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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tea and Coffee on arrival

Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Welcome Ceremony

Duration: 30 mins
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Plenary Session

Annie Praed Oration

Louise Hanrahan

Connection in an Isolated Profession Having observed a career so far through a public health... More

Duration: 30 mins
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Kurt Fearnley - Motivational Speaker

Kurt Fearnley AO

Kurt Fearnley is a three time Paralympic gold medalist and two time Commonwealth Games gold... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Brunch

Duration: 1 hour
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

The Role of the Consumer in HealthCare

Norman Swan

The Role of the Consumer in HealthCare Dr Norman Swan hosts The Health Report, the... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
C4.5

How to Generate a Flood of New Patients Using Social Media

Jesse Green

How to Generate a Flood of New Patients Using Social Media In this presentation, one of... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Cracks in the Veneer. The Hidden Costs of Stress for our Healthcare Workforce

Alexis Whitton

Cracks in the Veneer: The Hidden Costs of Stress for our Healthcare Workforce Recent trends... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
C4.4

How to Win the 'War For Talent' in 2022

Nina Mapson Bone

How to Win the 'War For Talent' in 2022 It has become increasingly difficult to find... More

Duration: 1 hour
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Lunch

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby!

Amanda Phoon Nguyen

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby! Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise. Some public health... More

Duration: 1 hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C4.5

Applying Value Based Health Care Principles to Oral Health

Martin Hall

Applying Value-Based Health Care Principles to Oral Health Can the principles of value-based... More

Clare Lin

Applying Value-Based Health Care Principles to Oral Health Can the principles of value-based... More

Duration: 1 hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
C4.4

I Intraoral Scanned a Crocodile - Here's What I Learned

Leif Svensson

I Intraoral Scanned a Crocodile - Here's What I Learned Vital Tips and Tricks for complex... More

Duration: 1 hour
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

On Purpose - How We Win Trust, Build Engagement and Create a Culture of the Willing

Dan Gregory

On Purpose - How We Win Trust, Build Engagement and Create a Culture of the Willing Whether... More

Duration: 1 hour
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Cocktail Function at Luna Park

Duration: 4 hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tea and Coffee on arrival

Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Transformative Endodontics; Turning Difficult into Doable

Endodontic treatment can be a stressful procedure for both the patient and clinician alike although with the adoption of some fundamental techniques the stress can be transformed into a controlled and predictable therapy. In order to manage the full spectrum of endodontic care, specific knowledge and techniques well implemented can prepare you to take on even the most complicated of cases. This lecture will provide an insight into a broad range of clinical techniques endodontists routinely use to allow you to identify risks before commencing treatment, manage complications if they occur and overcome those more complex endodontic presentations.

Mark O'Sullivan

BDSc (Hons) MDSc FRACDS MRACDS (Endo) A co-owner of a large endodontic group practice servicing... More

Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
C4.4

Help - I’ve Been Sued for Negligence!

Marianne Nicolle

Help - I've Been Sued for Negligence! We all know a dental practitioner owes a duty of care to... More

Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
C4.5

Posturedontics: Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries in Dentistry

Jean Wu

Posturedontics: Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries in Dentistry Presenter... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Darling Harbour Theatre

The Adverse Effects of Commonly Used Dietary Supplements

Geraldine Moses

The Adverse Effects of Commonly Used Dietary Supplements Dietary supplements are used regularly... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
C4.4

Fighting Demons: Personal Development and Team Confidence

David Neal

Fighting Demons: Personal Development and Team Confidence Exploration of fear and its... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
C4.5

A Spoonful of Sugar

One in three Australian children experience tooth decay by the age of 5-6 years, making dental caries one of the most prevalent diseases in our community. The link between dietary sugars and dental caries is a long-standing and relatively uncontroversial one, yet this is rarely mentioned amidst public debate about the role of sugar in obesity and diabetes. The average Australian teenager consumes around 20 teaspoons of added sugar per day, and sugar is hidden in many of the foods that we consume daily. Our food environment is a major contributor to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases. Recent attention has focused on a range of policy measures designed to reduce our addiction to added sugar – a tax on sugary drinks, restrictions on advertising and sponsorship or improved food labelling. There is an important role for dental practitioners to lend their voice to this public advocacy and health education, and to encourage healthier eating for their patients.

Matt Hopcraft

With more than 25 years in the dental industry, Matt is a recognised leader and expert in dental... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunch

Duration: 1 hour
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

Cone Beam Computed Tomography: A Practical and Systematic Method for Software Manipulation and Interpretation

For general dentists and dental specialists alike, the emerging world of three-dimensional (3D) imaging can be an exciting, yet overwhelming venture. Join Dr Brownlee on a journey into CBCT interpretation; a systematic approach dealing with software manipulation of the acquired volumes, and how to ensure that all potential aspects of the acquired scan are reviewed and reported. You will learn tips and tricks and gain a deeper insight into understanding clinically relevant regions within the 3D image. A variety of patient cases, selected for both general practitioners and specialists alike, will be investigated to support the diagnostic approach.

Meredith Brownlee

Dr Meredith Brownlee earned her D.M.D. from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and practised... More

Duration: 1 hour
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
C4.5

Connecting the Mouth to the Body: Management of Patients with Special Healthcare Needs

Avanti Karve

Connecting the Mouth to the Body: Management of Patients with Special Healthcare... More

Duration: 1 hour
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
C4.4

How to Make a Practice Green - For the Practice and Patient

Kylie Robb

How to Make a Practice Green - For the Practice and Patient   Presenter Biography Kylie... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Darling Harbour Theatre

All in Good Time: Preparing for Dentistry’s Future

Matt Hopcraft

With more than 25 years in the dental industry, Matt is a recognised leader and expert in dental... More

Martin Hall

Applying Value-Based Health Care Principles to Oral Health Can the principles of value-based... More

Zoe Wainer

All in Good Time: Preparing for Dentistry’s Future Presenter Biography Dr Wainer is... More

Mike Covey

Mike joined Henry Schein in early 2012 and was appointed Managing Director in mid 2014. In 2017... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: RISE UP: An Evolution in Leadership

There is this unspoken line of intent in our lives. When we are living and working 'above the line' we feel like we are in control and we are being our best version of ourselves. Often life and our mindset can push us below the line. This interactive keynote explores how we can all choose to live and work above the line more often. Inspiring, reflective and practical this keynote is perfect for work or personal goal-set. It’s about attitude, self-leadership, awareness and striving to be your best you in every context of your life.  Matt’s sessions are high energy, interactive, and top-rated at each and every event.

