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17
MAY
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Get Ecstatic about Composites
6.0 CPD Hours | Direct restorations made easy...Direct composite restorations of anterior and posterior teeth are a very desirable treatment choice for clinicians motivated to provide affordable conservative, functional and long-lasting aesthetic solutions. The quality and longevity of composite restorations have improved significantly over the past decades because of enhancements in composite physical and optical properties along with significant developments in adhesive technology. Using improved clinical techniques and state-of-the-art composite systems, clinicians can create beautiful restorations that mimic natural tooth structure and meet their patients’ highest expectations. This course is intended to enhance knowledge and clinical skills in direct composite procedures, based on scientifically valid information and personal clinical experience. The main goal is to share with practitioners a clinically conservative and predictable approach applicable in daily practice.    The program will review and provide “take home” techniques to implement with confidence:   Posterior restorations will be reviewed through step-by-step clinical examples demonstrating how to place well-sealed, long-lasting posterior composites replicating natural morphology. Simple and applicable solutions to common problems will be presented, allowing the dentist to immediately understand how to improve the quality of restorations and ensure patients’ comfort and satisfaction.    Learning objectives: Identify factors involved in post-operative sensitivity and prevent their occurrence Use minimally invasive preparation designs Reduce gingival margin leakage by using a flowable resin in a snowplow technique Obtain anatomically correct interproximal morphology and tight contacts Form beautiful occlusal anatomy and reduce finishing time. Anterior restorations will be discussed with a strong emphasis on understanding polychromatic shading. Clinicians will learn how to create natural looking restorations based on optical properties of composite materials and tooth structure.    Learning objectives: Understand colour parameters and choose composite shades/ opacity to obtain the best possible colour match Prepare anterior teeth conservatively to facilitate blending of composite into enamel Place and layer multiple composite resin shades with a lingual index  Create effects in the incisal third to mimic polychromatic structure Replicate in composite the subtleties of contour, anatomy, texture and surface finish found in natural dentition. Click here to view an article by Dr Cathia Bergeron on 'Aesthetic Restoration of Maxillary Central Incisors'.   ...

18
MAY
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Vital Orthodontics for Dentists
72.0 CPD Hours | FULLY BOOKED | 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
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 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!...

09
AUG
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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 ...

10
AUG
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Riding the Silver Wave
6.5 CPD Hours | Conservative restorative management solutions for the ageing patient and the ageing dentition...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....

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 | 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. ...

22
FEB
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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....

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 ...