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05
APR
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It's Time to Go Digital
6.5 CPD Hours | A “clinicians” step-by-step guide to digital impressions, design and workflows that includes new materials, techniques and systems for the modern restorative dentist!...Digital technology and new, modern materials are changing the face of dentistry. Understanding options and staying up to date with the possibilities modern dentistry allows ensures you are equipped to deliver the best available patient care. This visual course will demonstrate the most efficient techniques for indirect restoratives while discussing the properties of ceramic materials and how to pair them with the best composites, cements and bonding agents. Learn how to treatment plan your posterior and anterior cosmetic cases for greater predictability while increasing case acceptance and patient motivation through digital smile design and trial smiles. A simple approach will help you integrate digital impressions into your office workflow and reduce your crown seating time by over 50%. Improve patient communication by turning an unpleasant, sometimes unpredictable procedure into a remarkably accurate and interactive experience. Prescribe PFM’s, pressed ceramics, CAD/CAM and porcelain veneers while working with your existing lab and see that digital impressions can be used for all your restorative cases including implants and clear aligner orthodontics. Digital technology is the future of dentistry and can differentiate your practice with increased options and improved quality of service. This course is designed to leave you with valuable, practical knowledge you can use right away. ...

06
APR
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Fibre Reinforced Composite Resin Bridges
6.5 CPD Hours | A cost effective, aesthetic and conservative option...The introduction of resin impregnated glass fibre reinforcing materials has made the construction and bonding of direct fibre-reinforced composite resin bridges much easier and more predictable than previous reinforcing materials. These newer materials combine simplicity of use, good aesthetics, high fracture toughness, and a minimally invasive treatment approach, thereby providing the clinician with viable treatment options for patients with missing teeth. The most significant advantages for patients relate to cost effectiveness, conservation of tooth structure and reduced treatment time in comparison with other complex restorative procedures. Fibre-reinforced bridges can be very successful in replacing missing anterior or posterior teeth, either as a short term solution or for longer term aesthetics and function. Bridges can be constructed directly in the mouth, fabricated chair-side or pre-made in the laboratory providing great flexibility in techniques available. This course will provide clinical information and a ‘hands-on’ experience with resin impregnated fibre reinforcing materials combined with a range of aesthetic and high strength composite resins. Techniques for creating aesthetic anterior and fully functional posterior fibre reinforced bridges will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will be able to experience using the various fibre reinforced materials and will undertake construction of direct and semi-direct bridges. Materials handling and clinical hints and tips will be highlighted to assist in ensuring successful patient outcomes....

07
APR
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Managing the Worn Dentition - More than Restoration
6.5 CPD Hours | FULLY BOOKED | 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 ...

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. ...

12
JUL
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Why, When and How of Post and Cores
8.0 CPD Hours | 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?  ...

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. ...