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The Basics of Clinical Photography
6.5 CPD Hours | 4 Places Left | An introductory course for beginners... Clinical photography is not just about beautiful white teeth or cosmetic artistry but should encompass the whole spectrum of dental care from damage and disease through treatment to review and monitoring. Clinical photography should provide consistent quality digital images of every part of the mouth and face, teeth and soft tissues ranging from the head to a tooth. With today’s digital technology every dentist can chronicle photographically what they see in the mouth, whether for records, communication, education – in fact whenever the clinical situation warrants photographic documentation. The closest thing to what we see through our loupes is a photograph and this can actually reflect the reality of the mouth at a particular point in time and at critical stages of planning and treatment. 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. As an element in best practice, it significantly enhances record-taking, validates clinical decisions and provide an impressive tool for patient education and practice marketing. People easily process and comprehend visual information and this course will show that instant quality images visible on a monitor can dramatically improve patient understanding and acceptance of treatment recommendations. Attendees will see reviews of all types of cameras and the armamentarium and accessories required to take extra and intra-oral pictures with recommendations and guides to purchase. This course will be an invaluable experience for general dentists and specialists and will be a useful guide to better general photography. ...

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Oral Cancer Masterclass - Online Series
1.5 CPD Hours | A comprehensive online series... Oral Cancer Masterclass Online Series brings together numerous specialists to provide frontline dental practitioners with the current methods and treatments of oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders. Each webinar offers the most current and practical information directly relating to your everyday practice, presented by NSW’s top Head and Neck Specialists, Medical and Radiation Oncologists, Rehabilitative Surgeons, Prosthodontists and Oral Medicine Specialists to discuss the latest developments in oral cancer diagnosis, treatment and research.  Each session takes you on a journey from the identification and investigation of potentially malignant lesions, through the latest treatments for oral cancer and reconstruction therapies, to the complications that may arise following these therapies. Register today for some, or all, sessions of this Oral Cancer Masterclass Online Series and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Hospital.   Session Outline ​                                                                                                 Session 1 2 June 2022, 6:30pm-8:00pm Oral Screening and Diagnostics Presenters: Prof Carsten Palme, Clinical A/Prof Mark Schifter, Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Oral Cancer Masterclass Series – Session One focuses on how to perform a comprehensive head, neck and oral mucosal examination, the importance of a dental practitioner’s role in the early assessment of a patient with malignant or potentially malignant lesions of the oral cavity, and oral cancer screening and detection techniques. ​                                                                      Session 2 20 July 2022, 6:30pm-8:00pm Pre-radiation / Pre-Chemotherapy Presenters:  A/Prof Dale Howes, and Dr Raymond Wu Oral Cancer Masterclass Series – Session Two explores the management of oral cancer and introduces the complexities of oral cancer therapies. Dr Dale Howes, Milross, Wu, Mo will discuss specific dental considerations relating to pre-radiation and/or pre-chemotherapies. This session includes strategies to assess and manage dental considerations prior to traumatic or invasive non-surgical cancer therapies. ​                                                                      Session 3 31 August 2022 6:30pm - 8:00pm Resection, Surgical and Prosthodontic Rehabilitation Presenters:  Prof Carsten Palme, Dr Jonathan Clarke, Dr David Leinkram, A/Prof Dale Howes Oral Cancer Masterclass Series – Session Three explores surgical oral cancer treatments with a review of  surgical case studies, discussing the complexity of oral reconstruction and prosthodontic rehabilitation.  This session provides an elevated foundation of understanding to assist in the long-term treatment planning. ​                                                                      Session 4 14 September 2022,  6:30pm - 8:00pm Radiation and Medical Oncology Presenters:  Prof Michael Boyer, Prof Chris Milross This session will focus on the complexities of oral cancer therapies and dental consideration. In particular, common side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, and how general dental practitioners can help their patients manage these issues. The focus of discussion would be the complexities of oral cancer therapies dental considerations. In particular, common side effects of radiation and chemotherapy and how general dental practitioners can help their patients manage these issues. ​                                                                      Session 5 Thursday 13 October 2022,  6:30pm - 8:00pm Diet, Physio, Trismus Presenters:  Dr Emma Charters and Lifehouse Dietician  Impact of advances in head and neck cancer on speech and swallowing Identify common problems encountered in speech, swallowing and nutrition after an oral cancer diagnosis and treatment Summary of the current approaches in the treatment of nutrition, speech and swallowing disorders following an oral cancer diagnosis and treatment Discussion of advances in trismus rehabilitation and update on recent evidence Update on nutritional support during oral cancer treatment Case studies: interdisciplinary patient care before and after treatment for oral cancer ​                                                                      Session 6 Wednesday 09 November 2022,  6:30pm - 8:00pm Dental Management and Maintenance  Presenters: Dr Claire Scott, and Dr Emily Chu Oral Cancer Masterclass Series – Session Six concludes the 2022 Oral Cancer Masterclass Online Series and provides final helpful tools for the general dental practitioners for long-term treatment planning and maintenance that may be used everyday in practice.   ...

