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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: ' Starting in 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  ...

27
AUG
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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. ...

13
SEP
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ADA NSW in conjunction with ASE - Special Online Event
2.5 CPD Hours | SPECIAL ONLINE EVENT Join us on Wednesday 13 September for this special online presentation in conjunction with ASE, featuring lectures from leading international endodontic specialist’s Dr Rod Tataryn and Professor Monty Duggal. Presenting via livestream from the United States, Dr Tataryn will discuss ‘The Endo-Antral Connection’ and help you to understanding the role of endodontic infections in maxillary sinus disease. The pathological extension of periapical infection into the maxillary sinus and its sequelae are often unrecognized in clinical medical and dental practice.  Despite extensive scientific recognition and reported high prevalence, endodontic disease manifesting in the maxillary sinus remains under-appreciated and frequently goes undiagnosed by dentists, otolaryngologists, and radiologists alike, with its sequelae often misdiagnosed as sinogenic sinusitis.  The goal of this presentation is to help practitioners recognize maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin (MSEO) through accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and improved communication between general dentists, endodontists, and ENT specialists.   Professor Duggal’s presentation, ‘Management of the Traumatised Incisor’ , will focus on a treatment philosophy for the management of young, immature permanent teeth which have suffered trauma resulting in a non-vital pulp. He will emphasise current approaches that should be based on knowledge of cellular biology. Any attempt to provide treatment without an understanding of the tissue response to injury or to the treatment itself is doomed to failure. Traditional approaches involve apexification using calcium hydroxide or Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) used as an immediate barrier allowing root canal obturation. Most recently the use of stem cells for regeneration of the pulp for non-vital immature teeth has been suggested. This approach, termed Regenerative Endodontics, seems to offer a new biological approach that would allow continued root development. This webinar will explore what future developments are needed for the technique to become universally acceptable and brought into the realm of a true tissue engineering-based approach. ADA NSW is proud to be holding thi event in conjunction with the Australian Society of Endodontology. N.B. Start times for this online event are Australian Eastern Standard Time. ...

16
SEP
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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"   ...

22
SEP
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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.** ...

22
SEP
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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. ...

22
SEP
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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. ...

24
SEP
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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 ...

24
SEP
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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. ...

06
OCT
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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! ...

06
OCT
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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. ...

09
OCT
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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. ...

14
OCT
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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 ...

15
OCT
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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
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 Dates Module 1: Introduction and Implant Treatment Planning Friday 12 - Saturday, 13 November 2021 Module 2: Surgical Aspect of Implant Therapy Friday 25 - Saturday, 26 February 2022 Module 3: Prosthodontic Aspects of Implant Dentistry Friday 29 - Saturday, 30 April 2022 Module 4: Maintenance and Complication Friday 24 - Saturday, 25 June 2022                ...

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DEC
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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. ...

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. ...

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MAR
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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! ...

05
APR
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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. ...

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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. ...