Matt Church

Matt Church is a seeker of truth, sharing his learning through teaching and writing. As the... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ADX Open

Duration: 6 hours
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
CPD3

Going to Cloud Practice Management Software? Pitfalls, Obstacles and Challenges - The Lessons from The Ground

This session overviews the pitfalls, obstacles, and challenges of migrating your practice to cloud application and allows you to ask the right questions and prepare in advance. The course is not about which Cloud Practice Management Applications to choose, but more about developing a clear cloud migration framework to ensure that you are making an informed decision as you journey towards cloud.

 

Jason Shim

Presenter Biography Jason Shim has worked with all major Dental software and hardware vendors... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
CPD5

Next Level in Digital Dentistry- Part I: Using the Prosthetic Design Center for Removable Prosthodontics

This course is meant to demystify the workflow involved in creating partial and full arch prostheses using PDC digital technology. The user-friendly methodologies and software modeled in the course will demonstrate an easy and comprehensive way to go from scanning to the final prosthesis using a basic workflow that is not intimidating and offers a logical approach that can be used regardless of the type of scanners or printers you may or may not choose to incorporate into your workplace. This course also serves as a foundation for addressing simple to complex full arch fixed restorations with digital technology that makes precision dentistry more enjoyable.

Candice Zemnick

Presenter Biography Dr Zemnick is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who received her MPH from New... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
CPD1

Time to Change the Restorative Paradigm

How to create a dream clean adhesive regime - a new game-changing protocol in restorative dentistry. Contemporary restorative dentistry relies on developing the best possible adhesive interface between the tooth structure and the
restoration. Key to this is creating the ideal tooth surface to ensure optimal mechanical and chemical bonding when using adhesive restorative materials. This lecture will look at the clinical management of various restorative cases and discuss the clinical strategies to optimise long term restorative success

Ian Meyers

Presenter Biography Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and an honorary... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
CPD4

Dental Lasers – Are You Shining in this Treatment Modality?

This lecture aims to give attendees background on laser light therapy and then delve into the unique applications of
photobiomodulation (PBM) and its non-pharmacological benefits in the arena of health.

Lan Tran

Presenter Biography Dr Lan Tran obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
CPD2

“Hey Doc, Can I Die from Sedation?”

The answer is no, not with the use of the well-developed strict dental sedation safety protocols and good patient selection.
This presentation will address the concerns and the undoubted benefits of dental sedation for your patient.
Dental Sedation is an effective means to address “dental anxiety”. As we all know, dental anxiety is stressful for both the patient and clinician alike. A simple procedure can feel like a marathon with both patient and dentist dreading the experience. Intravenous sedation (IV) makes dental procedures enjoyable and relaxing for the patient and, just as important, for the treating clinician. Intravenous sedation is exceptionally safe and effective when performed with the use of continuous patient monitoring and appropriate patient selection.
In order to safely treat patients under IV sedation, specific knowledge and understanding can prepare you to more easily identify suitable patients and manage them under sedation. This presentation will discuss patient selection, “red flags” to look for, vital sign monitoring, and recognition of a deteriorating patient to enable you to identify risks before commencing treatment and recognise the early warning signs so as to prevent any untoward or unexpected complications.

Nancy Chen

Hey Doc, can I die from sedation?” The answer is no, not with the use of the... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: The Role of Biomaterials in Guided Bone Regeneration

The foundation of successful implant therapy is the placement of an implant into a site of adequate bone volume. Unfortunately, this is not always possible; resulting in the exposure of implant threads. Depending on the extent of exposure, such situations can be successfully managed by guided bone regeneration (GBR). Deproteinised bovine bone mineral in combination with a purified resorbable collagen barrier membrane has proven to be an ideal combination for such treatment, as evidenced by hundreds of published clinical studies and decades of clinical experience. Attend this 45-minute seminar to learn more about the principles of contemporary GBR.

Dr George Alexopoulos

Dr George Alexopoulos graduated BDSc from The University of Melbourne in 1997 and worked in a... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
CPD5

Teeth vs Implants: What influences Our Decision Making?

To present various forms of bias that influence the dentist on whether to maintain teeth or replace them with implants. The presentation will include clinical cases to illustrate possible dilemmas.

Gordon Burt

Presenter Biography Gordon is a Prosthodontist in private practice in Melbourne’s CBD. He... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
CPD2

Teeth Whitening: What Dental Health Professionals Should Know About this Non-Invasive Procedure

Is achieving whiter teeth the only benefit of teeth whitening? There are many different techniques available for the provision of professionally-supervised teeth whitening, each requiring different protocols. This has led many practitioners to focus primarily on the choice of whitening options, often overlooking the other real benefits that this non-complicated procedure has to offer, such as an increase in enamel health. All dental health practitioners have a duty to understand how teeth whitening procedures can provide the patient with the best possible outcome. This presentation will cover the clinical and scientific aspects that every clinician should understand about Teeth Whitening.

Rouel Vergara

Teeth Whitening: What Dental Health Professionals Should Know About this Non-Invasive... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
CPD3

Key Financial Considerations when Commencing in Practice

Structuring for Tax Efficiency and Asset Protection
• Employees v Contractors v Service Fee arrangements – why does it matter?
• Tax Deductible Debt strategies
• Protecting your biggest asset – your ability to earn income
• Superannuation strategies for commencing in the workforce

Shane Morgan

Shane joined Cutcher & Neale in January 2005 and became a Partner in July 2012. He works... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Rich Dentist, Poor Dentist: Principles of success for modern dentists

Principles and strategies that set high performers apart from the rest.