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Update on Safer Prescribing in Dentistry
7.0 CPD Hours | Steps to prescribe with confidence!...Prescribing is a complex task requiring a wide range of skills, from information gathering and risk management, knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics, clinical decision-making, to communication and cooperation with others in the team and understanding the commercial, regulatory and legal requirements.  Despite dentists being the second largest prescriber group in Australia, most dentists report having little or no formal education on how to prescribe. It tends to be a skill picked up ‘on the fly’ under the tutelage of senior staff in a workplace. This not a safe way to learn such an important and potentially dangerous skill, especially considering the high-risk medicines dentists can prescribe.  This one-day seminar will provide a structured overview of the foundation skills required to be a competent and safe prescriber in contemporary health care. Particular attention will be paid to the cognitive steps leading up to the act of prescribing including medication history-taking.   Topics focus on high-risk situations such as the very young, older people, pregnancy, and breastfeeding and ‘polypharmacy’. Complex medical patients with comorbidities such as cardiovascular and autoimmune disease, kidney and liver impairment will also be discussed. Case studies will address error-prone situations such as dose calculations, look-alike-sound-alike drugs, drug interactions, unsafe abbreviations, and prescribing under time constraints, focussing on prevention of prescribing errors and patient safety. Build your confidence in prescribing pain medications to manage dental pain and register for an Update on Mangement of Dental Pain with medications, Friday 16 September 2022.   PRESCRIBE PAIN MEDICATIONS APPROPRIATELY Click here to book a course to better prescibe pain medications  ...

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Update on Management of Dental Pain with Medicines
6.0 CPD Hours | Prescribe pain medications appropriately... Research has shown that since the Covid pandemic began in 2019, prescribing of opioid medications by dentists has massively increased.* Now more than ever, dentists are prescribing and administering medication for acute dental or orofacial pain, rather than performing dental interventions, which would normally be the treatment of choice.    This is concerning not only in terms of drug safety, but also because there have been dramatic changes to pain management guidelines in recent years about which many dentists have had little or no training. These changes include the move away from using codeine or indeed any opioid medication, to greater reliance on simple analgesics and combination products such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.  If an opioid is to be used, oxycodone is now the drug of choice, however it has a very different profile and prescribing regimen from codeine. Not to mention, new contraindications have been introduced for use of opioids in children and breastfeeding women, and the elderly.   Keep updated with the many recent changes to legislation of many drugs, real-time prescription monitoring, latest prescribing and electronic prescriptions rules. This course will provide an update on the all the above-mentioned issues, including choosing the most appropriate analgesic for different types of pain, how to ensure correct dosing, strategies to avoid drug interactions, and how to tailor the use of different pain medicines to different patient groups, such as the very young, the elderly, medically complex patients and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.  After attending this course you will be a much more confident, competent and safe pain medicine prescriber.  Learn the safe steps for prescribing medications safely and register for an Update on Safer Prescribing in Dentistry on Thursday, 15 September 2022. STEPS TO PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS SAFELY  Click here to book a course for strategies to prescribe safely ...

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Far North Division Meeting & AGM
6.0 CPD Hours |   COME TO BYRON BAY and join Dr Fabio Fowler at the Far North Eastern Division Study Group Meeting for a full day course on practical points to make your work-day easier. Light Curing Secrets  Curing lights and light-curing have become an essential part of the dental office. Light cured materials and their mechanism of polymerisation are continually evolving and light curing considerations need to be reviewed to ensure desired results are achieved.  This program will cover the mechanisms of photopolymerization that must be known by all dental professionals handling a curing light, operator techniques critical to desired results as well as testing tools used to measure parameters to deliver the energy your light cured materials need and  improve the success of your restorations. You will see that light curing is much more than "... and then you light cure." Teeth Whitening Truths The teeth whitening market is an ever-evolving and growing landscape and keeping on top of all the patient options as well as effective marketing strategies can be quite the challenge. The temptations for patients to opt for non-professionally prescribed options are easily accessible and can be difficult to resist, in some cases with detrimental side effects. This comprehensive teeth whitening course covering everything from categories of peroxides, mechanism of action, techniques and an overview of the full suite of patient options. In addtiion, you will be provided with marketing tools and tips to boost your practice as a whitening leader.  Registrations open at 8:30am. Morning, afternoon tea and Lunch are included in your fee. The Far North Division Study Group Annual General Meeting will commence following the course at 4:00pm. LEARN AND PLAY Learn and play in beautiful Byron Bay. Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the far-north coast of NSW, Australia. Home to Australia’s most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, the region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and vibrant community spirit. Crystalbrook Byron Luxury Restort 77-97 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481 (02) 6639 2000 ...

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