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Practical Radiography in Dental Practice
7.0 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. This course will use two holders that operate across all 2D platforms and give you the results you need and want, including perhaps the most difficult requirement, taking an accurate and repeatable endodontic image with rubber dam in place. The objective of the 2D part of the course is to demonstrate simple clinical techniques to achieve this aim for all teeth and under all clinical situations. The 2D discussion will also include techniques and interpretation of OPG images.  3D or CBCT imaging is the most exciting development in dental radiology today. This part of the course will stress the advances in diagnosis and treatment planning that CBCT provides. Learn how to interpret CBCT images and use generic imaging software to its maximum advantage. Emphasis will be placed on recognising the difference between artifacts and pathological conditions and understanding the medical implications of 3D imaging. Testimonials from 2020 Attendees "Steve and Pete are very knowledgeable and make the topics very easy to understand. One of the best courses I have done with ADA NSW" “Well organised course, very easy to understand"   ...

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Forensic Odontology
15.5 CPD Hours | Piecing Together the Puzzle... The NSW Government has invested $91.5 million to create a world-class Forensic Medicine & Coroners Court Complex. It is the largest facility of its kind in Australia and represents a significant leap forward for coronial investigations in NSW. The extensive high-tech facilities will enable more comprehensive coronial investigations of sudden and unexplained deaths, including complex cases and disasters involving mass casualties.   The facility has been carefully designed to offer even greater respect and dignity for grieving families seeking answers.   It also provides a more modern and spacious environment for our staff who carry out these vital services. This two-day course will introduce participants to the scope and practice of forensic odontology with particular emphasis on disaster victim identification.  The utilisation of dental techniques for human identification is 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.  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 it. The NSW Forensic Education Committee is comprised of the following presenters: Dr Denise Donlon is a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University, Curator of the Shellshear Museum, and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Science in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.  Associate Professor Alex Forrest is a registered specialist forensic odontologist and is an Associate Professor at Griffith University and Head of the Queensland Dental Identification Service.  Dr Pamela Gower is a registered specialist forensic odontologist and is a long standing Visiting Dental Officer (Westmead Hospital) working in the NSW Dental Identification Unit. Professor (Affiliate) Chris Griffiths is a registered specialist forensic odontologist and is Joint Coordinator of the NSW Dental Identification Unit. A previous Assistant Surgeon General, Air Force. Dr Russell Lain is a registered specialist forensic odontologist and works as a Staff Specialist with Sydney Dental Hospital. Dr Selina Leow is a Visiting Dental Officer (Westmead Hospital) working in the NSW Dental Identification Unit. Dr Alain Middleton is a registered specialist forensic odontologist and is a member of the Interpol DVI Standing Committee. Dr Istvan Szentmariay is a forensic pathologist working at The Department of Forensic Medicine, Forensic and Analytical Science Service, Lidcombe.   **Please be advised that participants will be required to bring their own laptop for use on the course.** ...

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ONLINE - Infection Prevention and Control - Continuing to Achieve Best Practice
6.5 CPD Hours | ONLINE COURSE 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 online 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 online 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. ...

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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. ...

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Vital Orthodontics for Dentists
72.0 CPD Hours | Session 1: Getting Started Dates: Friday 24th September - Sunday 26th September 2021 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 19th November - Sunday 21st November 2021 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 11th February 2022 - Sunday 13th February 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 27th May 2022 - Sunday 29th May 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 ...

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Dental Records, Consent and Complaint Management
6.5 CPD Hours | A Practical Approach to Navigating the Dento-Legal Environment... Wednesday 21 July Course - ONLINE We are excited to announce that the upcoming course for Wednesday 21 July is now an online event! Register now to enjoy Dr Craig Brown's informative and beneficial presentation from the comfort of your home or practice. The course day will start at the advertised time and will still offer 6.5 hours of CPD to participants.  You will receive login details in your confirmation email upon registration.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the CPD team on 1800 737 346. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We owe it to our patients, and ourselves, to be the best practitioners we can be - and this goes beyond clinical expertise. In a world of information overload and competing demands on our time, it is often difficult to just get to the core facts of an issue without having to negotiate a large amount of unnecessary material. This course is designed to resolve that for participants by drawing on the presenter's experience and distilling, in a single day, the most important considerations for dental practitioners regarding dental records, consent and complaint management. Being aware of our obligations and how to meet them, as well as identifying the strategies and tools to minimise risk, are key to a satisfying professional career. This is a day to clear up any confusion, be reassured by what you are already doing well and learn what needs to be done to address any areas requiring your attention. ...