2015 General Dentistry Courses



Towards Safer Prescribing and Drug Use in Dental Practice

Course overview

This new one-day course developed by Dr Geraldine Moses DClinPharm will visit three cities Sydney on 2 May 2015, Melbourne on 8 August 2015 and Canberra on 10 October 2015 and will provide clinicians with a comprehensive update for safer prescribing and drug use in dental practice. The day will comprise of four key presentations:

  • The new oral anti-coagulants and their impact on dental patients
  • Taking a medication and allergy history – what you need to know for your practice
  • Adverse drug reactions in the oral cavity – how to diagnose and what to do next
  • Drugs which impair bone healing- beyond bisphosphonates
Course outline

Course outline

The new oral anti-coagulants and their impact on dental patients

Three new oral anticoagulants and two new anti-thrombotics have been marketed in Australia over the last three years which have become particularly popular amongst elderly patients for prevention of stroke and heart attack.  As a result, many of our dental patients present on these drugs with their attendant increased risk of bleeding, but as yet there are no clear guidelines on how these patients should be managed. In this talk, Geraldine will explain the pharmacology of these drugs, how they are used, and how they are different from warfarin. She will also outline the risks of side effects, drug interactions and how dental patients on these drugs can be managed.

Learning objectives/outcomes

After this lecture attendees with be able to:

  • Identify the four new oral anticoagulants, and understand their novel characteristics
  • Know how these drugs differ from warfarin
  • Understand perioperative management of patients on these drugs
  • Be aware of which drug interactions may increase bleeding risk with these new drugs
  • Know when patients on these drugs should be referred to a specialist

 

Taking a medication and allergy history – what you need to know for your practice

Accurate documentation of a patient’s dental, medical and medication history is an important part of optimizing patient care. Unfortunately, few health professionals are ever trained in how to take a medication history properly. A comprehensive medication history should document four aspects to every drug the patient uses, and three aspects to each of their allergies and adverse drug reactions. In this talk, Geraldine will teach how this can easily be achieved in dental practices, how documentation and procedures may be simply change to accommodate this, and why it is so very important.

Learning objectives/outcomes:

After this lecture attendees with be able to:

  • Appreciate the difference between medical history and medication history
  • Take a medication history in a comprehensive and competent way
  • Know which four aspects should be recorded for each drug the patient takes
  • Understand the difference between allergy and adverse reaction history
  • Know the three things to be documented for each allergy or adverse drug reaction

 

Adverse drug reactions in the oral cavity – how to diagnose and what to do next

Adverse drug reactions are an enormous and under-recognized public health problem. A contributor to this situation is inadequate training in drug safety for most health professionals and poor understanding of the drug safety literature. This talk will explain how to diagnose an adverse drug reaction (ADR) of any kind, and then cover the more common drug side effects that manifest in the oral cavity, which drugs are more likely to cause them and how they can be managed. The importance of reporting ADRs to regulatory authorities will also be discussed.

 

Learning objectives/outcomes:

After this lecture attendees with be able to:

  • Apply the steps in diagnosing adverse drug reactions in general
  • Know common adverse drug reactions affecting oral health.
  • Appreciate clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions.
  • Understand how the different adverse drug reactions may be diagnosed and managed.
  • Know the problems associated with referring to ADRs as “common” and “rare”.
  • Know how to report adverse drug reactions to the TGA, and the importance thereof.

Drugs which impair bone healing- beyond bisphosphonates

The idea that medicines could adversely affect bone healing has only been documented in the medical literature since the beginning of the 21st century. The association between bisphosphonates (BPs) and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) has revolutionized this field of interest, and research has been exploding ever since.  Four non-BP classes of medicines have now been associated with increasing the risk of ONJ, and a myriad of other drugs have been identified as making bone more vulnerable to impaired healing. This talk will provide an overview of this field of study and explain how this risk may best be communicated to patients.

Learning objectives/outcomes:

After this lecture attendees with be able to:

  • Understand the pharmacological background to knowing that medicines may have adverse impact on bone healing
  • Appreciate the current view on risk from bisphosphonates on bone healing
  • Know the four new classes of drugs associated with ONJ, and their proposed mechanisms
  • Advise patients more appropriately on their risk of poor bone healing with a range of medicines, not just bisphosphonates.

