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28
OCT
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Dental Finance Webinar Series
6.0 CPD Hours | ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development, in conjunction with Cutcher and Neale Accounting and Financial Services, is proud to be hosting a FREE webinar series specifically tailored for dental students and recent graduates. This dental finance webinar series, held over three evenings in August, September and October, will assist those new to the dental landscape. Webinar 1 Thursday 12 August 'Startingin Practice; Trading Entities and Taxes Webinar 2 Thursday 23 September:  'Understanding your Finances - Lending, Protecting and Creating Wealth' Webinar 3 Thursday 28 October: ' Negotiating Service Agreements, Salary and Managing your Super' (All webinars commence at 7:00pm)  Join Shane Morgan as he discusses some of the most important aspects a new dental practitioner must consider when entering dentistry and helping you navigate the trickier aspects of your financial responsibilities and considerations Topics to be considered include; Sole Trader vs Company vs Trust – what do all these structures mean and how does it apply to me as a dentist? What taxes do I need to know about when I commence in practice? Understanding Finance and Loans – avocadoes v hot chips! Insurance as a dentist – what insurances do I need to have? Investment Fundamentals for Wealth Creation Negotiating contracts with employers - Services and Facilities Agreement vs Contractor vs Employee Salary – what is the difference?  Industry/Retail Super Funds vs Self-Managed Super Funds “SMSF’s” – what is the difference and how does Superannuation work? See below for more details on what will be covered during each webinar session. Your registration for this free webinar series will include access to all three evenings. Each presentation will include a live Q&A session with Shane Morgan. Dental Finance Webinar Series Program Webinar 1 - Thursday 12 August 2021 - 7:00pm-9:00pm Sole Trader vs Company vs Trust – what do all these structures mean and how does it apply to me as a dentist? One of the key financial aspects of commencing in business as a dentist is what entity or entities should be used when starting your financial journey. Structuring is also extremely important to understanding investments, now and into the future. In this session, Shane will elaborate on the typical structures that can be utilised as a dentist now and in the future. What taxes do I need to know about when I commence in practice? The complex world of taxation will be (unfortunately!) present throughout your working career and beyond. In this session, Shane will work through all the relevant taxes that you need to be made aware of, the many different tax rates across various structures and what tax minimisation strategies can be employed throughout your career as a Dentist whether in someone else’s practice or your own. Webinar 2 - Thursday 23 September 2021 - 7:00pm-9:00pm Understanding Finance and Loans – Avocadoes v Hot Chips! A necessary yet important part of your financial future will be DEBT! This session will explain the different types of debt you will come across in your career as well as how to structure your loans for maximum flexibility. The session will also cover tax-deductible debt strategies and strategies to purchase your first home. Insurance as a dentist – What insurances do I need to have? What is the risk to you and your family of having no income? There are many types of insurances (both personal and business) that a dentist must consider. This session will outline the important personal risk and business insurances for dentists.  Investment Fundamentals for Wealth Creation The power of compounding is a must to understand when thinking about investing and creating wealth. This session will cover basic investment fundamentals and the various types of investments, the risk/return trade-off and touch on some key investment thematics in the current global environment.   Webinar 3 - Thursday 28 October 2021 - 7:00pm-9:00pm Negotiating contracts with employers - Services and Facilities Agreement vs Contractor vs Employee Salary – what is the difference?   Building on the initial structuring topic, this detailed session will cover the key differences and financial considerations for dentists when negotiating contracts with their first “employer”. Importantly, it will cover the grey area of employees vs contractors but also consider the dentist under a Services and Facilities Agreement. There is a difference and that has recently been tested by the courts and all dentists should be aware of outcomes. Industry/Retail Super Funds vs Self-Managed Super Funds “SMSF’s” – what is the difference and how does Superannuation work? The ever-changing rules to superannuation have made some members complacent as to the benefits of utilising superannuation for wealth creation. This session will unpack the advantages of superannuation as well as the “need to know” basics of super as a wealth creation vehicle. It will also consider what is an SMSF?, when can you have one and what are the differences between the various superannuation choices. Proudly presented in conjunction with  ...

