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27
AUG
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St George Dental Association Meeting
1.5 CPD Hours | The St George Dental Association meeting will be held on Monday, 27 August 2018 comprising of a lecture on Orthodontics in the Mixed Dentition, presented by Dr Amee Ramesh. The meeting will provide you with the opportunity to converse with Dentist who like yourself, want to provide the best service to their patients. A chance to meet in a relaxed social setting, perhaps a beer or two? St George Dental Association Members RSVP below by selecting member rate of $0. All other attendees select Non Member rate of $95. About Dr Amee Ramesh Dr Amee Ramesh is a specialist orthodontist who has recently relocated to Sydney from the UK. Originally from London, Dr Ramesh completed her undergraduate training at Bristol university and furthered her postgraduate education through appointments in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Devon and Restorative dentistry at the Royal London Hospital. Upon gaining membership with the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, she went on to specialise in Orthodontics at Kings College London in 2008. Dr Ramesh has experience in both private and NHS practice in London and the Southwest of England and has also held posts as clinical lecturer in Orthodontics at Bristol university and Orthodontist at Whipps Cross Hospital. She is currently working full time at Sydney Dental Hospital and enjoying her new life in NSW. Click here for location details and how to get there.  ...

14
SEP
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ADA NSW Convention
The ADA NSW Convention will be held on 13-15 September 2018 at the National Convention Centre Canberra.  Full Registration fees include the following; Full access to convention sessions Friday and Saturday Lunch, morning and afternoon tea Access to industry exhibition Satchel bag 1 x complimentary ticket to the Welcome Reception on Thursday, 13 September, 1 x complimentary ticket to the Recent Graduates Cockatil Party on Friday, 14 September 1 x complimentary ticket to the Gala Dinner on Saturday, 15 September.  Access to all session recordings following the convention One day registrations include the following: Full access to convention sessions Friday OR Saturday (one day only) Lunch, morning and afternoon tea Access to industry exhibition Satchel bag Exhibition only tickets include access to the industry exhibition and lunch, morning and afternoon tea only. Tickets can be purchased for the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner by selecting the options below. Social function tickets are NOT included in One Day Registration or Exhibition Only Registration. Registration for Golf and Tennis held on Thursday, 13 September 2018 are at an additional cost and can be purchased below. Registration Classes ADA Member  - Dentist members of ADA NSW and other ADA states Non Member  - Dentist not a member of ADA Recent Graduate and Student  - Dentist's graduated from 2010 onwards and dental students DAPA Member  - Dental Assistant members of the Dental Assistants Professional Association Dental Team  - Dental team members (Non Dentists) includes non DAPA Member dental assistants, Hygienists, Therapists and administrative team Visit www.adanswconvention.com for full convention details.  ...

03
OCT
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Australian Asian Association of Dentists Meeting
2.0 CPD Hours | Immediate Implant Placement and Provisionalisation in the Aesthetic Zone Presented by Dr Christopher Ho Wednesday, 3 October 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm Marigold Restaurant, Level 4&5, 683 George Street, Sydney Restoration of missing teeth in the aesthetic zone is a great challenge for dental practitioners. Traditional guidelines advise a 2–3-month period of socket remodeling after tooth extraction and an additional 3–6 months of load-free healing that were essential for osseointegration in the 1980s. Newer protocols such as immediate implant placement at the time of extraction have become more popular with the advantages of only one surgical procedure and reducing the overall treatment time. Dr Ho will share the protocols to enhance success and predictability in these cases. About the Presenter DR CHRISTOPHER C.K. HO BDS Hons (SYD), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Implants) (SYD), M. Clin. Dent. (Pros) (LON), D. Clin. Dent. (Pros) (SYD), MRACDS (Pros), FPFA Dr Christopher Ho is a Specialist Prosthodontist who received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery with First Class Honours at the University of Sydney. He completed postgraduate studies in the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in Oral Implants at the University of Sydney, and a Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics with Distinction from the University of London. Furthermore he completed a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from the University of Sydney and is Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is Special Field Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Prosthodontics. Dr Ho lectures extensively on aesthetic and implant dentistry both nationally and internationally. He is involved with the evaluation and development of new dental products and materials with several leading dental manufacturers. He was the Oral B spokesperson for Australia from 2012-2016. He contributes to the University of Sydney, having contributed to their undergraduate and postgraduate Oral Implant Diploma and Post-graduate Prosthodontic programs at the University of Sydney . He is a Faculty member of the Global Institute for Dental Education, Academy of Dental Excellence and is Visiting Lecturer at Kings College London, United Kingdom. He is author of numerous publications, as well as editor of the Wiley-Blackwell textbook “Practical Procedure in Aesthetic Dentistry”  ...

