Occlusion, Does it still matter?

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This two day program will provide an update based on a contemporary understanding of the role of occlusion as a key component for oral rehabilitation, and will do so with a focus on minimal intervention in re-establishing a functional occlusal scheme. The program will include different aspects of occlusion and its relevance for patient outcomes and oral health related quality of life expectations.

Three international clinicians from Guy’s Hospital and the University of London, and Universities of Geneva and Zurich, with broad experience and international reputations in oral rehabilitation will present specific information, and local speakers will also contribute.
This is a unique opportunity to attend and participate in a comprehensive program on occlusion which will address clinical questions with practical solutions. It will advance your practice opportunities and emphasise that occlusion does matter and has a specific role in treatment planning and case management.

The program has been planned to acknowledge the 30th anniversary of the specialty DClin Dent (prosthodontics) program in the University of Sydney, and local speakers are contributors to the program. In addition a new text – Oral Rehabilitation – A Case-based Approach has been written to profile the program and contains cases prepared by candidates who are now graduates of the program and specialist prosthodontists.

Course No: 125112
Format: Lectures
Date: Friday 12 & Saturday 13 October 2012
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm (Registration from 8:00am) - includes full day's catering
Venue: Amora Hotel, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney
Cost: $950
Limit: 80
CPD Hours: 12

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Day 1 - Friday 12 October 2012
8:00am Registration
8:30am Welcome and introduction
Session 1: Occlusion and health
9:00am Overview of occlusion and health - Iven Klineberg
9:45am Neurocognitive aspects of occlusion: adaptation to occlusal change - Sandro Palla
10:45am Discussion
11:00am Morning tea
Session 2: Dysfunction and function
11:30am TMD and occlusion - the perennial question - Chris Peck
12:15pm Sleep apnoea and mandibular advancement appliances – implications for the occlusion - Brian Monteith
1:00pm Discussion
1:15pm Lunch
Session 3: Diagnostics and planning
2:00pm Medications, parafunction, tooth surface loss and breakdown of the occlusion - David Bartlett
3:00pm Treatment planning and occlusal management -   Anthony Au                                                                    
3:45pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm Long-term case analysis in fixed prosthodontics - Robin Hawthorn
4:45pm Discussion
5:00pm Close
Day 2 - Saturday 13 October 2012
8:30am Arrival tea and coffee
8:45am Welcome and introduction
Session 4: The broad agenda of occlusal management
9:00am Managing the elderly patient - Frauke Mueller
10:00am Occlusion and function in maxillo-facial rehabilitation - Christine Wallace
10:45am Morning tea
11:15am Discussion
Session 5: Diagnostics and planning
12:00noon Electronic testing and diagnostic devices - Anthony Au & Iven Klineberg
12:45pm Lunch
Session 6:
1:30pm Occlusal vertical dimension and application of the Dahl appliance - David Bartlett
2:30pm Occlusion – how it affects routine restorative and prosthodontic outcomes - Terry Walton
3:15pm Afternoon tea
3:30pm Discussion
3:45pm Concluding comments
4:00pm Close