Dr Cigdem Kipel

Dr Cigdem Kipel is a multi-award winning Sydney based Principal Dentist a 7-surgery facility... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
CPD2

Ditch the Interproximal Bias

Interdental cleaning is one of the most important home care steps for patients to maintain health and prevent disease, however are we always setting the patient up for success? Patients look to dental professionals for advice and instructions on how to maintain or improve their oral health but are we always recommending the latest research or meeting patients' needs and wants. Floss meme and floss advertisements are everywhere we look, brushing and flossing go together like salt and pepper but is floss really
the gold standard? How do we know what’s best for each patient? It starts with understanding embrasure spaces and making recommendations based on individual patients.

Tabitha Acret

Ditch the Interproximal Bias Interdental cleaning is one of the most important home care steps... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
CPD5

Interceptive Orthodontics: How to Avoid Major Problems?

Management of early dental and skeletal orthodontic problems. Some minor dental and skeletal problems can be intercepted before they become major problems. Canine eruption problems, jaw deficiencies, hypoplastic molar’s long-term issues, sleeping problems and the loss of teeth and bone can be managed at early ages, most of the time with a significantly satisfactory outcome. The early management and the interception of these dental and skeletal issues will be explained and discussed.

Ali Darendeliler

Dr Darendeliler is Professor and Chair of Orthodontics, Head of Discipline of Orthodontics and... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: New Personalised Medicine breakthroughs that eliminate common problems in your dental practice

When it comes to medicine, one type doesn’t work for all. Dentists are regularly confronted with clinical issues for which no manufactured medicine exists. This includes:
• Patient allergy to medicines
• Impact of external prescribed medications on treatment
• Lack of properly formulated options for dental use.
But there are new options. Leading Pharmacist Craig Frawley will unravel the new personalised medicines options that can solve many of the problems above and provide a pathway for improved patient outcomes.

Craig Frawley

Craig is a Precision Medicine Pharmacist with Pharmacy, Science, Entrepreneurship and Innovation... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
CPD4

Simplified Aesthetic Composite Restorations in Our Everyday Dental Practice

This course proposes an easier comprehension of the optical phenomena of teeth, which in turn will allow clinicians to diagnose and reproduce the natural dentition with predictability, confidence, achieving better results, both aesthetically and economically.

Rafael Beolchi

Presenter Biography Dr Rafael Beolchi obtained his Dental Surgeon degree from the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Madame Tussauds

ADA NSW Recent Graduates present A Night In Wax

Duration: 3 hours
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
CPD4

Prosthodontics 2041

Futurists, Polymaths, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) Researchers have contributed to the discussion of a Technological Singularity – a theoretical moment in time marking the end of the human era, as a new machine superintelligence upgrades itself and advances technologically at an incomprehensible rate. Many contributors believe this will occur by 2041, and all humans know this is not far away. However, key authors argue that it is difficult or impossible for present-day humans to predict what human beings' lives would be like in a post-singularity world.
As Prosthodontists, Health Care Professionals, Educators, and citizens, we embrace the benefits of technology and yet we live in fear of its impact on our personal freedoms and livelihoods. This paradox is what drives the progression of technological advances and its tempering by social and ethical values. Health care and education are major sectors in AIML research and development and dentistry and prosthodontics are prime target disciplines.
This presentation has evolved via invited presentations delivered with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, International College of Prosthodontists, and International team of Implantology (Johannesburg SA), and will offer seven predictions across clinical, technological, social, and vocational topic areas.

• Our jobs, reskilling, and education technologies.
• Personalised health – the irresistible force.
• Socioethical infrastructure and responsible AI
Ken Hooi

Ken is a Prosthodontist with dual qualifications in prosthodontics and implant dentistry.... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
CPD1

Next Level in Digital Dentistry- Part I: Using the Prosthetic Design Center for Removable Prosthodontics

This course is meant to demystify the workflow involved in creating partial and full arch prostheses using PDC digital technology. The user-friendly methodologies and software modeled in the course will demonstrate an easy and comprehensive way to go from scanning to the final prosthesis using a basic workflow that is not intimidating and offers a logical approach that can be used regardless of the type of scanners or printers you may or may not choose to incorporate into your workplace. This course also serves as a foundation for addressing simple to complex full arch fixed restorations with digital technology that makes precision dentistry more enjoyable.

Candice Zemnick

Presenter Biography Dr Zemnick is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who received her MPH from New... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
CPD2

Teeth vs Implants: What influences Our Decision Making?

To present various forms of bias that influence the dentist on whether to maintain teeth or replace them with implants. The presentation with include clinical cases to illustrate possible dilemmas.

Gordon Burt

Presenter Biography Gordon is a Prosthodontist in private practice in Melbourne’s CBD. He... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
CPD5

Mistakes Happen! But What Should We Tell the Patient?

This talk will cover common errors that occur during root canal treatment, while also addressing how to avoid them, how they affect the prognosis of root canal treatment, and how to treat them. Any treatment carries the possibility of complications, and root canal treatment is no exception. Often there are some simple clinical tips that can help us avoid these. If a complication arises, it is important to know how it will impact the outcome of the treatment and how it can be remedied.

Omar Ikram

Presenter Biography Omar was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He completed his Bachelor of... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
CPD3

Going to Cloud Practice Management Software? Pitfalls, Obstacles and Challenges - The Lessons from The Ground

This session overviews the pitfalls, obstacles and challenges of migrating your practice to cloud application and allows you to ask the right questions and prepare in advance. The course is not about which Cloud Practice Management Applications to choose, but more about developing a clear cloud migration framework to ensure that you are making an informed decision as you journey towards cloud.

Jason Shim

Presenter Biography Jason Shim has worked with all major Dental software and hardware vendors... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
CPD4

What Type of Tooth Resorption is This?

