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05
MAY
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Vital Orthodontics for Dentists
72.0 CPD Hours | FULLY BOOKED | Session 1: Getting Started Dates: Friday, 5 May - Sunday, 7 May 2017 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, 7 July - Sunday, 9 July 2017 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, 15 September - Sunday, 17 September 2017 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, 3 November - Sunday, 5 November 2017 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 ...

14
JUN
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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. ...

24
JUN
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Pain and Anxiety Control in Canberra
6.5 CPD Hours | Many of our patients are quite anxious about seeking and receiving dental treatment. In fact, it may lead to some people avoiding dental care completely until excruciating pain gives them no choice. Dentists should be able to provide alternatives to control a patient’s anxiety and to assist them to receive treatment. This course will cover a spectrum of anxiety relieving alternatives. It will give the caring dentist a selection of anxiolytic techniques that can be offered to their patients including psychosedation, oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. All participants will have the opportunity to administer and experience the full range of effects of relative analgesia using nitrous oxide- oxygen, and, after completing the course, will feel confident in setting up and administering this agent. Course Topics The basics of fear and anxiety in the dental office The utilisation of psychosedation techniques  Review of Basic Life Support The utilisation of oral sedation Administration and monitoring  Concerns and contraindications  Managing complications The utilisation of nitrous oxide sedation  Administration and monitoring  Concerns and contraindications  Managing complications Learning Objectives Gain an understanding of the key causes of fear and anxiety in our patients Understand basic psychosedation techniques and be able to apply them Revise Basic Life Support Understand pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, advantages/disadvantages, indications/contra-indications of oral sedation and feel confident utilising it in your practice Understand pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, advantages/disadvantages, indications/contra-indications of nitrous oxide sedation and feel confident utilising it in your practice Important Note During the practical session, participants will work in groups and learn both slow and fast nitrous oxide-oxygen induction techniques. It is essential that all participants wishing to perform any procedure on a colleague in a learning environment are registered dental professionals in Australia.   ...

28
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.   ...

28
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.   ...

12
JUL
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Why, When and How of Post and Cores
8.0 CPD Hours | FULLY BOOKED | There are a number of prefabricated post and core materials currently available for the restoration of endodontically treated teeth. The materials currently on the market demonstrate a variety of mechanical properties and aesthetic potential, while the selection of the optimum post and core system depends upon clinical judgment and the specific clinical situation.  Are you uncertain about whether to post that root canal treated tooth? Confused as to which post to place? Not sure about the new fibre posts and whether you can trust them? Should you place a post in that molar? Can’t remember how to do a custom direct post? At the end of the day you should feel confident about tackling that root canal treated tooth.  This full day lecture and hands-on workshop will cover the indications for placing a post and which post to choose. There are numerous techniques of post preparation and insertion of systems including direct custom posts, indirect custom posts, fibre posts which will be covered in this course. Indirect restoration options for postless root canal treated teeth will be investigated, aesthetic post options will be demonstrated, and cements that are appropriate for each post system will also be discussed. The importance of ferrule and the amount required in each tooth location and various situations will be discussed. Participants will learn practical techniques which will be able to be applied the next day in the surgery. Practitioners are welcome to bring models or x-rays of cases they may need help with....

14
JUL
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Simplified Common Sense Orthodontic Biomechanics
13.0 CPD Hours | In today’s clinical environment the success of orthodontic treatment is not only measured by the goals of obtaining an aesthetics, functional and stable result but these goals must also be achieved in an effective and efficient way. To this end, much emphasis has been placed on various appliances systems including fixed and removable.  The debates over bracket designs, wire types, arch form, ligation techniques, aligner therapy as well as many procedures touted to increase the speed of tooth movement rages throughout the literature. Through all of this the basic requirements for orthodontic tooth movement have not changed over the many years that we have been moving teeth. With the understanding and mastering of ‘simplified common sense orthodontic biomechanics’ orthodontic treatment can be provided in a qualitative manner with efficiency with any appliance system the practitioner chooses.  Our goal is to set-up simplified force systems to address any type of tooth movement necessary, because in orthodontics ‘tooth movement’ has always been the name of the game.  Numerous cases and hands on exercises, including wire bending and typodont exercises, will be used to demonstrate various aspects of these ‘simplified common sense mechanics’.  The main objective is to teach the participant how to utilise these ‘simplified mechanics’ to achieve success in their orthodontic cases using any appliance system. Ideally, to get the most out of the course the participant should have some orthodontic experience in fixed appliances.   ...

22
AUG
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The Role of the Dentist in Disaster Management and Identification
24.0 CPD Hours | ADA NSW Centre for Professional Developement in conjunction with the NSW Forensic Dental Unit, are pleased to present the annual Forensic Odontology and Forensic Anthropology course. This four-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.   The anthropological component of the course is held at the Shellshear Museum at the University of Sydney which represents a unique reference collection.  Here participants will work in groups to undertake a workshop on race, sex, age and stature estimation. 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....