03
NOV
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Barry Barker Memorial Lecture - Recollections of a Brilliant Man and 'Life Cycles of Traumatised Teeth'
2.0 CPD Hours |   ADA NSW in conjunction with ASE NSW present this EXCLUSIVE ONLINE EVENT Join us on Wednesday 3 November for this special online presentation in conjunction with ASE (NSW Branch), featuring Professor Geoffrey Heithersay AO. Professor Heithersay’s long friendship with Barry Barker dating from 1958 is full of many memories of this remarkable intellectual who graced the dental profession and the University of Sydney for too few years. Professor Heithersay will review his early experimental endodontic research and Dr Barker's significant anatomical studies concerning their present-day impact and relevance.   In the belief that his good friend Barry would have been highly interested in studies into the life cycles of traumatised teeth, Professor Heithersay will present selected, long-term cases to illustrate potential biological or pathological changes which may occur in teeth over the lifetime of victims of dental trauma. ADA NSW is proud to be holding this event in conjunction with the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW Branch). N.B. Start times for this online event are Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time.   ATTENTION ASE NSW MEMBERS! All ASE NSW Members have been automatically registered for this event and you will receive email confirmation of your registration shortly, with login details for the lecture.  You do not have to register.  ...

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 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. ...

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 ...

21
FEB
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Conservative Management of the Worn Dentition - Including Injection Moulding Restorative Techniques
6.5 CPD Hours | What strategies are required as patients and their restored dentitions age? 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 several patient cases  Risk assessment tools Impact of patient’s health and lifestyle  Correct treatment planning before 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 before 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 ...

01
MAR
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A Restorative Mini-Residency
13.0 CPD Hours | A Restorative Mini-Residency  Wednesday 6 October - Thursday 7 - VIRTUAL PRESENTER 9:00am - 4:30pm - 13.0 CPD Hours Dr Jason Smithson will join us via video link at the ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development for this virtual presentation from his dental studio in the United Kingdom. Although virtual, the sessions will be fully interactive. You’ll still have the opportunity to directly discuss the topic with Dr Smithson, watch demonstrations live, and receive immediate feedback on the hands-on simulation exercises you’ll carry out. What do we do when a direct restoration would seem wildly optimistic, yet a crown overly destructive?  ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development is proud to again offer this unique two-day course with Dr Jason Smithson, a leading light in the field of direct composite resin artistry and minimally invasive all-ceramic restorations, to Australian dentists in 2021!  This year's course will see Dr Smithson present virtually from the UK, providing all participants with his extensive wealth of knowledge and expertise via video link. In recent years it has become well accepted that direct composite resin restorations are predictable in small to medium-sized cavities; similarly, the durability of full-coverage crowns is well known. However, the grey area is when a cavity falls somewhere between the two: what do we do when a direct restoration would seem wildly optimistic, yet a crown overly destructive? These and many other similar questions go through the mind of the busy general practitioner many times every day. This comprehensive, evidence-based workshop offers clear, easily understandable protocols to simplify the decision-making process and compliments this with end-to-end workflows to rapidly restore posterior teeth with direct composite resin in more simple cavities and ceramic onlays for more broken-down teeth. Likewise, protocols for both direct resin and full coverage crowns are explored in the anterior dentition. This class is 75% Hands-On.   This is a unique CPD education experience with Dr Smithson presenting via video-link and is not to be missed! Register now as places are limited! ...

23
MAR
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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.  ...

30
MAR
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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.** ...

30
MAR
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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"   ...

29
APR
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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 29 – Saturday 30 April 2022 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 24 – Saturday 25 June 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 5 – Saturday 6 August 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 23 – Saturday 24 September 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.              ...

