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DHAA Vic - Hands-On, Multi-Stream CPD Day in Bendigo

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La Trobe University Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road

Flora Hill, VIC 3552


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Full Day CPD Hands on workshops at La Trobe University, Bendigo.

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Delegates are invited to select one of three sponsored CPD hand's on streams:

  • EMS Airflow: Guided Biofilm Therapy (12 places)
  • Hall Technique presented by Dr Hanny Calache & GC Perfecting the posterior restoration (20 places)
  • Half day Hu Friedy Instrumentation & half day Cynergex medical emergencies training (15 places)

Catering will be supplied by PepperGreen Farm - a business that supports people with a disability and supplies quality fresh food using locally sourced ingredients, including staples from their own farm.

There will be trade tables from our sponsors Tepe, Colgate, EMS, Hu Friedy and GC.

CPD 6.5 hours

Three Consecutive Programs:

08.00 Registration, coffee/tea

08.30 – 09.25 Professor Mark Bartold “Whole Mouth Health”

9.30 - 10.45

  • Airflow/EMS Theory Lab C
  • Hall Technique Theory HHS2333
  • Medical Emergencies Practical 1 HHS2334

10.45 – 11.15 Morning Tea Break

11.15 – 12.45

  • Airflow Practical 1 Lab D
  • Hall Technique Practical 1 Lab A
  • Medical Emergencies Practical 2 HHS2334

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch Break

13.45 – 15.15

  • Airflow EMS Practical 2 Lab D
  • GC "Perfecting the posterior restoration" Lab A
  • Hu Friedy Instrumentation Part 1 Lab B

15.15 – 15.45 Afternoon Tea Break

15.45 – 17.15

  • EMS Practical 3 Lab D
  • GC “Perfecting the Posterior Restoration”
  • Hu Friedy Instrumentation Part 2 Lab B

17.15 Close of event

The day will begin with a Colgate sponsored Lecture by Professor Mark Bartold - "Whole mouth health - an evolving paradigm" and then we will break into our chosen streams, of which places are very limited.

Professor Mark Bartold is an Emeritus Professor at the University and formerly Professor of Periodontics and Director of the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre, University of Adelaide. He is a past President of the International Academy of Periodontology, the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology, and Division of Periodontics of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is on the editorial board of 8 international dental journals, Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontal Research and Editor of the Australian Dental Journal. His research is focused on the use of periodontal stem cells for periodontal regeneration and periodontal/systemic health interrelationships. Professor Bartold has authored over 270 scientific articles. He also works half time in private specialist periodontal practice.

EMS: Guided Biofilm Therapy: Practical protocol for saving teeth & implants

Are you ready to shift your paradigms to include Guided Biofilm Therapy as your approach for preventive and periodontal maintenance treatment? If so, this CPD is for you!

Aimed at the whole dental team to discuss the most modern, gentle and cost effective techniques available for periodontal and implant maintenance. Participants will discover Guided Biofilm Therapy [GBT] and learn why it integrates with the modern concept of preventive and minimally invasive dentistry. Key topics include:

  • How to make periodontal treatments more effective and more enjoyable to you, your patients and dental practice.
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Understanding biofilm and its effects
  • The 8 Steps of Guided Biofilm Therapy for professional biofilm management
  • Effectiveness of Guided Biofilm Therapy compared to conventional methods for preventative therapy, maintenance and periodontal treatment
  • Current periodontal disease classifications and understanding CAL
  • AIRFLOW® & PERIOFLOW® - indications and Benefits
  • Implant Disease
  • How to best care for implants
  • Recommended implant maintenance protocol


This workshop is the ideal platform for dental professionals wanting to perfect themselves. Participants will have an opportunity to follow the complete Guided Biofilm Therapy protocol step-by-step clinically on one another in the clinic chair (participants must be comfortable to work on one another). Dental professionals will learn to maximize efficiency and patient comfort.

Learn how to:

  • Correctly utilise supra and sub gingival air polishing devices to eliminate biofilm prior to hard deposit removal
  • Correctly apply ultrasonic instrumentation for optimal hard deposit removal.

Speaker: Tabitha Acret

Tabitha has 22 years experience in the dental industry. She graduated from Newcastle University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and has since worked in private practice and as dental educator at Sydney University. Tabitha is passionate about community dentistry, preventative care and implant maintenance. She has volunteered clinically both within Australia and overseas and volunteers on a regular basis for the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA). She is the current DHAA National Vice President, Northern Territory Director and Chair of Continuing Education nationally.

Implant maintenance is her passion and Tabitha has travelled extensively overseas to obtain more knowledge on the subject including the Malo Clinic in Portugal. She is currently undertaking her Implant Maintenance certification in Washington DC, USA.

Tabitha is working in private practice in the Northern Territory and has just started her Master’s in Public Health at Charles Darwin University. She also splits her time working as a Clinical Educator for EMS Oceania, helping to pass on her knowledge and passion to ‘keep implants for life’

Hu-Friedy Workshop "Periodontal Insturmentation"

This hands-on workshop is limited to 20 participants and will explore subgingival and advanced debridement techniques. 

Topics covered include:

1. Periodontal assessment

2.Use of Gracey scalers

3.Reviewing diagnostics, root morphology and furcation areas using advanced instrumentation techniques.

