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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin December 2011
8 DECEMBER 20 11 latest news THIS MONTH IN DENTAL FILES PROGRAM 6, 2011 MELBOURNE STUDENTS WIN COLGATE INTERNATIONAL DENTAL RESEARCH AWARDS IMPLANT AESTHETICS In this interview, we hear again from a standout speaker from the last Congress held in Brisbane -- Professor Lyndon Cooper of the University of North Carolina. Lyndon talks about key concepts that he believes are fundamental to achieving the best aesthetic results when placing implants. COMPOSITES Composite resins are now a key material for most restorative dentists, but they can be technique sensitive and products change frequently. Prosthodontist, David Roessler of the Dental Specialists in Sydney presented to a packed auditorium at the ADA Congress. Here David discusses the latest developments in composites and how to apply them in day- to-day clinical practice. David is also featured in this edition's on-demand lecture on a different, but no less crucial topic -- the art of communication. MATERIAL SAFETY Professor Gottfried Schmalz is Professor and Dean of the Dental School at the University of Regensburg. He is also the editor of Biocompatibility of Dental Materials published in 2009. While dental materials are considered to be very safe in most circumstances, there can be instances, such as allergic responses, where problems do occur. Gottfried discusses what you, and your staff, need to be aware of for the safe handing of materials. MEDICAL EMERGENCY UPDATE Recommended protocols for medical or dental interventions are always subject to change as new evidence comes to light. Dr John Fahey is one of Australia's foremost experts in medical emergency certification and training. He served as the primary contributor for the Medical Emergencies in Dentistry interactive DVD. In this interview, John discusses some surprising findings that have prompted a rethinking of one of the basic assumptions relating to medical emergency treatment. AGED CARE -- KING We all know that the baby boom generation is going to fuel a huge demand for aged care services in the coming years. Dentistry, both as a profession and for individual practitioners, will have its own unique challenges in this regard. Dr Peter King is a visiting staff specialist for the Hunter New England area in special needs dentistry, and has written and produced materials for carers titled Dental Rescue: A guide for carers of the elderly. Here he provides his insights and suggestions for helping this growing patient group. And on behalf of the Dental Files team, we'd like to wish you, your staff and family the very best for the holiday season and coming New Year! Students from the University of Melbourne and the Oral Health CRC won the highly coveted Colgate Travel Awards at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Australia and New Zealand Meeting. Student winners were Shao Bing Fong, Jacqueline Heath and Gareema Prasad. All three students have received funding from Colgate to represent the University of Melbourne and the Oral Health CRC at the IADR Global meeting to be held in Brazil in 2012. Melbourne Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds AO, Head of the Melbourne Dental School and CEO of the Oral Health CRC, said the result reflected the quality of the research performed by the students. "It's a fantastic result for the Melbourne Dental School to have our students win both first places and second place in the competition", said Professor Reynolds. "Both Shao Bing and Jacqueline are studying how the chronic disease periodontitis is caused. This disease affects the tissues surrounding teeth and can lead to tooth loss." "Shao Bing and Jacqueline's research could benefit the estimated 20% of Australians who suffer from a moderate to severe form of the disease", said Professor Reynolds. The International Association for Dental Research is a non- profit organisation dedicated to advancing research and increasing knowledge to improve oral health. The IADR Australian and New Zealand Division Travel Awards were proudly supported by Colgate. Melanie Carew Communications Manager Oral Health CRC L to R: Gareema Prasad; Jacqueline Heath; Victorian Minister for Health, the Hon David Davis; Melbourne Laureate Professor, Eric Reynolds AO; IADR ANZ President, Associate Professor Ivan Darby; and Shao Bing Fong.
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