07
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. ...

23
NOV
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Mini Residency in Endodontics
48.0 CPD Hours | FULLY BOOKED | Module Based Program...This program consists of structured learning modules, which include lectures, practical components, live patient demonstrations, take home assignments, case presentations, assessments and web based learning via tutorials.  The modules of this program aim to cover all theoretical and clinical aspects of nonsurgical and surgical endodontics from basic to advanced concepts. Registrants will also learn recent advances in the management and identification of non-odontogenic and neuralgic pain, and be taught methods of pain, behavior and anxiety control for difficult patients. Extracted teeth and nonsurgical and surgical models will be used by participants to practice endodontic nonsurgical and surgical techniques, and lecture materials and videos will be presented to guide participants through the procedures.  A number of live patient demonstrations in endodontic management of the open apex, location of the MB2 canal, post removal, endodontic retreatment, and crown preparation of the compromised tooth will also be covered. Intravenous sedation will also be carried out for some of these live patient demonstrations. Operating microscopes will be available for all hands-on exercises.  Participation is designed to broaden clinician’s scope of practice and achieve a more advanced knowledge and abilities in endodontics.  Delegates will complete assessments and web based tutorials. Upon completion of the program, delegates will receive a special certificate of completion of Mini Residency in Endodontics. ...

12
DEC
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Diabetes and Dentistry
6.5 CPD Hours | How treating the patient with diabetes can enhance your practice...Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. Did you know that there are an estimated 1.2 million people aged 2 years and over (5.1% of the population) with diagnosed diabetes in Australia?  So what does this have to do with us as dental professionals?   In our professional life we pay close attention to the teeth and gingival tissues and may not consider how that tissue health affects the rest of the body and vice versa. As many of your patients may have diabetes, it is important to familiarise yourself with how this condition affects the oral health of your patients and how your patient’s oral heath can affect their systemic condition. For example, periodontal disease and diabetes have an interesting connection. There is increasing evidence showing a two-way relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes. Poorly controlled diabetes increases the severity of periodontal disease while advanced periodontal disease makes control of blood sugar levels more difficult raising the risk of diabetic complications. Consequently keeping blood glucose levels low and stable can reduce the risk of periodontal disease, and looking after oral health could help to improve long-term outcomes in people living with diabetes. As a dental professional this course will encourage you to consider your role as part of an interdisciplinary team in caring for people with diabetes. This course will give you the tools to help you to assist your patients living with diabetes by giving them the information they need to take responsibility for their oral health. The course will also contribute to the dental practitioner’s understanding as a health practitioner and helps you build stronger bonds with your patients who will appreciate the comprehensive advice given....

15
FEB
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Foundation Level Implant Modular Course
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 15 - Saturday, 16 February  Module 2: Surgical Aspect of Implant Therapy   Friday 24 - Saturday, 25 May Module 3: Prosthodontic Aspects of Implant Dentistry Friday 16 - Saturday, 17 August Module 4: Maintenance and Complication   Friday 25 - Saturday, 26 October              ...

