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...