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Pavilion on Northbourne Hotel

242 Northbourne Avenue

Dickson, ACT 2602


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Join us for a full day CPD event with the theme of Better Together. Dr Merrilyn Hooley is our Colgate sponsored Keynote Speaker, she will be discussing the impact of trauma history on dental practice. Dr Dylan Hyam will we showing the amazing results that can be achieved with Othognathic surgery. Dr Elizabth Milford will be discussing women and oral health.

More details to be added as speakers confirmed


8:00am Registration

8.35am Welcome

8.45am Colgate presentation –

9.00am Dr Dylan Hyam

10.00am Dr Merrilyn Hooley Colgate Keynote Speaker

Impact of trauma history on dental practice

11.00am Morning tea and trade

11. 30am

12.30pm Lunch and trade

1.30pm Dr Merrilyn Hooley Colgate Keynote Speaker

Impact of trauma history on dental practice

2.30pm Dr Elizabeth Milford

Women and Oral Health: puberty, pregnancy and menopause

3.30pm Afternoon tea and trade

4.00pm Dr Chris Bourke

5.00pm Close

Join us for a drink in the atrium afterwards.

Dr Merrilyn Hooley

Dr Merrilyn Hooley is a developmental psychologist in the School of Psychology at Deakin University and formerly a dental therapist in the public dental system in Victoria. While working as a dental therapist, Merrilyn became interested in patients’ responses to discomfort and this led to the formal study of psychology and completion of a PhD in 2007. Although moving to a new field, Merrilyn maintains a passion for oral health and has combined her interests in oral health, psychology, children’s development, and parenting in her research. She has published in the area of child oral health and obesity, and is currently working to improve the oral health of children in out-of-home care by providing professional development to children’s carers in residential and home-based care.

Presentation Synopsis: Impact of trauma history on dental practice

This two-part session explores the impact that abuse and neglect have on a child’s developing brain, and how this affects children’s behaviour. Child abuse is perhaps more common than we realise, with 1 in 35 Australian children receiving child protection services 2014-15 (AIHW, 2016). The timing of childhood trauma often coincides with important aspects of brain development, and depending on the length of trauma, can shape the brain for survival in dangerous or impoverished environments. The legacy of this form of brain development is a reduction in the ability of both children and adults to deal with stressors, and a tendency for them to misinterpret benign body language and intention. There are clear implications of childhood trauma for dental professionals, some of which are covered in this presentation along with suggestions for working with children or adults with a history of trauma.

Dr Elizabeth Milford

Elizabeth is the Oral Health Manger at a 15 chair public dental clinic in northern metropolitan Melbourne. She has implemented strategies that respond to workforce challenges; support of students and new graduates, client access and mentoring of clinical staff.

She is also a lecturer in communication with the University of Melbourne and a member of the board of a rural health service. She consults on patient rights and responsibilities and clinical ethics.

She was the ADA Victorian Spokesperson for dental health week in 2016, with a theme of Women and Oral Health.

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Student Members - Student Members must be an eligible and current student member of the DHAA Ltd at the time of purchasing the ticket. Student Membership expires June 30th following your graduation. Student Membership to the DHAA Ltd is Free.

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Dietary Requirements - We will attempt to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please send through any restrictions to contactact@dhaa.info at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

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