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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. ...

24
NOV
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North Eastern Division Meeting
5.0 CPD Hours | The North Eastern Division meeting will be held on Saturday, 24 November 2018 in Port Macquarie, featuring presentations from Professor Laurie Walsh on the following topics: Reversal of Fortune: The Modern Science of Dental Caries Diagnosis, Arrest and Reversal.  This lecture will bring clinicians up to date in terms of their understanding of current concepts of cariology. The session will cover the performance of new and emerging diagnostic approaches, novel strategies for caries prevention based on assessing and altering dental plaque composition, methods for arrest of root surface lesions and for reversal of enamel white spot lesions. The lecture will also cover caries risk assessment and recognition of factors that drive the caries process.  Making Take Home and In-office Bleaching More Effective This session maps out the territory of clinical cases where conventional bleaching approaches used with vital teeth will work well, and where not. Examples of peroxide-resistant stains will be discussed, together with strategies for management. The nature of staining in non-vital teeth will be explored, and its implications for the success of proposed treatments. A range of methods for ensuring maximal performance of bleaching agents will be presented. Sponsored by Drinks and Canapes will be available at The Glasshouse following the conference, supported by Delegates are welcome to stay for dinner at Bill's Fishhouse at  their own expense. Please indicate in the registration below if you will be attending the dinner.  ...

15
FEB
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Foundation Level Implant Modular Course
52.0 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 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 Click here for full information on each module              ...

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 ...

29
MAR
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Healthy Teeth for Longer Life - Practical Solutions for Oral Health Longevity
6.5 CPD Hours | Riding the Silver Wave... It is acknowledged that our population is ageing and keeping their natural teeth longer, and along with this there is an increasing expectation by patients that they will retain their natural dentition into their senior years. Unfortunately the presenting dentition and oral environment in some older adults is frequently sub-optimal. Consequently a range of adaptable oral health management strategies are required to help address the various dental demands and clinical situations. Individualised restorative management protocols that provide pragmatic outcomes and take into consideration the persons abilities and tolerance, and may need to be less invasive and less costly, are frequently required. This presentation will focus on the preservation and restoration of tooth structure and how in general dental practice we can assist our patients to retain, and where necessary, restore their teeth to ensure an ongoing healthy, functional and aesthetic dentition. A range of traditional, and not so traditional, approaches to restorative management of the ageing dentition will be presented and discussed, and will demonstrate that contrary to popular belief, minimally invasive conservative restorative management can demonstrate good aesthetic and functional longevity. The ultimate goal is to optimise oral and dental health, and thereby enhance overall general health, and enable the elderly to enjoy living a healthy, happy, dignifi ed and active independent life while ensuring long-term sustainability of the dentition....

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 ...

12
JUL
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Basic Orthodontics for Paediatric and General Dentist
13.0 CPD Hours | Paediatric and General Dental specialists are often curious if they would enjoy offering orthodontic treatment to selected patients in their practices.  In today’s competitive practice environment, the practitioner is often overwhelmed by the types and number of different orthodontic courses available. In order to be effective in achieving ideal results for your patients the modern practitioner must be knowledgeable and experienced in all facets of dentistry.   In orthodontics it is important to understand details of differential diagnosis, prognosis, treatment planning, treatment options, biomechanics and retention.  Many orthodontic cases can be treated by the non-specialist and many should only be treated by the specialist. By functioning together with the specialist for the good of the patient we can look forward to achieving fine results for our patient’s families. In practice on a daily basis, paediatric and general dentists encounter patient conditions including anterior and posterior cross- bites, ectopic eruption, crowding, Class II & III malocclusions, missing teeth and aesthetic situations. This two-day Introductory Orthodontics Course is specifically designed for the paediatric and general dentist looking for a sophisticated, evidence based yet clinical approach for orthodontic treatment.  Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options, treatment mechanics, retention design, trouble-shooting and evaluation of chief complaints.  This course is not designed to give the participant the ability to treat any and all cases but rather is tailored to giving the participant insight into the possibilities of incorporating orthodontic services into their practices and what that might entail.    ...

05
AUG
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Alternatives to Crowns
6.5 CPD Hours | The Indirect-Direct Composite Restoration...A patient presents to your practice requiring urgent attention for a fractured molar. Secretly, you hope that the tooth will require a crown, but instead find that the tooth is largely intact and perhaps should be treated with a large direct composite. Disheartened at not being able to do a more complex and profitable procedure, you resign yourself to the mundane of a “533”. Whilst this is of course being a little cheeky with the reality of such a situation, it is true that larger composites are very hard to do, and you would prefer to do a crown. But when your clinical judgment tells you that the tooth does not really need a full coverage crown, what is the alternative? Too often this is the thought process we go through when in fact the present technologies and techniques available to us make this an exciting opportunity to practice minimal intervention, bio-mimetic dentistry. And with no laboratory fee, these procedures are profitable! This tooth does not require a filling, it is crying out for an adhesive, reinforcing, aesthetic reconstruction in composite resin! During this lecture program, you will learn about the latest advancements in dentine bonding agents and ultra-low shrinkage composite resins. See how these materials can be implemented into your practice, bringing with them the benefits of lower polymerisation shrinkage and decreased stresses to the tooth. Post-operative sensitivity can be resigned to the past and these technologies will help to further improve the prognosis of the tooth and the longevity of these conservative restorations. In this presentation, you will see how these principles can be applied to anterior and posterior restorations....

13
SEP
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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!...

13
NOV
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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 ...

14
NOV
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Healthy Teeth for Longer Life - Practical Solutions for Oral Health Longevity
6.5 CPD Hours | Riding the Silver Wave... It is acknowledged that our population is ageing and keeping their natural teeth longer, and along with this there is an increasing expectation by patients that they will retain their natural dentition into their senior years. Unfortunately the presenting dentition and oral environment in some older adults is frequently sub-optimal. Consequently a range of adaptable oral health management strategies are required to help address the various dental demands and clinical situations. Individualised restorative management protocols that provide pragmatic outcomes and take into consideration the persons abilities and tolerance, and may need to be less invasive and less costly, are frequently required. This presentation will focus on the preservation and restoration of tooth structure and how in general dental practice we can assist our patients to retain, and where necessary, restore their teeth to ensure an ongoing healthy, functional and aesthetic dentition. A range of traditional, and not so traditional, approaches to restorative management of the ageing dentition will be presented and discussed, and will demonstrate that contrary to popular belief, minimally invasive conservative restorative management can demonstrate good aesthetic and functional longevity. The ultimate goal is to optimise oral and dental health, and thereby enhance overall general health, and enable the elderly to enjoy living a healthy, happy, dignifi ed and active independent life while ensuring long-term sustainability of the dentition....

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. ...