Dental Informatics for Specialists & Clinical Educators | 2 March 2017
After explaining the essence of the nascent discipline of dental informatics, we will explore how and why health information technology has so far failed to deliver the promised benefits to clinicians (and why Google Glasses does not make you a better clinician).
Cancer of the oral cavity | Saturday 18 March 2017
This symposium will bring Head and Neck specialists, Medical and Radiation Oncologists together to discuss the latest developments in Head & Neck Cancer diagnosis, treatment and research with a focus on cancers of the oral cavity.
The purpose of the symposium is to provide primary health care providers, that being both general dental and medical practitioners with practical information regarding the identification, investigation and initial management of malignant and premalignant lesions of the oral cavity. Additional information will be provided about the treatment of advanced oral cancer from specialists in head and neck surgery, reconstruction, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and the complications that may arise following these therapies.
Laser training for dental practitioners (ED029) | 8 April 2017
The course content follows the recommendations of AS/NZS4173:2004 in terms of training requirements for dental clinicians. The course assumes no prior knowledge of laser physics, and is designed for the new laser user and for those wanting to understand how different laser types interact with tissues in unique ways.
Rubber Dam: Dam it, it's so quick and easy | 6 May 2017
This course will teach you rapid and simplified techniques of rubber dam application from single tooth isolation to quadrant dentistry in a full ‘hands on’ environment complemented by lectures and clinical notes. This half day course encourages a team approach and the participation of your chair side assistant is encouraged.
Informatics for learning new practices: Current evidence | 25 May 2017
Is there enough information on the Internet to learn from? How do we deal with the information overload, or is it just our inability to properly filter information? How do we disseminate information, such as oral cancer screening guidelines, to general practitioners who often suffer from professional isolation?
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.
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.