22
FEB
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Mastering the Art of Application of Direct Composites
6.5 CPD Hours | Advanced Restorative Dentistry: Aesthetics and function with minimal tooth intervention and integration of composite technology and clinical problem solving...An attractive smile has always been a focal point of patient’s attention for improving their appearance and self-esteem. The evolution of composite materials today has increased the dentist’s ability to control aesthetics in his or her own practice. This is achieved with enhanced bonding to tooth structure, predictable success and no laboratory cost. The initial part of this course aims to show the participants how to practice cosmetic dentistry in its simplest form including how to start a cosmetic case; what are the limitations and how do we overcome this. Using these techniques, most cases can be accomplished with minimum tooth intervention, no local anaesthesia and at a reduced cost to the patient in one visit. The technique can be applied to all ages and the results can be quite astounding. Patients appreciate the one visit procedure and the immediate aesthetic and functional improvement. This comprehensive hands-on course will also cover all aspects of application of composite technology to clinical practice. The day aims to achieve improved knowledge and clinical skills in application of composites and enhance the confidence of the practitioner in treatment of simple to complex cases using direct composites to achieve optimal function and aesthetic result....

22
FEB
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Sex, Drugs and Rotting Teeth (Canberra Course)
6.5 CPD Hours | As a dental practitioner, it is likely that some of your patients are presenting with oral health issues associated with recreational drug use, sex and other lifestyle practices.  By virtue of our health care role and regular access to our care, the dental profession has a significant part to play in the education of patients on prevention of oral and systemic disease. As well, diagnosis and management of diseases associated with sexual health and recreational drug use, including  the availability of new treatments and the prevention of oral health complications are integral to dental care. Recreational drug use is common across many groups in the community and the associated lifestyle issues can lead to an increase in oral health problems. An increase in the number of sexual partners, sometimes in association with recreational drug use, presents an increased risk for transmission of STI’s with implications for general health, including dental and oral health.  There is a need for strategies around harm minimization for both sexual health and oral health based on diagnosis and prevention that should be implemented in this cohort.   Blood born viruses are obvious considerations when discussing these lifestyle issues. The management of HIV and Hepatitis B and C has changed significantly over the last five years with significant reductions in morbidity and mortality. As is the case with many chronic illnesses there are implications within these treatments for long term oral health.  HPV is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection and the leading cause of oropharyngeal cancers. The fastest growing section of the oral cancer population, are young, non-smoking individuals who develop oro-pharyngeal cancers from the HPV virus. You want me to discuss what with my patients?! Discussion with patients regarding their drug use and sexual practices can be uncomfortable and may lead to inaccurate histories and a lower standard of care. This course will include an interactive segment with the presenters with tips on communication with patients around these topics....

26
FEB
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Continuing Education in Antarctica
30.0 CPD Hours | FULLY BOOKED | Explore the Great White Continent while undertaking continuing professional development.... ADA NSW, in collaboration with Unconventional Conventions, will be running a conference onboard the Antarctica cruise. A total of 30 conference hours will be spread across the 10 day voyage. Conference sessions will be accustomed to ensure maximum time can be spent in Antarctica.   Voyage includes Antarctic Peninsular  Lemaire Channel Iceberg Alley Deception Island Gerlache Strait Ushuaia Buenos Aires Drakes Passage Wildlife spotting Photography opportunities This conference is a combined medical and dental conference. Program topics include:   Michael Mandikos - Prosthodontics   Implant Topics Socket Grafting and Ridge Preservation Abutment design to improve soft tissues Screw retained or cement retained restorations Occlusion on Dental implants Restorative (Non-implant) Topics Update on Dental Adhesives Cementation of eMax crowns Tips and Tricks for Perfect impressions every time   Mark Schifter - Oral Medicine Oro-Dental Infections – Bacterial Oro-Dental Infections – Viral & Fungal Oral Medicine for the General Medical & Dental Practitioner: Mucosal Disease Oral Medicine for the General Medical & Dental Practitioner: Oro-Facial Pain Triple D - Drugs Dangerous for Dentistry: why doctors  need to know Spit Matters! – salivary hypofunction The Weird & Wonderful - oral disease curiosities The Medicine and Dentistry Divide The Aubrey-Maturin Series Peter Nash - Rheumatology Osteoporosis Update Rheumatoid Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis Gout Zero-negative Arthritis Ankylosing Spondylitis Tim Green – Emergency and Remote Medicine Hypothermia  CPR Update High risk misses Environmental Emergencies  Procedural tricks of the trade For detailed information and to register for this unforgettable expedition visit  www.australiandentalconferences.com ...

