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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin February 2011
R R 0 E ATI N R RAM T INE This program is proudly sponsored by This program is proudly sponsored by This program is proudly sponsored by Medi cal Fi nance W y 5 Oc ob r 2011 EN NTI R RAM The morning session is comprised of two lectures -- 9.00am to 12.30pm "Should it stay or should it go?" This lecture addresses advanced treatment planning and an evaluation of predicting successful endodontics. With implants becoming a standard course of care, when should endodontics be considered, and when should we "give up" on a tooth? The lecture will cover a series of cases and explore the issues of appropriate treatment planning, restorability, cracks, prosthetic considerations and prognosis. Trauma update In keeping with the theme of Rugby and the potential for injuries, this lecture will focus on the latest recommended guide- lines for dental trauma. There is conflicting evidence in the literature with regards to splinting, when to commence treatment, which medicament to use and the list goes on. The lecture is intended to give clear directions in the management of traumatic injuries and to provide our patients with the most favourable outcomes. The afternoon session will comprise a limited attendance lecture and hands-on workshop session -- 1.30pm to 5.00pm A day in the life of an Endodontist There is no such thing as an "easy endo". This hands-on workshop will cover some of the complications and procedural errors commonly encountered. A large part of any endodontic practice is instrumentation and obturation. Rotary NiTi has made endodontic treatment easier and enables predictable obturation results. The hands-on session is designed to make endodontics predictable, cost- effective and perhaps even fun! Peter is very open to questions relating to cases and discusses a variety of systems and products. Abou h pr r Associate Professor Peter Cathro Upon completion of his MDS in Endodontics (1994), Peter worked in full time specialist practice in Melbourne and then in Auckland, New Zealand. Peter later took a position as a Senior Lecturer at Otago University (New Zealand). In addition to teaching undergraduates and post-graduates, Peter has lectured extensively at national and FDI conference levels and given numerous endodontic hands-on courses throughout Australia , New Zealand and Asia. Peter is currently Head of Discipline (Endodontics) at The University of Adelaide, and maintains an Endodontic private practice. hur y 6 Oc ob r 2011 RA TI E MANA EMENT/ ENT - E A R RAM The morning session is comprised of one lecture -- 9.00am to 12.30pm Practice Management Principles Practice Management Principles are really quite simple. It is the execution of the principles that is the problem we all face. Dr Brad Wright is the Clinical Operations Manager at the University of Queensland, Fee for Service Dental Clinics - the largest in the state. His experience in private (27 years), and public dentistry with legal and business qualifications, give him the ability to present material that works in real life. Each aspect of the business process is analysed and these processes all produce tangible benefits to your practice and your team. Be less stressed, more productive and practice ethically and sustainably. Practice managers and Dentists can all make changes in their practice that have proven results - working together it happens that much more efficiently and effectively. The afternoon session is related to Risk Management in Practice -- 1.30pm to 5.00pm National Law and Dental Practice: A Practical Workshop In an entertaining three hour workshop, these experienced presenters will cover current hot topics in dental practice law and how the process has changed. It will deliver a practical how to interactive guide to decreasing risk and stress in your practice as patient complaint mechanisms become increasingly easier for consumers to access. Abou h pr r Dr Brad Wright is a dentist with 28 years clinical experience and the business knowledge and qualifications to help dentists develop a simple check-list of marketing in dentistry. Brad has presented widely in Australia on Law, Management, Dental Sales and Marketing, and courses on dental practice management since 2002. He is a medico-legal consultant, consulting in relation to business and management with a limited number of private and public dental businesses. Marianne Nicolle is a Principal of Guild Lawyers and has practised in the area of health law for over 15 years. During this time she has represented the interests of dentists in disciplinary matters, civil claims, private health fund and Medicare audits, privacy and discrimination complaints. She provides advice to dental practitioners on legal risk management issues and is a regular speaker at industry events. Marianne is also the editor of a legal compliance product used in the private health facility sector. Fr y 7 Oc ob r 2011 REST RATIVE R RAM The morning session is comprised of one lecture -- 9.00am to 12.30pm Aesthetic restoration of anterior teeth -- Ceramics or Composites? Many people believe that ceramics are the best materials for restoring anterior teeth. But, are ceramics better than composites? This program will address the selection of ceramic or composite materials according to their respective clinical properties for predictable clinical success. A series of common clinical situations will be presented to demonstrate, step-by-step, in a very practical approach, the appropriate use of composite resins and all-ceramics in the restoration of anterior teeth in both simple and more complex cases. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and applying the new generation of nano-composite resins which have been designed for multi-layered, aesthetic reconstructions, and the zirconia based crown systems. The afternoon session will comprise a limited attendance lecture and hands-on workshop session -- 1.30pm to 5.00pm Cementation -- A Hands-on Workshop With the advent of dentine bonding systems and adhesive dentistry, luting cements have evolved from conventional zinc phosphate and glass ionomer cements, to more versatile, but often complicated resin-based composites and compomers. As the demand for all-ceramic restorations continues to grow, clinicians are being forced away from conventional luting cements and must now be familiar with these new adhesive luting systems. Suddenly, it is no longer possible to just stock one cement for all indirect applications,... or is it? The workshop will cover some of the recent advances in luting cement technologies and demonstrate the correct application of resin cements for various indirect restorations. Case examples of veneers, all-ceramic crowns (including zirconia), PFM crowns, inlays and posts will be shown to illustrate the correct cementation technique and provide some tips to guard against potential pitfalls! Participants will have the opportunity to handle various types of cements and use these to lute crowns to place on typodont models. There will also be a post cementation exercise. Abou h pr r Dr Michael Mandikos received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with honours, from the University of Queensland. He completed a 3 year residency program at the State University of New York graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials in 1998. He has researched direct and indirect composite resins, publishing several papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental material topics.
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