2014 Periodontics Courses

Periodontal Instrumentation – Saturday 2 August

This course is designed for Dentists, Hygienists, Therapists and Technicians.

Clinical skills required for providing periodontal therapy most effectively and efficiently may be enhanced by viewing all instruments as a total unit, rather than as separate entities.

Participants will be able to review current clinical instrumentation practice in a safe environment. This course will review ergonomics, hand positioning and help each participant to develop optimal clinical technique to reduce stress-related injuries. You will be able to “test drive” a variety of instruments that will be available and be shown the correct clinical technique for their use.

This workshop will provide practical principles for confronting clinical complications with dexterity, skill and confidence.

Periodontal Instrumentation

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Lectures and clinical simulation


Saturday 2 August 2014


  • Review of calculus detection.
  • Review of graceys and ultrasonics.
  • Maintenance of instruments and sharpening.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to recognise components of ergonomics and adapt hand and body positioning for healthy and safe clinical practice.
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of various explorer designs for optimal calculus detection.
  • Demonstrate proper grasp, fulcrum adaption, insertion, angulation and activation of a variety of periodontal instruments.
  • Identify the factors influencing the selection of instruments including the nature, location and extent of deposit to be removed, the accessibility of the deposit or stain, the topography of the tooth surface, the size, contour, consistency and position of the free gingiva, and the design, size and function of the instrument.


Robyn  Watson RDH, BSc, MPA


8.45am – 4.45pm (registration from 8.15am)


Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills


  • $625 for Dentists
  • $470 for NSW Health and University of Sydney staff
  • $470 for Hygienists, Therapists and Technicians
  • Includes full day’s catering

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Periodontal Disease - 22 August 2014

Patients nowadays are educated and demanding. They insist on a much higher level of care. They want to know all the options.

This one-day course will provide you with the knowledge to assist your patients. It is an overview of current, evidence-based treatment plans covering basic principles, systemic implications of periodontal disease, treatment planning and non-surgical through to surgical needs.

The relationship of periodontics with other areas of dentistry is a key issue in modern periodontics. In particular pre-restorative crown lengthening, ridge augmentation, implant preparation and surgery will be discussed.

Periodontal Disease

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Friday 22 August 2013


  • Do people still need to clean their teeth?
  • When to increase margins.
  • Surgical crown lengthening.
  • My smile looks terrible.
  • Does root planing work?
  • When to cut.
  • Where are implants better than teeth?


John Highfield MSc, DDS, BDS, FICD


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


Central Sydney location to be confirmed


$625 Dentists

$500 NSW Health and University of Sydney staff
$425 Dental Hygienist/Therapist

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