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February 2019

FULLY BOOKED – Ultimate Aesthetics in Class IV and Composite Veneer Situations

February 9 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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Course Outline: The modern management and conservative treatment of dental traumatic injuries is a skill underpinned by the clinician’s knowledge and skill at placing well-sealed, biomimetic, invisible resin restorations. The concept of responsible aesthetics is echoed in this course through a review of preparation design through to occlusal control for long- lasting performance. This course will progress from restoration of a Class IV using a stratified approach through to the placement of composite veneers with maverick effects in the afternoon.…

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FULLY BOOKED – Simple, Sexy Posterior Composite Restorations

February 10 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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Course Outline: The replacement of posterior Class II amalgams has become the bread and butter of the modern dental practice. With the advent of modern bonding adhesives as well as bulk fill materials, do we have clear guidelines on what to use? How to use it and when? Is there a compromise to speed? In this day and age, patients are increasingly demanding about the aesthetics, not only with anterior direct restorations, but also posterior. Learn how to lift your…

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March 2019

FULLY BOOKED – Practical Oral Surgery – EXTRA DATE 23rd March 2019

March 23 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
CTEC, 35 Stirling Hwy
Crawley, WA 6009 Australia
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Do your basic oral surgery skills need updating? Have you become tentative making that initial incision? This is a hands-on course that will include the following procedures: Flap design Surgical removal of a tooth Bone removal Suturing Biopsy This course will be conducted using pig heads and is a limited-attendance course, so book early. A choice of 4 dates available.  

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The Compromised and Mutilated Dentition

March 29 @ 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm
ADA House, 54-58 Havelock St
West Perth, Perth 6005 Australia
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How to Restore or Replace With more and more techniques and methods available in the area of restorative dentistry, as well as advances in implant treatment, the decision to restore or to extract and replace worn, broken down teeth becomes more challenging, less clear cut and more of a grey area. Dr Lazar will discuss guidelines and the decision making process of when and how to restore worn and broken down teeth/dentition and illustrate these with numerous case studies. Key…

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April 2019

Pulp Therapy & Stainless Steel Crown Restorations

April 6 @ 8:45 am - 1:30 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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The Primary Dentition:  A Hands-on Course The primary molar presents a significant restorative challenge to dentists due to their unique anatomy and characteristics. The strength of the primary molar itself is often the major limiting factor in the choice of a successful restoration. Their bulbous shaped crown, cervical constriction, prominent pulp horns and broad flat contact can make intracoronal adhesive restorations more difficult to retain. The stainless steel crown restoration offers an exceptional alternative to other restorative materials due to…

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Restore My First Implant

April 12 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
The Branemark Centre, 143 Colin Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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The replacement of a missing tooth with a dental implant can be considered to be a minimally invasive procedure. This full day hands-on course will introduce participants to dental implants from an evidence based perspective, and teach how to restore a single implant. The course covers all aspects of treatment planning, materials and the techniques needed to restore an implant and integrate implant dentistry into daily practice. The hands-on exercises will allow the participant to become familiar with the clinical…

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May 2019

Dental Sleep Medicine: From Sciences to Clinical Practices

May 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
ADA House, 54-58 Havelock St
West Perth, Perth 6005 Australia
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Dental sleep medicine emerged about 25 years ago in our practices. It is a field that bridges medicine and dentistry.  Our expertise with oral appliance, in orthodontics, oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery and in managing temporomandibular disorders constitutes the base of our interventions in sleep medicine.  Australian dentists, physicians and scientists are dominant leaders in the emergence of dental sleep medicine.  We have the full expertise in managing sleep bruxism.  In presence of sleep disordered breathing (snoring that may…

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Advanced Course in Dental Imaging – 3 Day Course

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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This course, spread out over 3 days (25th May, 8th & 22nd June), will cover a variety of items related to dental imaging. It is intended for dentists and dental staff involved in taking radiographs. At the end of this course, the attendee should be able to: Explain the basics of radiation physics and radiation protection measures. Put radiation doses from diagnostic exposures into perspective. Explain differences between image detectors. Apply different intraoral radiography techniques. Position a patient for an…

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June 2019

Simplified Clinical Endodontics

June 7 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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A Lecture and Hands-on Course This course comprises lectures, demonstrations and hands-on components. The outcome of endodontic treatment is generally quite predictable if recommended and biologically-based treatment procedures and protocols are followed. However, clinical endodontic procedures can be technically difficult at times. Typical complications (especially in posterior teeth with extensive restorations) are often related to pulp canal calcification, access, visibility and canal anatomy, rather than to any other factors. However, many of these problems can be overcome by having a…

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Modern Literature Search Techniques: Dr Google???