At one time, dentists were taught that there were only two types of tooth resorption – internal and external. As our knowledge and advances in the specialty improved, so too has the number of types of resorption. Resorptive processes in the teeth can now be classified into 11 different types. Some types of resorption can be prevented while other cases may be unavoidable, or undetectable until it is too late to manage. Some types of resorption are pathologic while others are normal physiological processes. In some instances resorption can be treated, in others, it cannot be treated and some simply do not need treatment. In order to be able to diagnose and manage tooth resorption, it is essential to understand the processes involved and to be able to distinguish between the different types of resorption. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of the various types of resorption will be provided.

Paul Abbott

Resorption - clinical management and outcomes In this presentation, the three most common types... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
CPD1

Updates on Indication and Process in Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is traditionally thought of for the correction of dentofacial deformities. We are seeing an increased number of patients come in adulthood. This lecture will provide updates on indications for orthognathic surgery, and patient's presenting.
Also included is an update on orthognathic processes

Krishnan Parthasarathi

Krishnan Parthasarathi completed Dental, Medical, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training in... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
CPD1

Contemporary, Consistent, Conservative Endodontics in General Practice

Endodontics in general practice is a multifaceted challenge that is compounded by the pressures of patient management. Busy general practices rely on technology and techniques that will deliver reliable results which can be difficult with endodontics.  This presentation aims to discuss the anatomical and clinical challenges related to endodontic treatment and various options available to general practitioners. Diagnosis and triaging to appointment management in order to maximise time and patient constraints will be addressed.

Lan Tran

Presenter Biography Dr Lan Tran obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
CPD3

Light Curing – Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

This presentation will cover the science around photopolymerization that must be known by all dental professionals handling a curing light. From the equipment you use to the operator technique, you will see that light curing is so much more. 

Curing lights and light-curing have become an essential part of the dental office. Yet how much were you taught about this essential piece of equipment? It is not just about the irradiance measured on a table with a dental radiometer. The emission
spectrum, active tip size, and power output are all important factors you should consider. This lecture will cover the basics of light curing and how you can easily improve the success of your restorations.

Fabio Fowler

Light Curing – Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Curing lights and light-curing have become an... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
CPD4

Head And Neck Cancer And Trauma : The Role Of The Oral Health Team

Head and neck cancers are reported by the WHO to have incidences similar to breast cancer and remarkably nearly twice the mortality!
These cancers and trauma to the craniofacial structures significantly affect all five senses that contribute to our human quality of life. This arguably makes the morbidity of these diseases possibly greater than most others.
The responsibility therefore of the medical and dental professions is to identify the signs and symptoms as early as possible, educate our population and undertake research in the management of these cases to maximise treatment outcomes.

Dale Howes

Head And Neck Cancer And Trauma: The Role Of The Oral Health Team Head and neck cancers are... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Rich Dentist, Poor Dentist: Principles of success for modern dentists

Principles and strategies that set high performers apart from the rest.

Dr Cigdem Kipel

Dr Cigdem Kipel is a multi-award winning Sydney based Principal Dentist a 7-surgery facility... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
CPD2

Essential Superannuation Strategies for Dentists in 2022

In this presentation, Shane Morgan will highlight some of the vital current superannuation strategies including:
• Purchasing your practice premises through a SMSF – is this still a viable strategy?
• Essential contribution strategies for tax efficiency and wealth creation
• Pension strategies including maximising your Transfer Balance Cap
• Important SMSF estate planning strategies

Shane Morgan

Shane joined Cutcher & Neale in January 2005 and became a Partner in July 2012. He works... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
CPD5

The Toolkit for a Reproducible Glide Path in Root Canal Treatment

Most clinicians find that while molar root canal preparation in general is complex, a lot of problems occur in the early treatment steps. This includes establishing a reproducible glide path without procedural errors. This presentation will provide participants with a list of clinical steps that will make their life in root canal therapy easier and more predictable.
A solid glide path to a correct working length goes a long way to an ideal canal preparation, in particular with engine-driven
instrumentation. Such a glide path may be created by hand or rotary/reciprocation instrumentation or even a combination of the two.The presence of a glide path effectively minimizes the so-called threading-in effect and the associated risk of torsional breakage of instruments. This is accomplished simply by reducing the risk of the taper lock that can occur if the canal cross-section is smaller than the tip of the rotary instrument. Moreover, a glide path reduces the contact area between subsequent shaping instruments and the canal wall and therefore the torsional loads experienced by shaping rotary instruments. The following are steps that are essential to create a solid glide path:
- Understanding the root and root canal anatomy of the case in detail
- Accomplishing early and directed coronal enlargement (“orifice modification”)
- Achieving and maintaining apical patency
- Maintaining dentine shavings in suspension with sufficient irrigation
- Providing adequate and defined space for subsequent instrumentation


There is no doubt that even seemingly small preparation errors such as ledges jeopardise a glide path, and much more the presence of an instrument fragment. Therefore it is essential to use the right material and the right handling to avoid such complications. At the conclusion of this presentation, clinicians will be able to create their individual tool kit from a palette of clinical techniques and surely be able to perform molar endodontics with more confidence.

Ove A. Peters

Dr. Ove A. Peters joined The University of Queensland School of Dentistry in 2020 as a professor... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Alveolar Ridge Preservation

Loss of alveolar bone is an inevitable consequence of the natural healing process following dental extraction. Of particular significance is loss of horizontal and vertical dimensions; both can have an impact on future treatment. Use of deproteinised bovine bone mineral with a protective collagen membrane at the time of extraction can significantly compensate for this loss of bone volume. In most instances, implants can be placed at a future time without the need of additional augmentation. Attend this 45-minute seminar to learn more about the principles of ridge preservation and the benefits this can offer both you and your patients.