Participants will be able to:

1. Review current clinical instrumentation practice in a safe environment

2. Review ergonomics and hand positioning for optimal clinical technique and reduction of stress injuries.

3. Be able to test drive a variety of instruments that will be available and shown the correct Clinical technique for their use.
This workshop will provide practical principles for confronting Clinical complications with dexterity, skill and confidence. The appropriate selection of hand instruments will help to maximise performance, minimise stress and increase clinician’s professional satisfaction levels.

Speaker: Deb Brown RDH

Deb is a Dental Hygienist with a Grad Dip in Restorative Dental Hygiene (Canada). She has worked in a variety of health care settings over the past 30 years in both hospital and private practices providing care in general dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, TMJ and facial pain as well as medically compromised patients. Deb holds a Cert IV TAE and Grad Cert in Clinical Teaching. Deb was a clinical supervisor and lecturer at RMIT in Melbourne and is currently a clinical demonstrator at Melbourne University as well as working in private practice. She has provided training nationally to Oral Health Professionals in assisting their patients to QUIT smoking and has held both Executive and Non-Executive committee positions with the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia. Deb is an Educational consultant for both Hu-Friedy and EMS Swiss Dental Academy.

Hall Technique hands on workshop

The Hall Crown Technique has been shown to be a successful anxiety reducing method for managing asymptomatic carious lesions in primary molars in young children.

This workshop will consist of:

A presentation on: What the Hall Crown Technique entails; Why do we need it in Australia? International evidence supporting the Hall Crown Technique; Indications and contraindications for this procedure; the technique for placing a Hall Crown; Concerns raised about the Hall Crown Technique, and findings of recent research on the Hall technique undertaken in Victoria, Australia.

Case selection discussion, and

A Hands-on-Practicum (on the bench): participants will practice placement of separators, and selection of SSC for the Hall technique on dental models.

Speaker: Professor Hanny Calache

“Professor Hanny Calache is a paediatric dentist, with extensive public dental health experience. He is Paediatric Dentistry Academic Lead at the School of Dentistry and Oral Health, La Trobe University and the current Head of the Oral Health Research Stream, Deakin Health Economics, at Deakin University. He held the position of Director Clinical Leadership at Dental Health Services Victoria between 2005 and 2015, and the position of Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Dental School between 1995 and 2004, where he led the establishment of the oral health therapy program at the Melbourne Dental School. His research interests include health promotion and public health and he has published extensively on these topics. His publications demonstrate his expertise in oral health research across various vulnerable community groups throughout their life span. In 2011, he was awarded the Health Minister’s Award for developing a capable and engaged workforce for his work in extending the scope of practice of dental therapists in Victoria. In 2017 he was made a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy in recognition of outstanding achievement within the dental profession. Professor Calache also has extensive translational research experience in public dental programs in Victoria and nationally.”

GC Perfecting the posterior Resortation

This course will provice clincial information on material selection and placement techniques for posterior restroations including simplet solutions for managing the challanges of adhesive denistry.

Participants will complete both class 1 and class II posterior restoration utilising a combination of new glass hybrid materials and next generation resin adhesive and composite materials

Learning objectives

  • Material selection options and placement techniques for direct posterior restorations
  • Matrix selection and creating ideal contacts
  • Simplifie technique for re-creating occlusal anatomy

Speaker: Paulette Smith

Paulette graduated from the University of Adelaide in Dental Therapy and has spent over 12 years in both private practice and the public sector, with a focus on preventative dentistry and oral health education.

Paulette joined GC Australasia Dental over 10 years ago in a sales and clinical education training role including facilitating hands on workshops. She has also been fortunate to participate in several international hands on courses focusing on aesthetic restorative dentistry and fibre technology.

Cynergex: CPR Plus Defibrillation for Dental Professionals

The training is customised to familiarise dental staff with those elements of CPR and defibrillation that will give them confidence in managing an emergency patient in a dental practice. We focus on responding as a team to resuscitate a patient in the workplace, especially in the dental chair.

The training course takes 3hrs and covers the following skill sets:

1. Recognising the sick patient and responding to the medical emergency

2. Manage the immediate care of the emergency patient utilising a crew resource management system

3. Team CPR and use of a defibrillator (SAED).

Each participant receives a statement of attendance outlining course topics covered, including CPR, to satisfy CPD requirements.

Contact for this event - contactvic@dhaa.info

DHAA Members - To obtain the discounted DHAA Ltd Membership price you are required to be a member of DHAA Ltd on the date of purchase.

Student Members - Student Members must be an eligible and current student member of 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.

ADOHTA Members - All ADOHTA members are required to show proof of membership to get the discounted ADOHTA Member rate. You are required to be a current member at the time of ticket purchase.

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

Cancellation Policy - Ten (10) days notice must be given in writing to contactvic@dhaa.info, if you cannot attend, to receive a refund. Reimbursements will not be made after this time. Failure to advise of cancellation may result in you being invoiced for the cost of catering. Registration can be transferred to another person of the same membership status.

Photography - DHAA Ltd reserves the right to take photographs and videos for publicity, illustration, advertising, web content, and reports on events and symposia. These images will not be shared directly with any other business without prior consent. If you would prefer your image NOT be used, then please notify us in advance, in writing, of the event that you are attending to contactvic@dhaa.info

CPD certificates will be emailed out within two weeks of event to the email used to register on eventbrite. If you have not received your certificate within two weeks of event please check your junk folder before contacting membership@dhaa.info

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