01
JUN
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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. ...

03
JUN
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Basic Orthodontics for Paediatric and General Dentist
13.0 CPD Hours | Paediatric and General Dental specialists are often curious if they would enjoy offering orthodontic treatment to selected patients in their practices. In today’s competitive practice environment, the practitioner is often overwhelmed by the types and number of different orthodontic courses available. To be effective in achieving ideal results for your patients the modern practitioner must be knowledgeable and experienced in all facets of dentistry.   In orthodontics, it is important to understand details of differential diagnosis, prognosis, treatment planning, treatment options, biomechanics and retention. Many orthodontic cases can be treated by a non-specialist and many should only be treated by the specialist. By functioning together with the specialist for the good of the patient we can look forward to achieving fine results for our patient’s families. In daily practice, paediatric and general dentists encounter patient conditions including anterior and posterior cross-bites, ectopic eruption, crowding, Class II & III malocclusions, missing teeth and aesthetic situations. This two-day Introductory Orthodontics Course is specifically designed for the paediatric and general dentist looking for a sophisticated, evidence-based yet clinical approach for orthodontic treatment. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options, treatment mechanics, retention design, trouble-shooting and evaluation of chief complaints. This course is not designed to give the participant the ability to treat all cases but rather is tailored to giving the participant insight into the possibilities of incorporating orthodontic services into their practices and what that might entail. ...

15
JUN
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All-Ceramic Crowns and Veneers in the Aesthetic Practice
12.0 CPD Hours | In the modern age of patients demanding more aesthetic and natural-looking restorations, this two-day course covers the use of ceramic restorations (porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns) from treatment planning to preparation and cementation. A thorough clinical assessment with comprehensive planning of the patient will be emphasised with the use of diagnostic wax-ups in the workup of anterior restorations. Understanding the principles of smile design and communicating with patients will be emphasised and allow the practitioner the confidence to plan cases predictably. The myriad of different ceramics available will be discussed with their indications and alternative approaches to their implementation. Preparation and provisionalistion techniques will be practiced within an intensive hands-on workshop and participants will be expected to complete multiple preparations of porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns.  The evolution of different ceramics, has made the area of cementation somewhat confusing with questions being asked… “do I need to cement this or should I bond this?” Different cementation techniques from conventional, self-adhesive to adhesive bonding will be explained and simplified with an outline when each technique is indicated. Participants will practice what is sometimes a stressful procedure, the adhesive cementation of veneers, with useful tips and hints that will make this less nerve-wracking! ...

30
JUN
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Online Dental Records and Consent Course
Poor dental records expose dentists and patients to risks. The Dental Records Course is a result of expert consensus on expectations for dental record keeping in Australia. Completion of the course is associated with 2-hours of scientific CPD credit and the course provides an interactive means by which dentists and dental team members can acquire important knowledge on the DBA’s dental record keeping requirements. ADA NSW Member Price : $250 + GST Non Member Price : $300 + GST *If you have already registered, please follow the link below to login to the Dental Compliance Australia website and continue your online dcourse. Dental Compliance Australia login page COURSE CONTENT The course covers all legislation relevant to dental records in Australia, where to find guidelines and resources to assist with meeting documentation obligations. Practical examples of record keeping applications in clinical practice are provided for clarity of expectations set out by legislation and guidelines. LEARNING OUTCOMES After completing this course, learners will: Recognise which laws and guidelines are relevant to dental records Identify the critical components of a complete dental record Utilise practical examples and aides to assist with competent dental record keeping   TESTIMONIALS 'This is undoubtedly the best online course that I have seen for understanding the practical requirements for record keeping in dental practice in Australia.' - Dr Rob Smith 'This course fills a void in the resources and updates on record keeping requirements. Our continuing professional development in regulatory requirements is as important as those in clinical areas.' - Dr Colyn Pavey   'This thorough and easily-navigated course fills a long realised gap in CPD in an area that is often overlooked but essential to the safe, compliant and complete practice of dentistry. In my opinion it should be compulsory for all practitioners of dentistry.' - Dr Denise Savestro ...