 

Towards Safer Prescribing and Drug Use in Sydney: course details, dates and costs

TOWARDS SAFER PRESCRIBING AND DRUG USE IN DENTAL PRACTICE – SYDNEY

Course No:

136315

Format:

Didactic

Date:

Saturday 2 May 2015

Time:

9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration from 8.30am) - includes full day's catering

Venue:

Novotel Sydney Central, 169-179 Thomas Street, Haymarket

Cost

Early bird for dentists (pay by  31 March 2015)

Standard for dentists

Standard for therapists/hygienists/DAs/nurses

University of Sydney Alumni (dentist)

University of Sydney and NSW Health Staff

University of Sydney Alumni (therapists/hygienists/DAs/nurses)

$565

$625

$425

$625

$500

$385

CPD Hours:

6 scientific CPD hours

To register:

You can book online with VISA or Mastercard.

For alternative payment methods please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education .

Towards Safer Prescribing and Drug Use in Melbourne: course details, dates and costs

TOWARDS SAFER PRESCRIBING AND DRUG USE IN DENTAL PRACTICE – MELBOURNE

Course No:

136415

Format:

Didactic

Date:

Saturday 8 August 2015

Time:

9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration from 8.30am) - includes full day's catering

Venue:

To be confirmed

Cost

Early bird for dentists (pay by 8 June 2015)

Standard for dentists

Standard for therapists/hygienists/DAs/nurses

University of Sydney Alumni (dentist)

University of Sydney and NSW Health Staff

University of Sydney Alumni (therapists/hygienists/DAs/nurses)

$565

$625

$425

$625

$500

$385

CPD Hours:

6 scientific CPD hours

To register:

You can book online with VISA or Mastercard.

For alternative payment methods please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education .

Towards Safer Prescribing and Drug Use in Canberra: course details, dates and costs

TOWARDS SAFER PRESCRIBING AND DRUG USE IN DENTAL PRACTICE - CANBERRA

Course No:

136515

Format:

Didactic

Date:

Saturday 10 October 2015

Time:

9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration from 8.30am) - includes full day's catering

Venue:

To be confirmed

Cost

Early bird for dentists (pay by 10 August 2015)

Standard for dentists

Standard for therapists/hygienists/DAs/nurses

University of Sydney Alumni (dentist)

University of Sydney and NSW Health Staff

University of Sydney Alumni (therapists/hygienists/DAs/nurses)

$565

$625

$425

$625

$500

$385

CPD Hours:

6 scientific CPD hours

To register:

You can book online with VISA or Mastercard.

For alternative payment methods please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education .


Contemporary Infection Control: State of the Art - Saturday 11 July 2015

Course overview

This one day course provides an overview of key areas in infection control in which there have significant changes in recent years. The impact of the national guidelines from the ADA Inc, changes to the NH&MRC/CDNA guidelines from 2010, and the impact of national registration in July 2010 on infection control requirements will be a particular theme running through the program. The course is suitable for all members of the dental team. It will be of particular benefit to those who have not undertaken a recent Infection Control course and who wish to update their knowledge of infection control issues.

Course topics
  • Disease trends for infectious diseases to dentistry
  • Risk-based precautions
  • Recent developments in hand-care practices
  • Performance assessment of dental masks and post-exposure prophylaxis
  • Bioform reduction strategies and microbial assessment of dental unit water
  • Simplified management of endodontic instruments
  • Efficiency-based measures to improve workflow in instrument reprocessing and patient changeover
  • Features and correct operation of pre-vacuum autoclaves
  • Batch identification of instrumentals (instrument tracking)
  • Analysis of failures in infection control – lessons from recent incidents of practice
  • Requirement for autoclave record keeping
  • Protocols for the use of chemical and biological indicators
Course details, dates and cost

CONTEMPORARY INFECTION CONTROL

Course No:

 135415

Format:

Didactic

Date:

Saturday 11 July 2015

Time:

9:00am - 5:00pm (registration from 8:30am) - includes full day's catering

Venue:

Novotel Sydney Central, 169 - 179 Thomas Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

Presenter

Professor Laurie Walsh BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FFOP(RCPA), FICD, FPFA, FADI, FIADFE

Cost

Early bird for dentists (pay by 11 April 2015)

Standard for dentists

Standard for therapists/hygienists/DAs/nurses

University of Sydney Alumni (dentist)

University of Sydney Alumni (therapist)

University of Sydney/ NSW Health staff

$565

$625

$425

$565

$385

$500

CPD Hours:

6

To register:

You can book online with VISA or Mastercard.

For alternative payment methods please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education .