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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.    ...

27
JUL
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Recent Grads CPD Event: Case Files
4.0 CPD Hours | Oral surgery, Paediatrics, Prosthodontics...Recent Graduates CPD Event: Oral Surgery, Prescribing and Orthodontics A unique CPD opportunity specifically tailored at recent graduates, the Case Files will allow a uniquely intimate, in depth and interactive case discussion with a wide variety of specialists.  The event will consist of small groups of recent graduates (20 max) that will rotate through 3 different rooms. Each room will have 2 specialists who will lead discussion of 2-3 in depth cases. Each room with have a chairperson from the recent graduate committee who will facilitate questions and interaction from recent graduates. Following this there will be a networking social event following allowing for further questions and networking between colleagues.  The cases will ideally highlight a variety of issues that arise in both treatment planning, how to minimise risks, and what should be appropriately referred.    Oral surgery o Appropriate case selection  o Trouble shooting: root fractures, OAC o Medically compromised patients  o Wisdom tooth case selection and techniques    Paediatrics and orthodontics  o Referral timing and imaging timings o MIH, timings, treatment, ortho considerations  o Ortho case selection, what should and should not be treated in GDP  o OSA  o Impacted canines o Hypodontia treatment planning   Prosthodontics   o Case selection  o Material selection  o Prognosis and success rates  o Restoration of the compromised tooth  o Techniques for managing the worn dentition  o The use of CR as a more biologically conservative technique  o CAD/CAM, cerec pros and cons and trouble shooting  The day will include afternoon teas and a drink reception. ...

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....

09
AUG
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Advisory Services Education Day
6.0 CPD Hours | From the Cradle to the Grave - Medical Implications in Dental Treatment...Every second year the Advisory Services Education Day offers a high quality speaker program at a subsidised price for the enjoyment of ADA members. Designed and hosted by the ADA NSW Peer Advisors, this day is renowned for consistently delivering interesting and informative content. Course attendees will be offered expert practical advice and clinical tips designed to be immediately applicable to everyday clinical practice. Engaging, informative, practical and interactive – this year’s session promises to be the best yet. The Advisory Services Day offers a quality speaker program comprising industry-leading specialists and experienced dental educators.  Participants will be offered expert advice and clinical tips relevant to everyday clinical practice.   Speakers for this years event include; Dr Kareen Mekertichian Dr Geraldine Moses AM A/Professor David Roessler Dr Peter Serb A/Professor Mark Schifter The program will include an interactive session moderated by A/ Professor David Roessler on; Managing the Complex and Avoiding the Unexpected.  Join in the discussion with your smart phone or device as Dr Roessler takes you through a number of real clinical cases in his own entertaining and comprehensive style.  What would you do in the situations highlighted?  What would your colleagues do?   Find out in this humorous and thought-provoking session which will include tips on patient and case management applicable to all dentists working in general dental clinical practice. ADA NSW Gala Charity Ball Click here  to find out more about the ADA NSW Advisory Services Education Day and the full days program.   Ticket Prices    ADA NSW Member Pricing ADA NSW Advisory Services Education Day: $490.00               ADA NSW Advisory Services Education Day + Gala Charity Ball Ticket (10 % Disc): $707.00 Non-Member Pricing ADA NSW Advisory Services Education Day: $600.00               ADA NSW Advisory Services Education Day + Gala Charity Ball Ticket (10 % Disc): $806.00 Recent Gradate Discounted Rate   ADA NSW Advisory Services Education Day: $350.00               ADA NSW Advisory Services Education Day + Gala Charity Ball Ticket (10 % Disc): $581.00 Filling The Gap   Filling the Gap is a new charity formed by ADA NSW to bring all of our benevolent programs together and providing members with more volunteering opportunities. ADA NSW members have a proud history of helping those most in need through the provision of dental treatment. Over the past year, we have helped 300 people providing pro bono dental treatment worth nearly $320,000. Money raised at the ADA NSW Charity Ball will go towards Filling the Gap and helping fund pro bono dental clinics for those unable to access public or private dental treatment.   To receive a 10% discount on your registration fee for attending both events, be sure to select the correct option from the payment menu below - your 10% discount will be automatically applied.  ...