Dr George Alexopoulos

Dr George Alexopoulos graduated BDSc from The University of Melbourne in 1997 and worked in a... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
CPD1

Complex Orofacial Pain

Persistent orofacial pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat. The painful trigeminal nerve activates additional less known nerve pathways giving unusual symptoms. Persistent pain can cause frustration, anger, anxiety to both the patient and dentist. The lecture will outline key points in the diagnosis and management. Pain is a complex biopsychosocial problem. The area of the oral cavity, teeth and face have important physiological functions and psychological significance. Dental pain is predominantly nociceptive. However, its progression to neurogenic and neuropathic status means the dental clinician must have a good understanding of neuroscience. New
therapies are available from advances in biotechnology to attenuate complex pain.

Russell Vickers

Dr Vickers is a specialist oral & maxillofacial surgeon and pain specialist. He has been... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
CPD5

The Importance of Restorative Contours in Implant Prosthodontics

Understanding the form and contour of implant restorations plays a major role in the aesthetic outcomes of our treatment.
Furthermore, this can also influence the accessibility for oral hygiene along with improper contours being a risk factor for peri-implant problems. The presentation will highlight important features that will enhance the outcomes and provide long term
strategies for optimal peri-implant health.

Christopher Ho

The Importance of Restorative Contours in Implant Prosthodontics Understanding the form and... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Labs: How to leverage AI-driven remote care and virtual practice solutions to grow your dental practice?

Create a AI-driven 360 degree virtual practice and stand out by providing a patient experience with increased convenience and transparency. Learn how you can use the power of AI-driven patient engagement, remote and virtual practice solution to build trust with patients, offer an engaging patient experience (PX), increase your case acceptance, pre-triage your patients, boost patient reactivation, and increase patient retention. Learn how this will help you to save time for your dentists, improve productivity of your staff, and drive profitability of your practice.

Padma Gadiyar

Dr. Padma Gadiyar is a dentist, practice owner, Artificial Intelligence enthusiast &... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
CPD2

What Are The Keys for Successful Periodontal Outcomes

Periodontal disease is not decreasing in prevalence and over the last 10 years the numbers have been on the rise.
Why? what are we missing?
Often its the importance of individually focused home care instructions for our patients. This lecture will cover new tools, tips and ideas that can be implemented to improve patient outcomes and discuss the ‘WHY’ our patient's teeth and/or gums are not healthy and what one can do to change that, from behaviour to using different tools and techniques.

Tihana Divnic-Resnik

Game of Periodontal Prevention - New Avenues in Chemical Plaque Control Are the “tools... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
CPD3

Chairside 3D Printing In Your Practice

In dentistry, the development and adoption of additive technology i.e. 3D printing has been increasing globally at a rapid rate. Dr Andrew Ip will present a general overview of the current state of 3D printing in clinical dentistry and what is available for dentists to use now. He will detail his journey from being a hobbyist 3D printer to where he is now, with a significant portion of his clinical dentistry involving 3D printing and digital dentistry in some way or another.
He will go through why 3D printing adds so much value to his general dental practice and what treatment options and workflows are available with the adoption of fast, accurate and reliable chairside 3D printers to his practice. Not only can models be printed reliably and efficiently, but with increased speed and accuracy, same-day temporary or long-term restorations can be printed chairside for patients who cannot afford more traditional ceramic options.
Like with all things, 3D printing has its own learning curve. Learn from someone who has made all the mistakes beginners make, so you can avoid making them yourself. Dr Ip will also go through simple tips and tricks to make your 3D printing journey easier and more consistent, without some of the headaches some users face at the start.
Finally, we will briefly go through what may be around the corner for 3D printing – from printing clear aligners directly, to stronger
and longer-lasting restorative resins. It is an exciting time to enter the 3D printing world!

Andrew Ip

Chairside 3D Printing In Your Practice After the course, you will see the current state of 3D... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
CPD5

Streamlined Digital Workflows for Cosmetic Veneers

How to deliver perfect cosmetic results and give patients exactly what they want. This course provides everything required to enhance the cosmetic dentistry practice.

Matt Race

Streamlined Digital Workflows for Cosmetic Veneers How to deliver perfect cosmetic results and... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Immediates - Extracting the most from a digital denture workflow

In this presentation we will dive into the digital workflow of immediate dentures.  We look at on trend and standard best practice processes that can contribute to a well planned and executed treatment plan using a digital platform.  We examine the demands from patients, their satisfaction and the positive impacts that using a digital workflow brings.  We examine how the digital denture workflow assists the dental practice’s ability to deliver a therapeutic transition to prosthetic privacy, with efficiency, skill set, and technology delivered outcomes.

Simon Ashworth

Simon is an accomplished clinical dental technician with nearly 40 years in... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
CPD1

Something’s Gotta Give: Meeting Your Patients’ New Digital Expectations

In the last few years, your patients’ expectations for how they find a dentist, how they book, and how they communicate with your practice has gone through some dramatic changes - has your dental website kept up? If your website is simply acting as an online brochure, you’re alienating potential patients who demand modern conveniences and tools.
By providing patients with the technology and convenience they have grown accustomed to, you can win more new patients who are looking for a dentist who can accommodate their needs, many of which are reasonable and easy to handle!
From creating a website and Google My Business profile to connecting online scheduling and patient forms, we’ll cover ways to make your online presence stand out from your competition and acquire new patients.

Jeff Gladnick

Something’s Gotta Give: Meeting Your Patients’ New Digital Expectations Creating a... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
CPD2

Resorption - Clinical Management and Outcomes

In this presentation, the three most common types of tooth resorption will be discussed –external inflammatory resorption, external replacement resorption and external invasive resorption. Each type of resorption has different aetiologies, pathogeneses and management strategies. External inflammatory resorption is related to infection of the root canal system so root canal treatment is the usual way to treat this type of resorption – however, there are some modifications to routine root canal treatment that can improve the predictability of the outcomes and the long-term prognosis of the tooth. External replacement resorption typically follows ankylosis and it cannot usually be treated so it is important to know how to prevent it from occurring wherever possible. External invasive resorption usually occurs without an obvious cause which complicates treatment. It is also an insidious process that is poorly understood by many practitioners. It typically follows several stages – in the early stages, it can usually be treated by cauterisation, curettage, and restoration but the more advanced cases are often better left untreated with simple and regular monitoring to determine their progress and to decide if, and when, to extract the tooth. This lecture will discuss and demonstrate the management of these types of resorption and the longer-term outcomes of the recommended management strategies will be demonstrated.

