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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
52.0 CPD Hours | FULLY BOOKED | 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....

05
MAY
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The Complete Compendium of Dental Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics
28.0 CPD Hours | Building a comprehensive medicinal armamentarium for confident clinical prescribing within all disciplines of dentistry...This two-part program is targeted at linking dental disease with dental prescribing. Understanding the intricate details of decision-making of drugs and their applications and rationales for prescribing within a dental scope. We as dentists deal with a plethora of drugs. From the compact list we usually prescribe, to the extensive lists we are exposed to in our medical history taking.   We as dentists, are expected to know just as much about the drugs we don’t prescribe as the one’s we do prescribe- their rationale of use, mode of action, adverse reactions & various interactions. Coupled with the ever-growing list of “generics” on the market, it is quite easy to become overwhelmed and disinterested. The overall aim of this program is to become well versed with the numerous drug classes and treatment modalities, understand drug outcomes, undertake comparative analysis of medicines and expand on our drug armamentarium.  The evidence-based approach of this program will encompass comprehensive clinical therapeutics and the quality use of medicines. Expanding your prescribing power & knowledge of drugs and disease, will result in superior patient management.                                                                                                              ...

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 ...

22
JUN
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Update on Water Fluoridation
3.5 CPD Hours | Water fluoridation has been practised around the world since 1945. It was labelled by the Centers for Disease Control in the US as one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century because of its role in reducing dental caries. Water fluoridation continues to be endorsed by the World Health Organisation and every leading medical, dental and scientific authority in Australia.  So why there vehement opposition when water fluoridation is proposed in any town or city? Is opposition only from conspiracy theory fringe groups, or are there legitimate concerns about the effectiveness, safety and ethics of water fluoridation? What about the studies showing possible harms of water fluoridation? Even if effective, is water fluoridation ‘mass medication’, and should governments fluoridate water supplies if some residents object? With the widespread use of fluoride toothpastes and other topical fluorides, is water fluoridation still relevant in Australia? Are there better ways to reduce dental caries, particularly by targeting higher risk individuals? Presenters will answer all these questions using examples from water fluoridation campaigns in NSW and Queensland.     Water fluoridation campaigns are the soap opera of public health in Australia. Not everyone will feel comfortable basking in the limelight of centre stage, but as health professionals we all have a role to play. Presenters will provide skills and knowledge for attendees to become stronger advocates for better oral health in our communities....

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.   ...

30
JUN
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Online Dental Records and Consent Course
New course with exclusive offer for ADA NSW members... Poor dental records expose dentists and patients to risks. Ensure your record-keeping is best practice with this new course. ADA NSW is pleased to offer members this 2-hour online course produced by Dental Compliance Australia.   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 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} ...

04
JUL
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Sex, Drugs and Rotting Teeth
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.  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, as well as 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. 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. 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....

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!...