2014 General Dentistry Courses


Working Posture Workshop - Saturday 5 April 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. For dental practitioners, 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:

129514

Format:

Lectures and practical sessions

Date:

Saturday 5 April 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 to sit 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

Learning Objectives:

  • Retrain the body to ensure alignment for better posture
  • Understand the optimum seating position and adjustment to posture while using Loupes and Microscope
  • Development of flexible and strong trunk support for working when seated
  • Risk management: avoid work injuries and how to help with rehabilitation should injury occur
  • Releasing tense muscles
  • Toning wasted muscles for better trunk stability
  • Development of an ongoing program of maintenance

 

Presenters

Penelope Jones BDS, MAFG, MIFG

Time:

9am – 5pm (registration from 8.30am)

Venue

To confirm

Cost:

  • $595 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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The Microscope in Everyday Dentistry: Getting a Closer View - Saturday 14 June

The enhanced magnification and illumination provided by the dental operating microscope can be applied to almost all clinical situations. These include the diagnosis of caries, cracks and fractures, pit and fissure restorations, all stages of cavity, veneer and crown preparations and endodontic, periodontal and oral surgery procedures. In many dental specialties the microscope is already considered the standard of care, and its use in general practice is growing. By encouraging good posture the microscope benefits the health of the dentist and the chair side assistant. When combined with documentation facilities, the microscope is an excellent tool for patient education, record keeping and legal defence.

This course will emphasize your use of the microscope in every day clinical situations by the means of “hands on” exercises on extracted teeth and tooth models. A team approach utilizing a chair side assistant will be emphasised, including training in four-handed dentistry specific to a microscope enhanced general practice. Each participant will have the opportunity to try different brands of microscopes to compare their features.

Those who use loupes should bring them to the course. Loupes should be considered the first stage of magnification. If you do not have loupes an obligation free trial can be arranged in your surgery before this course starts. Please contact for more information.

All reference material will be supplied. Your presenters include both specialist endodontists and general practitioners, all with extensive microscope experience who look forward to sharing their knowledge with you.

Please note: this course is intended as an introduction to the microscope for dentists with no or limited experience in microscopic dentistry or those dentists who have a microscope but are experiencing problems with its use

The Microscope in Everyday Dentistry: Getting a closer view

Course no

 130314

Format:

Lectures and hands-on within the Simulation Clinic

Date:

Saturday 14 June 2014

Topics:

  • The microscope: what features to look for
  • Adjusting and focusing the microscope
  • Dentist, assistant and patient positioning for optimum results and improved posture
  • Pit and fissure restorations
  • Endodontic access cavities, canal location and instrumentation
  • Veneer preparation
  • Cavity preparation
  • Crown preparation
  • Periodontal procedures
  • Documentation and record keeping

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to:

  • adjust the microscope for comfort and effectiveness
  • carry out clinical procedures using various levels of magnification
  • utilize their chairside assistant to maximum benefit
  • develop new skills using specialized microsurgical instruments
  • improve communication with their patients
  • improve their treatment records

Convenor:

Steve Cohn BA, DDS, Cert Endo, DABE, FADI, FICD, FPFA

Presenters

Alan Nerwich BDS (Hons), MDSc, MRACDS (Endo), FICD

Rick Spencer BDS (Hons) Syd

Barbara FaulknerBA (Hons)

Time

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

Venue

Sydney Dental Hospital, Level 5, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Cost:

$1045 Dentists

$836 for NSW Health and University of Sydney staff

Early bird rate

$940 for Dentists if paid by 14 April 2014

CPD Hours:

6

Registration

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Contemporary Infection Control: State of the Art - 5 July 2014

This one day course provides an overview of key areas in infection control in which there have been significant changes in recent years. The impact of the national guideline from 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 day’s program.

This course is suitable for all members of the dental team. It will be of particular benefit to dentists, dental auxiliaries, dental prosthetists and dental assistants who have not undertaken a recent Infection Control course, and who wish to update their knowledge of infection control issues.

Contemporary Infection Control: State of the Art

Course No:

130514

Format:

Lectures

Date:

Saturday 5 July 2014

Topics:

  • Disease trends for infectious diseases of concern to dentistry
  • Risk-based precautions
  • Recent developments in handcare practices
  • Performance assessment of dental masks and respirators
  • Comprehensive sharps injury protocol and post-exposure prophylaxis
  • Biofilm 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 instruments (instrument tracking)
  • Analysis of failures in infection control – lessons from recent incidents of practice
  • Requirements for autoclave record keeping
  • Protocols for the use of chemical and biological indicators

Presenter

Laurence J. WALSH, BDSc PhD DDSc FFOP(RCPA) GCEd FICD FADI

Time:

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

Venue:

Central Sydney location to be confirmed

Cost:

$625 for Dentists

$500 for NSW Health and University of Sydney staff

$425 Dental Hygienist/Therapist/Prosthetist/Auxiliary
$245 Dental Assistant/Nurse

Early bird rate

$565 for Dentists if paid by 5 April 2014

Audience:

Dentists/Dental Hygienist/Therapist/Prosthetist/Auxiliaries/Dental Nurses/Nurses

CPD Hours:

6

Registration

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