Paul Abbott

Resorption - clinical management and outcomes In this presentation, the three most common types... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
CPD5

How to Thrive as an Associate Dentist

Successful Associate dentists have common traits. You could put them in almost any practice and they would grow both their database and their production. So what are these skills and how can you cultivate them? By gaining a deeper understanding of your relationship with the practice and the impact of your day-to-day actions, you will unlock the power to make multiple positive changes that will compound to significant results. Business skills are not just for owners, they are for any dentist committed to getting the most from their career.

The early years of an Associate dentist establishes the foundation for their career, so it is important they compliment their clinical skillsets with a non-clinical skillset that includes communication skills and business understanding.
Most dentists with an interest in business go into practice ownership, but as the landscape changes; the role of the associate is increasingly becoming an endpoint as part of a lifestyle choice.
Understanding the business of dentistry, will help positively shape the trajectory of your career and is now necessary to maximise both your success and your fulfillment.
Don’t wait 5 or 10 years to develop this perspective; You have the power to influence and impact the results you are getting on every level. Learn the key drivers of a successful dentist and the importance of the practice relationship in achieving your goals.

Jamie Workman

How to Thrive as an Associate Dentist Successful Associate dentists have common traits. You... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
CPD4

Simplifying Decision Making in Indirect Dentistry

Materials and adhesive techniques have evolved so quickly that it is hard to keep up. This lecture aims to simplify decision making and the clinical workflow for indirect restorations

When can I use a partial coverage restoration? What material should I select? How do I maximise the bond strength of various materials? Do I need to do this for every case? These are common questions in prosthodontic teaching. It is preferable to have a predictable workflow with systems for different clinical situations in restorative dentistry ranging from simple (every day) to complex techniques when required.

Chris Moule

Chris Moule is a specialist prosthodontist operating a referral-based practice in Sydney’s... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Infection Control – Monitoring Cleaning and Sterilisation Processes in your practice

The cleaning and sterilisation of instruments in a dental practice is one of the core pillars in infection control for the practice. This presentation will help to navigate the requirements of current standards and guidelines, as well as standards soon to be released. We will look at the importance of the cleaning process, the factors involved for a successful process and how it can best be monitored. We will also look at the requirements for monitoring sterilising processes, the indicators available to monitor the process and the information they give us.

Lauren Kontus

Lauren is an environmental scientist by background and has been working for GKE Australia for 6... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
CPD4

Prosthodontics 2041

Futurists, Polymaths, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) Researchers have contributed to the discussion of a Technological Singularity – a theoretical moment in time marking the end of the human era, as a new machine superintelligence upgrades itself and advances technologically at an incomprehensible rate. Many contributors believe this will occur by 2041, and all humans know this is not far away. However, key authors argue that it is difficult or impossible for present-day humans to predict what human beings' lives would be like in a post-singularity world.
As Prosthodontists, Health Care Professionals, Educators, and citizens, we embrace the benefits of technology and yet we live in fear of its impact on our personal freedoms and livelihoods. This paradox is what drives the progression of technological advances and its tempering by social and ethical values. Health care and education are major sectors in AIML research and development and dentistry and prosthodontics are prime target disciplines.
This presentation has evolved via invited presentations delivered with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, International College of Prosthodontists and International team of Implantology (Johannesburg SA), and will offer seven predictions across clinical, technological, social, and vocational topic areas.


- Disruptive clinical technologies

- robots

- optical coherence tomography scanners

- clinical decision support systems

- carbon nanotube membrane technology for dental materials

- stem cells

Ken Hooi

Ken is a Prosthodontist with dual qualifications in prosthodontics and implant dentistry.... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
CPD2

The Toolkit for a Reproducible Glide Path in Root Canal Treatment

Most clinicians find that, while molar root canal preparation in general is complex, a lot of problems occur in the early treatment steps. This includes establishing a reproducible glide path without procedural errors. This presentation will provide participants with a list of clinical steps that will make their life in root canal therapy easier and more predictable.
A solid glide path to a correct working length goes a long way to an ideal canal preparation, in particular with engine-driven
instrumentation. Such a glide path may be created by hand or rotary/reciprocation instrumentation or even a combination of the two. The presence of a glide path effectively minimizes the so-called threading-in effect and the associated risk of torsional breakage of instruments. This is accomplished simply by reducing the risk of the taper lock that can occur if the canal cross-section is smaller than the tip of the rotary instrument. Moreover, a glide path reduces the contact area between subsequent shaping instruments and the canal wall and therefore the torsional loads experienced by shaping rotary instruments. The following are steps that are essential to creating a solid glide path:
- Understanding the root and root canal anatomy of the case in detail
- Accomplishing early and directed coronal enlargement (“orifice modification”)
- Achieving and maintaining apical patency
- Maintaining dentine shavings in suspension with sufficient irrigation
- Providing adequate and defined space for subsequent instrumentation
There is no doubt that even seemingly small preparation errors such as ledges jeopardise a glide path, and much more the presence of an instrument fragment. Therefore it is essential to use the right material and the right handling to avoid such complications.
At the conclusion of this presentation, clinicians will be able to create their individual tool kit from a palette of clinical techniques and surely be able to perform molar endodontics with more confidence.