June 13 @ 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm
J Robin Warren Library, Level 1 Training Room, UWA Health Campus, 17 Monash Avenue
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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This hands-on course is designed for practitioners who would like to improve their literature searching skills and efficiency, in order to ensure that information and evidence used is up-to-date and of the highest quality. Using free resources such as PubMed and Google Scholar, you will be shown how to structure your search to ensure results that are comprehensive and scholarly and how to keep up to date with new literature in your area of interest. Learn how to: Develop an…

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Predictable and Easy Root Canal Instrumentation and Filling Techniques

June 14 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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A Lecture and Hands-on Course This course comprises lectures, demonstrations and hands-on components. Clinical endodontic procedures can be technically difficult at times. However, with a good understanding of the technical procedures, it is possible for general dental practitioners to perform root canal treatment on the majority of teeth. As part of understanding the technical procedures, it is essential to also know and understand the various instruments and materials that are used. There are many, many choices of instruments, materials and…

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It’s Not Just About the Spine: Understanding and Managing Spinal Pain

June 21 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
ADA House, 54-58 Havelock St
West Perth, Perth 6005 Australia
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Spinal pain is one of the most disabling health care disorders, commonly reported in dentists, with 50% reporting neck pain and 30% back pain. Historically spinal pain has been thought to be caused by damage or degeneration of the spine, weakness of the core muscles and or ‘poor’ posture. However there is little strong evidence to support these beliefs. In contrast there is growing evidence that spinal pain is complex and is influenced by a combination of factors such as…

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A Practical Approach for Achieving Aesthetic and Functional Outcomes with Ceramic Restorations

June 28 @ 8:45 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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This course is designed for practitioners already involved in the provision of ceramic-based restorations to their patients. It will explore guidelines that will help you select and understand the materials and systems that would achieve the best aesthetic and functional outcomes for your patients. The focus will be on achieving planning and technical excellence in all stages of the treatment process from diagnosis to delivery. There will be a combination of lectures and a hands-on practical component. We will highlight…

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July 2019

Hands-on Extraction

July 12 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
CTEC, 35 Stirling Hwy
Crawley, WA 6009 Australia
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This course will allow the participants the opportunity to extract a variety of teeth on cadavers with an oral surgeon looking over their shoulders. This will enable the participant to ask questions during the procedure and for the oral surgeon to offer tips and suggestions on extraction. There will be one head per two participants. Due to the nature of the course, availability of teeth to be extracted will vary. The course focuses more on simple extractions rather than difficult…

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Oral Medicine Appliances

July 20 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
ADA House, 54-58 Havelock St
West Perth, Perth 6005 Australia
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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a prevalent issue in our society, with a wide range of medical and social implications for the sufferer and community. Typically, the management for this condition is through continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), however many patients and physicians alike are looking for an alternative. Oral appliance therapy is a popular and effective module used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea and primary snoring, and has gained good acceptance amongst treating practitioners. So what do…

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August 2019

Lasers in Dental Practice: Frontiers of Current Clinical Applications

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
ADA House, 54-58 Havelock St
West Perth, Perth 6005 Australia
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This one day course summarises the state of the art in several major areas of investigation for laser use in clinical practice, providing an evidence-based approach for contemporary laser dentistry. The following topics will be addressed: Implant applications including enhanced integration, and biofilm removal from implant surfaces with complex surface textures. Periodontal applications including detection of calculus and determination of endpoints for periodontal debridement, as well as root surface debridement. Endodontic applications including detection of treatment endpoints and rapid debridement…

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September 2019

Advanced Restorative Dentistry: A Practical Approach to the Protocols for Multiple Ceramic Restorations

September 7 @ 8:45 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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There will be a substantial practical hands-on component to this course. This course is designed for practitioners who are interested in providing multiple ceramic restorations for their patients. (It is designed as a ‘follow-on’ to the course in June by Drs Behari and Gorgolis). The focus will be on achieving practical instruction and guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment planning processes required to facilitate multiple unit restorative dentistry. This Course will concentrate on CERAMIC VENEERS. The program will be governed…

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Advanced Implant Restorations

September 13 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
The Branemark Centre, 143 Colin Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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Optimising the aesthetics of a single implant restoration may require additional techniques and skills than just taking a good impression. This full day hands-on course is for clinicians with some experience in dental implants wanting to expand their treatment options and treat more complex cases. The program teaches how to design and utilise temporary restorations to sculpt soft tissues and then how to accurately record this in an impression. The course also covers all aspects of treatment planning, materials and…

