2014 General Dentistry Courses



Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach from a Clinician’s Perspective

Presented by ANZAOP with Associate Professor Gary Klasser DMD,Cert.Orofacial Pain

The Australia & New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain (ANZAOP) is delighted to present Associate Professor Gary Klasser in Sydney on 1 October and Melbourne on 17 October, in addition to the ANZAOP Closed Scientific Conference on Saturday 18 October.

ANZAOP is an organisation of health care professionals dedicated to alleviating pain and suffering through the promotion of excellence in education, research and patient care in the field of orofacial and associated disorders.

Course overview

For most general practitioners when a patient presents with TMJ pain we automatically prescribe an occlusal splint and hope that it works. However it is important that we carry out a comprehensive history and examination and actually establish a diagnosis. As undergraduates we learn anatomy and physiology of the masticatory system and then on graduation we seem to forget it all. This course will guide you through an evidence-based treatment approach of your patient with temporomandibular disorders, as a clinician in practice.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Classification of TMDs
  • Normal Function of the Masticatory System
  • Dysfunction of the Masticatory System – TMJ
  • Dysfunction of the Masticatory System - Muscle
  • Management Strategies
  • Sleep Bruxism
  • Botulinum Toxin use for TMDs
  • Electronic Instrumentation
  • Occlusion and TMDs
  • Splint Therapy
  • Q & A
Sydney - Wednesday 1 October 2014

Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach from a Clinician’s Perspective - Sydney

Venue:

Novotel Sydney Central Resort
169-179 Thomas Street Sydney NSW

Date and time:

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Presenter:

Associate Professor Gary Klasser DMD, Cert. Orofacial Pain

CPD hours:

6

Dentists – Early bird rate (pay by 1 September)

$595

Dentists – standard registration

$650

ANZAOP members

$300

University of Sydney and NSW Health staff

$550

Students

$200

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Melbourne - Friday 17 October 2014

Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach from a Clinician’s Perspective - Melbourne

Venue:

The Royce

379 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC

Date and time:

Friday 17 October 2014

Presenter:

Associate Professor Gary Klasser DMD, Cert. Orofacial Pain

CPD hours:

6

Dentists – Early bird rate (pay by 12 September)

$595

Dentists – standard registration

$650

ANZAOP members * (includes registration for the closed Scientific Conference on Saturday 18 October 2014)

$300

Students

$200

Book online now

If you have any queries regarding your registration, please contact the

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Your presenter: Dr. Gary D. Klasser DMD, Cert

Dr. Gary D. Klasser obtained his dental degree from the University of Manitoba (Canada) in 1980. Over the next 22 years, he enjoyed the practice of general dentistry from both a public health and private practice perspective until he returned to graduate studies in 2002. In 2004, he completed his training and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Certificate in Orofacial Pain. In 2005, he completed a fellowship in Oral Medicine/Oral Oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). From 2005 – 2011, he was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Oral Medicine/Orofacial Pain clinic at the College of Dentistry in the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Diagnostic Sciences at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry and is involved in clinical research and teaching. Dr. Klasser has published 55 peer reviewed scientific articles and has contributed chapters to various textbooks while serving as an editorial reviewer for a number of journals. He is also co-editor of two textbooks one of which is the 5th edition of the Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management from the American Academy of Orofacial Pain

Working Posture Workshop: 18 October 2014

Dentistry can be a very challenging profession. Dentists work in confined spaces in physically demanding positions, within an emotionally charged environment and with stressed people who for the most part, prefer not to be there. This can lead to back and neck pain, RSI, stiff muscles and stress for dental practitioners.

This one day practical workshop will teach you a daily program of warm up movements to prepare your body for work each day, and for some participants it will help relieve pain and stress or recover from injury.

Dr Penelope Jones created the Working Posture workshop specifically tailored to members of the dental profession. As a dentist, Penelope fully understands what dental practitioners face within the workplace and has developed a practical workshop to help reverse the problems.

Working Posture Workshop

Course No:

129614

Format:

Lectures and practical sessions

Date:

Saturday 18 October 2014

Outline:

The workshop consists of “awareness through movement” lessons to help unlearn postural habits developed over the years.You will learn how to align your body when seated, so your weight is supported by more than the skeleton. This is achieved through understanding how to release tense muscles and tone wasted muscles for better trunk stability. Participants will be guided to find better alignment through strength and with ease and flexibility for precise skilled jobs, rather than resorting to rigidity and tension for control.

 

Two lectures will underpin the practical lessons and will provide the theoretical and anatomical basis of the work 

Topics:

  • Retraining of the body to be aligned for better posture
  • Learning improved flexible but strong trunk support for working when seated
  • Knowing how to sit and adjust posture while using Loupes and Microscope
  • How to avoid work injuries and to help with rehabilitation should injury occur
  • Learning how to release tight muscles and tone wasted weak muscles
  • Learning an ongoing program of maintenance
  • Risk management – how to avoid work injuries and how to help with rehabilitation should injury occur

Presenter

Dr Penelope Jones BDS, MAFG, MIFB

Time:

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

Venue:

Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Cost:

$535 for dentists if paid by 18 August

$595 standard registration for dentists

$470 for NSW Health and University of Sydney staff

$470 for hygienists/therapists/technicians

$415 for dental assistants

Includes full day’s catering

CPD Hours:

6

Registration

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