Ove A. Peters

Dr. Ove A. Peters joined The University of Queensland School of Dentistry in 2020 as a professor... More

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
CPD3

Something’s Gotta Give: Meeting Your Patients’ New Digital Expectations

In the last few years, your patients’ expectations for how they find a dentist, how they book, and how they communicate with your practice has gone through some dramatic changes - has your dental website kept up? If your website is simply acting as an online brochure, you’re alienating potential patients who demand modern conveniences and tools.
By providing patients with the technology and convenience they have grown accustomed to, you can win more new patients who
are looking for a dentist who can accommodate their needs, many of which are reasonable and easy to handle!
From creating a website and Google My Business profile to connecting online scheduling and patient forms, we’ll cover ways to make your online presence stand out from your competition and acquire new patients.

Jeff Gladnick

Something’s Gotta Give: Meeting Your Patients’ New Digital Expectations Creating a... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Why Digital Dentures for the Elderly & Nursing Home Patient?

This presentations explores how traditional workflows and protocols can be modified to treat those patients who are aged, frail or in care. We will explore the special needs of this patient group along with the difficulties faced with their treatment. This presentation will examine 3 keys aspects of the digital approach which set it apart from traditional processing, and will offer you strategies for implementation to achieve outstanding outcomes.

Sam Dias

Sam Dias has been working within the Dental Laboratory field since 1994. In 2005 he... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
CPD2

“Hey Doc, Can I Die from Sedation?”

The answer is no, not with the use of the well-developed strict dental sedation safety protocols and good patient selection.
This presentation will address the concerns and the undoubted benefits of dental sedation for your patient.
Dental Sedation is an effective means to address “dental anxiety”. As we all know, dental anxiety is stressful for both the patient and clinician alike. A simple procedure can feel like a marathon with both patient and dentist dreading the experience. Intravenous sedation (IV) makes dental procedures enjoyable and relaxing for the patient and, just as important, for the treating clinician. Intravenous sedation is exceptionally safe and effective when performed with the use of continuous patient monitoring and appropriate patient selection.
In order to safely treat patients under IV sedation, specific knowledge and understanding can prepare you to more easily identify suitable patients and manage them under sedation. This presentation will discuss patient selection, “red flags” to look for, vital sign monitoring, and recognition of a deteriorating patient to enable you to identify risks before commencing treatment and recognise the early warning signs so as to prevent any untoward or unexpected complications.

Nancy Chen

Hey Doc, can I die from sedation?” The answer is no, not with the use of the... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
CPD4

Implant Complications - Prevention and Treatment

An increasing number of dental implants are placed every year. Unfortunately, the number of implant complications is increasing as well. The aim of this lecture is to show how a large number of these implant complications can be prevented and, if it happens, how they can be early diagnosed and treated. This presentation will explain the factors associated with peri-implant diseases and the loss of periimplant bone and soft tissue. It will discuss ways to prevent these problems and also explain possible treatment options.

Axel Spahr

Prof. Axel Spahr Dr. med. dent. habil., MRACDS (Perio) Prof. Spahr is Director of Oral... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
CPD5

The Adhesive Blueprint

Bonding can be confusing and challenging but when done correctly, it is one of the most brilliant things in dentistry we can provide for our patients. We can confidently bond onto tooth substrate without utilising any retentive and resistive form. The restoration types we have today differ greatly than what we had 20 years ago. Crownlay, veneerlay and tabletops are only possible due to our increasing confidence in bonding. Hence, we are conserving more tooth structure than ever before. However, one must understand that it is an extremely technique-sensitive procedure that when done incorrectly results in complications for our patients, such as post-op sensitivity and marginal leakage.
We will analyse the latest adhesive bonding strategies, debunk a few myths and describe the differences between the current adhesive systems available today: etch-and-rinse, self-etching and universal and the difference in resin bonding strategies - self-adhesive and adhesive.
A firm understanding of adhesive and resin bonding strategies is necessary for direct and indirect restorative dentistry. This presentation aims at providing a set of guidelines for use to maximise clinical outcomes and to avoid post-operative sensitivity through a summary of current evidence and through a series of clinical cases.

Andrew See

Sydney Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Andrew See is a highly-trained cosmetic and implant dentist with... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
CPD3

Endodontic Irrigation Enhancement

Endodontic irrigation has traditionally been a simple procedure based on positive pressure needle irrigation. The physical limitations and fluid dynamics encountered in root canal systems make it difficult to effectively eliminate biofilm bacteria using conventional irrigation modalities, especially in the apical third. Enhanced irrigation strategies have been developed with the aim of more thoroughly disinfecting the entire root canal system and thereby improving treatment outcomes. This lecture will discuss the current status of irrigation enhancement strategies and their impact on clinical treatment outcomes based on current best evidence.

Geoffrey Young

Dr Geoff Young was the first Endodontist in NSW awarded Fellowship of the RACDS in the Special... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Dental practice establishment and expansion, the tools to help

Starting and growing your own dental practice is a big financial commitment and the process can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused, but it doesn't need to be such a daunting project. At BOQ Specialist, we aim to make the financial process as smooth as possible. Whether you are looking to start a new practice, buy an existing practice or become a partner in a practice, we will take you through the ins and outs of each approach and equip you with the necessary financial knowledge to help you choose the right path for you.

Luke Truscott

Luke Truscott is a senior finance specialist with over 20 years of healthcare banking and... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
CPD4

The Importance of Restorative Contours in Implant Prosthodontics

Understanding the form and contour of implant restorations plays a major role in the aesthetic outcomes of our treatment.
Furthermore, this can also influence the accessibility for oral hygiene along with improper contours being a risk factor for periimplant problems. The presentation will highlight important features that will enhance the outcomes and provide long term
strategies for optimal peri-implant health.

Christopher Ho

The Importance of Restorative Contours in Implant Prosthodontics Understanding the form and... More

Duration: 45 mins
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
CPD3

How To Be a Healthcare Hygienist

Gone are the days of our job just being flicking of calculus. Dental Hygienists and Oral Health Therapists are the prevention SPECIALISTS of Dentistry. We not only help prevent oral diseases but we are also an integral part of the health care team helping our patients achieve overall health.
Oral bacteria have been contributed to several systemic diseases from diabetes to cardiovascular disease. We know that chronic inflammation in the mouth may increase the inflammatory markers in the bloodstream and secondly that the oral cavity may act as a reservoir for pathogenic bacteria to enter the bloodstream.
Armed with this knowledge it's important that each oral health professional understands the systemic links and how to work as part of the health care team. This lecture will discuss the importance of referrals, interprofessional relationships, and working together as a team to help achieve optimal health for our patients.