09
AUG
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ADA NSW Gala Charity Winter Ball
It’s the biggest ADA NSW social event on the calendar this year. Following the Advisory Services Education Day, we are pleased to announce the introduction of an adjunct evening event - the CHARITY WINTER BALL. Celebrating Dental Health Week and promoting oral health, the ball promises to be a night to remember. Featuring a high energy, live band, prizes, silent auction, 3-course meal and beverages, all set in stunning six-star, waterside surroundings. Please join us in this event to bring smiles back into the lives of the disadvantaged in our community. This event is open to all - bring your partner, your practice staff, your old uni mates or just bring yourself. GROUP BOOKINGS AVAILABLE! Book a table of 10 now and save. If you would like to book a table of 10 for the ADA NSW Charity Winter Ball , please phone or email ADA NSW to make your booking and receive a 10% discount. Ticket Prices: Charity Winter Ball Group Booking:  $2655.00 Email: admin@adacpd.com.au Phone: 1800 737 346 Recent Graduates discounted rate: Ticket Prices: Charity Ball:  $295.00 Education Day:  $350.00 Education and ticket 10% Disc: $581.00 ADA NSW Advisory Service Education Day Click here  to find out more about the ADA NSW Advisory Services Education Day and the full day's program. Ticket Prices  Charity Ball: $295.00      ADA NSW Member Education Day: $490.00               Education + Ticket 10 % Disc: $707.00 Filling The Gap Filling the Gap is a new charity formed by ADA NSW to bring all of our benevolent programs together and providing members with more volunteering opportunities. ADA NSW members have a proud history of helping those most in need through the provision of dental treatment. Over the past year, we have helped 300 people providing pro bono dental treatment worth nearly $320,000. Money raised at the ADA NSW Charity Ball will go towards Filling the Gap and helping fund pro bono dental clinics for those unable to access public or private dental treatment.   To receive a 10% discount on your registration fee for attending both events, be sure to select the correct option from the payment menu below - your 10% discount will be automatically applied.  ...

11
SEP
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Forensic Odontology
15.5 CPD Hours | Piecing Together the Puzzle... The NSW Government has invested $91.5 million to create a world-class Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex. It is the largest facility of its kind in Australia and represents a significant leap forward for coronial investigations in NSW. The extensive high-tech facilities will enable more comprehensive coronial investigations of sudden and unexplained deaths, including complex cases and disasters involving mass casualties.   The facility has been carefully designed to offer even greater respect and dignity for grieving families seeking answers.   It also provides a more modern and spacious environment for  our staff who carry out these vital services. This two-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.  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....

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!...

30
OCT
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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. ...

30
OCT
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Southern Tasmanian Study Group Meeting
1.5 CPD Hours | Risky business – Implants in Dental Practice...Presentation by Dr Eryn Agnew. We all hope it won’t happen but we have a 1 in 10 chance of it: complaints arising from the treatment we provide. Patients often can’t differentiate between an adverse outcome, a complication and negligence – and with the help of Dr Google and social media commentary they can develop a sense of entitlement for compensation. . There is so much information, factual and otherwise on the net that patients often think they know better that the health professional providing the treatment. The secret is in minimisin g your own risks and dealing with unexpected outcomes in a  professional and appropriate manner.   In 2018, the patient has a number of avenues to take complaints including the HCC, AHPRA or via their professional indemnity insurance. All have to be dealt with effectively to protect your professional reputation.   As a general rule, small and simple treatments result in small and simple [to settle and address] claims. More complex treatment, such as implants, by nature pose a greater risk to the patient, the practitioner and the profession, as statistics will show. However, the main factors leading to a claim after failure of implants are strikingly similar to those which result in smaller claims being met: poor informed consent and unreal expectations.   This presentation will discuss how these can make good clinical decisions go bad and place you at risk of having a claim substantiated, and how lack of clinical decisions based on sound diagnostic criteria and evidence-based data become risky business for you and the profession. Registration and refreshments from 6:00pm, presentation to start at 6:30pm....