17
MAY
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Vital Orthodontics for Dentists
72.0 CPD Hours | Session 1: Getting Started Dates: Friday, 17 May - Sunday, 19 May 2019 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, 5 July - Sunday, 7 July 2019 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, 6 September - Sunday, 8 September 2019 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, 1 November - Sunday, 3 November 2019 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 ...

30
JUN
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Online Dental Records and Consent Course
Poor dental records expose dentists and patients to risks. The Dental Records Course is a result of expert consensus on expectations for dental record keeping in Australia. Completion of the course is associated with 2-hours of scientific CPD credit and the course provides an interactive means by which dentists and dental team members can acquire important knowledge on the DBA’s dental record keeping requirements. ADA NSW Member Price : $250 + GST Non Member Price : $300 + GST   COURSE CONTENT The course covers all legislation relevant to dental records in Australia, where to find guidelines and resources to assist with meeting documentation obligations. Practical examples of record keeping applications in clinical practice are provided for clarity of expectations set out by legislation and guidelines. LEARNING OUTCOMES After completing this course, learners will: Recognise which laws and guidelines are relevant to dental records Identify the critical components of a complete dental record Utilise practical examples and aides to assist with competent dental record keeping   TESTIMONIALS 'This is undoubtedly the best online course that I have seen for understanding the practical requirements for record keeping in dental practice in Australia.' - Dr Rob Smith 'This course fills a void in the resources and updates on record keeping requirements. Our continuing professional development in regulatory requirements is as important as those in clinical areas.' - Dr Colyn Pavey   'This thorough and easily-navigated course fills a long realised gap in CPD in an area that is often overlooked but essential to the safe, compliant and complete practice of dentistry. In my opinion it should be compulsory for all practitioners of dentistry.' - Dr Denise Savestro ...

22
NOV
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Modern Surgical Concepts for Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry
26.0 CPD Hours | Surgical management and techniques for predictable soft tissue outcomes...This course is divided into 4 modules addressing the most common applications of aesthetic soft tissue Periodontal surgery. Didactic instruction and hands on demonstrations will supplement live surgeries. This is a hands on course that will appeal to any practitioner interested in improving their soft tissue handling skills. Tuition will be given by Periodontists experienced in Periodontal surgical techniques. Numbers will be limited to 20 candidates to ensure personalised teaching outcomes.  Module 1: Fundamentals of Periodontal Microsurgery This is an introduction to the concept of Periodontal microsurgery and the reasons for the microsurgical approach and wound healing. Microsurgery instruments and incision design will be discussed. This will be reinforced with a hands on exercise on pigs jaws as well as a live patient surgery. Module 2:  Aesthetic and functional Crown Lengthening This module will cover the indications and limitations of crown lengthening procedures. The theory behind surgical crown lengthening will be reinforced with hands on exercises and live patient surgery. Module 3: Surgical techniques for grafting of recession defects . Treatment of gingival recession remains a technique sensitive procedure. The diagnosis of the different types of recession as well as the limitations of treatment with different grafting materials will be covered and reinforced with a live patient surgery. Module 4: Surgical techniques for implants in the “aesthetic zone” As implant placement is becoming more popular so too are the expectations of our patients particularly in the aesthetic zone.  Soft tissue complications often effect the treatment outcome.  This module will address the prevention of complications and how to achieve the maximum benefit from soft tissue augmentation procedures when implants are considered. ...