16th April 2021
Traumatic dental injuries occur commonly – especially in young children and adolescents. These are critical ages for tooth development as well as for general growth and development of the oro-facial region. Hence, it is essential that oral and dental injuries are effectively managed to minimise the consequences of the trauma on the individual tooth, associated structures and overall quality of life. Effective management begins with a thorough history and examination. Adequate diagnosis then subsequently informs the specific management protocols that are required, depending on the tooth involved (primary or permanent), the nature of each injury and its severity. The immediate management is critical to the long-term prognosis for the tooth, whilst the follow-up regime and treatment in the early post-trauma stages are also of great importance.
Although dental traumatic injuries are common, most dentists do not see trauma cases on a regular basis, which can lead to uncertainty about what to do. This full-day presentation will provide clinicians with an update on the latest information about traumatic dental injuries and how to manage them for the best long-term outcomes. The day will also be an opportunity for participants to honour the incredible, and immense, contribution of Prof Jens Andreasen to the dental profession and in particular to dental traumatology.
About the Presenters:
WP Paul Abbott AO is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist and works in private practice on a part-time basis. Prior to taking a full-time university position in 2002, Paul spent 17 years in private specialist endodontic practice in Perth and Melbourne. He has presented over 800 lectures and courses in 44 countries, published 196 articles in refereed journals and 23 textbook chapters. In 2015, he was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Dental Traumatology. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and for service to the dental profession, particularly in education and research. In 2015, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Dr Jilen Patel is a specialist paediatric dentist who completed his postgraduate training at The University of Western Australia and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. He is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Dentistry at the UWA Dental School and Consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital. Jilen is both a clinician and an academic actively involved with the provision of on-call and emergency services at PCH as well as teaching and research in the field of dental traumatology. Jilen has previously received both the both the Royal Australasian College emerging lecturer award and Australian Dental Association/Pierre Fauchard Academy’s young lecturer award. Jilen was also named the 2019 West Australian Young Achiever of the year award recognising his work with vulnerable and medically compromised children and his volunteer efforts in remote Kimberley communities.