31
OCT
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Northern Tasmanian Study Group Meeting
1.5 CPD Hours | Risky business – Implants in Dental Practice...Presentation by Dr Eryn Agnew. We all hope it won’t happen but we have a 1 in 10 chance of it: complaints arising from the treatment we provide. Patients often can’t differentiate between an adverse outcome, a complication and negligence – and with the help of Dr Google and social media commentary they can develop a sense of entitlement for compensation. . There is so much information, factual and otherwise on the net that patients often think they know better that the health professional providing the treatment. The secret is in minimisin g  your own risks and dealing with unexpected outcomes in a  professional and appropriate manner.   In 2018, the patient has a number of avenues to take complaints including the HCC, AHPRA or via their professional indemnity insurance. All have to be dealt with effectively to protect your professional reputation.   As a general rule, small and simple treatments result in small and simple [to settle and address] claims. More complex treatment, such as implants, by nature pose a greater risk to the patient, the practitioner and the profession, as statistics will show. However, the main factors leading to a claim after failure of implants are strikingly similar to those which result in smaller claims being met: poor informed consent and unreal expectations.   This presentation will discuss how these can make good clinical decisions go bad and place you at risk of having a claim substantiated, and how lack of clinical decisions based on sound diagnostic criteria and evidence-based data become risky business for you and the profession. Registration and refreshments from 6:00pm, presentation to start at 6:30pm....

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. ...

22
NOV
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Sex, Drugs and Rotting Teeth
6.5 CPD Hours | In your everyday practice, you will be faced with patients who present with oral health issues associated with recreational drug use, sexual and other lifestyle practices. As a dental practitioner you may be the first or only healthcare practitioner who these patients are regularly accessing for care. As such you have a significant part to play in the education of patients on prevention of oral and systemic disease. 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.   Recreational drug use is probably more widespread than you may think with many groups in the community involved in this practice. 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 oral and general health.    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 with many chronic illnesses there are implications within these treatments for long term oral health.   Did you know? 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. ...

25
FEB
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Continuing Education in Antarctica 2020
30.0 CPD Hours | Explore the Great White Continent while undertaking continuing professional development.... Join us when we partner with Unconventional Conventions for the 8th Antarctica conference, for the first time ever, we will be extending the cruise to visit the Falkland Islands and down to cross the Antarctic Circle. Plus, join us on the Post-Conference Tour of Patagonia.   Be inspired by the pristine beauty of Antarctica – massive sparkling blue icebergs; sweeping ice sheets; towering mountains; spectacular sunsets. Be thrilled by the glorious abundance of wildlife – cute penguins waddling; plump seals basking; magnificent whales breaching; and millions of seabirds soaring.   Join us for this remarkable expedition to Antarctica – the ideal way to combine high quality continuing medical and dental education with travel to the last frontier.   Voyage includes; • Antarctic Peninsular  • Lemaire Channel • Iceberg Alley • Deception Island • Falkland Islands • Gerlache Strait • Drakes Passage • Wildlife spotting • Photography opportunities   Each of our professional development programs is designed to address topics of interest and relevance to our delegates and their practices.   Our Academic Advisory Committees, comprised of practitioners from a range of fields of practice, endeavour to source the best possible speakers to provide a series of presentations, workshops, case studies and panel discussions for each conference.   Dental Conference Program Topics • Restorative dentistry • Endodontics • Periodontics • Emergencies in practice   Speakers Prof Ian Meyers OAM Dr Peter Cathro Dr Luke Villata   For more information and to register please  visit the Unconventional Conventions website. ...

03
APR
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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
MAY
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Vital Orthodontics for Dentists
72.0 CPD Hours | *2020 Dates Now Confirmed* Session 1: Getting Started Dates: Friday, 22 May - Sunday, 24 May 2020 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, 10 July - Sunday, 12 July 2020 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, 4 September - Sunday, 6 September 2020 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, 6 November - Sunday, 8 November 2020 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 ...