Tabitha Acret

Ditch the Interproximal Bias Interdental cleaning is one of the most important home care steps... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: The Role of Collagen in Soft Tissue Management

The quality and quantity of soft tissues around teeth and prosthetic rehabilitations plays an important role in aesthetics, maintenance, and long-term treatment success. Deficiencies in soft tissues may exist in relation to width of attached keratinised mucosa and/or soft tissue volume. In addition to its well-known mechanical functionality, it is now appreciated that collagen also plays a central role in healing and regeneration of oral tissues at cellular, and even molecular levels. Purified xenogeneic collagen matrices have developed to help assist the regeneration of soft tissues. Learn more about the properties and application of these materials during this 45-minute seminar.  

Dr George Alexopoulos

Dr George Alexopoulos graduated BDSc from The University of Melbourne in 1997 and worked in a... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
CPD1

So You Want to Get Into 3D Printing – But Where Do You Start?

We are entering a fantastic time to get into 3D printing in dentistry. There are now many options out there for the budding digital dentist, but which printer should you choose for your clinic and why and what else do you need to make your workflow fluid?
Dr Andrew Ip will present a brief overview of what’s available in the Australian market and will focus on validated workflow systems (an increasingly important factor specifically with regards to future-proofing your TGA requirements). He will also go through the other equipment and materials you will need to get started in dental 3D printing – it’s not just about the 3D printer!
He will go topics such as the cost of resin, safe recycling of washing fluids and safe handling of resin – all important topics to consider when determining whether bringing in a 3D printer into your practice is the right thing to do.
Along the way, we’ll bring up some useful tips and tricks to help you on your way and we’ll mention some useful tools and gadgets that will make your 3D printing journey more satisfying and less stressful.

Andrew Ip

Chairside 3D Printing In Your Practice After the course, you will see the current state of 3D... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
CPD2

Teeth Whitening: What Dental Health Professionals Should Know About this Non-Invasive Procedure

Is achieving whiter teeth the only benefit of teeth whitening? There are many different techniques available for the provision of professionally-supervised teeth whitening, each requiring different protocols. This has led many practitioners to focus primarily on the choice of whitening options, often overlooking the other real benefits that this non-complicated procedure has to offer, such as an increase in enamel health. All dental health practitioners have a duty to understand how teeth whitening procedures can provide the patient with the best possible outcome.

Rouel Vergara

Teeth Whitening: What Dental Health Professionals Should Know About this Non-Invasive... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
CPD4

Complex Orofacial Pain

Persistent orofacial pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat. The painful trigeminal nerve activates additional less known nerve pathways giving unusual symptoms. Persistent pain can cause frustration, anger, anxiety to both the patient and dentist. The lecture will outline key points in the diagnosis and management. Pain is a complex biopsychosocial problem. The area of the oral cavity, teeth, and face have important physiological functions and psychological significance. Dental pain is predominantly nociceptive. However, its progression to neurogenic and neuropathic status means the dental clinician must have a good understanding of neuroscience. New therapies are available from advances in biotechnology to attenuate complex pain.

Russell Vickers

Dr Vickers is a specialist oral & maxillofacial surgeon and pain specialist. He has been... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
CPD5

Time to Change the Restorative Paradigm

Contemporary restorative dentistry relies on developing the best possible adhesive interface between the tooth structure and the
restoration. The key to this is creating the ideal tooth surface to ensure optimal mechanical and chemical bonding when using
adhesive restorative materials.
This lecture will look at the clinical management of various restorative cases and discuss the clinical strategies to optimise long-term restorative success.

Ian Meyers

Presenter Biography Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and an honorary... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: Cloud technology and the ‘new normal’ – Building better patient experiences?

The pandemic highlighted the importance of being able to adapt to changing circumstances whilst looking after both patients and staff. But how can practices manage the increasing demands of patient expectations and at the same time keep staff happy and engaged? In this session we’ll share practical and actionable steps to help you leverage cloud technology for a better patient and staff experience. We’ll also cover key insights from the thousands of practices we’ve worked with and supported through the pandemic.

Mark Van Zuylekom

Mark Van Zuylekom is the General Manager for Henry Schein One Australia and New Zealand. He is... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
CPD4

Mistakes Happen! But What Should We Tell the Patient?

This talk will cover common errors that occur during root canal treatment, while also addressing how to avoid them, how they
affect prognosis of root canal treatment, and how to treat them. Any treatment carries the possibility of complications, and root canal treatment is no exception. Often there are some simple clinical tips that can help us avoid these. If a complication arises, it is important to know how it will impact the outcome of the treatment and how it can be remedied.

Omar Ikram

Presenter Biography Omar was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He completed his Bachelor of... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Abano Healthcare Learning Lab

Learning Lab: How to Choose & Use ANY Clear Aligner System

This session covers the key criteria on how to choose an aligner system, as well as AORTA's SAC (Simple, Advanced, Complex) Protocol on how to use aligners safely, by assessing patient suitability and case complexity; to better communicate aligner treatment that will speak to your patient's wants in order to better fulfil their needs. The final part of the session will be LIVE interactive Software Setups to help you get the most out of your clear aligner treatment - irrespective of the system!

John Hagiliassis

Dr. John Hagiliassis graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dentistry in... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
CPD5

Streamlined Digital Workflows for Cosmetic Veneers

How to deliver perfect cosmetic results and give patients exactly what they want. This course provides everything required to enhance the cosmetic dentistry practice

Matt Race

Streamlined Digital Workflows for Cosmetic Veneers How to deliver perfect cosmetic results and... More

Duration: 45 mins