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03
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 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 to consider planned extractions at the appropriate developmental stage.  ...

12
NOV
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Foundation Level Implant Modular Course
52.0 CPD Hours | ADA NSW CPD and ITI Collaboration... Presented by Dr Robert Santosa , plus many more speakers to be announced. This foundation-level program is intended for dental practitioners wishing to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience in the treatment planning, surgical placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants.  Knowledge is developed using distance learning modules and study days with hands-on components. This course is a clinical, multi-system, dental implant course that will enable the participants to make informed evidence-based decisions in their day to day dental implant practice and will train participants to understand the surgical and restore phases of dental implants therapy.  The modules consist of a blended online learning platform based on an internationally recognised curriculum, live lectures to consolidate the online materials and hands-on practical component. The importance of the restorative dentist and a restoratively driven treatment plan in dental implant therapy is emphasised.   The course is divided into three parts:  The didactic part will be conducted in the form of online learning modules and online lectures via ITI Online Academy; group discussion, review of literature, and case presentations.  Hands-on workshops will be conducted in the form of demonstrations and laboratory exercises and actual case discussions.  Surgical and prosthetic demonstrations    Module 1:  Introduction and Implant Treatment Planning  Dates: Friday 12 – Saturday 13 November 2021 Each participant will become familiar with the biologic and biomechanical basis of osseointe-gration, highlighting the interface between the implant surface, bone and soft tissue. The course will discuss the efficacy of CBCT imaging for use in implant dentistry. CBCT applications for implant planning, site assessment and treatment planning will be discussed.    The focus will be on pre-treatment diagnosis and identification of factors relevant to the selection and planning of dental implant patients. Each participant will become familiar with criteria for patient selection and factors that contraindicate care. Specific attention will be given to the categorisation of patients according to the difficulty of treatment. The interrelationship between the members of the treatment team will be detailed and related to maximising clinical outcomes while maintaining practice efficiency.    Each participant will be introduced to the concept of digital implant planning, highlighting the difference between analog vs. digital surgical guide construction.    Objectives: • Review and become familiar with anatomy and biology as it relates to the placement and restoration of dental implants • Describe the interface between bone and currently used dental implants, with emphasis on the interaction between the surface morphology, implant component design and the bone response • Describe the biologic reactions of tissues (hard and soft) to surgery during treatment with dental implants with special consideration of healing factors capable of interfering with this process • Become familiar with the “team” concept of dental implant therapy, with particular reference to the comprehensive treatment planning of patients • Describe and recognise surgical and restorative indications and contra-indications to dental implant therapy as part of an integrated treatment planning process • Understand the treatment planning factors associated with dental implants. • Understanding the construction of radiographic and surgical guide     Module 2:  Surgical Aspect of Implant Therapy Dates: Friday 25 – Saturday 26 February 2022 The second module is intended to concentrate on a simplified technique for successful placement of dental implants. Surgical field preparation protocol (asepsis and sterility) will be discussed relevant to implant placement. Pharmacological requirements, instrumentation and surgical techniques will be emphasised for the placement and post-surgical maintenance of dental implants. This session will include an overview on surgical considerations for aesthetic implant restorations along with a live surgery to explore the flap design, soft and hard tissue managements, suturing techniques, control of bleeding and actual implant placement.  Potential surgical complications will be discussed along with mechanical and restorative potential complications. Preservation of soft tissue integrity and the blood supply will be discussed. This hands-on approach will advance the cases initiated in the treatment-planning module through implant placement in pig jaw surgery.    Objectives: • Observe a live surgical implant demonstration on a patient • Acquire information on site development surgery and prosthetics in the aesthetic zone • Be introduced to bone grafting manipulation techniques, maxillary sinus augmentation (sinus lift), block graft and guided bone regeneration as part of site preparation for implant placement • Detailed flap design and suturing techniques will be covered as directly related to dental implant treatment • Aesthetics and surgical considerations in the dental implant patient will be covered in detail as well as information on single implant restoration • Perform hands-on training practicing the flap design, osteotomy preparation to place an implant and suturing techniques on pig jaws   Module 3:  Prosthodontic Aspects of Implant Dentistry Dates: Friday 29 – Saturday 30 April 2022 The third module is intended to concentrate on restorative aspects of implant treatment.  Each participant will become familiar with the rationale of cement vs screw retained implant restorations.   The focus will be on various prosthetic components for implant restorative solution. e.g. impression and abutments needed to restore a single implant crown.   Each participant will become familiar with differences and similarities of components of different implant systems. Potential prosthetic pitfalls will be discussed. The hands-on describes a prosthodontically driven approach to planning, preparation and making an analog impression. A systematic workflow with logical steps is advocated to determine choice of implant, impression component and related impression technique. Each participant will be exposed to the potential of CAD CAM restorative solutions for their clinical practice.   Objectives: • Observe the prosthetic aspect of a live patient • Determine the method of retention of implant restorations and their rationale of use • Define analog (conventional) implant impressions • List the essential requirements of a conventional implant impression • Select conventional implant impression components and techniques • Compare and contrast the different systems, prosthetic components and their indications for each case   Module 4:  Maintenance and Complications  Dates: Friday 24 – Saturday 25 June 2022 Maintenance of both implant prostheses and peri-implant tissue health are critical to the long-term survival, success, and benefit of implant therapy. This module will discuss the baseline data to be recorded at the time of prostheses delivery against which to compare the condition of implants and prostheses over time. The focus will be on the importance of overall periodontal health for the successful outcome of treatment as well as its positive impact on self-reported quality of life.   Communication to all members of the team is important. Various information such as type of abutments, shade and contour need to be conveyed to the laboratory to achieve the best restorative result.   Objectives: • Understand the restorative steps for implant delivery and observation on a live patient • Aware of potential prosthetic pitfalls • List the baseline documentation that needs to be recorded for continuing care • Indicate appropriate oral hygiene advice and techniques for implant prostheses • Outline the clinical parameters that are required to monitor peri-implant soft tissue health • Explain the importance of long-term professional and personal maintenance to avoid biologic complications • Explain the concepts of “duty of care” and “ethical obligations” • Communicate with the laboratory aspects of implant treatment using written communication and using appropriate components.              ...