25
AUG
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Practical Endodontics - Access To Apex
6.0 CPD Hours | ADA NSW North and North West Division Meeting...   Being able to 'see' and then understanding 'what is seen' is a fundamental in Endo Endodontic NiTi file systems have evolved a long way since introduction of various hand files to machine-cut rotary files to now state of the art self-reciprocating file system. These improved mechanical tools along with better understanding of biological process of endodontic diseases and chemical disinfection protocol have revolutionized the practical approach for root canal treatments and improved predictability of the treatment outcome. However it would also be general consensus that Endodontics is right up there with the most stressful daily activities. Add to this the patient perception of Endo and possible mid-treatment flare-ups - it often makes a challenging few hours for all.  This workshop is designed for general dentists who wish to provide excellent endodontic care for their patients through advanced rotary instrumentation, effective irrigation and masterful obturation. This exciting program covers clinical solutions and suggestions on how to treat simple to moderately complex endodontic cases as well as hands-on workshops designed to enhance the clinicians’ practical skills. Learning Objectives Diagnosis and case selection – from first phone call to final diagnosis and treatment planning as well as discussion of various case scenarios. Hot Pulp – Anesthetic management Learning Technical aspects – access cavity, locating canals, Shaping, Irrigation, medicaments and root filling. How we do this and why? Hand-on sessions for shaping and filling using rotary/reciprocating twisted files and warm vertical compaction Controversial issues - Endo or Implants? Success rates in endodontics?  ...

21
OCT
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ADA NSW Recent Graduates Lecture
3.0 CPD Hours | A CPD afternoon for Recent Graduate Dentists... ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development are hosting an afternoon of CPD for ADA NSW Recent Graduate members featuring presentations by Dr Thai Yeng and Dr Alan Lee. Case Based Reasoning in Endodontics What is Case Based Reasoning? As the name implies; it is reasoning based on cases Presented by Dr Thai Yeng Case based reasoning (CBR) is the process of solving new problems based on the solutions of similar past problems. Dr Yeng will explain how he uses his experiences to understand and solve new endodontic problems. Course Topics  Dr Yeng will use selective cases to explain his reasons for treatment for the following situations: When to choose a smaller or larger apical size preparation in managing teeth with periapical lesions. When to plan for short or long term intra-canal medicament dressing in managing teeth with periapical lesions.  When to consider a non-surgical or surgical retreatment approach for failed root canal treated cases when the patient does not wish to extract the tooth. Learning Objectives Case based reasoning (CBR) in endodontics In solving a new endodontic problem, we rely on past episodes of cases encountered by the dentist  We need to remember what endodontic plans succeed and what plans fail based on past patient experiences We need to know how to modify past treatment regime to fit the current new endodontic problem.  Every endodontic case can be managed using case based reasoning. From the time the dentist spend thinking about the new endodontic problem and start developing a solution strategy for their patient, most dentists will naturally think about other similar problems they have encountered in the past. During this mental review of previous endodontic experiences and associated solutions, the dentist is actually performing CBR. “Reminding” is the process by which case based reasoning takes place. Successful Management in Ridge Augmentation on Extraction Sockets How to successfully manage extraction sites for future replacement Presented by Dr Alan Lee When tooth/teeth are deemed hopeless and extraction is the final fateful outcome, the extracted socket is usually left to heal by itself. This results in significant resorption of the bundle bone, thus compromising the “foundation” for future implant, bridge and/or denture replacement.  It is thus crucial to plan ahead and prepare the site to prevent drastic loss of bone and further complicated surgeries.  The lecture will emphasize on current literature support and also focus on how to successfully manage the extracted site, ranging from the selection of materials to soft tissue management, based on the experience of the lecturer. Course Topics Literature review Soft tissue management during ridge preservation procedure at the time of extraction. Selection of materials to ensure long term success and stability of ridge augmentation. At the end of this lecture, the audience will understand the importance of ridge preservation at the time of extraction.  The audience will also understand more of the type of materials available in the market and be able to select appropriately.  In addition, the audience will also learn about the management of the soft tissues especially in an aesthetically-demanding region.  Dr Lee will also share his experiences in the success and failures of such procedure.  The bundle bone that remains behind after a tooth is extracted will in no doubt, be completely resorbed during the remodelling process.  The thin buccal plate is usually resorbed, resulting in significant horizontal loss of bone, compromising not only the esthetics, but also the foundation for future tooth replacement.  It is thus crucial that the practitioner informed the patient of the possible sequelae and conveys the message across to the patients.       ...

29
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. ...