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02
FEB
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Infection Prevention and Control - Continuing to Achieve Best Practice
6.5 CPD Hours | Endorsed and delivered by the ADA, taking into account the COVID-19 context, this course is the premier source of contemporary infection prevention and control (IPC) information for the dental profession in 2021, and now includes updates to new infection control guidelines. We know the dental profession trusts ADA NSW to distil vast amounts of dynamic information into sensible and manageable risk-based, outcomes-focused implementation strategies. Our goal is to support practice teams to streamline their infection control programmes as this can improve performance, efficiency and team confidence.   This course focuses on the key elements required to strategically manage infection risk in dental practices and how to empower teams with purpose-driven values to protect the public…and themselves. As the peak body for the profession, we use performance-based data to inform high impact and targeted education resources – this course is based on the top areas of opportunity identified in hundreds of dental practices and the practical, evidence-based, strategies to improve performance.   Almost 3000 people have attended this constantly evolving ADA course to reflect the dynamic landscape of IPC.    This course is suitable for all registered dental practitioners, Australian Dental Council candidates, prosthetists, dental practice teams, industry and product representatives and consumer advocates.   SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATES AVAILABLE If you’re booking an IPC course and need accommodation for your visit please email us for discounted accommodation rates. We have many practice teams attending this course to streamline their infection control programs as a group.  If there isn’t a course date and location that suits your team please contact Practice Services (02) 8436 9927 to discuss the possibility of arranging a course at a location near you. ...

11
FEB
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Vital Orthodontics for Dentists
72.0 CPD Hours | Session 1: Getting Started Dates: Friday 11th February 2022 - Sunday 13th February 2022 The course begins with information on basic diagnosis, case selection and treatment planning. Emphasis will be placed on thorough record examination and cephalometric 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 27th May 2022 - Sunday 29th May 2022 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 archwire 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 12th August 2022 - Sunday 14th August 2022 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 18 November 2022 - Sunday 20 November 2022 This session begins with extraction mechanics and their timing as well as focus on the all-important topic of finishing and detailing. Included is a 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 ...

25
FEB
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Lumps, Bumps, Ulcers and Pain Lecture Series
26.0 CPD Hours | This exciting lecture series delivered by Associate Professor Mark Schifter will consider a comprehensive range of oral health concerns encountered by both dental and oral health practitioners in everyday practice. From drugs that should be carefully considered and occupational hazards that may occur in you practice, to the sensitive subject of dealing with a patient with cancer and the wider impact of oral medicine on the dental patient. Register now for this lecture series and receive a 20% discount on all four courses, that’s a saving of almost $500!   Course One: Triple D – Drugs Dangerous for Dentistry Friday 25 February 2022 Not only are the number of agents that our patients are using is increasing, including the increased use of “alternate” or “complimentary” medications, but also their complexity, with the advent of potent, targeted, biological agents. The result is an increasing number of our patients will be at greater risk of adverse effects from their medications.   These adverse effects include the impeding of the safe delivery of dental treatment and the adverse oral and dental manifestations and complications related to the use of medications. This one-day lecture program aims to identify those patients, the medications they are taking and those drugs that are dangerous to the provision of safe dental care for our patients. Topics Introduction The Medical and Drug History Know your drugs - classification Basic Pharmacology Revisited Classification of Oral and Dental Complications and Manifestations of Adverse Drug Reactions    Hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis and allergy Warfarin and DOACs  (Direct-acting Oral Anti-Coagulants)  Chemotherapy The old and the new – the targeted therapies: the “Biologics”, MABs, NIBs, TKIs  Safe dental care for the patient having chemotherapy MRONJ (Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws) Diagnosis and Treatment Risk Analysis Safe dental care for the patient at-risk of MRONJ    Course Two: Occupational Hazards for the Dental and Oral Health Practitioner Friday 20 May 2022 This course will provide and update on the main occupational hazards that dental teams need to be aware of within their practice through the following sections; Antimicrobial agents (antibiotics, antifungals and antivirals) Antibiotics – Use and Abuse This provides an update on the newer anti-microbial agents, and reviews some of the good “old-fashioned” antibiotics that still work and are safe, but also serves to remind you of their limitations and the specific indications for their use.   Antifungal Agents  Antiviral Agents (including Anti-COVID Agents and Medications) Infectious Diseases: an update for the dental team  New and re-emerging infectious diseases can pose a threat to you, your staff and your patients. This aspect of the program will update you regarding these infectious threats and what measures can be taken to protect you, your staff, your patients and your practice. Blood-Bourne Infections • HIV • Hepatitis C • Hepatitis B Air-Bourne Infections • Tuberculosis  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) • COVID19 and SARS    Course Three: Dental Care for the Patient with Cancer Friday 7 October 2022 The number of patients, not only undergoing cancer treatment, but who are surviving their cancer treatment is increasing.  In addition, cancer is increasingly a chronic disease, wherein patients are living longer, but with their cancer controlled, but never to be cured. Established therapies, surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are continuously evolving, but they still cause significant morbidity and adverse dental/oral complications and manifestations. Newer therapies, such as the biologic agents, the small molecules agents (TKIs) and the immune-modifying agents are also resulting in unexpected dental/oral complications and adverse effects.  The risk of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (MRONJ) is also becoming more common.  This day-long event will address the basic concepts regarding the management of cancer and how these can impact adversely on our patients’ dental and oral health and the safe delivery of dental treatment. Topics •  Ablative Surgery and Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer •  Head and Neck Radiotherapy •  Chemotherapy •  New and Novel Cancer Treatments •  Dental Care for the Head and Neck Cancer Survivor •  Dental Care for the Patient post Head and Neck Radiotherapy •  Dental Care for the Patient Undergoing Chemotherapy •  New and Novel Cancer Treatments – oral/dental manifestations and complications •  Medication Related Osteonecrosis of The Jaws (MRONJ)   Course Four: Oral Medicine for the General Dental Practitioner Friday 4 November 2022 Patients present with seemingly a bewildering range of diseases and disorders of the oral cavity and indeed the stomatognathic system, that is the TMJ’s, salivary glands, muscles, nerves and the lips. This online course with Associate Professor Mark Schifter, aims to provide a straightforward approach to recognition and diagnosis of significant oral pathologies such as oral cancer and potentially malignant oral disorders, painful oral conditions and an approach and guidance to complex oro-facial pain. Topics Introduction The “Medical History” – its importance and the starting point in the diagnosis and management of dental and maxillofacial disorders  Oral Pathology Descriptors, terms and definitions  Disorders of the lips and oral mucosa  Recognition, diagnosis and management Oro-Facial Pain Recognition, diagnosis and management Salivary Gland Diseases  Xerostomia  Salivary hypofunction (hyposalivation) Approach to diagnosis and management ...