13
NOV
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Advanced Orthodontics
6.5 CPD Hours | Orthodontic Biomechanics and Treatment Solutions... Advanced Orthodontic Biomechanics is an ongoing orthodontic lecture series primarily designed to answer specific orthodontic treatment questions. As has been the case for the past few years, the course contents for this orthodontic seminar are based on questions and topics submitted from the previous year’s participants.  The surveys from these groups result in numerous requests to answer specific questions regarding specific treatment problems and Eric has grouped these together in order of the most requested items. Dr Lowenhaupt will will be presenting more cases under the category of "Why did this not work?" as well as cases entitled "How could this be done better?" Some of the most popular/frequent subjects were; Tips for dealing with ankylosed deciduous teeth Treatment sequence for impacted cuspids ‘Thin-slicing’ missing upper lateral incisor cases Another common request had to do with extraction cases and more specifically which teeth to take out and when (including management of congenitally missing teeth in extraction cases). Other questions related to changes in aligner treatment and technology, use of elastics during finishing and simple solutions for minimal relapse cases where things didn’t work out as planned. Additionally, there was the request to see more tips on practice management and inventory challenges for the non-specialist office. So this online lecture will seek to address these items (including answering many of the specific questions that were asked).   Multiple cases will be utilized to demonstrate various aspects of mechanics and treatment modalities with particular interest paid to the best available ‘evidenced-based information’. Additionally, multiple treatment ‘pearls’ will be shown to make your practice easier and more efficient.   ...

23
NOV
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The Basics of Clinical Photography
6.5 CPD Hours | An introductory course for beginners... Clinical photography is not just about beautiful white teeth or cosmetic artistry. It is should encompass the whole spectrum of dental care from damage and disease through treatment to review and monitoring.   With today’s digital technology every dentist can chronicle photographically what they see in the mouth, whether for general records or whenever the situation warrants photographic documentation.   The closest thing to what we see through our loupes is a photograph and this can reflect the reality of the mouth. X-rays do not show failing restorations, crack lines and wear patterns; notes cannot always clearly indicate the sequence of events in a clinical session; study models poorly represent the restored nature of teeth and the health of soft tissues.   The routine use of digital clinical photography augments charting, notes and x-rays. It significantly enhances record-taking, validates clinical decisions and provides an impressive tool for patient education and practice marketing.   Attendees will see reviews of all types of cameras and the armamentarium and accessories required to take extra and intra-oral pictures. People easily comprehend visual data and this course will show instant quality images can dramatically improve patient understanding and acceptance of treatment recommendations.   Attendees will be able to use four different recommended camera systems during the practical sessions, as well as ensuring their cameras are fit for purpose.   This course will be an invaluable experience for general dentists and specialists and will be useful for general photography as well. ...