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Geriatric Dentistry & the Aging Dentition - presented by Dr Ian Meyers
Fri. 20 October 2017, 8:50 am – 5:00 pm ACDT
As our population ages and our patients expect to maintain the dentition into their senior years, a range of adaptable management strategies are required to help meet the various demands and clinical situations. This presentation will focus on the preservation and restoration of tooth structure and how in general dental practice we can assist our patients to retain, and where necessary, restore their teeth to ensure an ongoing healthy, functional and aesthetic dentition. It will provide information and clinical guidance on how to manage the patient’s dentition and deal with the various challenges and changes in risk, and how to implement the appropriate interventions to help patients keep their teeth for life.
About the Presenter
Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry and James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry. He brings over thirty five years combined experience in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university and hospital based dental clinics. He is fellow of the International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Among his previous positions are the inaugural Colgate Chair of Dental General Practice
Dentistry (2001-2009), Chief Dental Officer for Queensland Health (2009-2010), and President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association. In 2017 he commenced in the role of CEO of ADAQ.
As a general dental practitioner, Ian Meyers has extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry.