General Dentistry

Contemporary infection control | 8 July 2017

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.

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Social media for dentists | 20 July 2017

While there seems to be a widespread fear about the use of social media among health care professionals due to some highly publicized cases of patient privacy violations, there are tremendous opportunities for dentists who use these emerging communication channels. Through outreach and community engagement, dentists cannot only promote their own services, but become community leaders and health advocates.

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Sleep apnoea | 7 August 2017

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common disorder, affecting approximately 4% of men and 2% of women in the middle-aged workforce, as well as children and the elderly. In the past 15 years there has been an increasing recognition of the dental aspects of the disorder, from both pathophysiological and therapeutic points of view. This course aims to inform you about the diagnosis and management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, and to consider the role of the dentist in this field.

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