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Current Infection Control Issues in Dentistry

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
ADA House, 54-58 Havelock St
West Perth, Perth 6005 Australia
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FOR THE WHOLE DENTAL TEAM The importance of infection control in clinical dental practice simply cannot be understated. The Dental Board of Australia’s Guidelines for Infection Control state that ‘Dental practitioners must practice in a way that maintains and enhances public health and safety by ensuring that the risk of the spread of infectious diseases is prevented or minimised’. However, clinical dental practice is varied. Some practices may consist of only one or two dental operatories, undertake little if any…

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Current Infection Control Issues in Dentistry – GERALDTON

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Geraldton: Venue TBA, Geraldton, Western Australia Australia + Google Map

FOR THE WHOLE DENTAL TEAM The importance of infection control in clinical dental practice simply cannot be understated. The Dental Board of Australia’s Guidelines for Infection Control state that ‘Dental practitioners must practice in a way that maintains and enhances public health and safety by ensuring that the risk of the spread of infectious diseases is prevented or minimised’. However, clinical dental practice is varied. Some practices may consist of only one or two dental operatories, undertake little if any…

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October 2019

Recent Advances in Direct Tooth Colour Restorative Materials & Bonding Systems

October 19 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
ADA House, 54-58 Havelock St
West Perth, Perth 6005 Australia
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Filling teeth with tooth-colour direct restorative materials and the associated enamel/dentin bonding systems represent the main bulk of daily dental practice. Many restorative materials and bonding systems are available commercially for professional dental use. However, it is always a challenge to choose which materials and bonding system? We always hear about many confusing products/techniques from dental companies, as below: Nano-filled s versus conventional restorative materials and adhesives; does it really make a difference? Bioactive (ion-leachable) materials versus conventional materials; a…

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November 2019

The Art of Digital Photography and its Clinical Applications

November 1 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
ADA House, 54-58 Havelock St
West Perth, Perth 6005 Australia
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The use of photography in dentistry has revolutionised the way clinicians diagnose and treat their patients. This course will teach the fundamentals of digital SLR photography and the principles of flash systems and lighting techniques. The opportunity for hands-on learning using your own camera and equipment will be provided, as well as other camera systems. All delegates will receive a set of intra-oral mirrors and retractors as part of the course fee. Topics Covered Basic principles of single lens reflex…

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Oral Surgery Update

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
ADA House, 54-58 Havelock St
West Perth, Perth 6005 Australia
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This full day lecture course will cover four areas: Tooth Be or Not Tooth Be:  Falling into the diagnostic trap of misdiagnosis of toothache Provide an overview and refresher of Orofacial pain classification and mechanisms. Illustrate the variety of diagnoses that can be mistaken for toothache. Avoid these diagnostic traps. Local Anaesthesia:  Tips on success and potential pitfalls What local anaesthetics to use and where. The Articaine nerve injury question????? Update on LA techniques. Painless Management of the Oral Surgical…

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Rotary Endodontics

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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Technological advances in rotary nickel titanium (NiTi) instrumentation systems have improved the predictability and efficiency of endodontic treatment. This full day hands-on course will introduce participants to the most clinically relevant rotary NiTi systems, and will teach state-of-the-art evidence-based techniques for root canal preparation and obturation. The program is suited to both novices and experienced users looking to progress their knowledge and skill base. This course will lay the foundations for successful contemporary endodontics, and aims to improve your treatment…

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December 2019

Pain & Anxiety Control in the Dental Office MODULE 1

December 6 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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This course includes hands-on nitrous oxide sedation Many of our patients are quite anxious about seeking and receiving dental treatment. In fact, it may lead to some people avoiding dental care completely until excruciating pain gives them no choice. Dentists should be able to provide alternatives to control a patient’s anxiety and to assist them to receive treatment. This course will cover a spectrum of anxiety relieving alternatives. It will give the caring dentist a selection of anxiolytic techniques that…

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Pain & Anxiety Control in the Dental Office MODULE 2

December 7 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
UWA Dental School, 17 Monash Ave
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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Pain control is central to enabling clinicians to provide dental treatment and to reduce the suffering of patients. In the last century, there has been a tremendous increase in our understanding of pain and how it is mediated. This has progressively led to the availability of a wider range of techniques and drugs to minimise or eliminate pain. This course examines these different techniques and drugs and gives the dentist the opportunity to actually perform advanced local anaesthetic techniques. Topics…

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