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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin August 2010
18 AUGUST 2010 NOW AND TOMORROW N N N N NO O O OW W W WA AN N N N ND D D D DT T T TO O O O OM M M M MO O O O OR R R R RR R R R RO O O OW W W W W W W BACK TO THE FUTURE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia Wednesday 30th March to Sunday 3rd April 2011 The 34th Australian Dental Congress theme 'Back to the future: Now and Tomorrow' is deliberately broad to cover the many facets of modern dental practice. At the same time, it recognizes that we don't necessarily need to reinvent the wheel and not all old ideas are bad ideas. In fact, many basic ideas are being reinterpreted and utilized in the technologies of today and tomorrow. Choosing keynote speakers is always a difficult process. However, for this Congress we feel we have come up with perfect matches for the theme -- Professors Lussi, Hargreaves and Cooper all have extensive research backgrounds and yet also have wide clinical experience in taking the science to the chairside. PROFESSOR KEN HARGREAVES Professor Ken Hargreaves is Professor and Chair of Endodontics, and Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. 'Home of the Alamo', San Antonio is the second-largest city in the Lone Star state. It is also home to a Rock 'n Roll Marathon and half Marathon, which is just fine for Ken, who along with his wife and two sons has run four marathon/half marathons in the last six months. He manages to fit this around some endo but also runs a pain research lab that recently discovered a new class of 'endo capsaicins' that are released during cancer, burns and injuries and produce pain. He is making the news and is sure to cover this in his lecture, New advances in pain control. Professor Hargreaves other lectures will also include some of the old with some of the new, and in particular looking at brand new ways of dealing with old problems. Other topics to be covered include, Managing endodontic infections and something very new, Regenerative endodontics. PROFESSOR LYNDON COOPER Professor Lyndon Cooper is the Stallings Distinguished Professor of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina. Situated in the beautiful university town of Chapel Hill, often described as the 'Southern part of Heaven,' Professor Cooper can often be found restoring vintage sports cars. Although his marathon days are behind him, he still enjoys a good jog around what has been named the most liveable city in the USA. Unfortunately, he doesn't have much time to enjoy it, running the graduate prosthodontics program as well as the Bone Biology and Implant Therapy Laboratory. Lecturing all over the world on both clinical and scientific topics, he is one of the world leaders in implant-related therapy. In Brisbane, he will cover the full gamut of modern prosthodontics within the overall theme of 'Back to the Future: Now and Tomorrow.' Some of his specific lectures will include, The three unit fixed dental prosthesis in contemporary dental practice; Evidence based treatment of the edentulous mandible; is this the final decade?; and finally, Dental implant aesthetics -- when and why we fail. PROFESSOR ADRIAN LUSSI Professor Adrian Lussi is Professor and Head of the Department of Operative, Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry, University of Bern, Switzerland. Founded in 1191, Bern is the capital of the canton of Bern and is situated just to the west of the centre of Switzerland. Much of the old city is UNESCO World Heritage listed. North of the Bernese Alps (home of the Jungfrau), there are two 3,000 metre plus peaks (the Gurten and the Bantiger) within easy reach of the city, which is fine for the outdoors- loving Professor Lussi, who enjoys a spot of skiing (cross county and alpine) and hiking as well as trout fishing in the mountains. Sticking with our theme, Professor Lussi will cast some new light on some old problems. His lectures will include, Modern caries diagnosis Iatrogenic damage during tooth preparation and its prevention. With a background as a chemist as well as a dentist, lectures on Fluoride -- How does it work? The BEWE -- the basic erosive wear examination; and Dental erosion -- from diagnosis to therapy are sure to reveal new insights into these increasingly troublesome areas of dental practice. The Congress Scientific Programme has been structured to allow delegates to attend every Keynote lecture which run for 90 minutes to allow our speakers to truly develop their topics. At the same time there are almost 60 other Australia-based lecturers lined up to cover even more. In addition, there are another 20 'Lunch for Learning' sessions where you and a small group get to discuss clinical issues with experts in a more informal setting. Make sure you register now to avoid disappointment -- these sessions are always very popular. Rod Marshall Scientific Committee Chairperson 34th Australian Dental Congress Matching Keynotes TO THE CONGRESS THEME "The Congress Scientific Programme has been structured to allow delegates to attend every Keynote lecture..."
ADA News Bulletin September 2010